Friday, October 12, 2012


* Muslim Brotherhood's Top Sheikh Urges Jihad for Jerusalem The supreme guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, the movement which Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi belongs to, called on Thursday for a jihad (holy war) to liberate Jerusalem from Israeli rule.

* Turkey scrambles fighter planes to Syria border Turkey scrambled two fighter planes to the border with Syria on Friday after a Syrian military helicopter bombed the Syrian border town of Azmarin.

* 'West inciting economic chaos to destabilize Iran' As Iran's currency crisis continues, both the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps and the Iranian Intelligence Ministry this week accused the West of deliberately inciting economic chaos in the Islamic Republic to destabilize the regime.

* Lebanese Bank Accused of Funding Hizbullah A lawsuit brought against a Lebanese bank accused of money laundering should be heard in New York, according to a lawyer for victims of rocket attacks in Israel.

* Hamas Advisor: Israel Must Disappear An advisor to the Hamas government in Gaza urged his movement this week to refrain from emulating the PLO in making political concessions and adopting pragmatist policies.

* PM addresses jealousy in second Torah study Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spent two-and-a-half hours Thursday afternoon studying the Cain and Abel story, telling some 17 rabbis and academics gathered at his residence that the jealousy in the tale is a "powerful engine".

* Can Anti-Semitism Around the World be Combated? Anti-Semitism in Europe has been discussed in the media a good deal recently.

* Making aliya in their 80s, and just getting started Yakov and Moshet Pedagog's living room, with its soft armchairs, air conditioning and panoramic view of central Israel’s hills, seems the perfect place for a couple in their 80s to exhale after long careers in education.

* Nobel Peace Prize awarded to European Union The European Union has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for six decades of work in advancing peace in Europe.

* Clashes erupt between Muslim Brotherhood and Morsi's opponents in Tahrir Square For the first time since Egypt's new Islamist president took office, his supporters clashed with liberal and leftist protesters in Cairo.