On the Radar: Volcanic ash spreads; new tornado threat; Netanyahu address
Ash billows from the Grimsvotn volcano in Iceland on Tuesday in an image from a NASA satellite.
May 24th, 2011
05:45 AM ET

On the Radar: Volcanic ash spreads; new tornado threat; Netanyahu address

Volcanic ash: Volcanic ash from an Icelandic eruption is expected to reach London's Heathrow airport - the world's busiest international air travel hub - around lunchtime on Tuesday, Europe's air traffic control organization said.

Concentration of ash is expected to be low and it's not yet clear if Heathrow flights will be canceled.

The ash cloud is forecast to cover all of British airspace by 1 a.m. Wednesday morning, Britain's weather agency, the Met Office, said Tuesday.

Ash will be densest over Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England, the Met Office said. Heathrow is in the south.

Joplin tornado: As residents in hard-hit Joplin, Missouri, try to recover from one of the deadliest U.S. tornadoes on record, the National Weather Service warns the danger might not be over.

The weather service warns there was a 45% chance of another tornado outbreak – with the peak time between 4 p.m. and midnight Tuesday – over a wide swath, including parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Nebraska and Missouri, including Joplin.

Netanyahu speech:Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will lay out his vision of a settlement with the Palestinians in a speech to Congress Tuesday morning.

His speech follows an appearance Monday night where he told the main U.S. Jewish lobby that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict persists because the Palestinians "refuse to end it."

In his remarks to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Netanyahu said Israel wants peace, "because we know the pain of terror and we know the agony of war."

But, he added, "this conflict has raged for a nearly a century because the Palestinians refuse to end it. They refuse to accept the Jewish state."

He also repeated his argument that Israel's pre-1967 borders were "indefensible."

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  1. Man

    It must be related to the queen going to Ireland, right?

    May 24, 2011 at 6:39 am | Report abuse |
  2. Joey

    Heathrow? Terrible.
    I loved London the way it was thirty years ago.

    May 24, 2011 at 6:49 am | Report abuse |
  3. Joey

    Netanyahu begins his talk of a settlement by saying what he finds wrong with Palestinians, so what can we expect to come from him?

    May 24, 2011 at 7:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Mycology

      have you -EVER- heard a "palestinan" say what was wrong with themselves?

      then why would you expect that of Israel?

      May 24, 2011 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
    • michaelfury


      May 24, 2011 at 7:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Abe

      Absolutely nothing to do with ash closing in on heathrow i'm afraid.

      May 24, 2011 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
  4. wot?

    I like how the part about the volcano only makes up 1/3 of this article even though it was the only thing mentioned in teh link.

    May 24, 2011 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
  5. Joey

    AKA Elias Fries Pliny
    I'd expect peace talks to start without antagonism.
    If one only wants to talk respective power, only guns and bombs are needed.
    BTW, I love truffles.

    May 24, 2011 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
  6. Piggy


    May 24, 2011 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  7. YellowstoneIsNext

    Yellowstone is next!

    May 24, 2011 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  8. Dan

    I understand volcanic ash is required for healthy ocean waters.

    May 24, 2011 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
  9. Billy O

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's says the Palestinians "refuse to end it" and I wonder what he means. Give up and let Israel claim more of their territory whenever they feel justified as they have in the past? There have been a lot of mistakes made on both sides but how can Palestine expect fair negotiations with a country that has all the financial backing of the US. I was thrilled when President Obama made his statement about the original border between the two states. This was a great bargaining tool and reminded the Israel and the world how much Israel has expanded since its conception.

    May 24, 2011 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
    • SilverHair

      Congress should NEVER have invited this jerk to spread more hate.

      May 24, 2011 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  10. aacon

    @YellowstoneIsNext I hope your wrong about Yellow Stone being next.It will effect the entire world killing billion(s) over a short period of time.The sun will be blocked out for nine years is estimated the least.It will probably be a fate worse than death for those who survive it if possible to continue the human race no matter where living on Earth.

    Scary stuff since it`s a matter not if it will happen but when it will happen.It happens at regular intervals every 600.000 years and has been 640.000 years since the last eruption making us overdue. It could be 10.000 years or while your reading this. O-o

    May 24, 2011 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  11. saywhat

    Its a shame that the leader of a far right oppressive apartheid regime like Netanyahu gets to address the Congress of the United States. His regime's defiance of US stance on Middle East and Israeli-Palestine conflict should be a matter of concern for Americans. Billions of dollars of aid is doled out to this regime every year to keep it propped up.
    It reflects on the spineless politicos up on the Hill who while eating off this land and calling themselves Americans chose to stand with the leader of a foreign country rather than the President of the United States on a vital issue for American interests.
    On April 16,2008 Netanyahu declared in an address to the Bar Ilan University " that 9/11 terror attacks have been very good for Israel". " Israel is benefitting from the attacks on Twin Towers and Pentagon and America struggling in Iraq"
    Reported verbatim by Israeli wire services and Ma'ariv and Ha'aretz.
    And his regime is the biggest obstacle to a lasting peace in the M.East.
    This man who shouldn't be allowed on our soil is addressing the joint session of our Congress. Where is our nationa pride and sensitivities??

    May 24, 2011 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Rob

      The President of Iran shouldn't be allowed on US soil speaking at the UN. Netanyahu is perfectly fine speaking at Congress. I thought it was great that Obama needed a little lecturing by Netanyahu at his House!!

      May 24, 2011 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
    • SilverHair

      Here, here. NEVER AGAIN

      May 24, 2011 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
    • SilverHair


      May 24, 2011 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  12. JOE

    I find netanyahu's comment laughable that relinquishing occupied land back to the Palestinians is indefensible. Let's face it, relinquishing occupied land is not a threat to Israel because I do not believe that the Palestinian would attack Israel if of after it is given an official homeland. So why are the Palestinians asking Israel to give back occupied land? I

    May 24, 2011 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  13. JOE

    I do not believe that the Palestinians are asking for a homeland as a means of obtaining a strategic geographical location to attack and destroy Israel. Let's face it, if the Palestinians are given a homeland, they would never use it as a means of attacking Israel. It will not happen because they will never jeopardize a long awaited homeland that their ancestors struggled and shed so much blood to attain. Furthermore, Israel tries to portray to the world that it is afraid of terroristic threats from Islamic extremists in the region but we all know that Israel is fully capable of defending itself and of course, Israel is by far the strongest military force in the region, being in possession of over 2000 US war planes and nuclear war heads pointed at the Arab world. I believe that if the US and the United Nations really want to bring peace to the Middle East, they can do so overnight by stepping in and restructuring the boarders. After all, no one stopped us from invading Germany, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. So hat is so difficult in stepping in and restructuring the boarders and giving the Palestinians a homeland? For crying out loud, global terrorism is often used as an excuse for the Israeli/Palestinian conflict with countless innocent lives being taken each year and billions of American tax dollars being wasted. I believe its time for the US and the United Nations to step in and bring peace to the Middle East once and for all. We defeated facism and imperialism but we can't solve a simple Middle East conflict? Its time to resolve this simple conflict once and for all.

    May 24, 2011 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  14. Me

    So I guess whenever a woman refuses my advances I will just force her to accept what I have to give her according to Benjamin.

    May 24, 2011 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  15. JOE

    Want o get rid of Hamas and all the other radical terrorist groups in the Middleeast? Its very simple! Give the Palestinians a homeland and watch how fast these groups would become obselete. Want to put pressure on these terrorist groups to conform to civilization? Its simple! These groups often use global terrorism as a means of accusing the west of supporting Israel and of suppressing the Palestinians and denying them a homeland. Well, what if we were to change the rules of the game? So far we have used ineffective dialogue for 40 plus years to no avail. So what if we were to change the rules of the silly game by trying a different strategy that finally recognizes Palestinine as much as we have been recognizing Israel, by giving the Palestinians a homelandand? Wouldn't this finally put pressure on these terrorist groups to stop using terrorism as a means of condemning our double foreign policy in the Middleeast? Then let's begin by writing to our congress and asking our leaders to step up to the plate and lead by example.

    May 24, 2011 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
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