Tuesday, June 04, 2013


* Israel prepares as war clouds gather: Russia's determination to supply S-300 missiles to Assad's Syrian regime raises fears of arming Hezbollah From the window of Shrifa Schlomitz's dental surgery at the top of a high rise in the Stella Maris area of Haifa, you can clearly see the three Patriot missile batteries.

* Improbable new pact shows Iran's ally in Baghdad is losing power Just six months ago, Erbil, the capital of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region, was buzzing.

* S-300 missiles not yet sent to Syria, Putin says President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Russia hasn't yet fulfilled a contract to send sophisticated S-300 air defense missile systems to Syria.

* US spills Israeli missile defense secrets The US government has publicized classified information detailing the location, design and specifications of a launch site to be built from this summer for Israel's new Arrow 3 anti-ballistic missile system.

* Experts Join Forces in New Book to Combat Online Hate Two of the U.S's leading experts on bigoted speech and the Internet have joined forces as authors of a new book.

* Erdogan Not in Serious Trouble Yet, Claims Expert Middle East expert, Dr. Mordechai Kedar, said Tuesday that Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is not facing an "Arab Spring" type rebellion.

* Bolton: Action Needed Now Against Iran Tens of thousands of supporters of Israel joined together Sunday at the Israel Day Concert in Central Park after the traditional parade.

* France: No doubt sarin nerve gas used in Syria France said on Tuesday that there was no doubt the Syrian government had used nerve agent sarin against rebels.

* Protestors in Turkey: "We want some freedom" Sitting on a concrete ledge surrounding Istanbul's Gezi Park overlooking a roadblock constructed from piles of rubble, high school student Alper Kuzgun is working on his math homework.

* China, Russia set to press Iran on nuclear talks China and Russia are expected to join four Western powers in voicing deep concern about Iran's atomic activities this week.