Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Israel in the News

via Duluth News Tribune I've read where the Truce in Israel is being threatened. I do commend Israel for not retaliating and really hope that somehow there can be lasting peace in that region from all sides.

Truce shaken after rockets fired from Gaza and Israeli raid kills 2 militants

By JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated Press Writer
The Associated Press - Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Per AFP, it seems I'm not the only one concerned about the region which is a good thing. It seems that the "Major Powers" are also concerned about the Israeli settlements.

Major powers fret over Israeli settlements, shaky Gaza truce

BERLIN (AFP) — The United States and other peace brokers fretted Tuesday over the fragility of the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks by calling for a truce in Hamas-run Gaza to last and Israel to freeze settlements.

The appeal from the European Union, Russia, the United Nations and United States followed international pledges of 242 million dollars to bolster the Palestinian police and justice system to help pave the way to a viable state.

Following a series of meetings here, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told reporters that a peace agreement could still be framed before President George W. Bush leaves office in January.