Saturday, June 13, 2015

6/13/15

Israel Laments, Palestinians Celebrate US Ruling on Jerusalem The US Supreme Court ruling on Monday that Americans born in Jerusalem could no longer list their country of birth as 'Israel' in US passports had the Jewish state fuming, while the Palestinian Authority celebrated the decision as a justification of its narrative regarding the holy city.

Isis's dirty bomb: Jihadists have seized 'enough radioactive material to build their first WMD' The Isis militant group has seized enough radioactive material from government facilities to suggest it has the capacity to build a large and devastating 'dirty' bomb, according to Australian intelligence reports.

Obama 'to send 500 more troops to Iraq' US President Barack Obama is reportedly preparing to approve the deployment of more US troops to Iraq to train up local forces fighting Islamic State.

Putin & Erdogan discuss energy projects in Azerbaijan closed-door talks The leaders of Russia and Turkey have held talks behind closed doors in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. 

The Border Between The U.S. And Mexico Is More Than Just A Line On The Map It is one of the few places on earth where nothing but a line on a map separates the third world from the first. 

Pride paints White City rainbow and illuminates its transgender community While transgender and transsexual people still seemed to be a minority at the parade, the event's focus on that community was markedly celebrated.

Turkey: Erdogan Ends Unusual Media Silence, Lashes Out at West Turkish president ends unusually-long period of silence after election defeat, calls for unity government.

Did Netanyahu Order IDF to Strike Iran? A heated debate at the recent Jerusalem Post Annual Conference in New York highlighted that back in 2010, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apparently ordered Israel's defense establishment to attack Iran's nuclear facilities, or to prepare to do so.

Focus at G7 turns to global jihadist threat Iraqi PM scheduled to discuss US-led campaign against Islamic State; Russia's Putin excluded from gathering over Moscow√Ę€™s polices on Ukraine.

A decade after Israel left, Gaza remains familiar yet different On the ruins of Netzarim, the Palestinians built a theme park with a giant ferris wheel, while public buildings in Neve Dekalim are now a branch of al-Aqsa University.