Monday, June 17, 2013


Assad warns: Europe will 'pay price' if it arms Syrian rebels Syrian president cautions Europe against arming "terrorists."

Bennett: Two-state solution at dead end; Erekat: Israel not serious about peace At settler conference, Bayit Yehudi head calls to annex Area C: "We have to move from solving the problem to living with the problem."

Hamas to Hezbollah: Leave Syria and focus on fighting Israel instead Hamas says Hezbollah involvement inflames sectarian conflict in Syria; Saudis supply anti-aircraft missiles to rebels.

Turkish government says it may use army to end protests The Turkish government has said it could use the army to end nearly three weeks of unrest by protesters in Istanbul and other cities.

Russia issues warning on Syria as G8 summit begins Leaders of the G8 nations have begun a summit in Northern Ireland set to be dominated by the conflict in Syria.

With Rowhani at the helm, all options may no longer be on the table The election of the relative moderate in Iran gives the clerical regime a facade of legitimacy that may protect it from domestic and Western opposition

Gulf source: Saudis supplying European missiles to Syria rebels Opposition forces armed by Gulf allies, supplied via French, Belgian sources; Riyadh increasingly concerned following defeats at Qusair, entry of Hezbollah into fray

Ashton to arrive to a J'lem increasingly upset by EU Israeli leaders to tell EU foreign policy chief "obsessive" focus on settlements undermining efforts to resume of peace talks.

Jerusalem: Arab Youths Attack Jewish Children Two Arab youths attacked a group of Jewish children in Jerusalem's Homat Shmuel (Har Homa) neighborhood.

Iraq seen as case for and against Syria no-fly zone Patrols over southern Iraq did little to keep Saddam from slaughtering Shiites in 1990s.