Tuesday, June 5, 2007

The Middle East in Focus

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

"Blessed be the Lord my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:" (Psalm 144:1)

1. Countdown to Israel's destruction has begun, says Ahmadinejad - Ynet News

The countdown to Israel's destruction has begun, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in a speech commemorating the death of Iranian revolution leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini on Sunday.

2. New PLO account disbursing millions - Jerusalem Post

A new PLO account set up to bypass an international boycott of Hamas has begun disbursing tens of millions of dollars in foreign aid and is a key step toward restoring relations between the Palestinians and donor countries, the Palestinian Authority finance minister said in an interview Sunday.

3. Gaza Crossing Hit by Mortars - CBN News

On Sunday morning, four Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers, injured by shrapnel, were evacuated to Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon, following a mortar attack by Palestinians at the Erez Crossing, the only entry point between Israel and the Gaza Strip.

4. Fundamentalists in Gaza threaten to behead 'immodest' women broadcasters - Ynet News

A Muslim extremist group threatened to behead female TV broadcasters if they don't don strict Islamic dress, leaving the women terrified and marking a further downward spiral in Gaza's anarchy.

5. New in Israel: Gay party - Ynet News

A number of friends plan to set up a party for gay people that would contend for Knesset seats in the next general election.