Monday, April 30, 2012


* Iran Optimistic as Obama Capitulates Tehran's envoy to the IAEA is upbeat ahead of nuclear talks after learning the United States is unlikely to oppose continued enrichment

* London Olympics: Jerusalem Capital of 'Palestine,' not Israel On official website, Israel had no capital; capital of "Palestine" was Jerusalem. Israelis protested, error was fixed.

* New blasts mar Syria truce, killing 20 Twin blasts targeting security buildings killed more than 20 people in the northwest Syrian city of Idlib on Monday, a monitoring group said.

* Leading candidate in Egypt presidential race calls Israel peace accord 'dead and buried' Amr Moussa tells a mass rally in south Egypt that the Camp David Accords with Israel should be 'consigned to the shelves of history.'

* Occupy Wall Street Plans Global Disruption of Status Quo Occupy Wall Street demonstrators plan marches across the globe tomorrow calling attention to what they say are abuses of power and wealth.

* Benzion Netanyahu to be laid to rest in Jerusalem PM Netanyahu's father was prominent Revisionist Zionist activist in the US, served as secretary to Jabotinsky.

* Israel Building Security Wall Along Lebanese Border The wall is intended to protect the city of Metulla from sniper fire coming from the Lebanese border town of Kfar Kila.

* Turkey to Block EU From NATO Summit Unless OIC Attends Turkey said it will block EU participation in NATO summit unless the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is allowed to participate

* Connecting rural China to the Internet via Israeli technology Alvarion has set up a wi-fi network that will let residents of the most out-of-reach areas of China connect to the web

* Israeli prime minister explores early elections In a political development with global implications, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has signaled he soon might call early elections — a decision that could put Mideast peace efforts on hold for months.