Wednesday, April 18, 2007

The Middle East in Focus

The Middle East in Focus

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

"Many are the woes of the wicked, but the LORD's unfailing love surrounds the man who trusts in him." (Psalm 32:10)

1. Netanyahu Going Into Action to Topple Olmert - (

Likud Chairman and head of the Opposition Binyamin Netanyahu has decided to abandon his wait-and-see strategy and to launch a public campaign for toppling Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's government. In a rally held Tuesday at the Likud headquarters building 'Metzudat Ze'ev' in Tel Aviv, Netanyahu reportedly told his supporters "this government has to go home and we need to start acting to make this happen."

2. US School Shootings: Israeli Professor Killed - Jerusalem Post

As Jews worldwide honored on Monday the memory of those who were murdered in the Holocaust, a 75- year-old survivor sacrificed his life to save his students in Monday's shooting at Virginia Tech college that left 32 dead and over two dozen wounded.

3. Holocaust: Remembering the Muslim who inspired Hitler to wipe out the Jews - Israel Insider

The Moslem cleric inspired Hitler with the idea of Jihad, the impulse for complete annihilation of the Jews in the spirit of a Holy War. He was the Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin El Husseini, who did not want masses of exiled Jews to wind up in the land of Israel, which he claimed as a future Arab Palestine, devoid of Jews. Yet the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum ignores any mention of the Arab or Muslim role in the Holocaust.

4. Assad: 'We have seen nothing but harm from Israel' - Jerusalem Post

Syrian President Bashar Assad has called Israel a "fierce enemy," and said that Syria was "working daily to strengthen [its] defenses."

5. We don't plan to attack Syria, says Olmert - Ynet News

"Israel has no intention to attack Syria," Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said during a Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee meeting Wednesday.

6. Three killed at Turkish Christian publisher - BBC News

Three people have been killed at a publishing house in Turkey that produced bibles, in an apparent attack on the country's Christian minority. The victims were discovered at the Zirve publishing house in the eastern city of Malatya.