Thursday, October 18, 2007

Headlines for 10-17-07

Powell says Iran nuke row can be solved Former Secretary of State Colin Powell expressed hope Wednesday for a peaceful and diplomatic resolution to Iran's nuclear row.

Palestinians: Parley likely to be postponed His comments came as senior P.A. officials said it was almost certain the conference in Annapolis, Md., would be postponed because Israeli and Palestinian negotiators have failed to achieve progress on any of the fundamental issues such as Jerusalem, the borders and refugees. This whole thing is being rushed together and pushed through in order to pave the way for a US strike on Iran. It's a ruse.

Will We Fall For War Vs. Iran? **

US will continue to work with Russia on Iran nuclear threat: Bush ** "We've got a leader in Iran who has announced that he wants to destroy Israel," Bush said at a White House press conference after Russia cautioned against military action against Tehran's suspect atomic program. "So I've told people that, if you're interested in avoiding World War III, it seems like you ought to be interested in preventing them from having the knowledge necessary to make a nuclear weapon," said Bush.

Dissent from the Front Lines

Oil prices pull back from highs

Syria gives backing to possible Turkish incursion into Iraq Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday said he would support a Turkish incursion into northern Iraq against Kurdish rebels, as the parliament in Ankara met to vote for military action.

PBS Frontline: Cheney's Law Can watch the video online.

Palestinians return to ruined Lebanese camp

JINSA Bestows 2007 Distinguished Service Award Upon Defense Secretary Gates Gates is this year?s recipient of the institute?s Jackson award, named after late U.S. Sen. Henry M. Jackson, a staunch Cold Warrior and stalwart supporter of America?s friendship with Israel.

House lauds Israel on U.N. breakthrough The U.S. House of Representatives saluted Israel for its being named to chair its first United Nations committee.

Ex-Mayor ?Emotional Winner' at Jewish Forum Mr. Giuliani was similarly unequivocal when it came to Iran, saying a president "can't hesitate" to use military power if it is in the country's best interests Which country would that be, Rudy?

Visiting American mayors look to partner with Israeli high-tech industry Visiting mayors from the United States said Thursday they're interested in joint projects with Israeli concerns, following a tour of leading biotechnology companies.

Jews Become Targets of Turkey's Anger at U.S. Vote on Armenia Turkey, which has close ties with Israel, has long relied on lobbying from Jewish groups in Washington to aid in fending off proposals like the one endorsed by a House of Representatives panel Oct. 10.

Syria's UN delegate never referred to nuclear site: UN spokesman A UN report wrongly suggesting that a Syrian delegate had said a nuclear site in his country was hit in an Israeli air strike last month was due to an "interpretation error", a UN spokesman said Wednesday.

Olmert, Putin to discuss Iran The Israeli prime minister is scheduled to make a one-day visit to Moscow on Thursday at the behest of Russian President Vladimir Putin, himself freshly returned from a summit with his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

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