Wednesday, July 18, 2007

The Middle East in Focus

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

"Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him." (Ps.33:8)

1. 'IDF preparing for all-out war' - Ynet News

"The IDF is preparing itself for an all-out war, and this is a major change in the military's working premise following the Second Lebanon War," said Major- General (res) Eyal Ben-Reuven, who served as the Northern Command chief's deputy during the war.

2. Hamas: Bush speech serves Zionist enemy - Ynet News

Hamas rejected US President George W. Bush's call for an international peace conference in the fall on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which "aims to serve the interests of the Zionist enemy" according to Hamas spokesperson Ismail Radwan.

3. 'Hamas must recognize Israel' - Ynet News
..Abbas embattled...
US President George Bush has called on Hamas to recognize the State of Israel in a landmark speech on the Middle East Monday evening.

4. Ramon proposes small-scale realignment plan - Ynet News

Vice Premier Haim Ramon has initiated a new, smaller-scale realignment plan that would see Israel withdrawing from 70 percent of the West Bank territory and evacuating settlements, mainly isolated ones.

5. Olmert to warn Abbas: Keep Hamas out - Ynet News

"Rejoining Hamas will blow up the peace process," Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is expected to warn Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in a meeting scheduled for Monday afternoon at Olmert's office in Jerusalem.