Archive: August 2019

Aug. 06

Olmert pushes ahead on Palestinian-Syrian peace tracks

“Despite Israel’s Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s decision to resign, the peace process continues on several tracks.”

Aug. 06

Moroccan festival themed after the Alliance of Civilizations

Aug. 06

Italy ratifies Lisbon Treaty

Aug. 06

Two and a half cheers for the Mediterranean Union

Aug. 06

Olmert announces he will step down in September

Aug. 06

‘Syria talks will go on without Olmert’

Aug. 06

Olmert, Abbas hold Mideast peace talks

Aug. 07

Christian-Muslim statement among first fruits of ‘Common Word’ gathering

Christian and Muslim leaders from around the world attended a groundbreaking conference at Yale University, July 28-31, where they called for more interfaith dialogue based on their shared beliefs. Follow-up conferences are scheduled, including one at the Vatican in November.

Aug. 07

Israeli government plans biometric database of its citizens

Aug. 07

Secret EU report moots sharing personal data with U.S.

Aug. 07

Israel warns Russia: We’ll neutralize S-300 if sold to Iran

Aug. 08

Iraqis: Deal close on pulling out U.S. combat troops by October 2010

FP founder Herb Peters wondered if the pullout of U.S. forces in Iraq could cause a crisis in the Middle East, triggering the Antichrist’s use of emergency powers in 2010. Now, President Bush is considering this very timeline to withdraw troops.

Aug. 08

Solana calls for an end to fighting in South Ossetia

Aug. 08

EU tightens sanctions against Teheran

Aug. 08

EU keeps ticking without Lisbon Treaty, report says

Aug. 08

New UN headquarters planned in Iraq

Aug. 09

Solana spokeswoman calls on all parties in South Ossetia war to immediately stop the violence

Aug. 10

Analysis: Israel tiptoes around Georgian-Russian conflict

Jerusalem Post columnist Herb Keinon said Israel is seeking to stay out of the Georgian-Russian flare-up because Israel doesn’t want to cross Russia, who can provide powerful weapons to Israel’s enemies. Yet, despite Israel’s best efforts, Bible prophecy reveals that in the last days Russia will lead an invasion against Israel (Ezekiel 38 and 39).

Aug. 10

Chinese activist detained on way to church

Aug. 10

EU and UN to link carbon trading registers by December

Aug. 10

EU preparing snap summit on Russia-Georgia war

Aug. 11

Israel fears Russian-Syrian arms pact

Aug. 11

Solana aide: No change after Iran nuclear talks

Aug. 11

EU foreign policy chief to hold more Georgia talks

Aug. 12

PA: Reported peace offer unacceptable

In a rush to reach a peace deal with the Palestinians before he leaves office, Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert presented an offer that included withdrawal from most of the West Bank, according to the Hebrew press. But the Palestinian Authority said it would reject the offer because it doesn’t call for the establishment of a contiguous Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital.

Aug. 12

Medvedev assures EU’s Solana of ceasefire ahead of key EU meeting

Aug. 13

EU is ready to send observers to Georgia: Solana

Aug. 13

Landmark cooperation deal signed between UN and Iraqi government

Aug. 14

EU wants peacekeepers ‘on the ground’ in Georgia, Solana to draft proposals

Aug. 14

Israel, Palestinians deny refugee deal

Aug. 14

Ministry finds fault with Yale Christian-Muslim declaration

Aug. 14

Beijing house church pastors forced to cease activity for Olympics

Aug. 15

Church group: press lawmakers on peace

Aug. 16

Race for new prime minister of Israel begins

Aug. 16

Israeli cabinet to approve release of over 150 Palestinian prisoners

Aug. 17

‘Russia may arm Baltic fleet with nukes’

Aug. 18

Update: Franklin Graham turned down invitation to Saudi interfaith conference

Aug. 18

UN hands Kosovo assets over to EU mission

Aug. 18

Lisbon treaty would have helped in Georgia crisis, says France

Aug. 20

EU wants to see Russian pullout ‘today,’ Solana says

Aug. 20

Rice set for another Mideast visit

Aug. 20

Fear of new Mid East ‘Cold War’ as Syria strengthens military alliance with Russia

“Moscow is expected to propose a revival of its Cold War era naval base at the Syrian port of Tartus, which would give the Russian Navy its first foothold in the Mediterranean for two decades,” according to a Times Online article. The stage is being set for a Russian-led invasion of Israel, prophesied in Ezekiel 38-39.

Aug. 20

Livni: Supporting Oslo means negotiating Jerusalem

Aug. 20

Russia threatens military response if U.S., Poland follow through with missile defense deal

Aug. 20

Russia sends aircraft carrier to Syria

Aug. 21

Livni: ‘Time is of the essence in PA talks’

The only hope for reaching a peace agreement is with the current Palestinian leadership, according to Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni. Livni is the front runner in the Kadima election to replace Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. Her top opponent, Shaul Mofaz, opposes dividing Jerusalem to make peace.

Aug. 21

EU to pay Palestinian Authority wages

Aug. 21

U.S., Iraq have draft to pull U.S. troops out

Aug. 21

Moscow halts cooperation with NATO

Aug. 22

Aug. 24

Russia and Syria also on Rice’s agenda

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will arrive in the Middle East on Monday for another visit intended to spur the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Rice and Israeli officials will discuss Russia’s desire to hold a Middle East peace conference in November, in light of Russia’s recent aggression in Georgia. They’ll also discuss the Israeli-Syrian peace talks.

Aug. 24

France calls summit on EU-Russia relations

Aug. 25

Interfaith service kicks off DNC

Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders hosted the first-ever interfaith gathering at a Democratic National Convention. The convention will include four “faith caucus” meetings and invocations and benedictions by spiritual leaders to open and close each night, including a benediction on Thursday night by evangelical megachurch pastor Joel Hunter.

Aug. 25

Official: Syria pressing U.S. to sponsor talks with Israel

Aug. 25

Rice: Israel should show more good will to Palestinians

Aug. 26

Must read — Give mandate to Solana as temporary mediator for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations

With a new U.S. administration on the way, the United States will be unable to broker Middle East peace until at least the spring of 2009, according to an article published in the International Herald Tribune. Until then, the EU must fill the void — and the only person fit for the job is Javier Solana.

Aug. 26

EU leaders condemn Russia in shadow of Kosovo

Aug. 26

Israeli PM, Rice discuss effect of Russia-US tension on Middle East

Aug. 27

Ireland shoots down idea of swift Lisbon revote

Aug. 27

Israel walks tightrope as U.S. and Russia dispatch ships to Georgia

Aug. 28

Evangelical megachurch pastor leads ecumenical prayer at DNC

The ecumenical movement reached new heights Thursday night, at the Democratic National Convention, when evangelical pastor Joel Hunter encouraged attendees to close the evening with a prayer to Jesus, Allah or Whoever.

Aug. 28

Georgia war shows Russia ‘force to be reckoned with’

Aug. 28

Abbas-Olmert meeting Sunday amid signs of secret deal

Aug. 28

Obama adviser: Last chance for Middle East peace

Aug. 29

How to Test the Spirits

The Bible tells us that in the last days false prophets will increase. In this essay titled “How to Try the Spirits,” the beloved American pastor A.W. Tozer (1897-1963) reveals seven ways to tell if a teaching or experience is of God.

Aug. 29

EU sanctions would be a ‘grave mistake,’ Russia says

Aug. 29

Russia wins backing from China

Aug. 30

Report: Israel won’t allow a nuclear Iran

Aug. 31

Mofaz accuses Livni of dividing Jerusalem

Israel— “Kadima leadership candidate Shaul Mofaz attacked his main competition in the September 17 primary on Sunday, accusing Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni of dividing Jerusalem. Mofaz said he heard that Livni had made concessions on Jerusalem in the negotiations that she leads with the Palestinians.”

Aug. 03

US to present Middle East plan ‘in a matter of weeks’

“[T]he US anticipates it will have the pieces in place to formally re-launch the Arab-Israel peace process in the coming weeks.”

Aug. 05

Barak: Israel must back US peace plan

Aug. 06

PA officials: U.S. to demand Israel, PA address borders first

“The U.S. administration will demand that Israel and the Palestinians address the issue of borders as the first step in the Middle East peace plan, senior Palestinian officials said Thursday.”

Aug. 06

Senior Israeli diplomat slams Netanyahu’s US policy

Aug. 16

Israel must prepare for U.S. peace initiative

“All signals indicate that within weeks, the United States will present a political initiative that may, for the first time in many years, include a plan for a Palestinian-Israeli agreement — or at least some American mediation proposals on the conflict’s core issues.”

Aug. 16

Report details future Palestinian state

Aug. 16

’Israel soon to be larger than Diaspora’

Aug. 17

If they won’t make peace we may have to make it for them

Journalist Tony Karon says that Javier Solana’s proposed solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict may be the only one that will work.

Aug. 17

Arab League wants EU to back monitoring of Israeli nukes

Aug. 18

New U.S. plan calls for demilitarized Palestine

Aug. 18

Israel plans biometric registry of all citizens

Aug. 18

Netanyahu to freeze Jewish construction, settlers furious

“Israel’s largest daily newspaper, Yediot Ahronot, reported on Tuesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak have reached an agreement to halt all Jewish construction in Judea, Samaria and the eastern half of Jerusalem in compliance with the demands of US President Barack Obama.”

Aug. 18

US is well aware of de facto settlement freeze, Israel says

Aug. 18

Obama encouraged by progress in Mideast talks

Aug. 20

Obama urges renewed Mideast peace talks as soon as possible

“U.S. President Barack Obama wants Israel and the Palestinians to restart stalled peace talks as soon as possible and urged both sides and the Arab states to take steps to advance the process, the White House said on Thursday.”

Aug. 21

Israeli settlements ‘an impediment to peace’

Aug. 22

Israeli ‘settlement construction drops 15%’

Aug. 22

Significant progress in US settlement talks, PM tells cabinet

“Four days before travelling to London for a meeting with American envoy George Mitchell, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu held a meeting of his inner cabinet on Thursday night in which ‘significant progress’ was reported in negotiations with the US over a settlement freeze.”

Aug. 01

Peres, Mubarak agree window of opportunity for peace agreement is open

Aug. 01

Netanyahu: ‘Reasonable chance’ of talks this month

Aug. 01

Erekat to Haaretz: New proposal more generous than deal we offered Olmert

Aug. 01

Abbas wants a trilateral meeting between aides before direct talks

“The Obama administration is attempting to win Israel’s agreement to a Palestinian effort to hold a trilateral meeting next week to set the terms of reference, agenda and timetable for direct negotiations with the Palestinians.”

Aug. 03

Federal judge to rule on whether gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry

Aug. 04

Is Bibi becoming a dove?

“Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has done what Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu could never do for himself – transform the Israeli leader’s image from hawk to dove. And he had help from American, European and even Arab leaders who are urging Abbas to quit dawdling and meet the Israeli prime minister at the peace table.”

Aug. 04

Ruling against Prop. 8 could lead to federal precedent on gay marriage

Aug. 05

Saudis coaxing PA to enter direct talks

“Saudi Arabia is urging Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to enter direct talks with Israel, and can ‘sweeten a deal’ by offering financial assistance for agreeing to negotiations, a top Israeli diplomatic official said on Thursday.”

Aug. 05

Poll: 85% of Arab world agree to two-state solution

Aug. 08

Global gathering of Christian leaders to adopt statement on nature, call of the church

Christian leaders from around the world will gather in Cape Town, South Africa, in October to define the message of the gospel.

Aug. 10

Abbas: International pressure becoming unbearable

Aug. 10

Spanish government to fund freeze continuation campaign

“During a meeting which took place about ten days ago between left oriented organizations and representatives of the Spanish government, it was decided that a campaign funded by the Spanish government will begin in the coming days to promote the continuation of the construction freeze in Judea and Samaria.”

Aug. 10

Brussels feels time is right to suggest EU tax

Aug. 10

Israel-Palestinian direct talks may restart: Abbas

“Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Monday he might end an impasse in peace talks with Israel and resume direct talks with the Jewish State for the first time in almost two years.”

Aug. 14

Palestinian Authority ready for peace talks, Ashton says

Aug. 15

Direct Mideast talks set to resume

“U.S. officials are said to have persuaded Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to return to the negotiating table with Israel, possibly within days.”

Aug. 16

Israeli PM: Direct talks coming soon

Aug. 17

Israel has ’8 days’ to hit Iran nuclear site: Bolton

Aug. 17

Bolton issues correction, says Israel has only 3 days to strike Iran nuclear site

Aug. 17

UN official: Israel should extend freeze

Aug. 17

EU and US to hold summit in Lisbon

Aug. 18

The Inerrancy of Scripture: The Fifty Years’ War … and Counting

Aug. 19

U.S.: Israel, Palestinians ‘very close’ to direct Mideast peace talks

Aug. 19

North Korea executes 3 house church leaders

Aug. 20

U.S.: Direct peace talks to begin on September 2 in Washington

“Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas have been invited to Washington to begin direct peace talks on Sept. 2, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said during a press conference on Friday.”

Aug. 21

EU foreign policy chief misses UN meeting over speaking rights

Aug. 22

Conservative Lutherans to form new church body in North America

Aug. 29

Israel to blame if talks fail over settlements issue: Abbas

Aug. 29

‘Operation Javier Solana’: Spanish article suggests that Solana should replace Zapatero as prime minister of Spain in 2012

Aug. 29

Apostasy: Evangelical megachurch pastor defends support for Mormon Glenn Beck

Evangelical leaders, like megachurch pastor Jim Garlow, have defended their support for Glenn Beck — despite Beck’s profession of the Mormon faith, which denies many essential beliefs of Christianity.

Aug. 29

Barack Obama ‘to visit Jerusalem and Ramallah to press for peace’

Aug. 30

EU’s Ashton to skip restarted Mideast peace talks

Aug. 30

Ashton hits back at Kouchner over Middle East talks

Aug. 30

Israel PM Netanyahu leaves for peace talks

“Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu leaves for Washington, D.C., on Tuesday with the goal to ‘seriously and responsibly’ advance a peace agreement with the Palestinians.”

Aug. 31

Palestinian kills 4 Israelis on eve of peace talks

Aug. 31

Historic absence of housing starts in Judea and Samaria

Aug. 31

PM’s on talks: All issues should be discussed together

Aug. 31

Irreconcilable differences?

“As direct negotiations are set to launch, a look at where the Israelis and Palestinians stand on core issues.”

Aug. 09

WEU Transfers Control to ‘The Ten’—The 10 Nations Live On

On May 27, 2011, a group of nations known as “The Ten” agreed to assume jointly the residual rights and obligations of the defunct Western European Union. “The Ten” are the same 10 nations known formally as the Brussels Treaty Powers.

Aug. 09

Hal Lindsey reports on ‘The Ten’ (8/5/2011, see second half of report)