Thursday, August 2, 2007

The Middle East in Focus

The Middle East in Focus

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

"Good will come to him who is generous and lends freely, who conducts his affairs with justice." (Psalm 112:5)

1. Olmert may allow Jordanian Army to help PA in West Bank - Jerusalem Post

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is exploring the idea of allowing Jordanian forces, and not NATO troops, into the West Bank to help the Palestinian Authority fight terrorism, The Jerusalem Post has learned.

2. Olmert: US committed to Israel's security - Ynet News

Defense aid to Israel is still a top priority for the United States, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told the cabinet Sunday, saying that Israel enjoys more financial assistance than other countries in the Middle East.

3. Ministers reject rise in defense budget - Ynet News

The government on Sunday rejected a proposal issued by Defense Minister Ehud Barak to add $1.6 billion to next year's defense budget and push back the debate on the Brodet Committee's recommendations on budget reform.

4. Hezbollah: We Are Ready to Strike Israel Again - Fox News

Hezbollah's leader said Saturday that the militant Islamic group's war last summer with Israel has left the U.S. vision of a "new Middle East" in shambles and claimed the guerrilla group was ready to strike Israel again at any time.