Thursday, October 24, 2013


* Israel Wary of American Promises on Iran Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu walked away from Wednesday's meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Rome seemingly still unconvinced that Washington knows what it's doing.

* Sanctions have Iran in biggest crisis since Iraq war, ex-Mossad head says The Iranian regime, faced with economic hardship and growing internal ethnic divisions, has entered one of its most difficult periods since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

* White House working to stop Congress from siding with Netanyahu on Iran The Obama administration is reportedly worried that Netanyahu's warnings on Iran will be translated into action by the legislative branch.

* US could accept Israeli strike on Iran soon, says former IDF intel chief In a probing interview with the New Republic published on Wednesday, former IDF intelligence chief Amos Yadlin made his assessment clear: the coming year would be the year of decision for Israel on Iran.

* Ya'alon: Civil war between Hezbollah and Global Jihad has erupted in Lebanon Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said Thursday that a "civil war" has erupted in Lebanon between Hezbollah and Global Jihad elements.

* Spying row: Merkel urges US to restore trust at EU summit On arrival at an EU summit in Brussels Mrs Merkel said "we need trust between allies and partners, and such trust needs to be restored".

* Prince Charles, Born to Be King but Aiming Higher On Sept. 12, at one of Scotland's loveliest stately homes, the Prince of Wales and his 22 guests, more than a few of them stonkingly wealthy, have just finished dinner.

* Police Tighten Restrictions on Jews at Temple Mount Police have tightened restrictions on Jewish access to the Temple Mount in recent days.

* Ancient Ritual Bath near Temple Mount to be Back in Use Ministry of Religious Affairs Chairman, Elhanan Glatt, revealed during the meeting that clear instructions had been given to the female bath attendants.

* Erdan: Israel not prepared for earthquakes A scenario formulated by an inter-ministerial committee regarding an earthquake in Israel estimated that 28,600 buildings will be destroyed or suffer heavy damage.