Wednesday, April 18, 2012


* Netanyahu at Holocaust Remembrance Day: Jewish people still face existential threat Holocaust Remembrance Day began Wednesday night at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem.

* Anti-Semitic Incitement and Harassment Up in 2011 The Kantor Center's Program for Study of Anti-Semitism and Racism at Tel Aviv University released their 2011 Anti-Semitism Report on Wednesday.

* Bashir threatens to oust South Sudan government Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir threatened Wednesday to overthrow South Sudan's "insect" government.

* No fans of Assad, Syria's Kurds distrust uprising Syria's Kurds, who have long complained of discrimination under President Bashar Assad, would seem a natural fit to join the revolt against his rule.

* Jordan's king moves toward banning Muslim Brotherhood King Abdullah is moving to thwart a similar process in Jordan.

* 'Netanyahu among world's most influential people' Time Magazine named Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday to its list of the 100 most influential people in the world for the second year in a row.

* Settlers, Palestinians clash in Hebron Palestinians threw stones at two Israeli teenage girls who were walking towards Givat Ha'avot neighborhood in the West Bank city of Hebron.

* Egypt's grand mufti visits Al-Aqsa mosque Egypt's Grand Mufti, the country's top Islamic cleric, paid a rare visit to Jerusalem Wednesday.

* European Jewish group warns of attacks on Jews if Israel hits Iran he head of a major European Jewish group warned Wednesday of a "dramatic increase" in anti-Semitic violence across the continent.

* Saudi Arabia Bars 'Gays and Tom-Boys' from Government Schools Saudi Arabia has decided to bar "gays and tom-boys" from government schools and universities.