Snokered Again. While we were not Looking.
Bank of Israel halves 2009 growth forecast
Haaretz Daily Thu, 20 Nov 2008 5:04 PM PST
The Bank of Israel yesterday updated its economic growth forecasts for the second time in a month. It cut its 2008 growth forecast from 4.7% to 4.3%, and chopped almost in half its estimate for next year from 2.7% to only 1.5%. Israel FM demands world stop ignoring attacks from Gaza
AFP via Yahoo! News Thu, 20 Nov 2008 10:07 AM PST
Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni demanded in a telephone conversation with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday that the world stop ignoring attacks on Israel by Gaza militants. Israel rebuffs U.N. plea to ease Gaza blockade
Los Angeles Times Thu, 20 Nov 2008 3:12 PM PST
U.N. Secretary Ban Ki-moon wants Israel to allow food aid trucks into the Gaza Strip. But top Israeli officials say Palestinian militants must first stop their cross-border rocket attacks. For the second time this week, Israel today resisted a plea by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to ease its blockade of the Gaza Strip and urged the world to condemn Palestinian rocket attacks ... Jordanian protesters urge Israel to end blockade against Gaza
Eastday.com Thu, 20 Nov 2008 6:10 PM PST
Hundreds of Jordanians have held a demonstration in the capital Amman in protest against Israel's blockade of Gaza, urging for an end to the worsening humanitarian conditions in the coastal enclave, daily The Jordan Times reported today. Israel's Peres meets Queen Elizabeth as British visit ends
Middle East Times Thu, 20 Nov 2008 4:12 PM PST
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (L) receives the President of Israel Shimon Peres at Buckingham Palace in London. The Queen presented him with an honorary order of St Michael and St George. Thursday, Nov 20, 2008
Texas Congressman Ron Paul has warned that any strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities undertaken by the Israeli air force will take place with the explicit backing of the U.S. government.
Speaking to Press TV, Iran’s state backed news agency, the Congressman warned that unilateral Israeli action would be an impossibility.
“No matter what they do, it is our money, it is our weapons, and they are not going to do it without us approving it,” Paul commented.
The Congressman’s warning comes in light of a report in the New York Times by nuclear physicist Richard Garwin that suggests Iran has produced nearly enough nuclear material to create one atomic bomb.
The report contradicts last year’s National Intelligence Estimate which stated that Iran halted work toward a nuclear weapon under international scrutiny in 2003 and is unlikely to be able to produce enough enriched uranium for a bomb until 2010 to 2015.
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has called on the world to join Israel in putting a stop to Iran’s nuclear program.
“Iran has not terminated its pursuit of nuclear weapons,” Olmert told a gathering of North American Jewish leaders in Jerusalem. “Iran cannot become nuclear. Israel cannot afford it…the free world must not accept it. We must all do whatever we can to prevent it.”
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak has said the US and Europe should set aside their differences with China and Russia and help Israel put up a united front against Iran.
Israeli Air Force Commander General Ido Nehushtan has said that his forces are ready to follow any order to thwart Iran’s nuclear programs. Great/just great. What are the pupit masters up to now.Like they haven't caused enough problems. Sigh........................