Russia, with back channel political dialogue, almost pulled the wool over Damascus and Tehran by selling dysfunctional radar systems. A deal between Putin and Bush according to certain circles - that would show Russia support for the two, but also allow US and IAF jets to penetrate the faulty radar. Russian technicians in both countries now to fix problem, but Putin gave the codes to US. Bush intends to attack Iran on Jesus' birthday.
Three minors arrested in Jaffa for throwing rocks at a bus; no injuries reported (Haaretz)
from the article: Report: Israel delayed Syria strike due to U.S. hesitance