Thursday, November 29, 2007


* PM: Temple Mount not negotiable Israel's sovereignty over the Temple Mount is not up for discussion, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said.

* New term for civilian Musharraf Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has been sworn in for a second term, this time as a civilian ruler, calling it a "historic day" for the country.

* Settlers respond to Annapolis statements with new settlements The right-wing Ne’emanei Eretz Israel movement announced Thursday that it plans to establish three new outposts in the West Bank during Hanukkah.

* 'Stop treating me like a pariah' "Stop treating me as a pariah," Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni told Arab delegates at the Annapolis conference.

* Bush: Israeli, Palestinian leaders off to hopeful start in peace talks President George W. Bush, capping an intense flurry of diplomacy, said Wednesday the agreement by Israeli and Palestinian leaders to resume long-stalled peace talks was "a hopeful beginning."

* Unclear EU treaty provisions causing 'nervousness' Although the ink has barely dried on the EU's new treaty, analysts are already scratching their heads.

* Hamas demands UN rescind '47 partition Hamas on Thursday called on the UN to rescind the 1947 decision to partition Palestine into two states, one for Jews and one for Arabs.

* Kissinger in 1969: Israelis most likely to use nukes Former US National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger vexed over the prospects of a Middle East arms race in late 1960's.

* Lebanese majority backs army commander as president Lebanon moved closer Wednesday to a long-sought deal for army chief Gen. Michel Suleiman to become the next president.

* Olmert: No concessions without Road Map compliance Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told Israeli reporters in Washington Wednesday that Israel would not make any concessions unless the Palestinians comply.