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IM Issue 14 - May 2008
ISRAEL BRINGS IN DIGNITARIES FOR ITS 60TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Israel's President, Shimon Peres, announced that a May conference marking its 60th birthday will open with a tribute to Israel's staunchest ally, the United States. In attendance will be President Bush and Barbra Streisand. "After 60 years we want to stand up and say 'thank you America,'" Israeli President Shimon Peres said in an interview with The Associated Press.
EIGHT KILLED IN TERRORIST ATTACK AT JERUSALEM YESHIVA
Eight teenage students were killed and nine others were wounded when a terrorist entered a crowded Jerusalem yeshiva and opened fire on March 6th. The head of the Zaka emergency service described the scene after the shooting as "like a slaughterhouse." Three of the wounded in the attack at the Mercaz Harav Yeshiva were in serious condition while the other six were slightly hurt.
ISRAELI CABINET RESPONDS TO CONTINUED GAZA ROCKET FIRE
At the February 10th cabinet meeting, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni said there will be no peace between Israelis and Palestinians as long as Gaza terrorists continue launching rockets at Israeli towns. "There is no hope for any kind of peace or the vision of the Pales-tinian state which includes the Gaza Strip without real change on the ground," Livni told reporters.