Netanyahu pays hospital visit to family of Palestinian infant killed in arson attack (Haaretz)
Israeli PM to Palestinian President Abbas: We must fight terror together (Haaretz)
U.S.-led coalition stages 41 airstrikes on ISIS targets in Syria and Iraq - joint command (Reuters)
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At least 1,000 Israeli Arabs protest death of Palestinian infant in deadly West Bank arson (Haaretz)
Opposition chairman Herzog visits Palestinian family wounded in arson attack (Haaretz)
President Rivlin, Peres to address gay pride events Saturday in wake of stabbing attack (Haaretz)
EU demands zero tolerance towards settler violence; urges Israel to protect Palestinians (Haaretz)
Firebombs and stones thrown in Jerusalem's Old City; officer lightly wounded (Haaretz)
Magnitude 5.2 earthquake hits central Iran (Reuters)
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Initial report: Gun shots fired from car in West Bank; no injuries reported (Haaretz)
Abbas: West Bank arson is a 'crime against humanity', vows to petition ICC (Haaretz)
Gunmen kill 1, wound 13 at Sri Lanka election campaign (AP)
IDF soldier wounded in air force base fire last month succumbs to wounds (Haaretz)
Iran vows to show no 'weakness' over demands it halt nuclear program
Iranian news agency quotes Ahmadinejad as saying past compromises has led to increased demands from West.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Friday that his country should not show weakness over its nuclear program, a day after Tehran ignored a United Nations deadline to stop nuclear work which the West says could be used for making bombs.
"If we show weakness in front of the enemy the expectations will increase but if we stand against them, because of this resistance, they will retreat," he said in a speech in northern Iran, Iran's ISNA news agency said.
In the past, he said, compromise over the program, which Tehran says is intended solely for peaceful power supplies, had led to increased demands from the West.
According to an Internation Atomic Energy Association report released on Thursday, Iran failed to suspend uranium enrichment activity by February 21, ignoring a UN Security Council deadline to halt the work.
The UN watchdog also said in a report that Iran had installed two cascades, or networks, of 164 centrifuges in its underground Natanz enrichment plant, with another two cascades close to completion.
Iran's defiance of a 60-day deadline set by the Council when it banned nuclear technology transfers to Iran on December 23 will expose Iran to wider sanctions over its atomic energy program.
U.S. Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns said Thursday that on Monday, Germany and the officials from the five permanent UN Security Council members with veto rights - the United States, Russia, China, Britain and France - plan to meet in London to begin drafting a new sanctions resolution.