Saturday, July 20, 2013


* NATO: Assad, Russia and Iran are prevailing in Syria NATO has determined that President Bashar Assad ended any short- or mid-term threat from the Sunni revolt in Syria.

* Analysis: Wars within wars in northern Syria A senior figure in the Free Syrian Army said this week that al-Qaida in Syria is preparing to declare an "Islamic state" in rebel-held northern Syria.

* Nasrallah: Galilee will be in danger before Beirut Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah , currently the center of an international debate, slammed the United States and Israel in a speech on Friday evening.

* EU officially publishes settlement guidelines despite Israeli objections The European Union, as expected, published new guidelines limiting interaction with Israeli entities beyond the pre-1967 lines on Friday.

* Erdogan blasts West, Arab states for silence on Morsi coup Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan accused Western and Arab nations of "double standards".

* Inside Google HQ: What does the future hold for the company whose visionary plans include implanting a chip in our brains? The power of computing, and the thrill of its apparently infinite possibilities, has also long been a source of fear.

* Pro, anti-Morsi clashes resurface in Egypt; 3 dead Three Egyptians were killed during clashes between supporters and opponents of deposed President Mohamed Morsi late on Friday.

* This Week in History: Herzl's Sinai alternative On July 20, 1903, father of political Zionism Theodore Herzl implored prominent British-Jewish journalist Leopold Greenberg to revive the "popular" alternative of El-Arish, on the Turco-Egyptian frontier in the Sinai Peninsula, as the land for the future Jewish state.

* Kerry announces new peace talks, to begin shortly in Washington US Secretary of State John Kerry announced Friday evening that Israel and the Palestinians have agreed to resume peace talks without preconditions.

* Releasing Palestinian terrorists 'immoral and unethical,' settler leader says Dani Dayan, the former head of the Yesha settlements council, lashed out at minister Yuval Steinitz Saturday.