hawkish mccain to visit israel
from press tv: US Republican presidential candidate John McCain is expected to visit Israel next week as part of a trip by US senators, report says. According to a Ma'ariv report Sunday, during his visit MaCain will meet Zionist prime minister Ehud Olmert, foreign minister Tzipi Livni and war minister Ehud Barak. The goal of his visit is reportedly to try and gain popularity among the Jewish community in the United States.
israel's livni flies to washington
from press tv: Israeli foreign minister flies to the United States on a three-day visit, aimed at advancing faltering peace talks with the Palestinians. Tzipi Livni is to meet with senior US officials including Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, her office said in a statement on Sunday. Livni would confer with US officials on the peace process, the situation in the Gaza Strip, Tehran's nuclear activities and other regional issues, the statement added.
who leaked details of cia/mossad plot against iran?
from haaretz: The Bush administration is prolonging the hunting season against journalists. The latest victim is James Risen, The New York Times reporter for national security and intelligence affairs. About three months ago, a federal grand jury issued a subpoena against him, ordering Risen to give evidence in court. A heavy blackout has been imposed on the affair, with the only hint being that it has to do with sensitive matters of "national security."