Monday, April 15, 2013


CBS Report: Israel population hits 8 million New Central Bureau of Statistics' numbers mark increase of 1.8 percent - some 137,000 people - since last year.

Netanyahu: Israel is the Bright Star of Freedom Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu issues a special greeting ahead of Israel's 65th Independence Day.

Netanyahu: If We Must, We'll Go to War "If we have no choice, we will grasp our swords and go to battle," warns Prime Minister.

* 'We will not give in or surrender,' PM says as nation remembers fallen Some 1.5 million at ceremonies for Israel's 25,578 war and terror victims; morning siren brings country to standstill.

* Iraq deadly bombings hit Nasariyah, Kirkuk and Baghdad At least 31 people have been killed and more than 200 others wounded in a series of early-morning explosions in cities across Iraq, officials say.

Gartman on Gold: We've Never Ever Seen Anything Like It Gold prices continued to plummet Monday on concern that Cyprus will have to sell excess reserves of the precious metal to raise about $522 million to help finance that country's $13 billion international bailout.

Prime Minister: Terrorists are Subhuman Netanyahu castigates supposed "men of morals" who fail to denounce enemies who kill innocents.

Turkey Assigns Ambassador to 'Palestine' Turkey has become the "first state with an ambassador recognized by Palestine," according to a headline in a Turkish newspaper.

Report: Israel's tiny territory makes its air space difficult to defend Israel, despite advanced systems, has been struggling to defend its air space, a report said.

North Korea marks birthday of Kim Il-sung North Korea has marked the 101st anniversary of the birth of founding father Kim Il-sung as tensions continue over the country's nuclear programme.