Wednesday, January 17, 2007

The Middle East in Focus

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

"My dwelling place will be with them; I will be their God, and they will be My people." (Ezekiel 37:27)

Please note: All headlines today are taken from the Jerusaelm Newswire; Jan. 14, 2007.

1. "Send the IDF into Gaza!"

Israeli cabinet members Sunday called for the IDF to launch a large-scale military operation against the Gaza Strip.

2. Solana: "The moment of action has come."

United States President George W. Bush may have sent his Secretary of State to the Middle East to try and kick start the dead land-for-peace process, but the European Union is still trying to muscle in on the act.

3. Hamas sees Rice bolstering Fatah, against Hamas

The Hamas, which has a strong majority in the Palestinian Authority, but which is embroiled in an increasingly violent battle against PA chairan's Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah group, is unhappy about US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's current visit.

4. Egypt: 'Road Map' dead; sends new plan to White House

President Hosni Mubarak is trying to ensure that Egypt plays a pivotal part in the quest for Israeli-"Palestinian" peace. After declaring the universally-supported Quartet's "Road Map" plan a "failure," Mubarak sent a new plan to the White House for consideration.

5. Russian admiral: Numerous US nuclear subs signals imminent strike on Iran

A former Russian Black Sea Fleet Commander believes that the US is likely to strike soon at Iran's nuclear facilities.

6. Carter’s colleagues see the light

Former US president Jimmy Carter has unmasked himself, revealing a strong bias against Israel and, by so doing, disillusioning growing numbers of people, including 14 members of his advisory board who last Thursday resigned en masse.

7. Rabbi warns US Christians

An American rabbi has called on US Christians to do everything in their power to withstand the onslaught on their faith.