Archive: November 2008

Nov. 01

Saudi King to attend UN interfaith dialogue

Nov. 01

Bush to attend UN dialogue on religions

“President Bush will join several other world leaders at a General Assembly meeting to promote a global dialogue about religions, cultures and common values, U.N. and U.S. officials said Friday.”

Nov. 02

Happy birthday, Balfour Declaration!

Nov. 02

Solana participates in the Brookings Institution launch of the ‘Managing Global Insecurity’ Project

Nov. 02

Wikipedia founder warns about vast computer databases

Nov. 02

Israel, Palestinians to give briefing to Quartet

Nov. 02

Israel’s attorney-general: Olmert can continue talks with Syria

Nov. 02

Abbas meets Jordan’s king, sees no peace pact with Israel in 2008

Nov. 02

Mediterranean Union to meet Monday and Tuesday

“Foreign Ministers from all 43 states of the Euro-Mediterranean partnership meet in Marseille on 3-4 November to endorse plans for the mandate, structure and institutional governance of the Barcelona Process: Union for the Mediterranean.”

Nov. 04

Church Fathers on False Prophets, Part 1 — What Holly Thinks

Last summer, FP featured a series on what the early church fathers had to say about the Antichrist. This series looks at their advice for testing false prophets.

Nov. 05

Solana to present updated EU security strategy in December

Nov. 05

Barcelona to host Mediterranean Union headquarters

Nov. 05

Europe awaits ‘new deal’ from President Obama

Nov. 05

All-night parties cheer Obama in EU capital

Nov. 05

Exit polls: 78% of Jews voted for Obama

Nov. 05

‘Obama will be a great friend to Israel’

Nov. 05

Israel braces for Obama’s engagement in Middle East

“Israeli leaders have become accustomed to President George W. Bush’s reticence to push them into making tough decisions. In Barack Obama, they are bracing for a president who may not be so accommodating.”

Nov. 06

Church Fathers on False Prophets, Part 2 — What Holly Thinks

Part 2 of this series looks at what the Shepherd of Hermas — a popular early Christian writing — had to say about testing false prophets.

Nov. 06

EU arms build-up under Solana continues w/o Lisbon Treaty

Nov. 06

Obama and EU to reinvent global politics, pundit says

Nov. 07

Solana plans for EU to take over Bosnia supervision

Nov. 07

France pushes for more EU engagement in Iraq

Nov. 07

EU unveils its vision for global financial reform

Nov. 07

Rice: Annapolis is vital and vibrant

Nov. 07

Bush punts unfinished Mideast peace deal to Obama

Nov. 08

Solana interviewed by BBC World News on Obama win

In an interview with BBC World News, EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana said Barack Obama’s victory is “very good” for Europe. (Scroll down to view video.)

Nov. 08

Solana: ‘Global problems require global solutions’

Nov. 08

Solana’s remarks at the ministerial meeting of the Union for the Mediterranean

Nov. 08

Solana congratulates Obama

Nov. 09

Israelis, Palestinians reaffirm Annapolis peace commitment

Israeli and Palestinian leaders renewed their commitment to the Annapolis process during a meeting with the Quartet held at Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheik.

Nov. 09

Blair: Obama can help forge Israeli-Palestinian peace

Nov. 09

UK’s Brown: Now is the time to build global society

Nov. 09

Quartet statement, 9 November 2008, Sharm el-Sheik

Nov. 10

Church Fathers on False Prophets, Part 3 — What Holly Thinks

Part 3 of this series looks at what Irenaeus — the bishop of Lyons — had to say about testing false prophets.

Nov. 10

U.S. supports ‘Defense Europe”

Nov. 10

Netanyahu willing to negotiate with Palestinians, but not through Annapolis process

Nov. 10

Olmert: We must cede parts of Jerusalem

Nov. 10

Solana hails Bosnia agreement to pursue EU reforms: report

Nov. 10

Catholic-Muslim forum in Rome exceeds expections, issues joint declaration

Nov. 11

EU-Russia talks may resume

Nov. 11

Why veins could replace fingerprints and retinas as most secure form of ID

Nov. 11

UN to host interfaith conference Wednesday and Thursday

World leaders including President Bush will gather in New York, Nov. 12-13, for a UN conference on interfaith cooperation. Watch the ‘Culture of Peace’ conference live here.

Nov. 11

Solana’s plans to boost EU military

Nov. 12

Ban’s remarks at the UN ‘Culture of Peace’ conference

Nov. 12

Bush, other leaders to promote interfaith dialogue at UN

Nov. 13

Carter: Obama will waste no time pursuing Middle East peace

Nov. 13

Some 70 world leaders attend UN interfaith conference

“The importance of events such as the UN conference, and other similar efforts … are raising the prominent role that religious groups can play in global affairs.” (View the archives of the conference here.)

Nov. 13

Livni tells Bush: Israel thanks you for your peace efforts

Nov. 13

UN interfaith conference: Pakistan’s leader backs moderate Islam

Nov. 13

Solana’s EUJUST LEX Mission for Iraq receives world’s most prestigious policing award

Nov. 14

Solana says Russian intervention unacceptable

Nov. 14

The ‘religionization’ of world politics

Nov. 14

Ban Ki-Moon, EU call on Israel to open Gaza’s border crossings

Nov. 14

Obama invited to address United Nations

Nov. 14

Solana urges Israel, Hamas to respect truce

Nov. 14

US laissez-faire to battle European ‘social market’ at G20

“Ahead of the G20 meeting of the world’s leading industrialised and emerging economies this weekend, the president of the United States and the president of the European Commission have laid down their markers for what should be the solutions to save the global economy.”

Nov. 14

World asked to help craft online charter for religious harmony

Nov. 16

Reshaping of world financial system outlined

“[T]he gathering in Washington of the nearly two dozen nations — from every region of the world — reflected the new balance of power emerging … a wrenching process that British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has dubbed ‘the birth pangs of this new global order’ … The Europeans got ‘virtually everything’ they sought at the summit, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said.”

Nov. 16

Obama links Israel peace plan to 1967 borders deal

Nov. 16

Netanyahu: I’ll continue talks with PA

Nov. 16

UN unveils masterpiece for Alliance of Civilizations room

Nov. 17

Church Fathers on False Prophets, Part 4 — What Holly Thinks

Part 4 of this series looks at what Athanasius — a great defender of the faith — had to say about testing false prophets.

Nov. 17

Irish voters may back Lisbon treaty, poll reveals

Nov. 17

Biden speaks with Solana

Nov. 18

Dennis Ross: Obama didn’t back Arab Peace Plan

Nov. 18

Ratify Lisbon Treaty before June 2009 European elections, says Constitutional Affairs Committee

Nov. 18

France wants new Mideast Quartet meeting this year

Nov. 19

PA to advertise Arab peace plan

Nov. 19

Miliband hopes ’09 brings change to ME

Nov. 19

Fourth EU crisis management exercise to be conducted

Nov. 19

EU limits Israeli participation in its programs

“The European Union’s Parliament has conditioned continued Israeli participation in EU programs [the ENP] on the boycott of Israeli companies and organizations based in Judea, Samaria or eastern Jerusalem.”

Nov. 20

Bosnia tension spurs EU to seek control

Nov. 20

WCC calls for a “new international financial architecture”

Nov. 20

EULEX starts “regardless”

Nov. 20

Iran said to have enough nuclear fuel for one weapon

Nov. 20

UN presents Miquel Barcelo’s Alliance of Civilzations room

“[D]espite its diversity of appearances, the dome presents many pictorial similarities from any angle. Similarly, although the people of the world differ in color and perspective, we share some universal values.”

Nov. 20

Rice meets with Solana on Mideast peace

Nov. 21

Sun sets on U.S.A. power: Report predicts end of dominance

Nov. 21

EU wants early foreign policy focus from Obama: Solana

“The European Union’s foreign policy chief says he expects U.S. President-elect Barack Obama to move quickly to address top trans-Atlantic goals, including Middle East peace, negotiations with Iran and slowing global warming.”

Nov. 21

Solana participates in launch of the “Managing Global Insecurity” project

Nov. 21

Report: A Plan for Action: A New Era of International Cooperation for a Changed World (Solana quote on page 7)

Nov. 21

Clinton would be well seen abroad as US secretary of state: Solana

Nov. 21

Obama tells Abbas he’ll work for peace and two-state solution

Nov. 21

U.S. foreign policy experts tell Obama to strengthen ties with UN

Nov. 22

Annapolis envoy likely to advise Obama

Nov. 22

Olmert in Washington to ensure continuity of US commitments

Nov. 23

‘Ceding Golan not too high a price’

Nov. 23

Bush hands over reins of U.S. economy to EU

“The results of the G-20 economic summit amount to nothing less than the seamless integration of the United States into the European economy.”

Nov. 24

Bush, Olmert have last meeting before ending terms

Nov. 25

Olmert: Peace agreement with Palestinians is possible soon

Nov. 25

Birthright screening out Messianic Jews

Nov. 25

Britain begins national ID plan

Nov. 25

Abdullah meets with Blair in Jeddah

Nov. 25

Solana expects EULEX deployment at the beginning of December

Nov. 26

Secret meeting on ‘calm’ held in Egypt

Nov. 26

Court: PM can continue negotiating

Nov. 26

EU, Syria move closer to signing association agreement

Nov. 26

Clinton, Obama and Israel

Nov. 26

Continued talks between Israel and Palestinians encouraging, UN political chief says

Nov. 26

Let’s Give Thanks

It’s easy to give thanks when our plates are full. But what about when things are going wrong?

Nov. 27

Pope expected to visit Holy Land next year

Nov. 27

EU pledges billions for space program

Nov. 27

Fayad seeks steps against settlements

Nov. 27

Solana condemns the terrorist attacks in Mumbai

Nov. 28

Irish report backs second vote on EU treaty

Nov. 28

Proposal: Solana should become more involved in UN Human Rights Council

Nov. 28

UN General Assembly adopts six resolutions on Middle East

“Following two days of sometimes contentious debate on the conflict in the Middle East and the plight of the Palestinian people, the General Assembly today adopted by recorded vote six resolutions meant to promote the Palestinian people’s rights and limit Israel’s actions in Jerusalem and the Syrian Golan.”

Nov. 28

Solana finalizes plans for EU anti-piracy mission

Nov. 30

Obama to restore UN ambassador’s post to Cabinet rank

“To reinforce his intention to work more closely with the United Nations after the tensions of President Bush’s tenure, Mr. Obama plans to restore the ambassador’s post to cabinet rank.”

Nov. 30

Britain thinking of joining euro: Barroso

Nov. 30

EU paper on solving Mideast conflict worries Israel