Monday, November 19, 2012


Around the world, protests held for and against Israel's Gaza operation Usain Bolt wouldn't always make it to safety in time, pro-Israel protesters told at rallies in Australia; in South Africa, Tutu slams "fanatics on both sides".

Arab paper: Syria, Iran instigated Gaza conflict Asharq Alawsat editor claims Syria, Iran caused escalation between Israel, Gaza to aid Assad regime.

Turkey's Erdogan calls Israel a 'terrorist state' Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is to travel to Gaza with a group of foreign ministers from the Arab League.

Islamic Jihad leader: Hamas rockets 'Iranian made' Supplying proxies with weapons, training is part of Iran's doctrine of asymmetric warfare.

Blair: Quartet is working to end Gaza conflict President Peres says Israel has no ambition to conquer land, blames Iran for promoting terrorism in the Middle East.

Hackers target Israeli site Groupon over Gaza op Muslim extremists claiming to be from Pakistan warn against Israeli soldiers from entering Gaza in online attack.

Thousands pray for IDF at the Western Wall Sephardic Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar leads thousands in "slihot" prayers for the safety of IDF and Israeli citizens.

Vast Majority of Israelis Approve of Operation, Poll Shows A poll conducted on behalf of a political education group shows that the vast majority of Israelis support Operation Pillar of Defense.

EU countries urge Israel not to invade Gaza Two leading EU countries have urged Israel not to launch ground operations in Gaza.

Cracks form in Syrian opposition Islamist groups reject newly formed coalition, announce formation of "Islamic state" in Aleppo.