Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The Middle East in Focus

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

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." (Isaiah 41:10)

1. Peres urges world to unite against Iran - Ynet News
Israeli President Shimon Peres called on the world in an interview Tuesday to form a united front against Iran that would force the Islamic republic to end its pursuit of nuclear weapons.

2. Syria Preps for Possible War By Year's End - Defense News Weekly

Syria is readying for potential war, whether offensively, as part of an attempt to retake the Golan Heights, or defensively, if ally Iran should be attacked over its nuclear program.

3. Israel confirms Hezbollah long-range missile arsenal restored - Ha'aretz

Hezbollah has restored its military capabilities, particularly its long-range missile arsenal, nearly a year following the Second Lebanon War, senior Israeli security sources confirmed Monday.

4. Blair on First Trip as Mideast Envoy - Fox News

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Monday kicked off his first visit to the Middle East as the international community's new envoy to the region, hoping to add new momentum to fledgling peace efforts between Israel and the Palestinians.

5. Pakistan rejects 'Bin Laden raid' - BBC
Pakistani soldiers patrol the border with Afghanistan

Pakistan has responded angrily to suggestions from the United States that American forces might be sent into Pakistan to strike at Osama Bin Laden.