'Israel foils attack on Dimona reactor'

Israel recently foiled a terror attack on the Dimona nuclear reactor, a
Kuwaiti newspaper quoted British sources as saying Friday.
According to the paper, Al Jarida, Israeli security forces arrested a
senior employee at the plant after they uncovered a plot to blow up one
of the heaters at the facility.
According to the British sources, the worker, who was only identified
as Moshe, is also suspected of leaking information about the reactor to
foreign sources.
Moshe's family, who had no idea about his arrest, reportedly believed
that he was on a secret training exercise abroad.
The sources claimed that the suspect would soon be served an indictment
in an Israeli court, adding that the case was even more severe than
that of nuclear whistleblower Mordehai Vanunu.

US warship sails towards Lebanon

The United States has ordered a warship to take up position off the
coast of Lebanon in a show of support for the country's embattled
The deployment of the USS Cole is being seen as a warning to Syria
which – along with Iran – backs the opposition.
The Western-backed government and the opposition have repeatedly failed
to agree a deal to end political impasse.
A US official quoted by news agencies said the move was “a show of
support for regional stability”.
“We are very concerned about the situation in Lebanon. It has dragged
on very long,” the unnamed senior US official told Reuters news agency.

A US defence official quoted by Reuters said the USS Cole, a
guided-missile destroyer, had left Malta on Tuesday and was heading
toward Lebanon.
He stressed that once in position, it would not be within visible range
of Lebanon but “well over the horizon”.
The news agency said the official had indicated that the destroyer
could be replaced by the USS Nassau, an amphibious assault ship, which
is currently heading towards the Mediterranean.
The USS Cole was attacked in the port of Aden, Yemen, in October 2000
by water-borne al-Qaeda suicide bombers. …

Saudi citizens instructed to depart Lebanon with all possible speed

DEBKAfile’s Middle East sources report that this unprecedented order
from the royal court in Riyadh on March 1 portends an unusual military
outbreak in Lebanon. Kuwait quickly followed suit.
Standing by since Friday off the troubled Mediterranean shores of
Lebanon, Israel and Gaza is the USS Cole guided missile destroyer
opposite Lebanon. It was joined Monday by the USS Nassau amphibious
warship and its strike group of six vessels carrying 2,800 marines,
flight crews and sailors. US naval sources report that a third group
will join them shortly.

The Betrayal of the Chosen

Behold, He that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
– Psalm 121:4
On May 14, 1948, Israel declared its independence. Upon declaring its
independence it was immediately at war with its Arab neighbors. Today
Israel's enemies are once again preparing for war. Once again, the goal
is Israel's complete annihilation. In the 60 years that have passed
since the creation of the modern state of Israel, this tiny nation has
fought for its survival against all odds. It has survived several major
wars and decades of violence. However it is important to remember that
the Jew's history in the Promised Land actually dates back more than
3,000 years. It is not only important, it is imperative, because in
Israel the past, present, and future are inextricably linked. It could
be argued that in no other place on the planet does history play a more
central role than in this war-torn region.
In the world media, the propaganda war rages equally fiercely,
paralleling the conflict it describes. Talk show hosts parade an army
of so-called experts in front of the cameras who spew a bewildering
array of claims, counter claims, propaganda, and information; leaving
the uninformed Westerner with the impression …

The Most Neglected Book

It may come as a surprise to discover that there are a number of
Biblical experts who regard the Book of Leviticus as the most important
book of the Bible (Dr. Samuel H. Kellogg, Dr. Albert C. Dudley, J.
Vernon McGee, and others). The book of Leviticus focuses on the subject
of holiness. Charles Spurgeon once said, “If I had my choice of all the
blessings I can conceive of I would choose perfect conformity to the
Lord Jesus, or, in one word, holiness.” True happiness begins with
holiness (Hebrews 12:14; Matthew 5:6).
Holiness isn't a luxury, it's a necessity. Nor is it limited to “the
Jews in ancient Israel.” Leviticus instructs New Testament Christians
how to appreciate holiness and appropriate it into their everyday
lives. We seem to want Jesus to solve our problems and carry our
burdens, but we don't want to allow Him to work in our lives and
transform our character.
“But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner
of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.” – 1
Peter 1:15, 16
What is holiness? It is the primary emphasis in the Bible. …

Prince Hassan of Jordan to Receive Niwano Peace Prize

By Niwano Peace Foundation Bernama – 
The Niwano Peace Foundation announced today it will award the 25th
Niwano Peace
Prize to His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan.
An award presentation ceremony will take place in Tokyo, Japan, on
Thursday, May 8, at 10:30 a.m. In addition to an award certificate,
Prince Hassan will receive a medal and 20 million yen.
Prince Hassan was born in Amman, Jordan, in 1947 to a branch of the
Hashemite family. He studied at Christ Church College, Oxford,
graduating with a degree in Oriental studies. Until 1999, he served as
the closest political adviser for his late Majesty King Hussein. Prince
Hassan has devoted his life to building peace with justice in the
Middle East based on his understanding of human dignity informed and
inspired by his faith. He has been a bridge builder across existing
political and religious divides. He is well known and respected
internationally as a man who translates vision into actions. He is a
leading member of several international organizations, including the
Club of Rome and the Independent Commission on Humanitarian Issues.
In selecting Prince Hassan as an awardee, Mr. Doudou Diene, United
Nations Special Rapporteur on …