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The Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee has recommended the military buy 13 batteries of the Iron Dome anti-missile system at a cost of $1.4 billion amid repeated warnings by military commanders of the threat of a major missile blitz.
Iron Dome is designed to detect and destroy short-range missiles and rockets like those used by Hezbollah in Lebanon on Israel's northern front and the Palestinian Hamas group in the Gaza Strip in the south.
5:21pm Well-informed diplomatic sources to Al-Markazia: Cabinet formation has been postponed until after the indictment is issued.
5:16pm Well-informed political sources to Al-Markazia: Miqati made a tempting offer to March 14 forces so that it would reconsider its participation in the new government.
4:26pm Hizbullah MP to Akhbar el-Yom: Nasrallah will deliver a televised speech on Wednesday being to respond to Dar al-Fatwa statement.
"The majority of the Lebanese people and the families of the country's martyrs will view any government's abandonment of its commitments to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, whether blatant or masked, as provocation and an abandonment of justice," said former minister Omar Masqawi on behalf of Sunni council Dar al-Fatwa on Thursday.
Al-Jazeera: Egypt youth to maintain protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square until ‘all demands are met’
Mubarak slammed U.S. in phone call with Israeli MK before resignation (Reuters)
Swiss government freezes Mubarak's assets (DPA)
Top U.S. military officer to visit Israel after Mubarak's ouster (Reuters)
Thousands celebrate in Tahrir Square as day breaks (CNN)
Egypt's state TV, radio vow to present honest coverage (DPA)
Mubarak not booked in Germany, says hospital that treated him last year (DPA)
Reopening of Egypt Stock Exchange put off by 3 more days to Wednesday (AP)
Minister Steinitz welcomes Egypt military's statement in support of int'l treaties (Reuters)
Muslim Brotherhood: We do not seek to rule Egypt in wake of revolution (Reuters)
MK Tibi: Values demonstrated in Cairo protests must be copied by entire Arab world (Ch. 10)
Barak conducts phone conversation with head of Egypt's ruling military council (Haaretz)
Abbas says UN Security Council to discuss settlements next week (DPA)
Report: Saeb Erekat resigns from his position as top Palestinian negotiator (Haaretz)
Hamas rejects call for new Palestinian elections made by President Abbas (Reuters)
Pakistan court issues arrest warrant for Musharraf in Bhutto murder (DPA)
Tunisian exodus to Italy since uprising continues unabated (DPA)
Bahrain King to pay citizens equivalent of 10,000 NIS each to not demonstrate (Ch. 10)
Turkey police arrest 162 military officers connected with alleged 2003 coup attempt (Reuters)
The "Sledgehammer" plot allegedly involved plans to bomb historic mosques and provoke conflict with Greece, as part of a plan to undermine the government and enable a military takeover.
The defendants, important figures in NATO's second biggest army, deny any conspiracy and say the 'plot' was a war game exercise at a military seminar seven years ago. If found guilty, they could face 15 to 20 years in prison.
U.S. official meets Jordan's Abdullah in wake of Egypt unrest (Haaretz)
Jordan leaders say Israel's obstinacy in peace talks only aggravates Arab anger (DPA)
Senior Israeli, U.S. officers conduct cyber simulation of defending attack on Israel (Israel Radio)
Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee to monitor movement of Egypt forces in Sinai (Haaretz)
U.S. condemns Syria for secret trial of young blogger detained since 2009 (AP)
Red Cross: Israel to transfer 12,000 tons of apples from Golan Heights to Syria (Haaretz)
U.S.: Ban of opposition rally exposes Iran's hypocrisy toward Egypt protests (Haaretz)
Erekat: I had to quit as PA negotiator after Al-Jazeera published stolen documents (Army Radio)
Witnesses: Egypt army starts moving in on Tahrir Square (Reuters)
Egypt army forcibly evacuated protest leaders from Tahrir Square (Ch. 2)
Egypt police fire warning shots to clear protesters from Cairo square (Reuters)
Thousands stream back into Cairo square despite army attempt to stop demonstrations (Reuters)
18 artifacts disappeared from Egyptian Museum during anti-government unrest (AP)
Hundreds of Egyptian police join protests, demanding higher wages (DPA)
"People have one demand, ousting Saleh along with his family members in military," protesters shouted as they approaching the Presidential Palace, marching in long and crowded rows from Sanaa University.
Protesters also chanted other slogans such as "People want the regime to fall. After Mubarak, it's Saleh's turn."
TEHRAN, Iran - An Iranian reformist website says the opposition is defying a government warning and calling on people to stage a rally in solidarity with Tunisian and Egyptian protesters.
Kaleme.com published a statement Sunday by a council of opposition groups inviting people to attend a peaceful rally on Monday.
The opposition statement also accused the government of double-standards, by voicing support for Egyptian and Tunisian protesters while refusing to issue permission for Iranian political activists to stage a peaceful demonstration.
Reports: Mubarak in Germany for medical care after falling into a coma (Haaretz)
Syria gives aid to families in need in bid to avert protests in light of regional unrest (Ch. 10)
12:33am Israeli warplanes overflew Nabatiyeh, Iqlim al-Tuffah and Khiam.
The upcoming two days are expected to witness intense efforts to tackle the distribution of portfolios and the appointment of new ministers, even though Prime Minister-designate Najib Miqati still faces obstacles through "vetoes" from the March 8 and 14 political camps, as well as impossible demands by the new majority, informed political sources told the daily An Nahar Monday.
Al-Arabiya reports clashes between opposition protestors and security forces in Tehran
Vising Iran, Turkey President Gul urges Islamic Republic to respect people's demands (Reuters)
Iran is "steadily" producing enriched uranium, the head of the UN nuclear monitoring organization said in an interview published The Washington Post Monday.
"Iran is somehow producing uranium enriched to 3.5 percent and 20 percent. They are producing it steadily, constantly," Amano told the paper.
But the IAEA did not have hard evidence implicating Tehran in nuclear bomb making, he said.
"We are not sure if they are hiding something," Amano noted. "We don't have a smoking gun. We have concerns."
U.S. assures Jordan of long-term backing in wake of Mubarak ouster (DPA)
"An earthquake is shaking the whole Arab world and a large part of the Muslim world and we don't yet know how these things will turn out," the premier said at a swearing-in ceremony for new army chief Major General Benny Gantz.
Thousands of students and lawyers took to the streets of Sanaa for a second straight day on Monday demanding the ouster of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, witnesses said.
The crowd of about 3,000 protesters tried to march from Sanaa University to Al-Tahrir square in the city center where Saleh's supporters have been camped since last week, but were prevented by security forces who erected razor wire.
Yemen police block anti-government protesters from entering presidential palace (Reuters)
Clashes escalate in Yemen between pro and anti-government protesters (Reuters)
Saturday, the CNCD sent around 2,000 protestors into the streets of Algiers in defiance of a ban on public demonstrations across the country a state of emergency put in place in 1992.
Algerian authorities deployed around 30,000 riot police across Algiers to smother Saturday's demonstration, anxious to stop a wave of popular opposition inspired by events in Egypt and Tunisia.
Algerians inspired by regional unrest vow to continue protests until government is changed (Reuters)
Tunisia foreign minister steps down after criticized for ties with French counterpart (Reuters)
Iraq man dies after setting himself ablaze in protest of rising unemployment (DPA)
Egypt's higher military council says will suspend constitution and dissolve parliament (Reuters)
Report: Mubarak's sons came close to blows as their father was nearing Egypt exit (Reuters)
Interior and Security Committee members meet to discuss Egypt and implications for Israel (Ch. 10)
Egypt PM says country's nuclear power plant projects will not be affected by upheaval (Reuters)
EU deputy: Not concerned about Muslim Brotherhood because Egypt is a moderate country (DPA)
Egypt's ElBaradei urges army to bring civilians to participate in transition process (Reuters)
Egypt army orders last protesters out of Tahrir square (Reuters)
Hamas leader in Gaza urges Egypt to amend peace treaty with Israel (Israel Radio)
Egypt stock exchange delays reopening again (Reuters)
Sudan's ex-revolutionaries warn Egypt to be wary of early elections (Reuters)
Thousands of protesters return to Cairo square (Reuters)
Saeb Erekat: Palestinians do not have a peace partner in current Israeli government (Ch. 10)
Erekat: Whichever faction wins September elections should rule over Palestinians (Ch. 10)
Palestinian Prime Minister Fayyad dissolves cabinet (AP)
Police, protesters clashes ahead of planned 'Day of Wrath' protest in Bahrain (DPA)
11:46am MP Amin Wehbe to OTV: We hope that not a single Lebanese would be accused in Hariri’s murder.
1:05pm Iranian ambassador Roknabadi : The resistance plan emerged victorious and the U.S.-Israeli project is on the verge of collapse.
1:58pm The Spanish ambassador: The cabinet should include all political sides.
Syria sentences anti-government 19-year-old blogger to jail for 5 years (Army Radio)
Report: Syria considering building first nuclear power plant for electricity by 2020 (Reuters)
Future News reports “sharp deterioration” in health of toppled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak
Egypt's ruling military council calls on labor leaders to stop strikes, protests (AP)
Luxembourg urges EU freeze of Mubarak's assets (AP)
EU: Egypt has asked us to freeze Mubarak's assets (DPA)
ElBaradei says Egypt needs president in 40s or 50s (Reuters)
Egyptian army appoints head of constitution body (Reuters)
US studies Egypt requests to freeze assets of former officials (AP)
Hillary Clinton: Restricting internet freedom in Arab world will not stifle demands for reforms (AP)
Increasing reports indicate that Hosni Mubarak has fallen into a coma (Haaretz)
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood plans to set up party (Reuters)
Egypt calls for international aid after unrest (AP)
Al-Manar: Thousands rally in the Bahraini capital of Manama while security forces retreat
Witnesses say protester killed in Bahrain 'Day of Rage' (Reuters)
Bahrain Shi'ite opposition bloc suspends membership in parliament (Reuters)
Jordan justice minister calls for release of soldier who shot dead 7 Israeli students in 1997 (AP)
Jordan revokes public gathering restrictions, protests no longer require government permission (AP)
Report: Iran police fire teargas at protest marchers (Reuters)
Amnesty condemns break up of rally in Tehran (Reuters)
Clinton expresses support for Iranian protesters (AP)
Report: One person killed at banned Iran rally (Reuters)
U.S. to spend $75 mlllion on new Yemen military training (Reuters)
Former IDF Chief Ashkenazi: Recent events in Egypt are blow to the moderate camp (Israel Radio)
IDF to build base in East Jerusalem (Haaretz)
Report: Israel embassies throughout world receive threats suspected from Hezbollah (Haaretz)
Jerusalem's municipal council on Monday approved the construction of 120 new homes in the Jewish settlement neighbourhood of Ramot in annexed Arab east Jerusalem, a councillor told AFP.
Attacks by a renegade militia in south Sudan's Jonglei oil state left at least 211 people dead, a southern minister said on Tuesday, doubling earlier estimates of the death count.