Thursday, January 17, 2008


* Olmert: Israel will not take continued Kassam rocket fire Israel will not continue to take the unending Kassam rocket fire from the Gaza Strip.

* FM: Russian fuel deliveries could help Iran develop nuclear arms Foreign Minister Tzipi said on Thursday that Israel is concerned Russian deliveries of nuclear fuel to Iran might help Tehran develop nuclear weapons.

* Winograd Commission member: Report could topple government "The final report of the Winograd Commission is expected to be dramatic and decisive," a member on the commission told Ynet Thursday, ahead of the report's publication in two weeks' time.

* First Temple seal found in Jerusalem A stone seal bearing the name of one of the families who acted as servants in the First Temple and then returned to Jerusalem after being exiled to Babylonia has been uncovered in an archeological excavation in Jerusalem's City of David.

* Former military chiefs call for joint EU-NATO 'directorate' Five former Western military leaders have called for the formation of a joint EU-NATO 'directorate'.

* Israel tests rocket propulsion system A missile was test-launched Thursday morning from the Palmahim air force base in the center of the country.

* Agencies see good year for Iraq Iraq faces a period of economic growth and political progress, according to assessments by the International Monetary Fund and the UN.

* Slovenia criticises French Mediterranean Union proposal EU presidency Slovenia has criticized French president Nicolas Sarkozy's proposal to set up a Mediterranean Union connecting countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea.

* Putin urges consensus on Kosovo Russian President Vladimir Putin has said any decision on Kosovo's fate must be agreed by Belgrade and Pristina.

* Archaeologist hid 'Jesus tomb' for fear of anti-Semitism, widow says In an emotional voice, Ruth Gat said that Yosef Gat, a Holocaust survivor, was afraid a wave of anti-Semitism would ensue.

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