Weekend Wrap

Merkel to snub Hamas on visit; Israel handed tough Euro '08 task; Andy Bronfman laid to rest in J'lem.

January 28, 2006 15:50
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Weekend Wrap

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Saddam ordered WMD strike on Israel Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006 14:47 Former deputy of the Iraqi air force, General Georges Sada, revealed on Saturday that that former dictator of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, ordered him during the first Gulf War to bomb Israeli population centers with chemical weapons. Iran warns US, Britain of reprisals Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006 13:18 Iran's Revolutionary Guards chief Saturday warned the United States and Britain that Iran would respond with its missiles if attacked, a clear threat to Israel, which lies within easy range of such a launch. Saudis recall Danish ambassador Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006 12:35 Saudi Arabia has ordered its ambassador in Denmark to return home due to what the Saudis called dissatisfaction with the Danish government's handling of the publication of "insulting" caricatures of the prophet Muhammad in a Danish paper last September. Bush denounces aid to Israel's enemy Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006 10:46 President George W. Bush says the United States would cut off aid to the next Palestinian government unless election winner Hamas abolishes the militant arm of its party and stops demanding the destruction of Israel. Palestinian stocks slide on Hamas win Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006 8:51 The Palestinian business community reacted with concern following the Hamas victory in the Palestinian parliamentary elections. Peres hints Israel may talk with Hamas Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006 7:39 Vice Premier Shimon Peres suggested Israel might accept talks with a Palestinian government that includes Hamas as long as the militant group abandoned terrorism. Egypt: Hamas win a demand for change Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006 6:34 Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif said Friday night the overwhelming vote for Hamas was a demand for change by the Palestinian people who want jobs, services, and a better life. Vatican may include Muslims in dialogue Friday, Jan. 27, 2006 23:24 The Vatican is exploring the possibility of expanding its Catholic-Jewish dialogue to also include Muslims, although talks are at a very initial stage, a Vatican official said Friday. German head to snub Hamas on visit Friday, Jan. 27, 2006 23:24 The Vatican is exploring the possibility of expanding its Catholic-Jewish dialogue to also include Muslims, although talks are at a very initial stage, a Vatican official said Friday. Israel handed difficult Euro 2008 task Friday, Jan. 27, 2006 15:36 Israel will face England in an official match for the first time, after being drawn to play together in Group E of the qualifying round of the 2008 European soccer championships. Andy Bronfman laid to rest in J'lem Friday, Jan. 27, 2006 12:02 Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, former prime minister Shimon Peres, friends and family paid their respects to the late Andrea Bronfman at her funeral service in Jerusalem on Friday morning.

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