Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The Middle East in Focus

This week, for all the headlines cited below, please join us in proclaiming THIS DECREE:

"I will praise you, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will tell of your marvelous works." (Psalm 91:1)

[All headlines in this section are from the Jerusalem Newswire.}

1. Olmert open to arming Fatah, releasing terrorists

In what critics have described as a desperate effort to reassert himself in a role he is widely regarded unfit for, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is taking steps that will have a major, detrimental effect on his nation's security.

2. Abbas in January: 'All our guns are aimed at Israel'
..originally posted January 6, 2007

"Our rifles, all our rifles are aimed at The Occupation," declared Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in January, in what Israeli analyst David Bedein described as "a major speech that was warm to Hamas and harsh to Israel and the United States.

3. Quartet comes calling in capital it rejects

The Quartet of Powers held an official meeting in Jerusalem Tuesday to discuss ways in which to elbow forward the process that would see Israel robbed of its capital and half its land.

4. Hamastan rockets Israeli town

Arabs in Hamas-controlled Gaza Tuesday fired two rockets at the Israeli town of Sderot, extensively damaging a yeshiva but causing no injuries. The attack came a day after Sin Bet chief Yuval Diskin warned that Hamas plans to stage "suicide" bombings among Israelis.