Archive: June 2008

Jun. 01

Olmert to present Abbas with peace ‘framework’ Monday

Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert plans to present Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas with a ‘framework’ agreement to ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, according to a report in a Saudi newspaper.

Jun. 01

Blair unfazed by Mideast peace obstacles

Jun. 01

AoC project: Youth employment summit

Jun. 01

Is Ireland on the brink of rejecting EU treaty?

Jun. 01

Israel’s embattled Olmert heads to the United States

Jun. 02

Rick Warren appointed advisor to the Tony Blair Faith Foundation — What Holly Thinks

In his bestselling book, The Purpose Driven Life, megachurch pastor Rick Warren said studying end-times prophecy distracts Christians from fulfilling the missions God has given each of them. Yet, if Warren had studied prophecy, he’d know better than serving on the advisory council of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation.

Jun. 02

Olmert, Abbas make progress on permanent borders

Jun. 02

EU accused of ‘step back’ in transparency

Jun. 02

Syria’s Assad wants United States to sponsor Israel peace talks

Jun. 02

At Ammunition Hill, Peres, Olmert pledge unity and peace for Jerusalem

Jun. 02

UN’s Ban says Israel building plans violate international law

Jun. 02

Olmert seeks to reassure Abbas on peace talks

Jun. 03

France readies for ‘heaviest Presidency in EU history’

France will take the helm of the European Union July 1, at a pivotal point in the Union’s history — the end of the Lisbon Treaty’s ratification process. During its six-month presidency, France’s agenda will include beefing up the EU military and leading the selection of a new European Council president and foreign policy chief.

Jun. 03

Israel must quit all Syrian land for peace — Assad

Jun. 03

Israel-Hamas truce decision due on Sunday

Jun. 03

Rice vows to pursue Israeli-Palestinian peace accord despite difficulties

Jun. 03

EU-wide ID card scheme could use mobile phones

Jun. 03

Nato chief seeks ‘broader’ relationship with EU

Jun. 03

Israel to become senior European partner by end of year

Jun. 03

Tony Blair’s bid to be a faith leader

Jun. 04

Obama said he will push for Israeli-Palestinian peace deal if elected

U.S. Democratic presumptive nominee Barack Obama said that if he is elected president in November, he will push for peace between the Israelis and Palestinians. Ancient Bible prophecies foretell a temporary peace for Israel before the nation is betrayed by the Antichrist.

Jun. 04

EU’s Solana plays down hopes of Iran breakthrough

Jun. 04

EU foreign policy expected to enter ‘new era’

Jun. 04

Peace by end of ’08 will take a ‘miracle’

Jun. 04

Iran, Mideast peace top Bush-Olmert agenda

Jun. 04

McCain tells American Jews: Obama is dangerous to Israel

Jun. 05

Tony Blair: The ‘Al Gore’ of the interfaith movement

Newsweek blogger Eboo Patel says what the world needs is a global interfaith leader — and he thinks Tony Blair is the man for the job. Revelation 13 foretells the rise of such a world religious leader called the ‘false prophet.’

Jun. 05

Reports: Impact of the Lisbon Treaty on the EU’s security and defense policies

Jun. 05

New Irish survey puts EU treaty opponents ahead

Jun. 05

Blair: Bush still has time to make peace deal

Jun. 05

‘Palestine is ready for historic peace process’

Jun. 05

Next president will shape Middle East

Jun. 05

Obama clarifies ‘united Jerusalem’ comment

Jun. 05

Secret plan to keep Iraq under U.S. control

Jun. 06

Web site lets you send post-rapture e-mails to friends ‘Left Behind’

For $40 a year, a new Web site offers to send e-mails to your friends who miss the rapture, letting them know where you’ve gone. Question: Will they refund money when the tribulation begins and Christians are still here?

Jun. 06

Egypt deploys hundreds of policemen on Gaza border

Jun. 06

Israel, PA look at Gaza crossing options

Jun. 06

Rice travels next week to Israel, West Bank

Jun. 06

Arab League to hold extraordinary meeting on Israel’s settlement policy

Jun. 06

Ireland likely to reject EU treaty

Jun. 07

My Way — Adam’s Angle

Some things are worth fighting for. But before we dig in our heels, we need to make sure there’s not something else at work in our hearts.

Jun. 08

Solana pushes for EU military HQ in Brussels

French president Nicolas Sarkozy plans to create an EU military headquarters when France assumes the EU presidency. “ ‘[Javier] Solana thinks we need a more permanent structure in Brussels. There’s no doubt about that. The big problem is the Brits,’ said an EU foreign policy official.”

Jun. 08

Abbas to discuss cease-fire, Hamas-Fatah talks with Mubarak

Jun. 08

Gaza op likely before Jerusalem signs truce

Jun. 08

U.S. proposes trilateral talks with Israel, P.A.

Jun. 08

‘Next [Israeli] government won’t recognize document’

Jun. 08

Israelis, Palestinians agree to work on peace pact

Jun. 09

EU holds breath ahead of Irish treaty referendum

The future of the European Union is in the hands of the Irish this Thursday, June 12, when voters will decide the fate of the Lisbon Treaty. Polls show the “Yes” and “No” camps are running neck and neck.

Jun. 09

Report: China funds campaign to eliminate house churches

Jun. 09

New York Fed chief urges global bank framework

Jun. 09

Arab countries complicate Med Union plan

Jun. 09

McCain: U.S. embassy should be in Jerusalem

Jun. 09

Israel-Syria talks to resume this week

Jun. 09

EU treaty: British court battle begins

Jun. 09

David Miliband ‘misled MPs over EU embassies’

Jun. 10

France warns Ireland on EU treaty ‘No’ vote

French foreign minister Bernard Kouchner warned Ireland that a “No” vote on the Lisbon treaty would have negative repercussions for Ireland. He said that even if the Irish reject the treaty, France will continue to implement it during its six-month rotating presidency.

Jun. 10

Jordan archaeologists unearth ‘world’s first church’

Jun. 10

Interview: Two Christians say it’s better not to be emergent

Jun. 10

Syrian official: Israel-Syria talks still far away

Jun. 10

Israeli ministers favor wide-scale Gaza op

Jun. 10

Bush: Whoever succeeds me will understand the importance of the EU

Jun. 11

Irish brace for knife-edge vote on European Union’s Lisbon Treaty

Ireland braced itself Wednesday, on the eve of a public referendum that will determine the fate of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty. Results will be declared Friday.

Jun. 11

EU’s Solana to visit Iran on Saturday and Sunday

Jun. 11

U.S. and Europe back in step again

Jun. 11

Israeli security cabinet nixes Gaza op for now

Jun. 11

China, EU pledge to deepen ties

Jun. 11

Finnish and Estonian parliaments ratify EU treaty

Jun. 11

Irish ‘no’ camp says Paris hiding plans for EU defence

Jun. 11

Israeli prime minister authorizes leadership contest to replace him

Jun. 12

French to block porn, terror, hate Web sites

Jun. 12

EU diplomats: We’re not ready for a major upgrade of Israel ties

Jun. 12

Israel still seeks Hamas truce after 50 projectiles pound Negev

Jun. 12

Fayad: No peace deal possible in 2008

Jun. 12

Olmert: I must consider ramifications of resignation

Jun. 12

Ireland’s EU treaty referendum too close to call

Jun. 13

Shot down: Irish voters reject EU treaty

Irish voters have rejected the Lisbon Treaty, according to the country’s justice minister, Dermot Ahern. “This triggers a political crisis in Europe that requires strong leadership in Ireland, in Brussels and elsewhere in Europe,” said Antonio Missiroli, of the European Policy Centre.

Jun. 13

The EU’s options should Ireland reject the Lisbon Treaty

Jun. 13

EU’s Solana arrives in Tehran for nuclear talks

Jun. 13

EU backs Israel upgrade, but differs on peace link

Jun. 13

Irish ‘No’ clears the EU’s agenda for crunch summit

Jun. 13

EU crisis over Irish ‘no’ vote to rattle French presidency: analysts

Jun. 13

Brussels calls for Lisbon treaty ratification to continue

Jun. 13

Irish PM fails to rule out second Lisbon referendum

Jun. 13

Eye on the EU: The Trouble With Iron and Clay

The Lisbon Treaty was rejected Thursday by Irish voters. What does their vote mean for the EU and for the WEU Ten? Guest columnist Mishael Meir — an attorney with interest in EU legal development — answers this question.

Jun. 14

Nobody’s Fool — Adam’s Angle

Skeptical and proud of it? Be careful. You might be a little too clever for your own good.

Jun. 15

EU ministers meet after Irish treaty shock

EU foreign ministers will meet Monday in Luxembourg to find a way to salvage the Lisbon Treaty, which suffered a major defeat when it was rejected by Irish voters. They will also pressure Britain and the Czech Republic to ratify the treaty.

Jun. 15

Indirect peace talks between Israel, Syria resume

Jun. 15

Rice says will deepen involvement in Middle East peace talks

Jun. 15

Rice scolds Israel over settlements

Jun. 15

Officials: Gaza truce likely this week

Jun. 15

Iran rejects Solana’s new offer on uranium

Jun. 16

Israel wins EU upgrade — over Palestinian, Egyptian objections

Based on its fulfillment of its ENP obligations, Israel was awarded significantly upgraded relations with the EU, Monday, signaling a “new era in Israeli-European relations.” According to Bible prophecy, the revived Roman Empire (EU) and Israel will share a deepening relationship that will end abruptly when the Antichrist betrays Israel (Daniel 9:27).

Jun. 16

Dublin sees ‘no obvious solution’ to EU treaty rejection

Jun. 16

Sarkozy seeks warships for European fleet

Jun. 16

2nd round of Israeli-Syrian talks ends

Jun. 16

Solana’s ‘charm offensive’ in Iran

Jun. 16

EU ‘ready to move further’ on stronger sanctions against Iran, Solana spokeswoman says

Jun. 18

Europe’s century

“Despite the Irish no vote, the EU’s destiny is to lead the world on security, trade and climate change,” according to a Guardian article.

Jun. 18

Syria: Peace with Israel will be ‘bliss’

Jun. 18

‘Israel-Syria direct talks not far away’

Jun. 18

Israel-Hamas truce begins but duration in doubt

Jun. 18

Solana and Bush’s mixed messages to Iran

Jun. 18

EU MEPs in passionate war of words over Irish No

Jun. 18

European defence remains a French priority, says Sarkozy

Jun. 18

UK ratifies Lisbon Treaty

Jun. 19

Members of Mideast Quartet to meet in Berlin next week

Jun. 19

EU summit to brainstorm over reform treaty

Jun. 19

Ireland to get until October to find solution to EU treaty impasse

Jun. 19

Pope prays for Middle East peace

Jun. 19

Israel’s EU upgrade (note reference to Euro-Med Partnership)

Jun. 19

Solana hopes Israel-Hamas truce will hold

Jun. 19

EU’s Solana — no reply yet from Iran on incentives

Jun. 19

Solana hopes Israel-Hamas truce will hold

Jun. 20

UK halts EU treaty ratification

Jun. 21

Czechs pose new threat to troubled EU treaty

Jun. 21

Olmert hails peace talks progress

Jun. 21

King Abdullah: Failure of peace process largest regional threat

Jun. 21

Japan to host Mideast peace talks in July

Jun. 21

Hamas spokesman voices rare optimism regarding Gaza truce

Jun. 21

Israel’s peace efforts widen

Jun. 21

Sarkozy as Mideast peace broker?

Jun. 22

Olmert: Era of mass aliya is at an end

Jun. 22

Iran says examining timetable for nuclear talks

Jun. 23

Ireland likely to hold second referendum

Jun. 23

Doubts emerging over Poland’s Lisbon ratification

Jun. 23

EU nations agree to new sanctions against Iran

Jun. 23

Solana visits Berlin for conference in support of Palestinian Civil Security

Jun. 23

‘Olmert says peace document likely this year’

Jun. 23

Sarkozy says Israel security depends on talks with Palestinians

Jun. 24

Mideast Quartet urges progress on peace deal

Members of the Mideast Quartet met in Berlin, Tuesday, where they urged the Israelis and Palestinians to reach an agreement by the end of 2008 on the creation of a Palestinian state.

Jun. 24

Europe has ‘powerful enemies’ in U.S., says French Europe minister

Jun. 24

Rockets fired at Israel from Gaza shake truce

Jun. 24

Abbas calls for more active European role in Mideast peace process

Jun. 24

Solana’s statement on Palestinian security conference

Jun. 24

Berlin’s Palestinian conference: Baby steps toward lasting peace

Jun. 25

Israeli politicians avert early elections

Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert has at least three more months in office to pursue a peace deal with the Palestinians, after a last-minute agreement was made in the Parliament Wednesday.

Jun. 25

Messianics to protest ‘discrimination’

Jun. 25

U.K. high court rejects bid to block EU treaty

Jun. 25

A coalition of the willing has to bring Europe back on track

Jun. 25

EU to keep pressure on Iran: Solana

Jun. 25

EU wants to be ‘catalyzer’ in climate change talk: Solana

Jun. 25

EU looks to closer ties with Russia under Medvedev: Solana

Jun. 25

Statement by Solana before the Conference on Disarmament

Jun. 26

Plans for Mideast peace summit in Moscow

“The Quartet of Middle East peacemakers decided this week to pursue the organization of a regional conference in Moscow in November … to provide the stage either for the signing of an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement or, in a much more likely scenario, a joint statement on the course of negotiations planned for 2009.”

Jun. 26

Conference asks: Is religion good for peace?

Jun. 26

Livni: Truce violations warrant immediate military response

Jun. 26

Spain approves EU’s Lisbon treaty

Jun. 26

Solana: Ireland’s rejection of EU treaty has “no direct effects” on functioning of the EU

Jun. 27

Erekat: Six months to peace deal

The Palestinian Authority’s top negotiator, Saeb Erekat, says time is running out for the Israelis and Palestinians to reach a peace deal, but he believes the core issues can be resolved. ‘Israeli and Palestinian leaders who reach an agreement will be more important to region’s history than Jesus,’ he said.

Jun. 27

Solana: EU to have leading role in Kosovo

Jun. 27

Austria’s left wants referendum if EU treaty modified

Jun. 27

Hamas prime minister calls on all Palestinian factions to honor cease-fire

Jun. 27

Sarkozy hits Israel where it hurts

Jun. 27

Blair: Mideast peace process must move faster

Jun. 28

Obama plans to visit Europe, Mideast this summer

Jun. 28

U.S. and EU near deal on sharing data

Jun. 29

The 70th Week of Daniel — What Holly Thinks

You will see a lot on this site about something called the “70th Week of Daniel.” What is it?

Jun. 29

Working the Night Shift — Adam’s Angle

It’s a lonely calling, but somebody has to do it. But where do you find blessing when that person is you?

Jun. 29

Religious groups gaining higher profile at UN

Jun. 30

Supermarket of the future

A BBC news video shows how a German supermarket allows customers to use their mobile phones to scan and ring up their purchases. Revelation 13:16-17 says that, in the last days, no one will be able to buy or sell without receiving a mark of the Antichrist on their right hand or forehead. Emerging technologies show how such a scenario may soon be possible.

Jun. 30

Israel-Syria talks to resume Tuesday

Jun. 30

Little progress made in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations

Jun. 30

Czech government blesses EU treaty

Jun. 30

Iran aims missiles at Israel

Jun. 30

Shadow of war looms as Israel flexes its muscle