Wednesday, March 20, 2013


* God, Obama or Uri Ariel? The question of whether divine or earthly powers control building on the Temple Mount was asked jokingly as Attias handed over the Construction and Housing Ministry to Uri Ariel.

* Israeli sources: Chemical weapons used in Syria Chemical weapons were used on civilians in Syria on Tuesday.

* Obama: Israel's founding an unparalleled story of redemption US President Barack Obama landed at Ben-Gurion Airport on Wednesday for his first trip to Israel as president.

* Suits, flags, and colorful hats: Obama comes to Israel The United States was in full imperial power-projection mode Wednesday at Ben-Gurion Airport.

* US Pres. Obama in Israel: 'Peace Must Come to Holy Land' "Peace must come to the Holy Land," proclaimed US President Barack Obama on Wednesday after stepping down on to the tarmac at Ben Gurion Int'l Airport.

* Steinitz: 'Apparently Clear Chemical Weapons Used in Syria' Either Syrian rebels or the Damascus regime have used chemical weapons in the country's two-year civil war.

* Netanyahu Invited to Russia To Discuss Mideast Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has been invited to Moscow by President Vladimir Putin to discuss the current crises involving Syria and Iran.

* Peres hosts Obama in Jerusalem President Barack Obama is making his first visit to Israel as president.

* Cypriot minister in Moscow as Putin enters bailout crisis Cypriot finance minister Michalis Sarris headed for Moscow early on Wednesday (20 March) for talks with his Russian counterpart.

* 'Israel Needs a Credible Military Option on Iran' Former Israel Air Force Commander Ido Nechushtan said Tuesday that Israel needed a "credible military option" against Iran.