Monday, May 21, 2012


* Hamas, Fatah agree on timetable for Palestinian reconciliation If agreement signed in Cairo Sunday holds it may lead to Palestinian elections in six months time

* Netanyahu: Ceding Temple Mount will Lead to War "Israel without Jerusalem is like a body with a weak heart. Ceding religious sites will lead to religious war."

* Al-Qaeda attack on Yemen army parade causes carnage More than 90 people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack at a military parade rehearsal in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, defence ministry officials say.

* Air Force chief: Discussion on Iran strike is damaging Outgoing Israel Air Force chief Maj.-Gen. Ido Nehushtan calls discourse uninformed, unproductive; UN nuclear chief meets with senior Iranian officials in Tehran to discuss inspections.

* Ayalon to IOC: Refusal to Hold Minute of Silence 'Unacceptable' International Olympic Committee rejects plea to hold minute of silence in honor of the Israeli Olympic team murdered at 1972 Munich Games.

* PM: Our capital will never be divided Netanyahu speaks at Jerusalem Day ceremony, says "Israel without Jerusalem is like a body without a heart."

* IDF has a Problem: Too Many Hareidi Reservists Haredi reservists say IDF promised them that they would not serve outside haredi units, but it is not keeping its word.

* Putin to dominate new Russian government Russian President Vladimir Putin will unveil a government dominated by loyalists on Monday, leaving Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev limited scope to pursue his reform agenda and entrenching the Kremlin's grip over the economy's commanding heights.

* Secular or Islamist? Egypt chooses a president Wednesday’s elections and expected runoff are Arab Spring’s moment of truth, new chapter likely to be just as tumultuous

* Syrian Fires Make Beirut Boil Syria's ongoing unrest has ignited the worst violence in Beirut since the 2008 clashes that almost plunged Lebanon into civil war