Monday, June 23, 2008


* Sarkozy to the Knesset: Nuclear Iran is 'totally unacceptable' The French leader addressed the plenum and stressed that his country would not allow Iran to obtain nuclear weapons.

* Oil price up despite Saudi pledge Oil prices have risen after emergency talks among the world's top oil powers and leading consuming nations over the weekend ended with no real resolution.

* Sarkozy: "Move Jews Out of Judea and Samaria" French President Nicolas Sarkozy asked the Knesset on Monday to recognize that "France will always be Israel's friend".

* Sarkozy urges Palestinian state French President Nicolas Sarkozy has said the creation of a Palestinian state is in the best interests of Israel and its citizens.

* King Abdullah: Failure of peace process largest regional threat Jordan's King Abdullah II told the Washington Post's Lally Weymouth that he was dissatisfied with US President George W. Bush's most recent visit to the region.

* Olmert met with Osirak attack planner Prime Minister Ehud Olmert met with Colonel (res.) Aviam Sela, who is said to have been the architect behind Israel's attack against Iraq's nuclear reactor.

* Bishops criticise Anglican leader Conservative Anglican leaders have opened talks in Jerusalem on the future of the Church with criticism of its leader, the Archbishop of Canterbury.

* Task force to probe Diaspora investment A new Jewish Agency committee set to be established on Tuesday will be charged with developing a serious plan to reshape the connection between Israel and Diaspora Jews.

* 'Shake-up' for internet proposed The net could see its biggest transformation in decades if plans to open up the address system are passed.

* 'PM says peace document likely this yr.' A temporary document outlining the general principles of an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement can be expected to be compiled by the end of the year.