Friday, May 03, 2013


* Disabled Gaza baby lives in Israel hospital In his short life, Palestinian toddler Mohammed al-Farra has known just one home: the yellow-painted children's ward in Israel's Tel Hashomer hospital.

* Hamas rebuffs Arabs for softening Israeli-Palestinian peace-plan Islamist Hamas's leader in the Gaza Strip on Friday rejected a revised Middle East peace initiative.

* Syria conflict: 'Dozens executed' in village More than 40 people have been killed by government forces in a village in north-western Syria, activists say.

* Arab March to Jerusalem Planned in Cairo Arab organizations in Israel and neighboring countries are planning a "Global March to Jerusalem" for early June.

* Global cyber defense experts take on hackers Defense firms and armies around the world are in a race against time to identify vulnerabilities that allow hostile hackers to gain access to a variety of military platforms.

* Abbas' Party to Seek Ties with Iran? Senior Fatah member Jabril Rajoub has suggested that Fatah seek closer ties with Iran.

* Turks fear airline lipstick ban sign of Islamization Turkey's national airline has barred female flight attendants from wearing red lipstick and nail polish.

* Pakistanis remember bin Laden as 'Islamic hero' Pakistan's southwestern city of Quetta was filled with Hundreds of Islamist al-Qaida supporters.

* Google edition adopts 'Palestine' Internet giant Google has changed the tagline on the homepage of its Palestinian edition from "Palestinian Territories" to "Palestine".

* Rabbi's Wartime Diary Sheds Light on Battle for Jerusalem Sixty-five years after the fall of Jerusalem in the War of Independence, the publication of a diary written by now-renowned Rabbi Shar Yishuv Hacohen sheds new light on life in the city in the midst of battle.