Thursday, April 18, 2013


* Iran: Israel incapable of launching military strike on us Israel is not capable of launching a military strike against Iran, the commander of Iran's military said.

* Israel ready to act on Syria weapons, warns Netanyahu Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told the BBC that Israel has a right to prevent weapons from falling into the wrong hands in Syria.

* Hagel: US can support Israel if it strikes Iran Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told the House subcommittee on defense appropriations on Tuesday that the US has "the military capability" to back any Israeli action against Iran.

* 5 charged for plot to kill Jews praying at Temple Mt The Jerusalem District Attorney's Office on Thursday submitted an indictment to the Jerusalem District Court against five east Jerusalem Palestinians.

* 'Jews should be able to pray on Temple Mount' MK Miri Regev (Likud), appointed Wednesday to chair the Knesset Interior and Environmental Affairs Committees, generated heated controversy.

* Stephen Hawking lays out case for Big Bang without God Our universe didn't need any divine help to burst into being, famed cosmologist Stephen Hawking told a packed house here at the California Institute of Technology.

* At evangelical colleges, a shifting attitude toward gay students Combing through prayer requests in a Wheaton College chapel in 2010, then-junior Benjamin Matthews decided to do something "absurdly unsafe."

* Taliban: 'Wherever We Find Americans We Kill Them' While the Pakistani Taliban has denied involvement in Monday's Boston marathon bombing, it has openly applauded the heinous attack, which killed three and injured over a hundred more.

* Boston bombings 'a message' to West, Muslim cleric says While they weren't up to the standard set by al-Qaeda, the Boston bombings were nevertheless a warning to the US and West - especially France - for waging war against Islam, a Muslim cleric said.

* Texas fertilizer plant blast injures dozens A deadly explosion and fire tore through a fertilizer plant in a small Texas town late on Wednesday, injuring more than 100 people.