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  • Peace Now leader wants Israel to overthrow the Palestinian Authority

    08/07/2016 4:52:55 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Aruts Sheva ^ | 7/8/16 | Stephen Flatow
    A veteran leader of the Peace Now movement is apparently calling on Israel to overthrow the Palestinian Authority. It may seem hard to believe, but that's the plain meaning of an op-ed in the July 29 edition of the New York Jewish Week by Martin I. Bresler, a former Chairman--and current board member--of Americans for Peace Now. ..... Peace Now has long functioned almost as a defense attorney for the Palestinian Authority- Peace Now has long functioned almost as a defense attorney for the Palestinian Authority--vigorously demanding Israeli concessions to the PA, while refraining from criticizing the PA's sponsorship of...
  • Abbas' Speech at Arab Summit: We Are Preparing to Sue British Government for Balfour Declaration

    07/27/2016 12:37:41 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 30 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 7/25/16 | Al-Jazeera Network (Qatar)
    PA President Mahmoud Abbas' speech, delivered at the Arab League Summit in Nouakchott, Mauritania, on June 25, called for the Arab League's help in preparing a lawsuit against the British government for issuing and implementing the 1917 Balfour Declaration. The speech was read at the summit by PA Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Malki, following the death of Abbas' brother. The speech aired on Al-Jazeera network.
  • Abbas urged to abandon negotiations with Israel

    07/07/2016 4:30:15 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/7/16 | Dalit Halevi
    Taysir Kubaa, deputy head of the Palestinian National Council, on Thursday called on the Palestinian Authority (PA) to abandon the path of negotiations with Israel which, he said, does not lead to success for the Palestinians. Speaking in an interview with Hamas's Palestine newspaper, Kubaa said that the Palestinian reliance on false negotiations is wrong, since negotiations are “worthless”, as he put it, and “the only option we face is a return to national unity and enlisting our people to the forces of the struggle.” Referring to the French peace initiative which calls for an international conference to renew peace...
  • MORAL EQUIVALENCE HAS BECOME A MORAL ATROCITY

    07/05/2016 5:04:11 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | July 5, 2016 | Caroline Glick
    The international community's failure to distinguish good from evil -- and the victims it produces. We have reached the point where moral equivalence has become a moral atrocity. The smart set in the West has insisted for over a generation that Israel and the Palestinians are morally equal. There are extremists, on both sides, they say. Both sides are responsible for the absence of peace. The first serious outcry against this lie came immediately after the Palestinians began their terrorist war against Israel in September 2000. That war, incited, directed, funded, commanded and celebrated by Yassir Arafat and his henchmen,...
  • PA President Mahmoud Abbas at EU Parliament: Israeli Rabbis Urged to Poison Palestinian Water

    06/27/2016 9:46:27 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 7 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 6/23/16 | Palestinian Authority TV
    Speaking at the European Parliament on June 23, PA President Mahmoud Abbas alleged that only a week before, some Israeli rabbis had demanded "that their government poison the water in order to kill the Palestinians," saying that this was incitement to mass murder. The address aired on the Palestinian Authority's official TV channel. Two days later, his office issued a retraction, which, according to The New York Times, read in part: "After it has become evident that the alleged statements by a rabbi on poisoning Palestinian wells, which were reported by various media outlets, are baseless, President Mahmoud Abbas has...
  • Abbas admits anti-Israel blood libel 'baseless'

    06/25/2016 2:08:40 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/6/16
    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas attempted to walk back controversial statements made during a recent address to the European Union parliament in Brussels, claiming on Saturday that he opposed "any attack on any religion", after having accused Israel of “poisoning Palestinian wells”. "Palestine is the cradle of the three monotheistic faiths. We stand strongly against any attack on any religion," Abbas said in a statement. The tacit acknowledgement of Judaism's roots in the Land of Israel, comes in stark contrast to Palestinian Authority propaganda which has for decades attempted to diminish the Jewish people's ancient history in Israel. In apparently...
  • Palestine - European Union Must End PLO Subjugation And Exploitation

    06/02/2016 6:41:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/02/16 | David Singer
    How long is the EU going to keep shelling out large sums of money -- only to see the implementation of its noble objectives being continually subverted? The European Union (EU) possesses the financial levers to end 10 years of exploitative rule by the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) in not holding any elections in the West Bank during that period. 95% of the West Bank Arab population live in Areas “A” and “B” under the total administrative control of the PLO. That population has been subjugated into silence by the PLO and given no opportunity to freely express their support...
  • Palestinian Authority upset about Liberman entering government

    05/19/2016 9:38:11 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/5/16 | Ari Yashar
    israel Beytenu chairperson Avigdor Liberman's imminent entry to the coalition government has been evoking numerous responses in Israel, but the Palestinian Authority (PA) also saw fit to comment on the developments Thursday morning. ..... That initiative is based on the 2002 Saudi initiative, by which Israel would make massive concessions in return for paper agreements from its Arab neighbors not to attack - Israel has flatly rejected the French push. According to the PA, Yisrael Beytenu's entry "sends a strong message to the world that Israel prefers radicalism..." .....
  • Saudi Official Shakes Hands with Israelis in Rare Meeting

    12/16/2013 6:40:12 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/12/13 | Elad Benari
    A rare meeting took place on Sunday between a member of the Saudi royal family and Israeli officials, reports NRG/Maariv. The meeting took place at the World Policy Conference in Monaco, where Prince Turki Al-Faisal, former head of the Saudi secret services and formerly his country’s ambassador to the United States, met MK Meir Sheetrit (Hatnua) and Itamar Rabinovich, formerly Israel’s ambassador to the U.S. According to NRG/Maariv, the Saudi prince publicly shook hands with Rabinovich and held a discussion with MK Sheetrit. The report said that Sheetrit invited the Saudi prince to address the Knesset, to which the prince...
  • Where UNESCO and ISIS Converge

    04/23/2016 5:57:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2016 | Caroline Glick
    Last month, UNESCO’s director general Irina Bokova issued a statement congratulating Russian- backed Syrian forces for liberating the ancient city of Palmyra from Islamic State (ISIS). Bokova said Palmyra “carries the memory of the Syrian people, and the values of cultural diversity, tolerance and openness that have made this region a cradle of civilization.” Bokova added, “The deliberate destruction of heritage is a war crime, and UNESCO will do everything in its power to document the damage so that these crimes do not go unpunished. I wish to remind all parties present of the absolute necessity to preserve this unique...
  • Abbas' brother gets treated in Tel Aviv hospital

    04/13/2016 2:54:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 4/13/2016, 8:16 AM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    Even as Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas continues to attack Israel and incite terrorism, his brother Abu Luay chose to receive treatment at none other than an Israeli hospital. Abbas’ brother was hospitalized at Assuta Medical Center in northern Tel Aviv, as Yedioth Aharonoth exposed on Wednesday morning. Abu Luay, who lives in Qatar, came down with cancer. He decided specifically to come to the Tel Aviv hospital for treatment, where other family members of Abbas have been treated in the past. …
  • Abbas: Netanyahu is still a partner for peace

    03/31/2016 10:14:50 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/4/16 | Elad Benari
    Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday that he still sees Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu as a partner for peace. Speaking to journalist Ilana Dayan on Channel 2’s “Uvda” program, Abbas also claimed that the PA’s security forces fight terrorism and go as far as to search backpacks of Palestinian children for knives that can be used for stabbing attacks. “I would have to be crazy to tell my son that [carrying a knife] is the right thing. Or that these knife attacks are the right thing to do,” he said, adding, “You know, we, our security services, go...
  • Abbas's Fatah full of praise for US citizen's killer

    03/09/2016 11:48:18 PM PST · by Lera · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/9/2016
    Fatah joins official PA TV and Hamas in celebrating recent deadly terror attacks, while encouraging further murders. Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction has heaped praise upon the Arab terrorists behind the string of attacks over the past 24 hours in Israel, which have claimed the life of an American tourist and injured scores of Israeli and foreign citizens. Unusually, given the reticence by many world leaders to condemn Palestinian incitement outright, the degree to which official PA factions have celebrated the attacks even drew condemnation earlier Wednesday from visiting US Vice President Joe Biden. As Arutz Sheva reported,...
  • PA boasts of the 'achievements' of the 'intifada'

    03/03/2016 5:03:57 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/3/16 | Dalit Halevi
    The Palestinian Authority (PA) is boasting over the “achievements” of the current terror wave, which Palestinian Arab terrorist groups have named the “Al-Quds Intifada”. The Gaza-based Al-Quds Center on Thursday published statistics regarding the wave of terrorism against Israel for the month of February 2016. According to the Arab organization, during the month of February there were 30 stabbing attacks (and attempted attacks), 13 shooting attacks, five car attacks (and attempted attacks), over 11 firebomb attacks and 10 attacks involving explosives. The Center further listed the following “achievements” of the “intifada”: The torching of a synagogue in Gush Etzion, the...
  • Abbas: Terror wave is a 'legitimate peaceful protest'

    03/03/2016 12:49:44 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/3/16 | Dalit Halevi
    Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday reiterated his opposition to recognizing Israel as a Jewish state, and also referred to the current terror wave as a “legitimate peaceful protest”. He made the comments at the start of a meeting of the Revolutionary Council of his Fatah organization, attended by members of the Fatah Central Committee. In his speech at the meeting, Abbas once again expressed his support for the French political initiative which seeks to convene an international peace conference. France, which announced the peace conference initiative in January, has threatened to unilaterally recognize the “State of Palestine”...
  • Abbas admits: 'I rejected Israeli offer of PA state'

    11/21/2015 3:44:38 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/11/15 | Hillel Fendel
    For the first time, Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas has admitted that he rejected "out of hand" an Israeli offer for a PA state on nearly 95% of Judea and Samaria. In 2008, then-Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert offered to agree to the creation of an independent PA state including all of Gaza, nearly all of Judea/Samaria, and parts of Israel – a total area equal to 99.5% of the size of Judea and Samaria. In addition, a tunnel would connect Judea/Samaria to Gaza, and the PA state would have its capital in eastern Jerusalem. Not only that: Olmert...
  • Kerry in Israel Next Week to Squeeze Bibi for 'Good Will' for Abbas [Zechariah 12]

    11/19/2015 11:15:46 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 17 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 11/19/2015 | Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will be back in town on Tuesday for another round of pressing Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to give Mahmoud Abbas another boost in confidence by surrendering more sovereignty in Judea and Samaria. Kerry also will meet with the Palestinian Authority chairman, but there has been no mention of a joint meeting. Whenever the Secretary of State comes, he wants something in return for having taken his precious time to talk with the Prime Minister, who is his biggest obstacle to giving him at least one supposed achievement before he leaves Foggy Bottom when President...
  • Abbas's Fatah posts anti-Semitic Nazi children's book

    10/29/2015 8:34:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    inn ^ | 10/29/15 | Ari Yashar
    Fatah anti-Semitism from Nazi Germany: "Trust no Jew" Palestinian Media Watch Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction saw fit on Thursday to hearken back to Nazi German anti-Semitism, and pay tribute to the genocidal Jew hatred that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu last week highlighted had Palestinian influences. Fatah posted the cover of an anti-Semitic Nazi children's book from 1936 to its official Facebook page, as exposed by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW). Together with the cover, replete with an anti-Semitic caricature of a Jew, was written in Arabic: "the cover of one of the children's books in Germany in 1936 whose...
  • Israel's delightful partners for peace

    10/26/2015 3:48:38 PM PDT · by DanMiller
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | October 26, 2015 | Dan Miller
    Mahmoud Abbas is the longest serving President of "Palestine," having been elected to a four year term in 2005. Due to "internal Palestinian conflict," there have been no elections since then. Abbas has been praised by Pope Francis and Imam Obama as a true partner for peace between Israelis and Palestinians.According to The Catholic Herald, Pope Francis did not refer to Abbas as an "angel of peace" in May of this year; He merely said that he could be one. [A]ccording to La Stampa, after giving Abbas a medallion with the figure of the angel of peace, the Pope told him:...
  • Official Palestinian Paper Promotes Gruesome Blood Worship

    10/20/2015 11:13:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 10/20/2015, 4:50 PM | Ari Yashar
    The official paper of the Palestinian Authority (PA) has given voice to a strange new fetish among Palestinian Arabs, describing how they cherish “inhaling the scent” of the blood of murderous Arab terrorists. An article published in PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s Al-Hayat Al-Jadida last Thursday and translated Tuesday by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) describes the reaction of Arabs to the death of a terrorist, who was shot while attempting a stabbing at Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate last Wednesday. “(Palestinian Arabs) insisted on inhaling the scent of the martyr’s blood. …The residents of Jerusalem, who waited to inhale the scent of the...
  • Child Terrorist Abbas Claims was 'Executed' in Stable Condition

    10/15/2015 3:58:05 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/10/15 | Ido Ben Porat
    Deputy Director of Hadassah Medical Center, Dr. Asher Salmon, reported Thursday on the medical condition of the 13-year-old Arab who critically injured two Israelis in the Pisgat Ze'ev stabbing attack on Monday. "He is hospitalized in moderate to light condition in one of our departments and is being well cared for medically. I believe we will be able to release him in the coming days," Dr. Salmon said. Photos The update on the young terrorist's condition comes after Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas claimed on Wednesday night that Israel had "executed" him. Israel "executed the child Ahmed Mansara in cold...
  • ‘Worst media headline in history’: Slate’s spin on stabbing attacks against Jews is unreal

    10/12/2015 2:49:39 PM PDT · by Torcert · 19 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 12, 2015 | Twitchy Staff
    Stabbings attacks against Jews continue in and around Israel: A series of stabbing attacks have resulted in the deaths of three alleged Palestinian attackers and resulted in several more Israelis and Palestinians being injured as violence intensifies in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. Writing on Twitter, Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said that four apparent stabbing incidents took place in Jerusalem on Monday. The spokesman said a Palestinian assailant was shot dead on Monday night after stabbing an Israeli soldier on a bus entering Jerusalem. The soldier was lightly injured. Here’s how Slate reported it:There have been at least...
  • Kerry Treats Bibi, Abbas as Equally Responsible for Attacks

    10/10/2015 5:20:50 PM PDT · by Lera · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/10/2015 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    US Secretary of State gives same message of condemning violence and need for calm to both Israelis and Palestinians. US Secretary of State John Kerry shared his "deep concern" Saturday over the recent wave of terror in Israel, though he made efforts to treat the two sides as equally culpable, AFP reports. Kerry called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and PA President Abbas separately "to express his deep concern over the recent wave of violence and offer his support for efforts to restore calm as soon as possible," a State Department statement said.
  • The U.S. and International Community Must Hold Palestinians Accountable for Terror

    10/10/2015 7:01:31 AM PDT · by Isara · 7 replies
    Cruz.Senate.gov ^ | October 8, 2015
    Sen. Cruz issues statement on recent attacks against IsraelisWASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) submitted the following statement into the Congressional Record concerning the recent Palestinian attacks on Israeli civilians:“My thoughts and prayers are with the Israeli people who are enduring a new escalation of Palestinian terrorism.“Last Thursday evening, a mother and father were murdered in front of their four children ages 9, 7, 4 and 4 months when Hamas terrorists opened fire on their car. A few days later, another Jewish family was walking in the Old City of Jerusalem after praying at the Western Wall...
  • Abbas: Palestinian Violence 'Helps' Israel

    10/05/2015 3:06:46 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/10/15 | Yaakov Levi
    Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas on Monday called for calm, saying Israel was “benefiting” from Palestinian violence, and has ordered Palestinian Authority security forces to arrest rioters and prevent the outbreak of violence in PA villages. The reason, he told members of his cabinet, had nothing to do with cooperating with Israel, but to prevent Israel from “taking advantage of violence to attack innocent Palestinians and to drag the entire region into violence.” A PA cabinet official told Arab media that while it was understandable that Palestinians would want to attack Israelis “because of their crimes, we must remember that...
  • Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Authority President, Says He’s No Longer Bound by Oslo Accords

    09/30/2015 12:50:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 30, 2015 | Rick Gladstone and Jodi Rudoren
    Demonstrating a new level of tension with Israel, President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority declared Wednesday that it was no longer bound by the Oslo Peace Accords and subsequent agreements that formed the basis for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In his annual General Assembly speech, Mr. Abbas accused Israel of having violated these pacts, which date back two decades and outline security, economic and other arrangements in the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel during and after the 1967 war. He asserted that there was no reason that the Palestinians should remain faithful to them as long...
  • Mahmoud Abbas Threatens at UN to Ignore Oslo Accords

    09/30/2015 12:09:41 PM PDT · by amorphous · 12 replies
    TruNews ^ | Jason Wert
    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas made good on his threat to drop a bombshell on the United Nations General Assembly today when he announced that he will stop abiding by the Oslo Accords. The Accords have been the basis for relations between his group and Israel for over the last 20 years. Abbas claims that they are going to ignore the Accords because he claims Israel is already ignoring them. “As long as Israel refuses to commit to the agreements signed with us, which render us an authority without real powers, and as long as Israel refuses to cease settlement...
  • Abbas: Palestinians No Longer Committed to Oslo Accords

    09/30/2015 11:06:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | 9/30/2015, 7:40 PM | Ari Soffer and Ari Yashar
    Palestinian Authority (PA) leader Mahmoud Abbas has announced that the PA is no longer committed to the 1994 Oslo Accords. In his UN General Assembly address Wednesday evening, Abbas wasted no time attacking Israel from the podium in New York. He began by repeating calls for a “two-state solution,” and condemning Israeli “settlements” in Judea and Samaria, as well as the blockade of Gaza. …
  • Report: Kerry Blocked Netanyahu-Abbas Meeting

    09/26/2015 11:24:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    inn ^ | 9/26/15 | Cynthia Blank
    US Secretary of State John Kerry has blocked a meeting between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas, senior Palestinian and Israeli officials say. During a meeting with four retired Israeli ambassadors in Paris last Monday, Haaretz reported, Abbas said that despite his willingness to meet with Netanyahu, "a third party who is not Israeli" had recently prevented the meeting. Netanyahu has reportedly been sending Abbas messages for weeks about reviving the long-stalled peace process amid escalating Arab violence and Abbas' threat to suspend key clauses of the Oslo Accords during his visit to the United...
  • Hamas Threatens to Hang Abbas

    09/19/2015 4:40:36 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/9/15 | DAlit Halevi
    Mahmoud al-Zahar, a member of the Hamas politburo and a senior official in the terrorist organization, threatened violence against the Palestinian Authority (PA) on Friday despite the unity agreement between the two groups sealed last April. Speaking at a massive rally in Gaza's Khan Younis organized by Hamas in support of the Islamist rioters attacking police on the Temple Mount, al-Zahar slammed the PA for not openly conducting attacks against Israel. "If (Hamas's) Al-Qassam Brigades, (Islamic Jihad's) Al-Quds Brigades and the forces of the struggle were to adopt the policies and the leaders and countries around them, they wouldn't be...
  • PALESTINIANS ON VERGE OF RENOUNCING OSLO ACCORDS

    09/09/2015 7:19:00 AM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 9, 2015 | Ari Lieberman
    Palestinians on Verge of Renouncing Oslo Accords Palestinian breach of legally binding accord puts to rest an agreement that was DOA. September 9, 2015 Ari Lieberman    Reports are emerging that the Palestinian Authority’s unelected “president” Mahmoud Abbas will soon announce the nullification of all past agreements with Israel, including the infamous 1993 Oslo Accords. Abbas will then declare “Palestine” to be a state under “occupation.” The architect of this new approach is none other than Saeb Erekat, a senior figure in Abbas’s inner circle and one of the PA’s primary rejectionist figures. It was Erekat who was the...
  • French FM Promotes New Israeli-Palestinian Effort, Warns of ‘Explosion’

    06/22/2015 11:37:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 22, 2015 | 4:05 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    The Middle East and North Africa region is in turmoil from Iraq to Yemen and from Syria to Libya, but French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius warned Sunday of an “explosion” unless the deadlock in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations is broken. Speaking in Ramallah, he said both Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Jordan’s King Abdullah had expressed that view to him during talks with them over the weekend. Fabius was speaking after meeting with Palestinian Authority (P.A.) chairman Mahmoud Abbas during an intensive regional trip designed to push a French initiative to secure a U.N. Security Council resolution laying out the basis...
  • Abbas: 'No Place' for Hamas in New Government

    06/21/2015 11:06:50 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/6/15 | Elad Benari
    Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday told visiting French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius that any new Palestinian unity government should not include Hamas, AFP reports. The remarks came on the eve of a key meeting of the executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to discuss forming a new cabinet. The unity government between Hamas and Fatah collapsed last week as Abbas decided to dissolve it amid a deepening rift between the sides. "(Abbas) told me this government of national unity could only include women and men who recognize Israel, renounce violence and who are in agreement...
  • PMW: PA Adopts ‘One State Solution’ as Official Policy (i.e. Palestinian Authority)

    05/21/2015 3:40:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | 5/21/2015, 1:55 PM | Shimon Cohen
    While Israeli politicians continue to debate the merits of the “two-state solution,” their Palestinian interlocutors have long moved beyond that model for the solution of the Middle East conflict. For Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, the idea of a “greater Palestine”—that would stretch from “the river to the sea”—is now an official policy. If this policy had until now been elucidated verbally in Arabic, by “minor” government officials—allowing the PA to say that they had been speaking out of turn or voicing personal opinions—it has now taken on a much more official persona. In a series of videos and images...
  • Pope ‘canonizes’ Abbas as ‘angel of peace’, betraying Iraqi nuns

    05/18/2015 8:33:38 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/18/15 | A. Dru Kristenev
    As leaders of state, including the Vatican, recognize the illegitimate claim of Palestinian statehood, there can be no peace as that claim is based wholly on the outright destruction of Israel, the Jews, and the subjugation of Christianity Abandoning his own constituents, Pope Francis has embraced the divisive, terror-backed Palestinian Authority with a treaty recognizing its (nonexistent) statehood and an open-armed welcome of Mahmoud Abbas, P.A. leader, as an “angel of peace.” With this action, the pope iced the cake of tumultuous Middle East politics by celebrating a condoner of ISIS that continues to persecute members of his own Catholic...
  • Clear Communication is EVERYTHING

    05/18/2015 8:26:26 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/18/15 | Judi Mcleod
    Messaging the Vatican: IF Ellen Carmichael, writing for the National Review, is right about the Pope never having declared Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas “an angel of peace”, is correct; that the context of the pontiff’s words is quite different when one reads the English version of what he really said, then the Vatican needs to bone up on communication. In a world where lies and propaganda masquerade freely as truth, communication is everything. “It’s astonishing that international news sources have continued to print false information, even after the pope’s remarks were made available in English. (National Review, May 17,...
  • Pope Francis Did NOT Call Abbas an ‘Angel of Peace’

    05/18/2015 7:56:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/18/2015 | Ellen Carmichael
    Sunday morning, Americans awakened to headlines proclaiming that Pope Francis had called Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas “an angel of peace” during an event at the Vatican the day before. News organizations gleefully printed this claim across newspapers and news sites around the globe. Agence France-Presse’s headline: “Pope meets ‘angel of peace’ Abbas after treaty announcement.” BBC: “Pope Francis calls Palestinians’ Abbas ‘angel of peace.’” The New York Times: “In Vatican, Abbas Is Praised as ‘Angel of Peace.’” Even Jonathan S. Tobin of Commentary magazine published a piece entitled, “Sorry, Your Holiness, But Abbas Is No Angel.” Of course,...
  • Contrary to Popular Outrage, Pope Francis Didn’t Call Mahmoud Abbas ‘an Angel of Peace’

    05/17/2015 4:20:02 PM PDT · by NYer · 81 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 17, 2015 | Stephen Kruiser
    Another day, another misquote.I hate to get into a public disagreement with a colleague here, but the outrage du jour seems to be based on a translation that may or may not be deliberately wrong. As the BBC and the Associated Press are at the root of it, I’m leaning towards the former. A BBC reporter in the room claimed that Pope Francis said “you are an angel of peace” while presenting a gift (which is Vatican tradition) to Abbas.The Vatican reporter for the Italian newspaper La Stampa has it differently: As is tradition with heads of State or...
  • Pope meets 'angel of peace' Abbas ahead of landmark accord recognising Palestine

    05/16/2015 8:39:39 AM PDT · by Wiz-Nerd · 62 replies
    The Express Tribune ^ | May 16, 2015 | AFP
    Pope Francis met Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Saturday, calling him “an angel of peace,” days after the Vatican said it was preparing to sign its first accord with Palestine to the anger of Israel. Abbas met the pontiff for about 20 minutes for a private audience, a meeting that comes a day before the pope is due to canonise two Palestinian nuns, who will become the first Palestinian Arabs to gain sainthood.
  • Vatican recognizes state of Palestine in new treaty

    05/13/2015 8:27:31 AM PDT · by Iscool · 49 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 13, 2015
    <p>VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican officially recognized the state of Palestine in a new treaty finalized Wednesday, immediately sparking Israeli ire and accusations that the move hurt peace prospects.</p> <p>The treaty, which concerns the activities of the Catholic Church in Palestinian territory, makes clear that the Holy See has switched its diplomatic recognition from the Palestine Liberation Organization to the state of Palestine.</p>
  • Vatican Recognizes Palestine

    05/13/2015 7:05:46 AM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 20 replies
    AP ^ | 05/13/2015
    The Vatican has officially recognized the state of Palestine in a new treaty. The treaty, which was finalized Wednesday but still has to be signed, makes clear that the Holy See has switched its diplomatic relations from the Palestinian Liberation Organization to the state of Palestine.
  • Vatican recognizes state of Palestine in new treaty

    05/13/2015 7:06:01 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 70 replies
    AP ^ | 05/13/2015 | AP
    The Vatican has officially recognized the state of Palestine in a new treaty. The treaty, which was finalized Wednesday but still has to be signed, makes clear that the Holy See has switched its diplomatic relations from the Palestinian Liberation Organization to the state of Palestine. The Vatican had welcomed the decision by the U.N. General Assembly in 2012 to recognize a Palestinian state. But the treaty is the first legal document negotiated between the Holy See and the Palestinian state and constitutes an official recognition. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is due to see Pope Francis on Saturday before the...
  • Abbas To Sign Accords With Putin in Moscow

    04/11/2015 10:14:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    INN ^ | 4/11/2015, 10:55 PM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Moscow on Monday where the issue of Middle East peace talks will be raised, Russian authorities announced Thursday. “The two leaders will hold talks concerning key aspects of Russian-Palestinian relations and their future, with particular attention on the trade, economy and humanitarian sectors,” the Kremlin said in a statement according to AFP. There will also be “an exchange of ideas on the process of Israeli-Palestinian talks and other problematic regional situations,” the statement continued, adding that North Africa would also be on the agenda. …
  • PA: Negotiations 'Only on Two-State Solution' Basis [Netanyahu & Israel]

    03/18/2015 6:09:07 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 36 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Wednesday, March 18, 2015 | Yaakov Levi
    The PA officially announced Wednesday night that it was hoping to renew talks with Israel, regardless of who was Prime Minister. After earlier reports said that the Palestinian Authority was considering suspending all security cooperation with Israel in the wake of Binyamin Netanyahu's reelection, the PA officially announced Wednesday night that it was hoping to renew talks with Israel, regardless of who was Prime Minister. Nabil Abu-Rudeineh, the PA's official spokesperson, said that the PA has “no interest in the disposition of Israel's Prime Minister. The only thing we are interested in from any Israeli government is the recognition and...
  • AP Analysis: Palestinians see opportunities in Netanyahu win

    03/18/2015 10:07:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 18, 2015 12:50 PM EDT | Karin Laub and Mohammed Daraghmeh
    Palestinian officials believe they can build a stronger case for international pressure on Israel now that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to have cruised to re-election by adopting hard-line positions. In the last days of the hard-fought election Netanyahu ruled out Palestinian statehood under current conditions—despite long-standing assurances to the West that he supports the idea. The two sides appear poised for diplomatic confrontations, but also share an interest in preventing an escalation on the ground. …
  • If It’s March, They Must Be Honoring Terrorists

    03/17/2015 5:50:00 PM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | March 15, 2015 | Stephen M. Flatow
    JNS.org – In various cultures, a particular month, day or time is associated with a certain annual activity. For example, here in the United States, November—every other year—is election time. In Israel, every May brings the solemnity of remembering fallen soldiers, followed immediately by celebrations of national independence. And if it’s March and you happen to live in Palestinian Authority (PA)-controlled territory, then you know it’s time for publicly praising and honoring one of the most gruesome Palestinian massacres of Israelis and Americans in modern history. That’s because March 9, 1978, was the day that a squad of 13 Palestinian...
  • Palestinians mark their 1948 displacement (AP pushes the lie)

    05/15/2014 4:35:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 15, 2014 6:00 AM EDT | Mohammed Daraghmeh
    Palestinians marched in the West Bank and Gaza on Thursday to commemorate their displacement in the 1948 Mideast war that followed the establishment of the state of Israel. Sirens wailed at noon in Ramallah and elsewhere across the West Bank for 66 seconds to symbolize the number of years since the “Nakba,” or “catastrophe” in Arabic—the term Palestinians use to describe their defeat and displacement in the war. Israel overcame the armies of surrounding Arab states as well as local Arabs who attacked after the Jewish state was declared on May 15, 1948. […] “It is time for the leaders...
  • Kerry to meet Abbas and Abdullah in Egypt (meets terror leader days before Israeli election)

    03/12/2015 4:19:15 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    Ynetnews ^ | 03.13.15, 01:05
    US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas and Jordan's King Abdullah II on the sidelines of economic talks in Egypt on Friday, US officials said. The talks are likely to focus on the economic crisis facing the Palestinian Authority and could be a four-way meeting which would also include Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, a State Department official said. "We continue to be concerned about the PA," the official told reporters travelling with Kerry on his plane to the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. "It’s really part of the continuous, ongoing conversation we’re...
  • Suspicious Ties Revealed of US Activist Group Working to Oust Netanyahu

    02/05/2015 10:04:04 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | February 5, 2015 | Ahuva Balofsky
    “In those days there was no king in Israel; every man did that which was right in his own eyes.” (Judges 21:25)v15 activist campaigning in the Machne Yehuda open market in Jerusalem. OneVoice, a US-based advocacy group which counts the son of Mahmoud Abbas among its senior advisors, has partnered with V15 in a campaign to replace the current Likud administration in Israel, headed by Benjamin Netanyahu. According to two US lawmakers, their involvement may be illegal, and they have called for an investigation into the group’s financial activities. OneVoice Israel is a part of the OneVoice Movement, a US-based...
  • Report: Abbas 'Willing' to Give Israel a Break on ICC

    01/15/2015 3:51:40 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/1/15 | Moshe Cohen
    A Lebanese newspaper reported that Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas told Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi that the Palestinian Authority would not file a case against Israel in the International Criminal Court if negotiations between Israel and the PA resumed “in the coming weeks.” According to the report in the Al-Ahabar newspaper, Abbas made the comments to Sisi during their meeting in Cairo Wednesday. The PA several weeks ago formally requested membership in the ICC. Approval of the PA's membership is expected within two months. Last week, the PA recognized the ICC's jurisdiction to investigate what it said were Israeli war...