Tuesday, January 30, 2007

The Middle East in Focus

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

"O LORD, see how my enemies persecute me! Have mercy and lift me up from the gates of death, that I may declare Your praises in the gates of the Daughter of Zion and there rejoice in Your salvation." (Psalm 9:13,14)

1. Suicide bomber kills three in Eilat - ICEJ News

At least three people were killed around 9:30 Monday morning in the southern Israeli resort city of Eilat, when a suicide bomber detonated himself at a local bakery, injuring an unknown number of others. Spokespersons for the terror wing of the Palestinian Fatah party - the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades - and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad claimed joint responsibility for the attack.

2. UN General Assembly condemns Holocaust denial - Ynet News
Resolution ‘urges all member states unreservedly to reject any denial’
The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on Friday condemning denials of the Holocaust. The resolution, co-sponsored by 103 countries, was approved by consensus, without a vote. Iran disassociated itself from the action, calling the US- drafted resolution a political exercise.

3. World War III has already begun, says Israeli spy chief - Ynet News

Halevy. 'No one is conscious of war' Photo: Avigail Uzi

A third World War is already underway between Islamic militancy and the West but most people do not realize it, the former head of Israel’s intelligence service Mossad said in an interview published Saturday in Portugal.

4. Iran prepares people for "messiah miracles" - WND

Official Iranian radio has completed broadcasting a lengthy series on the imminent appearance of a messianic figure who will defeat Islam's enemies and impose Islamic Shiite rule over the entire world – even speculating on specific dates the so- called "Mahdi" will be revealed.

5. Lewis: "Islam about to take over Europe" - Jerusalem Post

World-renowned Middle Eastern and Islamic scholar Prof. Bernard Lewis told The Jerusalem Post on Sunday that Islam could soon "take over" Europe, which, in the name of political correctness, has given up the battle for cultural and religious control. When asked by The Post what this meant for European Jewry, Lewis responded, "The outlook for the Jewish communities of Europe is dim." Click for more links