Monday, April 21, 2014


* Ukraine's Jewish residents look for a refuge in Israel Concerns have been raised after a leaflet reminiscent of Nazi Germany was distributed in Donetsk demanding that Jews over 16 should register with the authorities.

* Art and devotion: 'A biblical Harry Potter' A devout Jew who sets his mind to creating a fictional account of a biblical story must inevitably grapple with artistic barriers.

* Egypt election panel: Sisi, former MP only candidates in presidential poll CAIRO - The former army general who toppled Egypt's first freely elected president will face a leftist politician in next month's presidential election.

* Cameron risks alienation for saying Britain is a "Christian nation" Author Sir Terry Pratchett was among 50 signatories of a letter to the Daily Telegraph saying Britain was a largely "non-religious society".

* Rioting After Police Limit Muslim Access to Temple Mount Tens of Palestinian Arab youths rioted at the Temple Mount Sunday morning.

* Fatah officials set to head to Gaza for unity talks A delegation from Fatah is set to head to Gaza on Monday to negotiate a deal that would reunite the two factions.

* Syria to hold presidential election in June The speaker of Syria's parliament has announced that the country will hold a presidential election on 3 June.

* Ahmadinejad's return may be boost for Rouhani This is why, eight months after he left office, his supporters are embarking on a public relations campaign to facilitate his return.

* 1947-1967: Rare archive videos of Israel released Hours of rare historical footage filmed by the British news archive British Pathé has recently been uploaded to

* UN: South Sudan rebels killed hundreds in ethnic cleansing of captured oil city Hundreds of civilians were killed in a mosque and a hospital while hiding from a rebel onslaught on the city of Bentiu, says the UN.