Tuesday, December 02, 2014


* Deadly Attacks Spur New Wave of Online Palestinian Incitement As high-profile terrorist attacks escalate in Israel, particularly around the Jerusalem area, a new Palestinian Arab video uploaded to YouTube last week shows the idolization of terrorism and propaganda fueling the current wave of attacks.

* Kenya al-Shabab massacre: Kenyatta replaces security chiefs Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has replaced his interior minister and police chief following a massacre by Islamist group al-Shabab.

* Lebanon: Popular Children's Magazine Touts Martyrdom It's aimed at children, but instead of princes and princesses, fairies and magicians, the heroes of Lebanon's Mahdi magazine are the "fighters who fell resisting the Israeli enemy."

* Lebanon detains Islamic State leader Baghdadi's wife Lebanese security forces have detained a wife and son of Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi near the border with Syria, the army says.

* Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood smuggling weapons into Israel The Jordanian government arrested 21 Muslim Brotherhood members for smuggling weapons and money into the West Bank, Arab media reported.

* French parliament votes in favor of symbolic motion to recognize 'Palestine' French lawmakers voted in favour of recognizing 'Palestine' as a state on Tuesday.

* Netanyahu fires Livni and Lapid, will call for dissolution of Knesset soon Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu directed the secretary of government on Tuesday evening to dismiss Finance Minister Yair Lapid and Justice Minister Tzipi Livni.

* Quartet envoy Blair: Overcoming differences of faith key to resolving Mideast political issues The key to resolving the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians is "cultural acceptance across the boundaries of faith" Tony Blair the Middle East envoy of the Quartet told President Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday.

* Tusk takes up EU post, tells Russia to get out of Ukraine The EU's new Polish chairman has urged Russia to withdraw its forces from Ukraine in his first official statement.

* Putin says will not build South Stream gas pipeline Russian leader Vladimir Putin has said he will no longer build the South Stream gas pipeline due to EU opposition.