Sunday, June 10, 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. Senior Likud, Labor lawmakers back moves for Syria peace talks - Ha'aretz

Senior lawmakers from the Likud and Labor parties on Thursday expressed their support for moves toward a return to the negotiating with Syria, Israeli media reported.

2. Israel Seeking New Deadline on Iran Bomb - NY Sun

A senior Israeli delegation, here for strategic talks with top American government officials, is calling for an expiration date on the diplomatic approach to Iran of the end of the year.

3. Olmert to Assad: Israel willing to withdraw from Golan Heights - Ynet News

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert recently relayed a secret message to Syrian President Bashar Assad saying Israel knew what the price of peace was and would be willing to pay it, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Friday.

4. Mass Holocaust Grave Found in Ukraine - FOX News

A mass grave holding the remains of thousands of Jews killed by the Nazis has been found in southern Ukraine near the site of what was once a concentration camp, a Jewish community representative said Tuesday.

5. Want Middle East Stability? Move UN to Babylon - Washington Post

While moving the U.N. headquarters to Venezuela or Iran is probably not wise, moving it to Iraq might be a strategic coup. There is even a ready-made location for it-Saddam Hussein's 600-room palace and compound constructed over the remains of the ancient city of Babylon. Americans might even consider footing the bill for the relocation.