Friday, November 30, 2007


* Majority of Israelis think summit failed Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and Defense Minister Ehud Barak returned from Annapolis Thursday boasting of big successes.

* Olmert warns of 'end of Israel' Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has said failure to negotiate a two-state solution with the Palestinians would spell the end of the State of Israel.

* 'Fatah, Hamas may join ranks' Fatah will fight alongside Hamas if and when the IDF launches a military operation in the Gaza Strip.

* EU and Iran in key nuclear talks EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana is meeting Iran's top nuclear negotiator just hours before reporting to the UN on the Iranian nuclear issue.

* PA official: Olmert lying about Temple Mount Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's statements on Wednesday that Israel's sovereignty over the Temple Mount is not up for negotiation are "false."

* Washington: There is no place yet for Syria in peace process U.S. National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley said Thursday it is difficult to see how Syria can fit into the renewed peace process.

* EU-India talks follow China visit The European Union (EU) is expected to hammer out details of a proposed free trade deal with India at bilateral summit this week in Delhi.

* Serbia says U.S. holds key to Balkan stability The United States alone can choose whether the Balkans experience stability or lawlessness, Serbian Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica said.

* 3 New Outposts for the 5th Chanukah Light Land of Israel activists in Judea and Samaria said Thursday they planned to establish three new Jewish communities in the region during Chanukah.

* EU out of Mideast peace deal? One important but little-noticed feature of the Annapolis talks was that the Quartet of the United States, Russia, the European Union, and the United Nations no longer seems to have much of a role.