Friday, June 22, 2007

The Middle East in Focus

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

"Before the mountains were born or You brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting You are God. For a thousand years in Your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night." (Psalm 90:2-4)

1. Report: IAF training for possible strike against Iran - Jerusalem Post

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) has been training on long- range flights, including refueling in mid-flight, in preparation for potential strikes against Iranian nuclear targets, the Ma'ariv daily reported Friday.

2. Israel to transfer $400 million to PA - Ynet News

Israel is expected to release withheld tax funds to the Palestinian Authority just in time for a four-way Middle East summit in Sharm el-Sheikh next Monday.

3. IAF, USAF upgrade cooperation status - Jerusalem Post

The Israel Air Force has significantly upgraded the level of its cooperation with the United States Air Force and now receives regular updates on American procurement decisions, The Jerusalem Post has learned.

4. Israel wants Saudis in on peace efforts - Jerusalem Post

Efforts are under way to get the Saudis to join future meetings like the Israeli, Palestinian Authority, Jordanian and Egyptian summit to be held in Sharm e- Sheikh on Monday, The Jerusalem Post has learned.

5. Gays Parade on King David Street - Israel Insider

Despite a last-minute effort to cancel the gay pride parade via a High Court petition, the parade in Jerusalem went ahead as planned, starting at 5 pm.