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And he will make a firm covenant with the many for one week, but in the middle of the week he will put a stop to sacrifice and grain offering; and on the wing of abominations will come one who makes desolate, even until a complete destruction, one that is decreed, is poured out on the one who makes desolate
(Daniel 9:27 New America Standard Bible)
Israel to Draw West Bank Borders by 2010
JERUSALEM - Israel will draw its final borders by 2010, acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said in an interview published Thursday, for the first time setting a deadline for what is expected to be a unilateral large-scale West Bank pullback.
Olmert's agenda also includes a plan for an expanded Jerusalem that alarms Palestinians, connecting the West Bank's largest settlement to the disputed city with new Jewish housing. Jerusalem and its environs would also fall within the permanent borders, as would the West Bank's Jordan Valley on the frontier with Jordan, which Olmert characterized as a "security border."
Originally posted by MadGreebo
I spent about a week getting all this together, andding and deleting parts i wanted to post...and on the evening I come to post it...Im beaten to it!!!
2007-2013 Financial Perspective
At the end of a marathon seven-hour meeting on Tuesday night Parliament's negotiating team agreed a deal with Austrian Council Presidency on the Financial Perspective for 2007-2013.
An extra €4 billion over and above the figure decided by the European Council in December will be allocated to programmes regarded as priorities by MEPs.
Hitting the Helsinki Headline Goal
EU member states have been working towards meeting the so-called Helsinki Headline Goal. This has required developing the necessary military capabilities to be able by next year to deploy, within 60 days, a force of up to 60,000 troops
EU-led, crisis-management operations encompass all military missions with the exception of collective defence
With the exception of territories inside the European Union, such missions are possible whenever and wherever politically decided.
many capability shortfalls that have to be addressed to ensure that the European Union's Common Foreign and Security Policy has teeth.
"Welcome to the Homepage of Javier Solana"
Originally posted by dbates
So, the world doesn't end in 2012.
Originally posted by dbates
I'm not sure that adding and subtracting dates from each other can be used for any real purpose.
Originally posted by worldwatcher
*Applause* for putting together this great thread. Not much to say on my own, but I appreciate what you are laying out before my eyes.