Tuesday, August 13, 2013


* Egyptian Police Break up Violent Clashes Violent clashes broke out on Tuesday afternoon in central Cairo as supporters of deposed President Mohammed Morsi marched on a number of government ministry buildings.

* Israel helping Egypt regain control over Sinai Egypt and Israel have launched a secret campaign to eliminate the insurgency presence in the divided city of Rafah.

* 'Eilat will never enjoy security,' warns Salafi terror group Hours after a Grad rocket was intercepted by an Israeli Iron Dome battery in the southern city of Eilat for the first time, a Salafi Palestinian terror organization claimed responsibility for the attack.

* EU 'hopes' new settler homes will not stop peace talks The EU has refrained from criticism of Israel's announcement of new settler homes on the eve of peace talks.

* Saudi feud too bitter for new Iranian president to fix Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah's disdain for Iran leaps from US embassy cables.

* Palestinian official warns settlement building could kill talks A senior Palestinian official warned that Israel's recent move to approve thousands of new housing units in the West Bank and East Jerusalem could imperil the future of newly restarted peace talks.

* Will Olympics in Russia be a second 'Nazi Games'? For Yelena Goltsman, nothing short of an Olympic boycott is the proper response to Russia's new anti-gay "propaganda" law.

* Israel Faces Deepening Isolation, Kerry Warns U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's peace mission to the Middle East is semi-quixotic.

* Iron Dome intercepts rocket bound for Eilat The Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted a Grad rocket bound for the southern Israeli city of Eilat overnight.

* Is a free Kurdistan, and a new Israeli ally, upon us? In late July, the Kurdish Democratic Union Party in Syria, also known as the PYD, revealed its intention to declare some form of self-rule in majority Kurdish areas in northeastern Syria.