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. Olmert promising leftists Israeli withdrawal - WorldNetDaily
Anticipating the release of a report of his handling of last summer's war in Lebanon that is expected to be damaging, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has held meetings in recent days with leading leftist figures pledging to carry out Israeli withdrawals in exchange for their continued support, WND has learned.
2. Diplomatic Efforts Working to Curb Iran, Gates Says - Jerusalem Post
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says diplomacy seems to be working in regards to Iran. His comments - made in Tel Aviv on Wednesday -- follow Iran's announcement last week that it was moving ahead with its nuclear program despite the threat of more international sanctions.
3. Unhappy Newlywed Recruited for Suicide Bombing - YNet News
Nineteen-year-old Najwa Hashash was so unhappy after her recent wedding that she was ready to carry out a suicide bombing, a report on the Israeli internet site YNET said.