05-22-06 - Thieves Steal Personal Data of 26.5M Vets
Thieves took sensitive personal information on 26.5 million U.S. veterans, including Social Security numbers and birth dates, after a Veterans Affairs employee improperly brought the material home, the government said Monday. 05-22-06 - U.S. Pushes Gulf States to Boost Defenses
Analysts and former U.S. officials say the goal is to gird for retaliation against oil-rich allies like Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in case of any U.S.-led attack on Iran.05-22-06 - ElBaradei seen citing Iran security issue in US talks
John Bolton, U.S. envoy to the United Nations, hinted on Monday that Iran risked regime change if it continued to ignore U.N. calls to "give up their pursuit" of doomsday weapons. If Iran reversed course, their "regime can stay in place and they can have a different relationship with the United States and the rest of the world," Bolton told a meeting of B'nai B'rith International, a Jewish humanitarian organization. 05-22-06 - U.S. Is Proposing European Shield for Iran Missiles
The Bush administration is moving to establish a new antimissile site in Europe that would be designed to stop attacks by Iran against the United States and its European allies.05-22-06 - U.S. strike kills scores of suspected Taliban
Afghan governor says 17 civilians also killed in attack on rebel stronghold05-22-06 - China set to be largest economy
China is set to become the world's biggest economy by 2026 according to a poll conducted on behalf of the BBC. 05-22-06 - Iran nuclear plans may be environment hazard: UAE 05-22-06 - Israel's UN ambassador slams Qatar, praises Bolton
Israel's U.N. ambassador, in unusually blunt comments, criticized Russia, China and Qatar on Monday for disappointing the Jewish state in their role as U.N. Security Council members this year.
But Ambassador Dan Gillerman, addressing a New York meeting of B'nai B'rith International, a Jewish humanitarian organization, heaped praise on U.S. Ambassador John Bolton, jokingly describing him at one point as a secret member of Israel's own team at the United Nations. The joke is on America. For John Bolton primarily functions as ISRAEL'S ambassador to the UN. Look at his track record - it speaks for itself. Even the Israelis know this.05-22-06 - INTERVIEW - Hizbollah sees no need to aid Iran if U.S. strikes
Kassem said it was hard to predict how any conflict would play out and that decisions would be made according to the situation on the ground, but that in principle Hizbollah would only intervene to defend Lebanon, primarily from Israeli attack05-22-06 - Israel-US crisis over warplane project
The United States is refusing to allow Israel to install any more advanced systems in their batch of the F-35 planes -- no navigation, sighting or fire control systems, or Israeli-developed missiles, the Maariv newspaper reported05-22-06 - U.S. Envoy Wants Talks With Iran Over Iraq 05-22-06 - Olmert to tackle withdrawal, Iran in Washington meetings this week
Yediot Achronot reported that Olmert would ask Bush to "do away" with the Iranian threat during what remains of his term in office05-22-06 - Zogby Poll: Over 70 Million American Adults Support New 9/11 Investigation
42% believe there has indeed been a cover up 05-22-06 - State's Burns Travels to London To Discuss Concerns on Iran 05-22-06 - U.S. Pressure Yields Curbs on Iran in Europe 05-22-06 - U.S. Moves to Weaken Iran
A campaign to promote democracy and fund dissidents prompts speculation that the administration's goal is to change the regime.05-22-06 - House wants to block aid to Palestinian government
The House bill, introduced by Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., and Tom Lantos, D-Calif., has 295 sponsors from both parties and has been vigorously supported by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the powerful pro-Israel lobby. All three are agents of a foreign government occupying the US Congress.05-22-06 - Israelis aim to sue Ahmadinejad
Lawyers are preparing to send a file on Mr Ahmadinejad, who has repeatedly called for the destruction of Israel, to the International Court of Justice05-22-06 - Bolton: U.N. council likely anti-Israel
The newly formed U.N. Human Rights Council is likely to be stacked against Israel, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said. That's because Israel is a major human rights offender, and no amount of bullying at the UN is going to change that fact.05-22-06 - Israeli envoy: Russia, China delaying Iran resolution
Russia and China are impeding passage of a Security Council resolution addressing Iran?s nuclear ambitions, Israel?s ambassador to the United Nations said. 05-22-06 - Effort to reconcile AIPAC, congresswoman
Harper stands by the charge. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-N.Y.), a strong friend of AIPAC, defended McCollum, saying the alleged attack reminded him of the Taliban. 05-22-06 - Israelis held over arms export
An Israeli aviation firm is suspected of violating arms-exports regulations to China.
Four staff members of a Tel Aviv area company that produces unmanned aerial vehicles were arrested Monday on suspicion of selling controlled technology without Defense Ministry approval. 05-22-06 - Saudis have assured not boycotting Israel: US aide Oh thank God. This matter so vital to American national security really kept me awake at night. 05-22-06 - Arabs at Sharm slam US Mideast policy
American foreign policy in the Middle East, including its unfaltering support for Israel, were the main targets of criticism by Arab participants who attended a working lunch on Saturday attended by US Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick and 10 US senators and members of Congress05-22-06 - A new rival to 'regime change'
A US plan to stop nuclear programs - without toppling leaders - is under debate.