Saturday, October 25, 2014


* Minister Perry Warns: Jerusalem Situation a 'Ticking Time Bomb' Science and Technology Minister Yaakov Perry (Yesh Atid), formerly the head of the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet), warned on Thursday that the situation in Jerusalem is a "ticking time bomb" which will lead to a full-fledged third intifada.

* Jordan Pressing Israel not to Allow Jewish Temple Mount Prayer Jordan's King Abdullah II is pressing Israel not to pass a bill allowing Jews to exercise their religious rights and pray on the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism, a senior official of the Hashemite kingdom revealed on Tuesday.

* 'Terror is a Global Epidemic' Says FM after Wednesday Attacks Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman made a connection Thursday morning between the attacks that occurred in Jerusalem and Ottawa - both state capitals - on Wednesday.

* Twenty years on, Israeli-Jordanian peace is troubled, but perseveres Twenty years after Israel signed a historic peace treaty with Jordan, the pact - deeply unpopular among Jordanians - is a strategic partnership both sides are determined to protect, experts say.

* Foreign Affairs: Turkey's elusive promised land and the war on Islamic State By sheer coincidence, the Syrian town of Kobani - where Kurdish and Islamic State fighters have been squaring off in recent weeks - happens to be tucked just west of Haran, the Turkish spot from which Abraham disembarked on his journey to the Promised Land.

* President Sisi says jihadists threaten Egypt's existence Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi says the country is facing a threat to its existence from jihadists after the military suffered the biggest loss of life in decades in attacks in Sinai.

* India picks Israel's Spike anti-tank missile over U.S. Javelin: source India has opted to buy Israel's Spike anti-tank guided missile, a defense ministry source said on Saturday.

* Putin accuses United States of damaging world order Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Friday of endangering global security by imposing a "unilateral diktat" on the rest of the world and shifted blame for the Ukraine crisis onto the West.

* Iran: Prospects for reaching nuke deal by deadline not good Iran's top nuclear negotiator and Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said Saturday that prospects for reaching a deal on Tehran's nuclear program by the November 24 deadline were not good.

* One capital, two deeply divided cities The sign hanging outside the Silwan home of Abdelrahman al-Shaludi, the terrorist who carried out Wednesday's attack in Jerusalem, placed there after his first release from an Israeli prison in 2013, says a lot about the reality in the eastern part of the city.