Archive: October 2018

Oct. 01

EU monitors start patrols in Georgia

Oct. 01

France, Solana press EU to revamp defense structures

Oct. 01

Foreign economists urge ‘global plan’

Oct. 01

Council of Europe and AoC agree on future cooperation

Oct. 01

Brussels calls for EU-wide response to financial crisis

Oct. 02

Unconfirmed Report: Palestinians accept Olmert peace offer

Oct. 02

Georgian president praises Solana’s foresight

Oct. 02

NATO and EU to pool helicopters and air carriers

Oct. 02

Egypt to host ‘Annapolis 2’ peace summit in November

“An international summit is to be held in Egypt in November, with representatives from Israel, the Palestinian Authority and the members of the Quartet — the United States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations.”

Oct. 03

More calls for global economic order

In the wake of the financial turmoil, world leaders are calling for global regulations.

Oct. 03

‘Abbas to meet with Assad in Damascus’

Oct. 03

Rebuilding EU-US relations

Oct. 05

Livni: Peace process will move forward

The Middle East peace process will continue under the new Israeli government, said Israeli prime minister-designate Tzipi Livni, on Sunday, during her first national policy address.

Oct. 05

Obama’s foreign policy adviser: Notion U.S. tried to sabotage Lisbon Treaty ‘silly’

Oct. 05

‘U.S. considers lifting Syrian sanctions’

Oct. 05

Abbas promises to continue peace talks with any Israeli leadership

Oct. 06

Iran: Teheran sends letter of protest to Solana

Oct. 06

Four European nations call for new EU body to supervise banks

Oct. 07

Russia to stage largest air force war games since Soviet times

Oct. 07

Solana’s remarks at conference on “National Interests and European Foreign Policy”

Oct. 07

Russia’s Jerusalem land claim worries Israelis

Oct. 07

Sarkozy: ‘We want a new world to come out of this’

Oct. 07

EU envoy: PM’s remarks on pullback to be point of reference

Oct. 08

George Bush to summon European leaders to emergency finance summit

Oct. 08

Sarkozy supports Russian security pact idea

Oct. 08

Video: Jerusalem unveils 2nd Temple fragment with inscription ‘Son of High Priest’

Oct. 08

Video: Historic first at Vatican, Rabbi speaks

Oct. 08

Solana’s statement on the withdrawal of Russian troops

Oct. 09

The Prewrath Rapture

Most Christians have heard of a pre-, mid- and postribulational rapture. But a fourth view — the prewrath rapture — blends the best arguments from each view. This article, from Prewrath Rapture Dot Com, explains how.

Oct. 09

UK calls for EU-wide rescue plan

Oct. 09

New World Order: Global cooperation, nationalisation and state intervention — all in one day

Oct. 09

EU wants global governance of the Internet

Oct. 10

European electronic ID framework gathers pace

Oct. 10

Berlusconi says leaders may close world’s markets

“Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said political leaders are discussing the idea of closing the world’s financial markets while they ‘rewrite the rules of international finance.’”

Oct. 10

Solana confirms Russian troop withdrawal from Georgia

Oct. 10

EU flag and anthem revived by MEPs

Oct. 11

Bush, allies seek to calm jittery investors

Oct. 12

European leaders seek ‘one voice’ to counter economic crisis

“`I want Europe to speak with one voice for Europe and for the world because this is a global crisis,’ French President Nicolas Sarkozy told reporters”

Oct. 13

Solana spokeswoman: We expect everyone to cooperate with EULEX mission

Oct. 13

Russian troops must leave disputed territories, EUMM chief says

Oct. 13

EU ministers keep Russian partnership on hold

Oct. 13

Peres: Both religions must live together

Oct. 13

Kazakh forum promotes Alliance of Civilizations

Oct. 13

EU tightens ties with Morocco, Moldova through ENP

Oct. 13

‘Lost’ synagogue reopens in Jerusalem’s Muslim Quarter

Oct. 13

EU flag and anthem revived by MEPs

The EU flag and anthem were removed from the rejected Lisbon Treaty, but now EU leaders are sneaking them in through the back door.

Oct. 14

Euro-Med Assembly: The Annapolis process should continue

Oct. 14

UN chief and Solana meet to discuss Russia-Georgia conflict

Oct. 14

Belarus tells Solana: We are ready to cooperate with the EU

Oct. 14

Arrgh: Solana’s EU forces battle pirates

‘The European Union aims to launch a planned air and naval force in December to combat piracy threatening sea lanes off Somalia, the bloc’s foreign policy chief said on Tuesday.’

Oct. 15

MEPs say Solana’s EU anti-pirate mission is ‘military nonsense’

Oct. 15

EU summit to push global regulation

Oct. 15

Turkey: ID cards with chip technology go into circulation

Oct. 16

UK seminar asks: War on terror or new world order?

Oct. 16

Jesse Jackson on Obama’s America

Oct. 16

Former UN chief mulls ‘phenomenal’ Obama presidency

Oct. 17

Ireland to work with EU lawyers on Lisbon opt-outs

Oct. 17

Bush to Assad: Sever ties with Iran and take the Golan Heights

Oct. 17

WEU Assembly calls for Solana, 10 nations to lead EU’s security strategy

WEU Assembly Recommendation 816 encourages Javier Solana “to lead the way in providing the Union with a foreign, security and defence policy vision to meet the challenges of the 21st century.”

Oct. 18

Sarkozy to press Bush to relaunch international financial system

Oct. 19

Solana visits Syria, UAE, S. Arabia and Qatar

EU high representative for common foreign and security policy, Javier Solana, will meet with Middle East leaders, October 19-23, to discuss the peace process and Iran.

Oct. 19

Israel prepares to give PA control of additional cities

Oct. 19

UN offers Sarkozy its headquartes for summit

Oct. 20

Pontiff puts world in Mary’s hands

Oct. 20

Olmert seeking Golan-giveaway agreement

Oct. 20

EU leaders demand leadership of the global financial system

Oct. 20

Russia proposes council of religions to support AoC

“Russia has come up with an initiative to establish a council of religions as a consultative body under UN auspices that will provide support for the Alliance of Civilizations international project, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told an international conference of foreign ministers.”

Oct. 20

Bush backs EU plan on global financial reform

Oct. 20

Abbas hints he might not leave office when his term ends

Oct. 20

NYU poll: US Jews favor Obama 2:1

Oct. 20

Solana Middle East tour: UAE prime minister lauds EU role in Mideast

Oct. 21

Sarkozy in fresh call for eurozone ‘government’

Oct. 21

UN General Assembly President sets up task force to review global financial system

“There is a growing recognition that the current turmoil in the financial system cannot be solved through piecemeal responses at the national and regional levels but requires a coordinated effort at the global level,” the [UN] release stated.

Oct. 21

Catholic and Muslim scholars initiate formal talks

Oct. 21

UN chief tells Solana: EU mission must be neutral on Kosovo independence

Oct. 21

Solana Middle East tour: Saudi foreign minister praises Solana’s role in Iran talks

Oct. 21

AoC president Sampaio addresses conference in Iran

Oct. 21

AoC co-sponsors conference on Education and Intercultural Understanding

Oct. 22

Damascus calls for a more engaged EU political role in the Mideast

Oct. 22

Coordinated European action needed to tackle financial crisis says the European Parliament

Oct. 22

Solana seeks free-trade agreement with Gulf countries

Oct. 22

Solana interview with Saudi newspaper

Oct. 22

Solana says EU wants ‘vital role’ in Mideast peace process

On day four of his Mideast tour, EU high representative Javier Solana arrived in Damascus for talks with the Syrian government. Solana said the EU has “a long-standing position that aims at reaching a comprehensive peace process in the region.”

Oct. 23

EU’s Solana targets ENP association agreement with Syria next year

Oct. 23

Middle East Quartet may meet soon — Russia’s Lavrov

Oct. 23

Israeli officials consider Arab peace initiative

Oct. 23

Closer global integration needed: Blair

Former U.K. prime minister Tony Blair urged Western nations to create global economic regulations that will help define a new world order.

Oct. 24

Council of the EU conclusions for reporting offenses on the Internet

Oct. 24

AoC’s Sampaio wants new UN policies to integrate Muslims

Oct. 24

Livni rebuffed by Shas in bid to form Israel cabinet

Time is running out for Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni to assemble a coalition government. If she fails, a general election will determine the next prime minister of Israel — and who will carry on the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

Oct. 26

At the U.N., many hope for an Obama win

Oct. 26

Israel goes to elections in February

Israeli acting prime minister Tzipi Livni announced that she failed to form a coalition government. A general election will be held in February to determine the next prime minister.

Oct. 27

UK defence minister supports EU army

Oct. 27

Report: Sarkozy wants to hold EU presidency until 2010

Oct. 27

PA negotiator Qurei praises Livni

Oct. 27

BiBi’s back!

Former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu unofficially launched his campaign for next prime minister of Israel — vowing that he won’t give up Jerusalem.

Oct. 28

Solana expresses concern at US air raid in Syria

Oct. 28

Financial crisis builds Polish euro-entry momentum

Oct. 28

Most Icelanders want to join EU and eurozone after crisis

Oct. 28

China backs Europe’s push for oversight

Oct. 28

Joint press conference with NATO secretary general De Hoop Scheffer and EU high rep Solana

Oct. 28

Fatah, Hamas reconciliation is close

Oct. 28

Dershowitz: Obama will help bring peace to Israel

Oct. 28

Syria wants Obama, Livni to win elections

Oct. 28

Peres: Peace never closer

Oct. 28

All roads lead to Jerusalem

“Due to the centrality of Jerusalem in Livni’s failed negotiations with Shas, it is apparent that maintaining or ending sovereignty over united Jerusalem will be the central issue of the coming elections.”

Oct. 29

Quartet to meet in Egypt on November 6

Oct. 29

High-level conference on EU defense to be held Oct. 30-31

Oct. 29

Civil forum held ahead of Mediterranean Union meeting

Oct. 29

Too biblical?

Last Sunday, Robert H. Schuller — founder of the “Hour of Power” television ministry — announced he had removed his son, Robert A., as host of the show. Was he fired for preaching too much Bible?

Oct. 29

Barak takes aim at Yesha Jews

Oct. 30

Australia to implement mandatory Internet censorship

Oct. 30

The Green Bible

“Jesus is coming — plant a tree!” This is the message of the Green Bible — the latest example of Christians jumping on the environmental bandwagon. But is recycling replacing the gospel?

Oct. 30

Rice to travel to Middle East to assess progress of talks

Oct. 30

EU intervention in Congo ‘humanitarian’, says Solana

Oct. 30

Obama vows to boost UN

Oct. 30

Livni may attend interfaith session

Oct. 30

Archaeologists report finding oldest Hebrew text

Oct. 30

Solana’s speech to Institute for Security Studies

Oct. 30

Arab League to attend Union for Mediterranean meeting

Oct. 30

Brussels renews attempt to seize control of telecoms

Oct. 31

Financial crisis brings in Solana World

‘I have been convinced, for some time … that the current international system is inadequate. Now the case for deep reform has become overwhelming. This must start with the international financial institutions. But we need to go further.” — Javier Solana at the EU Institute for Security Studies

Oct. 31

Bush to attend UN dialogue on religions

Oct. 31

Livni: No Syria talks before elections

Oct. 31

EU urges Israel to curb settler violence

Oct. 31

An Obama presidency: The end of the special relationship between Israel and America?

Oct. 31

Tzipi or Bibi?

Oct. 04

Irish approve Lisbon Treaty

“Ireland’s strong support for the EU treaty in its second referendum has sparked widespread relief in Brussels as well as a flurry of activity as European politicians consider the next moves for complete ratification of the treaty.”

Oct. 04

Solana comments on Irish vote

Oct. 07

EU asks Solana to stay on with treaty under cloud

“Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt asked the EU’s top diplomat (Javier Solana) Wednesday to remain in his job until the end of the month, amid doubts over when the bloc’s reform treaty will enter force.”

Oct. 07

Launch of the ESDP Webzine

Oct. 07

Brussels welcomes US move toward global governance of internet

Oct. 11

Pressure on Czechs after Poland signs EU treaty

“Polish President Lech Kaczynski signed the European Union’s reform treaty into law on Saturday, leaving the Czech Republic as the only country still to ratify the document.”

Oct. 11

Solana congratulates Obama on being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

Oct. 11

Mitchell meets with Israeli PM in J’lem

Oct. 13

‘EU makes its mark on the world stage’ — Guardian article written by Javier Solana

Oct. 14

Solana criticizes Czech president

Oct. 15

Theologians dialogue to advance unity in divided world

Oct. 15

ELCA bishops urge Obama to stay committed to Mideast peace efforts

Oct. 15

AoC president congratulates Obama on Nobel win

Oct. 15

New AoC video features Barack Obama, Ban Ki-moon and Desmond Tutu

Oct. 19

Gordon Brown warns of climate catastrophe

Oct. 23

EU foreign minister to have ‘sweeping powers’

“The EU’s new foreign minister will have sweeping powers to conduct foreign policy, propose his own budget and name his own staff independently of other EU institutions, according to the latest EU presidency blueprint.”

Oct. 24

Exclusive interview with Javier Solana

“For exactly 10 years Javier Solana has represented the ‘international face’ of Europe; 10 years in which he has closely followed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, with all its turns and crises; a decade in which, to a great extent he was the answer to the famous question of Henry Kissinger: ‘Who should I call when I want to talk to Europe?’”

Oct. 25

Solana’s speech to the Institute for Security Studies

Oct. 25

Solana: Peace is only solution in Middle East

Oct. 25

EU diplomatic service moves forward — before Lisbon Treaty ratified

Oct. 25

Miliband tipped for EU foreign minister’s post

Oct. 25

Solana to sit on EU-US energy council

Oct. 26

Mitchell to push ahead despite Israeli concerns over PA elections

Oct. 27

Clinton due in Israel during regional swing to push talks

Oct. 28

Czech court delays verdict on Lisbon Treaty challenge till Nov 3

Oct. 28

Prewrath conference next week: Becoming Battle Ready for the Last Days

Oct. 29

Open Europe report on Lisbon Treaty reveals ‘radical’ new powers for EU

“EU ministers and the European Commission are currently negotiating a raft of controversial proposals, which are expected to radically increase the EU’s role in policing, criminal and security matters.”

Oct. 29

EU leaders head for difficult summit on climate and institutions

Oct. 30

EU treaty closer to ratification after Czech deal agreed

Oct. 30

Miliband named top contender for foreign minister post

Oct. 30

EU leaders aim to put treaty in place by 1 December

“The EU’s new set of institutional rules may come into force in just over a month, ending a marathon stretch of treaty-making that took eight years, included four referendums and resulted in an ungainly text littered with footnotes, protocols and opt-outs.”

Oct. 31

Clinton urges new Mid-East talks

Oct. 11

Abbas to Arab League: Israel has violated all agreements

Oct. 11

PA quashes PM’s offer for renewed building freeze

Oct. 11

First human clinical trial of embryonic stem cell therapy underway

Oct. 11

Report: Arab League to give US 1 month to save peace talks

Oct. 11

Israel: PA threat to declare state unilaterally a ‘mirage’

“The Palestinian Authority announced over the weekend – following the Arab League meeting in Libya that gave the US a 30-day grace period to get Israel to agree to another settlement construction moratorium – that it was considering ‘alternatives’ in case the peace talks collapsed, including seeking US or UN recognition of an independent Palestinian state.”

Oct. 13

Iran flays EU for not resuming nuclear talks (says Solana was a more effective negotiator than Ashton is)

Oct. 14

Abbas: What Israel calls itself is none of our business

Oct. 14

Israeli PM, PA President want to be leaders who resolve conflict

Oct. 14

EU states and MEPs clash over foreign policy powers

Oct. 14

Hitchens brothers take opposite sides in civilization, God debate

Oct. 17

Does the PA fulfill the criteria for an independent state?

Oct. 17

Abbas: I won’t resume talks until building freeze renewed

“Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told an Israeli interviewer on Sunday that he had passed on four messages to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu that he was willing to accept a ‘silent freeze’ on building in the settlements to continue negotiations with Israel.”

Oct. 17

Nato inches closer to new strategic concept

Oct. 17

Christian groups intensify efforts against U.N. defamation resolution

Oct. 17

Chinese ‘underground’ church leaders lament government travel ban

Oct. 18

U.S. working on ‘compromise’ plan to renew freeze

Oct. 18

Atheism becoming the new religion, evangelicals warned

Oct. 19

Ben-Eliezer: White House must press sides to resume talks

Oct. 19

New edition of ‘Operation World’ prayer guide officially out

Oct. 19

Google to bring Dead Sea Scrolls online

The Dead Sea Scrolls, discovered in 1947, are one of the most important archaeological findings of all time, showing that the text of the Old Testament was transmitted accurately through the centuries. Now, they’re about to get Googled.

Oct. 20

Persecution comes with being a Christian in North Africa, says pastor

Oct. 20

Palestinians consider shift in strategy on statehood

Oct. 22

Israeli PM: Future of Jews depends on ensuring Israeli security

Oct. 22

Missionaries: Church failing to reach one-fourth of the world

Oct. 24

‘Diplomacy may trump law in settlement demolitions’

Oct. 24

Catholic cleric: Jesus cancelled biblical ‘chosen people’

Oct. 24

Israel slams Catholic statement on Mideast, singling out archbishop

“On Saturday, Catholic bishops from the Middle East concluded a two-week conference in Rome, Italy, with a call for the international community, especially the United Nations, to work ‘to put an end to the occupation’ of Palestinian territories.”