Friday, January 18, 2013


* Israel election: Netanyahu 'will not dismantle settlements' Israel's prime minister has said no Jewish settlements in the West Bank will be removed during his next term in office if he wins elections on Tuesday.

* Final polls give right wing narrowest lead of race Polls released Friday, the last date permitted by election law for publishing pre-election surveys, give the right wing-Orthodox bloc just 63 seats.

* Netanyahu: Obama and I differ on peace process He is in an enviable political position, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

* Palestinians despair over likely Netanyahu win Palestinian officials largely view Benjamin Netanyahu's expected re-election with despair.

* Iraq Sunnis rally against Shiite-led government Thousands of Sunnis rallied Friday in western and central Iraq, denouncing the Shiite-led government's policies they claim sideline their sect.

* 'Iran beefed up cyber capabilities after Stuxnet' Iran responded to a 2010 cyber attack on its nuclear facilities by beefing up its own cyber capabilities.

* Hamas, Fatah agree to implement unity agreements Hamas and Fatah agreed Thursday to implement, by the end of this month, previous reconciliation agreements signed between the two parties.

* Mali army 'regains Konna and Diabaly' from rebels Islamist fighters have withdrawn from two towns in central Mali following French air strikes.

* New and Improved: Katyusha Rocket Threat Graphic Mark Langfan's Katyusha Rocket Range All over Israel article is one of Arutz Sheva's most popular articles ever, with a over 5,400 Facebook "recommends."

* Jordan's Islamists, opposition rally against vote Hundreds of Jordanian Islamists, youth activists and other opposition groups rallied Friday in Amman.