Friday, July 13, 2007

The Middle East in Focus

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

"In that day you will say: "Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what He has done, and proclaim that His name is exalted." (Isaiah 12:4)

1. Olmert considers allowing Jordanian forces to enter West Bank - Ynet News

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is considering allowing forces from the Palestinian Bader Division of the Jordanian army to enter the West Bank at President Mahmoud Abbas' request.

2. IDF: Misunderstanding may spark war with Syria - Ynet News

A misunderstanding between the Israeli and Syrian governments may spark a war between the two countries, the IDF deputy chief of staff warned on Wednesday.

3. PMO Director General: Home front is not prepared for war - Ha'aretz

The home front is not fully prepared for war, although it is better organized than it was last year, the director general of Israel's Prime Minister's Office, Raanan Dinur, said Wednesday.

4. IDF soldier killed in Gaza Strip - ICEJ News

Troops encounter heavy resistance to anti-terror operations. One Israeli soldier was killed and two others were lightly wounded last night in an exchange of fire with Palestinian forces in the Gaza Strip.

5. Olmert allows Muslims to dig on Temple Mount - WND

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has quietly granted the Waqf - the Muslim custodians of the Temple Mount - permission to dig unsupervised on the sacred site, WND has learned. The permission was granted in spite of longstanding fears from leading Israeli archeologists the Waqf might hide or dispose of Jewish Temple artifacts discovered during any Muslim digs.