Monday, April 27, 2015


For Israel and Hezbollah, a high-stakes balancing act  On the periphery of the Syrian civil war, the two foes angle for advantages, risking all-out conflict.

Law Experts: Israel Doesn't Commit War Crimes Two of the world's leading experts on the laws of armed conflict have, in the wake of last year's Gaza war, conducted a thorough survey of the Israel Defense Force's targeting policies and concluded that the Israeli army does not as a matter of policy commit war crimes.

Nepal earthquake: International aid effort increased The international aid effort for Nepal is gathering pace, with Saturday's huge earthquake now known to have killed at least 3,900 people and injured 7,000.

Iran Revolutionary Guard chief: Saudi Arabia following in footsteps of Israel Mohammad Ali Jafari lashes out at Saudis for continued military campaign against Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen.

Islamic State declares caliphate in Yemen, vows to "cut throats of Houthis" Iraq and Syria, Libya, Yemen, Nigeria, the Philippines - but nothing to be concerned about: Obama and John Kerry and David Cameron and every other Western leader assures us that it has nothing to do with Islam.

Islamic State child preachers: "You are the people of the Quran - we shall smash the heads of the infidels" What will these children be like when (if) they grow up? Not to worry. Doubtless John Kerry is already on his way to Mosul to explain to them how they're getting the Qur'an, the Book of Peace, all wrong.

Al-Shabaab mulling switching allegiance from al-Qaeda to Islamic State Thinking about backing the strong horse. "Why is it a surprise to hear that Shabaab may join the Islamic State? All Muslims have to unite against their enemy," said a Shabaab commander.

Security issue and Ukraine top EU's agenda this WEEK The European Commission will this week (28 April) unveil a "security agenda" for the EU including how to tackle terrorism, organised crime, and cyber crime.

LGBT activists rush onto stage to disrupt March for Marriage rally A leader of the Coalition of African-American Pastors (CAAP) who spoke at the March for Marriage in Russellville, Arkansas Saturday was interrupted in her address when LGBT activists with protest signs and rainbow flags ran up on the stage with her, attempting to disrupt the event.

If you believe they'll put a Torah on the moon French-Israeli entrepreneur Haim Aouizerate is seeking to send a fully functional, albeit tiny, Torah scroll to the moon.