Wednesday, March 18, 2015


Israel election: Netanyahu's Likud storms to victory Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing Likud Party has won a surprise victory in Israel's election.

Israel election: Netanyahu 'to form coalition in weeks' Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu has said he hopes to form a new governing coalition within two or three weeks after securing a surprise win in elections.

White House knocks 'divisive rhetoric' against Israeli Arabs in election Obama will call Netanyahu to congratulate him on election win in coming days, White House says.

Abbas spokesman: If new Israeli gov't won't recognize 2-state solution, no chance for peace process Nabil Abu Rudeineh says that the PA will continue to work with any Israeli government that recognizes "legitimate international resolutions."

Saudi grand mufti calls for demolition of churches Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah says Christian religious sites in Arabian Peninsula must be razed in accordance with Muslim law.

EU congratulates Netanyahu, hopes for relaunch of peace process Mogherini reminds PM that EU "staunchly supports a peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict."

Solar eclipse, Supermoon, Spring equinox: Friday will see three rare celestial events Eclipses have long been feared as bad omens, but the equinox is celebrated as a time of renewal.

Hornets' nest: Massive drills across Russia, 20 ships in Baltic Sea Russia is getting ready to counteract and repel land-sea-air military aggression on its western, northern, southern and eastern borders simultaneously, as massive drills of all military branches are underway across Russia.

Indonesia: Top Muslim clerics issue fatwa calling for death for gays Woe to you - from the gay community - if you dare to point out Sharia persecution of gays. When Pamela Geller and I ran ads highlighting the mistreatment of gays in Islamic law, the San Francisco City Council issued a resolution condemning not that mistreatment, but our ads.

Presbyterians Approve Gay Marriage in Church Constitution The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) approved redefining marriage in the church constitution Tuesday to include a "commitment between two people," becoming the largest Protestant group to formally recognize gay marriage as Christian and allow same-sex weddings in every congregation.