September 28th, 2010
07:02 AM ET

World update: Israelis intercept aid boat to Gaza

An update from the CNN newsdesk in London on the stories we're following on Tuesday:

Vessel taken to Ashdod: The Israeli navy took over an aid vessel that attempted to sail to Gaza on Tuesday despite a blockade to the occupied territory, a spokesman for the Israel Defense Forces said.

Settlement issue looms: The U.S. special Mideast envoy arrives in Israel Tuesday as the United States continues its full-court press for resumption of peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians.

Political moves? North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's youngest son apparently was among more than 30 military promotions announced by his father during celebrations of the Workers' Party of Korea's 65th anniversary, state news agency reports. Kim Jong Un has been widely rumored to be his ailing father's anointed successor.

Medvedev sacks Moscow mayor: The Russian president has fired Yuri Luzhkov, the mayor of Moscow, saying he has lost confidence in his ability to run the city, the Kremlin has announced today. Luzhkov ran the sprawling metropolis for almost two decades.

Champions League: Europe’s premier club competition returns to action – matches include Chelsea’s home match against Marseille.

Ryder Cup practice day: Final preparations for golf’s premiere team event get underway at the Celtic Manor resort near Newport, south Wales. Stars players in attendance include Tiger Woods, Lee Westwood and Phil Mickelson.

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  1. termlimits

    Calling it an aid vessel assumes a lot!

    September 28, 2010 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
  2. Adambadadam

    Israel is acting like an out of control THUG. Israel has lost credibility in the world's eyes.

    September 28, 2010 at 7:24 am | Report abuse |
    • termlimits

      Only with people who believe the "poor palistinian" line of c rap. Personally they're doing just fine.

      September 28, 2010 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |
  3. phil

    This is all staged for pro-Israeli numbskulls. If Israel were so concerned about aid coming in, they would have their Mossad close down the tunnels on their southern border. Oops| They can't do would their Uzzi brand machine guns find their way to American gangsters?

    September 28, 2010 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  4. Judy

    Just like the US treatment of Indian tribes, round them up, steal their lands, force them onto reservations then contol all goods and services they receive to keep them down and out as a means of depriving them of all dignity. Thank God the powers that be diDn't give them the Arabian Penninsula,, their true homeland, could you imagine the Jews in control of all that oil? We'd all be like Palestine, grovelling for a few crumbs.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  5. phil

    Very good reasoning there Judy. And what if it were Israelis who colonized the America's. I know, it's a scary thought huh. Nice to meet you there Judy 🙂

    September 28, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jim Brieske

    People think the Israelis are the problem. This group consists mostly of democrats. So that should tell everyone that the Israelis are not the problem.
    A conclusion reached by the process of elimination involving the use of logic. Democrats in general are less intelligent than republicans. That is a fact. So I have eliminated any possibility that very many of them are right about anything concerning a complex subject like the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.

    September 28, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |