Tuesday, June 25, 2013


* PM urges Palestinians: Start talks, and stay at them Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu shifted the message Tuesday from calling on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to the negotiating table, to calling on him not to bolt once he is there.

* Series of bomb attacks in Iraq kill at least 42 A series of evening bombings near markets in and around Baghdad and other blasts north of the capital killed at least 42 people and wounded dozens of others.

* 'The unrest seeks to distract Turkey's attention from Syria' The documents about provocateurs, organizers and managers of the Turkish protests will be published soon.

* 'Mad invader, eavesdropper': China slams US after Snowden accusations The US has gone from 'model of human rights' to manipulator of internet rights, the mouthpiece of the Chinese Communist Party wrote.

* Bennett says peace agreement would lead to bloodshed Senior coalition member and Jewish Home party head Naftali Bennett said that a peace agreement with Palestinians would lead to more rockets and violence.

* Lebanon faces tumult after Syria-related clashes The Lebanese government will try on Tuesday to secure the country after the deadliest violence.

* No EU-Turkey talks until October The restart of EU-Turkey accession talks has been postponed from Wednesday (26 June) until at least October.

* Fugitive Edward Snowden sets superpowers on collision course as Moscow and Beijing lock horns with White House Russia and China are flexing their muscles with Washington as diplomatic relations between the world's greatest economic and political forces plunges to new depths.

* Most Israeli Arabs Support Violent Uprising About 58% of the Arab citizens of Israel say that the Palestinian Authority Arabs would be justified in starting a violent rebellion.

* 1,800-Year-Old Road Found in Jerusalem An ancient road that led from Yafo (Jaffa) to Jerusalem has been found in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina.