Friday, January 5, 2007

The Middle East in Focus

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

"In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS." (Jeremiah 23:6)

1.Israel likely to accept Egyptian proposal for four- way summit with PA and Jordan - Ha'aretz

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will meet Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak at the Sharm al-Sheikh resort in Sinai today, and Egypt has already floated the possibility of holding a subsequent regional summit with the participation of the leaders of Jordan and the Palestinian Authority.

2. No Breakthrough After Israel-Egypt Talks - AP

A summit between the leaders of Israel and Egypt on Thursday fell short of its goal of igniting a new round of Mideast peace efforts, highlighting the significant disagreements between Israel and its Arab neighbors.

3. Haniyeh, Abbas meet on ending violence - Jerusalem Post

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh met with PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday night to discuss a solution to the current inter- faction violence after a day of clashes between Hamas and Fatah loyalists left eight Palestinians dead.

4. Al Qaeda No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahiri Calls for Jihad in Somalia - Fox News

A Web video of Al Qaeda's No. 2 leader, Ayman al- Zawahiri, surfaced Thursday and called on Muslims throughout the Middle East to wage a jihad against Ethiopian forces occupying Somalia. 5. U.S. Ships Hunt for al Qaeda off Somalia
- Washington Times

5. U.S. Ships Hunt for al Qaeda off Somalia - Washington Times

U.S. Navy warships yesterday stepped up patrols off Somalia, boarding fishing boats and oil tankers to search for al Qaeda agents who fled after their Islamist allies were chased into hiding.