Friday, September 07, 2007


* Majadle: Alleged IAF flyover won't spark war with Syria Culture and Sports Minister Ghaleb Majadle said Friday that IAF planes enter Syrian airspace on a daily basis, adding that he did not believe the latest alleged incident would spark off a war.

* Pope, Peres discuss Mideast peace Pope Benedict XVI and Israeli President Shimon Peres discussed Middle East peace efforts on Thursday.

* Silence in the Face of Continued Temple Mount Destruction As an Arab bulldozer continues to dig away at the current Temple Mount floor, evidence is mounting that actual walls from the Second Temple are being destroyed.

* Ramon offers Palestinians broad West Bank pullout Vice Premier Haim Ramon has proposed Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and other senior officials, a broad West Bank withdrawal as part of a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians.

* Hamas clashes with Gaza worshippers Hamas's Executive Force has clashed with Palestinians and journalists as they broke up outdoor crowds of worshippers across the Gaza Strip.

* Pope honours Austrian Jewish dead Pope Benedict XVI has begun a three-day visit to Austria by paying silent tribute to the victims of the Nazi Holocaust at a memorial in Vienna.

* Libya to host Darfur peace talks Rebels in Sudan and Darfur are to hold new peace talks with the Sudanese government.

* Bin Laden 'to issue 9/11 video' Osama Bin Laden is said to be preparing to release a video message to the American people to coincide with the sixth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

* Israel Raises the Level on Water Technology The $10 million Palmachim desalination plant has begun pumping de-salted water from the Mediterranean Sea for the consumption of 300,000 people in the coastal area.

* Jordan's Abdullah: U.S. must ensure success of Mideast conference Jordan's King Abdullah II told the top American official on the Middle East Thursday that the U.S. must work hard to guarantee the success of an international peace conference scheduled for November.