Friday, August 31, 2007


* Olmert Offers Judea, Samaria, Divides J'lem in Draft Accord Israel's government has agreed, in writing, to hand over 6,250 square kilometers of land – the equivalent of its entire biblical and strategic heartland - to an Arab terror state.

* Archaeologists: Muslim dig damaged Temple wall A month-old Islamic dig on Jerusalem's Temple Mount to replace faulty electrical cables has damaged an ancient wall that is likely a remnant of the Second Temple.

* Iraqi government appeals for calm The Iraqi government has called on other militant groups to follow the example of Moqtada Sadr's Mehdi Army militia and freeze their activities.

* US peace summit may be at foreign minister level Contrary to widespread expectations, the US-sponsored international meeting scheduled for sometime this fall may not be held at the level of heads of government.

* UN summit: Boycott Israel A UN conference, held at the European Parliament in Brussels, heard an array of speakers call for a boycott against Israel.

* Indian PM backs nuclear future The Indian prime minister, Manmohan Singh, has reiterated his commitment to the country's nuclear energy program.

* Sheikh Salah: Israel wants to encroach on parts of Temple Mount Israel is conspiring to encroach on the Temple Mount to build a Jewish temple near the Al-Aqsa mosque.

* Thousands defy Hamas in Gaza prayer More than 10,000 Palestinians defied Hamas Friday, to pray outside in the biggest protest in the Gaza Strip since the radical Islamist movement captured control of the territory two months ago.

* EU must unite over Kosovo if talks fail -- envoy The chances of an agreement on Kosovo between Serbs and Albanians are slim.

* Brown and Sarkozy warn Sudan Gordon Brown and Nicolas Sarkozy have joined forces to warn Sudan that it faces sanctions if it attempts to block Western efforts to end the conflict in Darfur.