Wednesday, May 30, 2007

The Middle East in Focus

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

"Thus says the LORD, 'If the heavens above can be measured And the foundations of the earth searched out below, Then I will also cast off all the offspring of Israel For all that they have done,';declares the LORD. " (Jeremiah 31:37)

1. Olmert: I have no intention of making any deal with Hamas - Jerusalem Post
..Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, PM Ehud Olmert and US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice greet each other at last month's trilateral meeting in Jerusalem. Photo: AP [file]
"I have no intention of making any agreement with Hamas or the Islamic Jihad to stop the rocket fire from Gaza towards Sderot and other western Negev neighborhoods," Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told the Knesset on Tuesday.

2. Ministers to demand wider operation in Gaza - Ynet News

The pressure on the Hamas and Islamic Jihad terror organizations in Gaza must be increased, but we cannot launch another Operation Defensive Shield, Transportation Minister and former IDF Chief of Staff Shaul Mofaz is expected to tell the national security cabinet on Wednesday.

3. Qassam attacks will continue despite IDF strikes - Ynet News

Rocket attacks on Israel will continue despite the army's ongoing offensive against gunmen in the Gaza Strip, Hamas' exiled politburo chief Khaled Mashaal told The Guardian.

4. Jihadists moving into Lebanon from Syria - Washington Times

Heavily armed foreign jihadists have been entering Lebanon from Syria from around the time Western authorities noticed a drop in the infiltration of foreign fighters from Syria to Iraq, Lebanese officials say.

5. Peres formally declares candidacy for president -ICEJ News

Israeli Vice Premier Shimon Peres officially announced his candidacy for president on Wednesday morning at a special meeting of the Kadima faction in the Knesset.