Friday, May 25, 2012


* Reporter's Notebook: Studying Bible with Bibi There is something both heartening and humorous about Netanyahu setting aside precious time to contemplate Ruth on Shavuot.

* Netanyahu tops JPost's list of influential Jews Even during their long sojourn in exile, the Jews left an indelible imprint on the world.

* Brotherhood, Mubarak's last PM set for run-off A Muslim Brotherhood official said on Friday the group's candidate in the first free presidential election in Egypt would enter a run-off vote next month.

* Nasrallah: Fences Won't Ensure Israel's Existence Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah threatened Israel on Friday, saying the Jewish State is hiding behind walls and fences.

* IAEA: Iran boosting sensitive nuclear capacity Iran has raised its potential capacity to make sensitive nuclear material by installing hundreds more uranium enrichment machines at an underground site.

* Station grabs SpaceX Dragon ship Astronauts onboard the platform used its robotic arm to grasp the vehicle and attach it to a berthing port.

* Sleepless in Jerusalem Egypt's first round of presidential voting wrapped up on Thursday with the crop of viable candidates down to just a handful.

* Russia's Putin to visit Israel in June Russian President Vladimir Putin is scheduled to visit Israel at the end of June.

* This WEEK in the European Union Ireland will vote on the fiscal compact treaty on Thursday (31 May) amid a strong debate in the country about the exact consequences of a No.

* Syrian rebels tried to kill Assad's top aides, Israeli officials confirm Israel has reliable information showing that despite Syria's official denials, an attempt was made to assassinate several top regime officials.