Monday, November 12, 2012


Temple Mount: The ordinary made holy Sites and Insights: It's amazing that most important religious site was for centuries a mere elevated hill where farmers threshed wheat.

IDF scores direct hit on Syrian target, after another mortar hits the Golan Israeli forces fire on source of shelling for first time; government officials unsure Syrian fire is unintentional.

The approach of an unwanted war in Gaza Neither Israel nor Hamas nor Egypt seems to wish it, but as rocket fire intensifies again, a deeper conflict looms.

Abbas "No" Puts Obama in His Place Obama called Abbas to express opposition to his bid to the UN. Abbas did what Netanyahu could never do - tell the president "no".

Iran launches large-scale air defense drills Israel's precision air strike on Oct. 24, against the Yarmouk weapons production facility in the suburbs of the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, was - apart from destroying a facility which provided rockets and missiles to Hamas to use against Israel - clearly intended to send a direct message to the Iranian political leadership that Israel could also successfully strike at nuclear weapons production facilities in Iran.

Analysis: Hezbollah's lethal anti-Semitism Norway, Austria slam Lebanon-based Shi-ite group's Jew-hatred; EU efforts to ban terrorist group focus on anti-Jewish rhetoric.

Israel a leader in some areas of space exploration State has launched 13 satellites that have collectively accumulated 66 orbiting years and achieved 100% orbit mission successes.

U.S. seen passing Saudis as global oil king by 2020 The global energy market is in for a major shake-up over the next eight years.

Iraq government split over canceled $4.2 billion arms deal with Russia Iraq, in a move that could divide the government, has canceled a major weapons deal with Russia.

David Petraeus: Broadwell affair was 'colossal mistake' Former CIA director David Petraeus has acknowledged his extra-marital affair was a "colossal mistake", his former spokesman has told ABC News.