Monday, August 25, 2008


* Abbas: No peace until all Palestinian prisoners released Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas asserted on Monday that there would not be peace with Israel until all Palestinian prisoners were freed.

* EU secularism undermined Lisbon, Irish cardinal says Europe's attempts to keep religion away from the public domain was one of the reasons the Irish rejected the EU's new Lisbon treaty.

* Nasrallah: Israeli soldiers will be destroyed Hizbullah will respond in a firm and decisive manner to any future Israeli aggression against Lebanon the leader of the group.

* Russian MPs back Georgia's rebels Russia's parliament has backed a motion urging the president to recognise the independence of Georgia's breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

* Terrorists hold kidnap training Islamic Jihad using ceasefire to concentrate on training exercises in southern Gaza, focusing on how to kidnap IDF soldiers.

* Police raids Islamic Movement offices Some 300 police officers raided the Al-Aksa Institute in Umm el-Fahm, targeting a building that served as the nerve center of the Islamic Movement's northern branch.

* Searching for oil in the Judean Desert Two Israeli energy companies are convinced the best chance for finding oil in Israel lies at a site in the Judean Desert.

* Islamic Movement vows to continue defending Muslim holy sites Leaders of the Islamic Movement vowed on Sunday to continue to preserve and defend Muslim holy sites "according to the law."

* Sudan 'kills refugees in Darfur' Sudanese troops have opened fire inside a Darfur refugee camp, leaving 27 people dead, a rebel group has said.

* IDF Begins Major Move to the Negev A Hercules jet will take off Monday afternoon from central Israel to the new Nevatim Israel Air Force base in the Negev, marking the start of the herculean IDF move to the Negev.