Monday, June 25, 2012


* Morsy says he'll 'review' peace treaty with Israel In interview with Iranian media, Egyptian President-elect says he wants to restore ties with the Islamic Republic.

* Putin in Israel to Boost Power in Mideast Putin visits Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Jordan in an effort to improve his image, blackened by support for Syria and Iran.

* Turkey calls emergency Nato talks on Syria Turkey has invoked the softer article four of the Nato treaty after Syria shot down one of its warplanes on Friday (22 June).

* Syria official says Damascus did not know downed warplane was Turkish Washington Post cites spokesperson of Syrian Foreign Ministry as refuting Turkey's account of the incident, which heightened tensions between the one-time allies.

* "Waqf Trying to Drive Jews from Temple Mount"  Waqf officials told a Jew to take off his kippah in effort to make Jews uncomfortable on the Temple Mount, sources say.

* White House congratulates Egypt's Morsi The White House congratulated Egypt's president-elect Mohamed Morsi on his victory in that country's presidential election, calling it a "milestone" in the country's transition to democracy.

* 'Warning! Your Salad May Be Turning You Into An Infidel!' An Egyptian Salafist group warned that eating tomatoes are "forbidden because they are Christian."

* Mixed messages from Israel as Islamist wins Egypt presidency Netanyahu says he respects result and urges cooperation; senior official says Israel's prediction that Arab Spring would become 'Islamic Winter' was correct; Morsi promises to respect Egypt's international accords.

* Barak: We will monitor peace treaty with Egypt After Morsy says he'll review peace accords, Barak says Israel will closely watch security developments,

* Will Egypt's new leader Islamize largest Arab state? Experts are divided on whether Morsy's election will mean danger for Israel.