The Middle East in Focus
This week, for all the headlines cited below, please join us in proclaiming THIS DECREE:
"Praise waits for You, O God, in Zion : and unto You shall the vow be performed. O You that hears prayer, unto You shall all flesh come." (Psalms 65:1-2)
1. Report: Livni met secretly with IDF Intel. head during war - Jerusalem Post
Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni held a series of meetings with Military Intelligence Research Division head Brig.- Gen. Yossi Baidatz during the Second Lebanon War without Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's knowledge, Army Radio reported on Friday morning.
2. Palestinians accused of firing rockets from West Bank - WorldNetDaily
An Israeli military court yesterday conceded Palestinians have been firing rockets from the West Bank, which borders Jerusalem and runs alongside Tel Aviv and Israel's international airport.
3. Deputy Nat'l Security Adviser: US is appeasing Arabs, EU - Jerusalem Post
The Bush administration is undertaking much of its current Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy to appease the Arabs and Europeans, a top White House official told a group of Jewish Republicans recently, according to those present. Deputy National Security Adviser Elliott Abrams said much of the heightened State Department activity with the two parties was "process for the sake of process" and being done to "assuage the Arabs and the Europeans, who haven't been happy with the United States [and are] happy to see that there's at least an attempt or energy being put into the peace process," according to one attendee at the closed-door meeting.
4. MK Erdan: Let's boost Evangelical ties - Jerusalem Post
The State of Israel is not doing enough to utilize the growing Evangelical support for Israel at a time when a Christian-Jewish alliance is vital in the battle against Islamic extremism, according to Likud MK Gilad Erdan.