Over Israeli and U.S. objections, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to visit Iran next week for a summit of non-aligned developing nations • Israel: Unfortunate that U.N. chief gives legitimacy to Iranian leaders who call for Israel's destruction.
Clifford D. May: Iran incites genocide, Israel 'employs invective'
For leaders of a nation to incite genocide is a crime under international law.
FP: If you have not already, what logical conclusion can you draw about the UN?
Egypt asks Israel to delay talks on tank withdrawal from Sinai'
Egyptian security official says Cairo asked to delay discussion due to "the sensitive situation" in Sinai as troops act against terrorism, Ma'an reports • Israeli political sources say talks have intensified and become more frequent in recent days.
FP: But of course. This is exactly how it’s done. And it works.
A trip to the U.S. by Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi may solidify relations between the two countries • The U.S. visit will be Morsi's first since taking office on June 30.
FP: The illusion of an US-Cairo-Ankara alliance. Only one partner believes in it. Guess which. Morsi will play Obama like a violin.