Thursday, November 12, 2009

Barak described the Palestinian shooting to Clinton and urged for an Israeli attack that would once and for all end what he termed the Palestinian Authority's aim to turn the Middle East into Kosovo.

Clinton remains the biggest element in Israel's policy of restraint.

the prime minister can't say no to a president who more than anybody else was responsible for Barak's election and peace policy.

Oct 11 - Annan shuttles between Barak and Arafat in efforts to end the fighting. No deal is agreed but Annan announces the two sides will hold a high-level security meeting chaired by the United States. Sporadic clashes continue. Protesters in Gaza burn an effigy of Barak. Oct 12 - Israeli helicopters fire missiles at targets in Gaza and West Bank city of Ramallah after a Palestinian mob kills two captive Israeli soldiers in Ramallah.

The Cole had been refueling for about 45 minutes when, at 11:18 a.m. local time Oct. 12, an explosive-laden boat pulled alongside and blasted a hole in its port side, according to a timeline obtained by Navy Times.

the explosion occurred at about 11:18 local time in Yemen, not 12:15

10:45 a.m.: Mob swarms Palestinian police station in Ramallah, beats two Israeli soldiers to death