Wednesday, June 04, 2008


* Israeli warning over nuclear Iran Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has said drastic measures are needed to stop Iran obtaining nuclear weapons.

* EU foreign policy expected to enter 'new era' The European Parliament is seeking to bolster its role in the bloc's common foreign and security policy.

* US tells Syria not to restrict UN nuclear probe The United States on Wednesday demanded Syria give free rein to UN nuclear investigators.

* Top US official: End of the road for Olmert As Prime Minister Ehud Olmert presses on with his week-long trip to Washington, it would seem his domestic woes have grown wings.

* Israeli on Arab TV: J'lem Was Ours When Moslems Worshipped Idols Bar Ilan University political scientist Dr. Mordechai Kedar told a Moslem show host on the Arabic-language Al Jazeera television network, "Jews were in Jerusalem while your ancestors were drinking wine and bowing to idols."

* Settlers rebuild Hebron outpost after IDF razes it for 32nd time Kiryat Arba settlers rushed overnight to rebuild the synagogue marking Hazon David, an illegal outpost near Hebron.

* Armies 'head for central Sudan' Rival troops from north and south are converging on central Sudan.

* Rabbis launch 'prayer for Europe' at EU ceremony Jewish leaders will launch a new prayer for Europe on Wednesday at a ceremony inaugurating Brussels' main Orthodox synagogue as "The Great Synagogue of Europe."

* UN says solving food crisis could cost $30 billion Resolving the global food crisis could cost as much as $30 billion a year and wealthier nations are doing little to help.

* Palestinian negotiator: Only a miracle will bring peace by year's end The lead Palestinian peace negotiator on Wednesday said that only a miracle would bring about a peace deal with Israel by the year-end target.

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