"Israel has expressed opposition to an American initiative to pursue Security Council support for a proposed United Nations resolution endorsing this week's agreement by Israeli and Palestinian leaders to try to reach a Mideast peace settlement by the end of 2008." Why would Israel want the UN to get interested in this agreement? We all KNOW (if we are being honest with ourselves) that Israel has no real interest in a genuine peace settlement at this time. After all, the Greater Israel is still being actively pursued, goodwill towards the Palestinians is minimal, and the thought of making real territorial and other concessions ia anathema to them. Once the UN gets involved, it might want a progress report, perish the thought.
Spain investigating ex-IMF chief Rato for fraud (Reuters)
from the article: U.S. withdraws UN Annapolis resolution after Israel objects