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. Rice: Mideast Summit to Lay Groundwork for Palestinian State - Fox News

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Monday she will bring together the Israeli and Palestinian leaders in the coming weeks for a summit dedicated to exploring ideas for an eventual Palestinian state.

2. Hamas says will never recognize Israel - Ynet News

Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said on Monday the Islamist militant group Hamas would never recognize Israel.

3. Fatah hints Hamas plotting to kill Abbas - Ynet News

The Palestinian Fatah faction on Monday accused rivals Hamas of plotting to assassinate a number of its senior figures, including Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Gaza-strongman Mohammad Dahlan.

4. Jihad threatens '100 rockets' - Ynet News

The website of Palestinian Islamic Jihad in Arabic released a statement Monday in which the terror organization threatened to fire "100 rockets" as an immediate response to any IDF activities in Gaza or the West Bank.

5. IDF delighted with new head of UNIFIL - Jerusalem Post

The IDF on Sunday praised the United Nations' decision to appoint Italian Gen. Claudio Graziano as the new head of the UNIFIL peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon.