Wednesday, June 05, 2013


* Cyber espionage bug attacking Middle East, but Israel untouched - so far Computers in diplomatic missions and government offices worldwide have again been struck by a major virus, according to cybersecurity experts at Kaspersky Lab.

* Turkey rocked by spreading popular protests against Islamization Turkey's Islamist government has faced the greatest unrest in its more than decade-long rule.

* Tony Blair: Terrorism, extremism point to 'a problem within Islam' Former British prime minister Tony Blair wrote Sunday in the UK's Daily Mail about what he said was "a problem within Islam" that must be faced in the aftermath of the slaying of British soldier Lee Rigby.

* PA Arabs Fete 'New Mahdi," Establishment of Calpihate Thousands of PA Arabs participated in a mass rally in Ramallah earlier this week.

* Congressmen urge US to move embassy to Jerusalem The heads of the bipartisan Congressional Israel Allies Caucus urged the American administration on Tuesday to move the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

* 'Israel opposes int'l forces as part of peace deal' Even as US Secretary of State John Kerry has been keeping details of Washington's vision for a possible Israeli-Palestinian peace deal very much under wraps.

* Belgian lawmaker tramples Israeli flag at pro-Assad rally A Belgian lawmaker trampled the Israeli flag at a support rally for Hezbollah and Syrian President Bashar Assad held in front of Israel’s embassy in Brussels.

* Thousands of Iranians chant to end dictatorship Tens of thousands of Iranians chanted for the downfall of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

* White House foreign policy shake-up: Donilon out, Rice in President Barack Obama's top national security adviser Tom Donilon is resigning and will be replaced by U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice.

* Netanyahu to Abbas, in English: 'Give peace a chance' Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday called on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to agree to return to the negotiating table without preconditions.