Friday, July 12, 2013


* Ramadan: Morsi banner at Temple Mount A huge banner bearing the image of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi juxtaposed with the Egyptian and Hamas flags greeted the tens of thousands of Muslim worshippers who arrived at the Temple Mount.

* Thousands gather for pro-Morsi rally in Cairo Thousands of supporters of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood have been demonstrating in Cairo's Nasr City district.

* US Navy ships in Red Sea move closer to Egypt amid turmoil Two US Navy ships patrolling in the Middle East moved closer to Egypt's Red Sea coast in recent days.

* Key Free Syria Army rebel 'killed by Islamist group' A senior rebel commander in Syria is reported to have been killed by rebels from a rival group linked to al-Qaeda.

* Sneak Peak: Temple Institute's Visitors' Center The Temple Institute's new Visitors' Center is preparing to open its doors.

* PA Police In Jerusalem to 'Help Out' With Ramadan Crowds Israel on Friday authorized Palestinian Authority police to enter areas of Jerusalem under Israeli sovereignty.

* Earliest written text ever found in Jerusalem Jerusalem archaeologists are excited by a new find that is believed to be the earliest written text that has ever been discovered in this ancient city.

* EU's longest-serving PM resigns, 'hopes' to return The EU's longest-serving PM, Jean-Claude Juncker, on Thursday (11 July) handed in his resignation to the Grand Duke of Luxembourg.

* Pentagon: Iran will soon have nuclear missiles capable of striking US A Pentagon report states that China, Iran and North Korea are aggressively developing nuclear missiles capable of striking the United States.

* Dominicans Freak Out Over Obama's Gay Ambassador Pick Opposition to President Obama's nominee for U.S. ambassador to the Dominican Republic reached a fever pitch this week.