Archive: May 2008

May. 01

10 Reasons to Study End-Times Prophecy — What Holly Thinks

It’s been said you can tell a lot about a person by the books he or she reads. If so, then what can we tell about U.S. Christians when we see the Christian Booksellers Association’s new list of the top 50 sellers?

May. 01

Sarkozy: Mideast conflict must not hinder Mediterranean Union

May. 01

Solana voices concern at the Israeli raids on two orphanages in Hebron

May. 01

Olmert to be interrogated on Friday

May. 01

Merkel wins Charlemagne Prize for unifying Europe

May. 02

The Charlemagne Prize and Bible Prophecy — What Holly Thinks

On Thursday, German chancellor Angela Merkel received the Charlemagne Prize, an award given each year to the European who does the most to unite Europe. The Charlemagne Prize represents the current fulfillment of an ancient Bible prophecy.

May. 02

EU warns Russia against boosting troops in Georgia breakaway regions

May. 02

Mideast Quartet pressures Arab states, Israel

May. 02

‘It is doubtful that Olmert can continue serving as PM’

May. 02

Mideast Quartet statement from May 2 meeting in London

May. 04

Shutting Out the World? — Adam’s Angle

Does the sting of evil and injustice make you want to shut out the world? Don’t put that bag over your head until you hear what Jesus has to say in the Beatitudes.

May. 04

Rice: Mideast peace deal still within reach

May. 04

Olmert: New corruption probe will not affect peace talks

May. 04

Babylon to be rebuilt?

May. 05

Likud begins Knesset drive for new elections

May. 05

Progess reported on permanent borders

May. 05

Reasons People Don’t Study End-Times Prophecy — What Holly Thinks

Although end-times prophecy makes up a good chunk of the Bible, many Christians admit they don’t know much about it. There are a number of reasons they give for this. Here are five.

May. 05

Rice leans on Mideast to raze walls

May. 05

Jewish rabbis clash over Zionism

May. 05

Significant development expected in Olmert probe Tuesday

May. 05

Solana: Exclusive DPA interview on Israel’s 60th anniversary

May. 06

Germany, Belgium want clarification on top EU roles

The Deutsche Presse-Agency reports that Germany’s chancellor and Belgium’s prime minister are concerned about the powers to be given to the European Council president and the foreign policy chief under the provisions of the Treaty of Lisbon.

May. 06

Israel throws 60th birthday bash under cloud of uncertainty

May. 06

Long Island businessman who might topple Olmert

May. 06

Chief rabbis call to cancel Bible quiz over Messianic Jewish contestant

May. 06

EU court judgments affecting Irish treaty campaign

May. 06

Brussels turns to gods for climate change

May. 06

Irish farmers urged to keep treaty and trade talks separate

May. 06

EU plans international embassies

May. 07

Israel at 60, Liberated Jerusalem at 40 — What Holly Thinks

Israel launched a celebration of its 60th Independence Day, Wednesday night, with fireworks, entertainment and the singing of the national anthem. Israel’s re-emergence as a nation in 1948 — after nearly 2,000 years of non-existence — was widely seen by Jews and Christians as the fulfillment of ancient Bible prophecies.

May. 07

U.S. Institute of Peace headquarters planned for D.C.

May. 07

France doesn’t favor Blair, Solana for new EU posts

May. 07

Blair says it’s decision time in the Middle East (see his YouTube channel)

May. 07

Israel: Iran could have nukes by ’09

May. 07

Report: Olmert to suspend himself from office

May. 07

Report: Bush organizes summit to divide Jerusalem

May. 07

EU-Israel relations at a high point, thanks, in large part, to the ENP

The European Jewish Press, Wednesday, reported that the EU and Israel have never enjoyed warmer relations, thanks in large part to Israel’s participation in the European Neighbourhood Policy.

May. 07

Interview: EU committed to peace, Israeli security, Solana says

May. 08

U.S. pushing hard for border agreement

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice said the Israelis and Palestinians need to “draw a map and get it done,” referring to their stalled efforts to reach an agreement on borders. Rice’s words reflect the increased pressure the Bush administration is putting on the peace talks to reach an agreement by the end of the year.

May. 08

Sanhedrin calls to reject ‘Messianic’ sects

May. 08

Olmert ready for peace with Syria, knows the price

May. 08

Egypt seeks to mediate Israeli truce with Hamas

May. 08

German foreign minister favours EU army

May. 08

U.S. agrees to E.U’s (Solana’s) Iran nuclear plan

May. 08

Risk that the Irish will vote No to the Lisbon Treaty is rising

May. 08

Olmert accused of illegally accepting large sums of money

May. 08

MKs call for Olmert’s resignation

May. 08

PA: Will continue to negotiate with foreign minister Livni, if Olmert ousted from office

May. 08

U.S. lets Solana present nuclear deal to Iran

May. 09

Latvia to welcome the Treaty of Lisbon

May. 09

The quiet march toward a common European army

May. 09

U.S. prepares for Mideast peace without Olmert

Israel’s prime minister, Ehud Olmert, faces corruption allegations that may unseat him from office. But U.S. officials insist that Israel can continue its peace negotiations with the Palestinians — with or without Olmert.

May. 09

Portugal ratifies Lisbon Treaty on Europe Day

May. 10

Russia displays its military strength in Red Square

May. 11

My Lesser Calling — Adam’s Angle

Want to get out of your dead-end job to do full-time ministry? It might be easier than you think.

May. 12

Middle East on the brink of peace?

Historian Sir Martin Gilbert believes peace in the Middle East may soon be a reality, according to an article in Canada’s Ottawa Citizen. Sir Martin, a leading British historian and long-time student of Israeli history, said the negotiations are “99.9 percent of the way there.”

May. 12

Solana: Israel will always be a key strategic partner for the EU

May. 12

Israel leaning toward Gaza cease-fire

May. 12

E.U. grants Israel ‘special status’ role in European Neighbourhood Policy

May. 12

Ireland launches ‘Yes to Lisbon’ campaign

May. 12

The signatories

May. 12

Christian leaders sign joint declaration on Mideast peace

May. 13

The EU power game has begun

May. 13

Olmert: Understandings reached in talks with Palestinians

May. 13

Obama advisor: Jerusalem must be included in peace talks

Daniel Kurtzer, the Middle East advisor to presidential candidate Barack Obama, said, “It will be impossible to make progress on serious peace talks without putting the future of Jerusalem on the table.”

May. 13

Bush returning to Mideast with tempered hopes for peace agreement

May. 13

Clock ticking on Mideast peace deal

May. 13

Questions raised over EU diplomatic service

May. 14

Iran says puts package of proposals to EU’s Solana

May. 14

Bush and his Mideast footpath

An article in the Jerusalem Post says President Bush is laying the groundwork for his successor to make peace in the Middle East, by committing the next U.S. administration to an “irreversible direction.”

May. 14

Brussels outlines plan for new Mediterranean club

May. 14

Israeli, Jordanian architects plan Jordan River Peace Park

May. 15

Poland to beef up European military club

Poland has decided to join Eurocorps to contribute to Europe’s growing defense capabilities. Polish defense minister Bogdan Klich said Poland expects a “serious debate” on beefing up the EU military to take place when France assumes the EU presidency in July.

May. 15

IDF to escalate Gaza ops as Barak heads for truce talks

May. 15

Europe plans to build manned spaceship

May. 15

Palestinians mark ‘catastrophe’ of Israel’s birth

May. 15

Bush hails Israel’s ‘chosen people’ as Arabs lament

May. 16

Police want PM questioned in 48 hours

Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert must undergo another round of questioning for fraud allegations. If indicted, Olmert said he will resign — leaving the future of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks uncertain.

May. 16

Dramatic new support for Red-Dead plan

May. 16

Solana welcomes appointment of EU civilian operations commander

May. 18

Abbas: I’ll resign if no peace by ’08

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday threatened to resign if the Palestinians and Israelis can’t reach a peace agreement by the end of the year.

May. 18

Poll shows half of Irish are still undecided about EU treaty

May. 18

Rice says Israelis and Palestinians are holding serious private negotiations

May. 18

PA sources: Agreement of principles by Aug. ’08

May. 19

Miliband, contender for Solana’s post?

May. 19

Mistakes People Make When Studying the End Times — What Holly Thinks

End-times prophecy is a difficult subject, especially if you don’t know where to start. Avoid these four common pitfalls.

May. 19

Olmert skeptical of cease-fire

May. 20

Palestinian Authority and EU relaunch European Neighbourhood Policy process

The Palestinian National Authority and the European Union relaunched implementation of the EU-PNA Action Plan, Tuesday. The ENP — designed to bring peace to the Middle East — has a seven-year timetable attached that may be spoken of in Daniel 9:27.

May. 20

Orthodox Jewish youth burn New Testaments

May. 20

UK plans ‘Big Brother’ database for phones and e-mails

May. 20

Another Second Temple quarry uncovered

May. 20

British passports to have EU treaty stickers

May. 20

Iran allows Solana to visit Tehran to deliver nuclear proposals

May. 20

Egyptian official: Israel has accepted Gaza cease-fire

May. 21

Israel holding peace talks with Syria

After eight years, Israel and Syria have resumed peace talks, according to an announcement made Wednesday by Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. He said the negotiations could involve tough concessions, which may be an indication that he is willing to give up the Golan Heights. Mayors of communities in the Golan Heights held an emergency meeting after his announcement.

May. 21

EU and Russia set for talks on new ‘Partnership and Co-operation Pact’

May. 21

Abbas: East Jerusalem must be returned

May. 21

Hamas officials: Truce talks have failed

May. 21

Qatari firm to invest in new West Bank Palestinian town

May. 22

Solana in advanced talks with Iran

May. 22

Obama: I’ll support Israel-Syria talks

May. 22

Rabbis: We pushed Talansky to talk in bid to oust Olmert

May. 22

The Roots of the ‘Lakeland Outpouring’

Thousands of people are flocking every day to a healing revival in Lakeland, Fla., that began there April 2. Healing evangelist Todd Bentley credits the revival to the presence of an angel who he believes empowered the healing ministry of William Branham — a controversial “prophet” of the 1940s who denied the Trinity and promoted other heretical teachings.

May. 23

Germany ratifies Lisbon Treaty

Germany became the 14th EU Member State to ratify the Lisbon Treaty, Friday, when the upper house of its Parliament passed it by an overwhelming majority. Now, over half of the 27 Member States have ratified the treaty.

May. 23

Lisbon treaty not an easy sell, admits Irish EU commissioner

May. 23

Palestinians fear Olmert’s criminal investigation will affect peace talks

May. 23

Israeli demonstrators denounce giving up the Golan Heights

May. 23

The Golan Heights: Could it buy peace for Israel?

May. 23

Time is ripe for EU-wide nuclear safety rules

May. 24

Looking for the Razzle Dazzle — Adam’s Angle

Looking for God’s solution to your problem? Hold off just a minute from starting that 40-day fast or from reading 15 volumes of what the church fathers had to say about the subject. There might be a simpler answer.

May. 25

Eye on the EU: Will the Lisbon Treaty Spell the End of the WEU?

In 2002, Fulfilled Prophecy began reporting on a 10-nation military alliance, called the Western European Union, that appears to match a 10-nation alliance foretold in Bible prophecy. Now, with ratification of the European Union’s Lisbon Treaty underway, some may wonder what effect the treaty, if adopted, will have on the alliance. Guest columnist Mishael Meir answers this question.

May. 25

Olmert: We’re facing a historic agreement with Syria

May. 25

‘Jerusalem offers 91 percent of West Bank in new map’

May. 25

Voting gap narrows ahead of Irish referendum

May. 26

EU proposal ready for Iran nuclear talks, Solana says

May. 26

EU machine grinds to a halt for Irish vote

May. 26

Olmert: ‘Only hallucinating people’ stick to the idea of Greater Israel

May. 26

Brussels to keep control of Mediterranean Union

May. 26

France confirms plan to boost EU’s defence arm

May. 26

How Europe is starting to set global rules

May. 27

Barroso says Irish rejection of EU treaty would be bad for bloc

European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso warned that an Irish no-vote on the Lisbon Treaty in June would “have a very negative effect for the European Union.”

May. 27

61 MKs back bill against Golan withdrawal

May. 27

EU’s upcoming presidency trio outlines priorities

May. 27

Barak expected to give Olmert ultimatum: Quit, or I walk

May. 28

U.S. vows to help Israel, Palestine reach peace deal

The United States is resolved to help the Israelis and Palestinians reach a peace deal by the end of the year, despite the stalled negotiations, according to U.S. Department deputy spokesman Tom Casey. The current peace push was launched in November by President Bush at a conference in Annapolis, Maryland.

May. 28

EU-GCC joint council reiterates support for Alliance of Civilizations

May. 28

Olmert responds to Barak: I have no intention of resigning

May. 28

If Olmert is toast, so is Bush bid to broker peace deal

May. 29

Interfaith Council and AoC Team Up

The newly formed Council of Religious Institutions of the Holy Land met with Alliance of Civilizations’ high representative Jorge Sampaio to discuss how religious leaders can help end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The council condemned all acts of “disrespect” against religions, including attempts to proselytize and persuade people to abandon their respective faiths.

May. 29

Olmert, Barak to decide soon on Gaza truce

May. 29

Luxembourg ratifies Lisbon Treaty

May. 29

Statement by Solana on 60th anniversary of U.N. peacekeeping

May. 29

PA demanding international force after peace agreement

May. 29

‘Barcelona Process: Union for the Mediterranean’ to be ‘cornerstone’ of the French EU presidency

May. 30

Israeli deputy PM doesn’t want peace to slip away

‘Amid political uncertainty in Israel and the United States, the Jewish state’s deputy prime minister Haim Ramon called Friday for an international conference to forge an interim Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.’ — Agence France-Presse

May. 30

Irish ‘Yes’ camp closes ranks before EU referendum

May. 30

Israel, Syria said to have made progress in talks

May. 30

Tony Blair’s Faith Foundation launches (text of his speech)

May. 30

Backed by Clinton, Blair launches Faith Foundation

May. 30

Israeli PM mulls primary as ‘graceful exit’

May. 31

Secrets of the Tree People — Adam’s Angle

Does your faith have what it takes to thrive over the long haul? The key to spiritual staying power could be right at your fingertips.