Thursday, January 31, 2008


* PM: Winograd poses difficult questions The Final Winograd Report on the Second Lebanon War is "a penetrating and extensive report that poses many difficult questions," Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said.

* Jewish group to build 200 new housing units in East Jerusalem The Yemin Yehuda non-profit association has begun building 200 housing units in the Shimon Hatzaddik compound.

* 'Winograd proves Israel intends to attack Lebanon again' The Winograd Committee's findings prove that Israel intends to attack Lebanon again, Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Saniora said.

* Ethiopian Jewish Sigd-longing for rebuilt Temple The Ethiopian Jewish holiday of Sigd will soon become a national holiday.

* 'Gaza will never be part of Egypt' The Gaza Strip will never be part of Egypt, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak told the Italian daily La Repubblica.

* Pope says some science shatters human dignity Pope Benedict said on Thursday that embryonic stem cell research, artificial insemination and the prospect of human cloning had "shattered" human dignity.

* Internet outages disrupt communication across ME Internet outages disrupted business and personal usage across a wide swathe of the Middle East on Wednesday after two undersea cables in the Mediterranean were damaged.

* Stop Kenya burning, says AU head African leaders at their summit in Ethiopia have been told they must get involved with the crisis in Kenya.

* Internal row in Slovakia threatens EU treaty European Parliament president Hans-Gert Poettering has called on Slovakia to act responsibly.

* Kosovo declaration 'not imminent' Kosovo's Prime Minister Hashim Thaci has hinted at a possible delay before an independence declaration, dampening speculation that it may be imminent.

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