Friday, October 19, 2007


* Knesset Majority: ‘Don’t Divide Jerusalem!’ More than half of Knesset Members from both the opposition and the coalition factions have signed a petition against plans to hand over parts of Jerusalem to the Palestinian Authority.

* Scores dead in Pakistan bomb blasts More than 130 people have been killed in a twin-bombing attack in Karachi near the convoy of Benazir Bhutto.

* EU leaders agree new treaty deal European Union leaders have reached a deal on a landmark treaty to reform the 27-member bloc, officials say.

* On PA TV, All of Israel to be Replaced by 'Palestine' Even as Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas declares his demand for "only" all 6,205 kilometers of Judea, Samaria and Gaza, his official TV station shows a PA flag covering all of Israel.

* Olmert meets Putin over Iran The Russian president, just back from a visit to Iran, has spoken to the Israeli prime minister on Tehran's nuclear program.

* Iran backing terror, says Blair UK ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair has accused Iran of backing terrorism and warned the world faces a situation akin to "rising fascism in the 1920s".

* Evangelicals raise $8.5 m. for Jewish state The curtain rose to a hundred performers singing "Hinei Ma Tov" as the audience swayed back and forth and clapping their hands. They remained standing through "Hatikva," declarations of support for Israel.

* Peres on Iran: Similar thing happened with Hitler "The world must open its eyes before it is too late," President Shimon Peres said Thursday in reference to the Iranian nuclear threat.

* MKs call for undivided Jerusalem A majority of Knesset members signed a petition this week calling for Jerusalem to remain undivided.

* Oil prices set fresh record highs Oil prices have set further record highs, lifted by the low dollar and continuing tensions in eastern Turkey.

* Iraq partition will 'blow up' Mideast says Assad Syrian President Bashar Al Assad has warned that a failure to preserve Iraq's unity will trigger new bloodshed in the Middle East, a Turkish newspaper reported.