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  • 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...
  • The Real Scandals of the Paris March

    01/14/2015 6:16:24 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 14, 2015 | Bruce Thornton
    Commentators on both the left and the right are slamming President Obama for missing the march in Paris last Sunday. Even a stalwart courtier like CNN’s Jake Tapper sniffed that he was “ashamed” that the U.S. was represented by an ambassador––one, by the way, who got her appointment by bundling money for the president’s political campaigns. But who’s surprised at this latest display of diplomatic incompetence? This is the same president who gave the queen of England an I-Pod loaded with his speeches, banished a bust of Churchill from the White House, bowed low to the Saudi King, blew off...
  • Palestinians Are Running Out of Friends Again

    01/13/2015 9:32:02 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/13/15 | Alan Caruba
    Just one more bizarre and stupid charade that Abbas and the Palestinians engage in from time to time The news of the day is former President Jimmy Carter who placed the blame for the Paris jihadist massacre on—you guessed it—Israel. That reflects the surreal world in which anti-Semites live. Meanwhile, the Palestinians, both Fatah and Hamas, are running out of friends. For reasons that defy any logic and which have no basis in fact, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is seeking recognition of the Palestinian state from the United Nations. He’s also applied for membership in the International Criminal Court....
  • Hamas Official: Abbas a ‘Hypocrite’ for Attending Rally (in Paris)

    01/11/2015 9:23:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    INN ^ | 1/12/2015, 6:13 AM | Yaakov Levi
    Mahmoud a-Zahar, a top Hamas terrorist in Gaza, slammed Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas for participating in the anti-terror rally in Paris Sunday. A-Zahar called Abbas “hypocritical” for participating in the event. “The participation of Abbas in this event is part of the hypocrisy and political acrobatics that Abbas commonly participates in,” a-Zahar said. “Abbas wants to show that he can fight terror, but he does not even know the meaning of terror.” In an interview, he said that Hamas was opposed to the terror attack at the Charlie Hebdo magazine, in which 13 people were killed, saying that “Hamas...
  • Report claims France didn’t want Netanyahu at Paris march

    01/11/2015 11:46:22 AM PST · by Dave346 · 48 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | January 11, 2015, 9:30 pm
    The French government was opposed to the idea of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attending Sunday’s historic march in Paris, believing the Israeli leader’s presence at the rally would be “divisive,” Israeli media reported Sunday. Netanyahu did not initially plan to attend the event, which was organized in a show of solidarity and defiance after terrorist attacks in the French capital which claimed 17 lives. However, the Prime Minister changed his mind after Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman and Economy Minister Naftali Bennett announced they would join the march, Israel’s Channel 2 news reported. In retaliation to Netanyahu’s sudden change of heart,...
  • The Dream Palace of the Arab

    01/08/2015 7:12:07 AM PST · by nuconvert · 7 replies
    WSJ ^ | Jan. 5, 2015 | Bret Stephens
    -excerpt- In 2008, Israel offered Mr. Abbas a state covering 94% of the West Bank, along with a compensatory 6% of Israeli territory and a land bridge to Gaza. Mr. Abbas never took up the offer. Last March, President Obama personally offered Mr. Abbas a U.S.-sponsored “framework” agreement. Again Mr. Abbas demurred. The following month, Mr. Abbas signed a “reconciliation” pact with Hamas. War came by summer. Now Mr. Abbas has moved to have “the state of Palestine” join the International Criminal Court, chiefly in order to harass and perhaps arrest Israeli military officers and politicians spuriously accused of war...
  • Abbas files war crimes complaint against Israel at ICC

    01/02/2015 8:55:12 AM PST · by Dave346 · 4 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | January 1, 2015, 8:47 pm | Tamar Pileggi
    Palestinian source says Hamas, Islamic Jihad willing to risk counter-suit should Israel be investigated Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has asked the International Criminal Court to investigate Israel for war crimes allegedly committed during the 50-day war with Hamas and other Gaza terror groups last summer. In the request filed with the Dutch Embassy Thursday morning, Abbas asked the court in The Hague to investigate Israel retroactively for alleged war crimes starting from June 13, 2014 — a day after three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped and murdered by a Hamas cell in the West Bank, an unnamed NGO worker told...
  • Abbas’s Fatah Celebrates 50 Years—With ‘Jewish Skulls’

    01/01/2015 9:09:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 1/1/2015, 2:06 PM | Ari Soffer
    The official Facebook page of Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party is marking 50 years since the founding of the Arab nationalist group—and in typical style has posted a graphic image glorifying the murder of Israelis in celebration. The image posted on the Fatah Party Central Page shows a pile of skulls and bones, topped with a rifle bearing the Fatah flag. Several of the bloodied skulls are marked with stars of David. The caption reads: Fatah will remain, over your skulls …
  • Abbas: There Are 6 Million 'Palestinian Refugees' - Including Me

    12/07/2014 9:15:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    INN ^ | 12/7/14 | Ben Ariel
    Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, who is often touted by the West as a “peace partner” of Israel’s, recently declared that there are six million “Palestinian refugees”, and that he is one of them. Abbas’s comments were made in an interview with the Egyptian daily Akhbar Al-Yawm, published last week and translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). In the interview, Abbas reiterated that he did not recognize Israel as a Jewish state, because this contradicted the Palestinian interests by “harming Israeli Arabs and preventing the return of the Palestinian refugees.” He said that there were six...
  • Abbas: We Will Never Recognize Israel as a Jewish State

    11/30/2014 11:39:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    INN ^ | 11/30/2014, 6:16 AM | Elad Benari
    “We will never recognize the Jewishness of the state of Israel,” Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas declared on Saturday. Abbas’s statement came at a meeting of Arab foreign ministers and was quoted by Channel 10 News. At that same meeting, the foreign ministers announced their “categorical rejection of recognizing Israel as a Jewish state.” According to Channel 10, Abbas said in his remarks at the meeting that the security coordination between Israel and the PA would be suspended unless peace negotiations resume. …
  • Abbas: We'll never sign agreement recognizing Jewish state (Truth comes out)

    10/15/2010 11:01:16 AM PDT · by mojito · 21 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/15/2010 | Staff
    Any peace agreement which requires the Palestinians to recognize Israel as a Jewish state or an exchange of land is out of the question, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Friday. In a Ramallah meeting with Hadash party Knesset members, Abbas said that it was now up to Israel to recognize a Palestinian state with 1967 borders, and that the PA had already recognised Israel back in 1993, thus negating the need for any further acknowledgment.
  • Abbas' book reveals: The 'Nazi-Zionist plot' of the Holocaust

    11/25/2014 5:33:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    ynet ^ | 11/25/14 | Ronen Bergman
    "The Zionist movement did not send any assistance, financial or otherwise, for the victims of Nazism and it did not allow any other side to provide any kind of aid. The Zionist movement concealed the information that came from within the ghetto walls and concentration camps, news that shed light on what was really happening. If it had to publish anything, it did so by questioning that information and diminishing its importance." "Zionism adopted the Nazi selection principle, when it went to save Jews from the slaughter. It made itself the ultimate arbiter regarding Jewish life, deciding who deserves to...
  • Hamas, Abbas, Obama and Islamic savagery

    11/18/2014 12:20:56 PM PST · by DanMiller · 4 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | November 18, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Today Palestinian extremists Islamists murdered four Israelis, three of whom were also U.S. citizens, at a Jerusalem synagogue. Several others are in critical condition. Palestinians celebrated their actions and their intended consequences. This morning I posted an article by Robert Spencer of Front Page Magazine titled More Beheadings, More Denial at Warsclerotic, of which I am an editor. Mr. Spencer's article deals with Obama's response to the recent Islamic beheading of "Abdul-Rahman Kassig, previously known as Peter." Obama proclaimed that Kassig's beheading by personnel of the Islamic State "represent no faith, least of all the Muslim faith." As I noted in a parenthetical comment at the top of the...
  • Report: Kerry Threatens Abbas with Sanctions Over UN Bid

    11/17/2014 3:18:18 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/11/14 | Elad Benari
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry threatened to impose sanctions on the Palestinian Authority (PA) if it goes ahead with unilateral moves, such as asking the United Nations Security Council to set a deadline for Israel to withdraw from Judea and Samaria, the London-based al-Araby al-Jadeed newspaper reported on Monday Speaking on condition of anonymity, official sources confirmed to the newspaper that Kerry called PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and warned him against taking any unilateral measures, threatening to impose financial and political sanctions on the PA. He said the most effective way forward would be to resume negotiations. The sources...
  • Will the UN Security Council Impose a Palestinian State?

    11/03/2014 8:52:41 AM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 3, 2014 | Joseph Puder
    Will the UN Security Council Impose a Palestinian State?Posted By Joseph Puder On November 3, 2014 @ 12:25 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 6 Comments January, 2015 does not bode well for Israel at the United Nations (UN). The UN Security Council (UNSC) will officially induct five newly elected non-permanent member-states replacing outgoing Rwanda, S. Korea, Australia, Argentina and Luxembourg, representing all the global regions. Unfortunately for Israel, the incoming states, particularly Venezuela and Malaysia, are hostile to the Jewish state. The other three, Angola, New Zealand, and Spain are pondering their position on recognizing Palestine as a full member-state...
  • Being safe while isolated

    10/31/2014 10:34:30 AM PDT · by TrueKnightGalahad · 6 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | Oct. 31, 2014 | Caroline B. Glick
    While Abbas himself is responsible for the hit on Glick, he has had one major enabler – the Obama administration. Since Abbas first issued the order for Palestinians to attack Jews, there have been two terrorist attacks in Jerusalem. Both have claimed American citizens among their victims. Yet the Obama administration has refused to condemn Abbas’s call to murder Jews either before it led to the first terrorist attack or since Glick was shot Wednesday night. Not only have the White House and the State Department refused to condemn Abbas for soliciting the murder of Jews. They have praised him...
  • Abbas’ UN Plan and Bibi’s Building Give Kerry Chance to Get Off the Hook

    10/27/2014 6:36:31 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 10-27-14 | Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
    Now Kerry can concenrate on makes problems elsewhere. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s announcement of big building plans for Jews in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria give President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry their golden opportunity to dump their self-defeating peace process before it makes their foreign policy look almost as pitiful as it is. “We are not going to make peace for the Israelis and the Palestinians, Obama and Kerry have said over and over again.” The truth is they have been lying through their teeth. They have turned almost every trick in the book to pressure...
  • American silence fuels 'Palestinian' terrorism

    10/24/2014 11:45:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 10/24/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    This New York Post piece by Eliyahu Federman is spot-on (Hat Tip: Victor Shikhman). Abbas called Jews visiting the Temple Mount (Judaism’s holiest place) a “herd of cattle,” with no right to visit or worship there. Jewish visits, he said, were a desecration that must be stopped “by any means.” “Any means” turned out to include the murder of baby Chaya. What’s most remarkable is the US silence on Abbas’ remarks. Neither Secretary of State John Kerry nor any State Department spokesman condemned Abbas’ words comparing Jews to cattle. Even the US embassy in Israel failed to issue a...
  • AP Slammed for Biased Jerusalem Attack Headline

    10/25/2014 9:45:09 AM PDT · by xzins · 24 replies
    CBN ^ | October 25, 2014 | CBNNews.com
    JERUSALEM, Israel -- The Associated Press is facing some heat for its offensive headline following Thursday's terror attack in Jerusalem. The AP's initial headline read, "Israeli Police Shoot Man in East Jerusalem," with no mention that police were responding to a terror attack. The vehicular attack injured seven people and killed three month-old Chaya Zissel Braun, who held dual U.S.-Israeli citizenship. After repeated complaints, AP changed the headline to "Car Slams Into East Jerusalem Train Station. And finally, AP acquiesed to complaints, changing it to "Palestinian Kills Baby at Jerusalem Station." But there are still calls for the wire service...
  • Israel: Mahmoud Abbas Responsible For Jerusalem Terror Attack Murder of Baby

    10/23/2014 12:13:30 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 6 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | October 23, 2014 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel — October 23, 2014 … Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened today a security consultation with the participation of Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch, Israel Police Commissioner Insp.-Gen. Yohanan Danino, ISA Director Yoram Cohen, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat and Jerusalem District Police Commander Moshe Edri at Israel Police headquarters in Jerusalem. Prime Minister Netanyahu was briefed on last night’s vehicular terrorist attack in Jerusalem and on the disturbances that have occurred in Jerusalem in recent months. Netanyahu directed that sovereignty be asserted in all parts of Jerusalem via the stationing of additional security...
  • Palestinian President Abbas Calls Jews Visiting Temple Mount 'Herd of Cattle'

    10/20/2014 4:06:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/20/14 | Jordan Schachtel
    This past weekend, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called Jews who dared to visit one of the religion’s most holy sites, known as the Temple Mount, a “herd of cattle.” Israeli authorities, on the other hand, allow free passage for Muslims to pray at the site Palestinians refer to as the Dome of the Rock. Jews are largely restricted from praying at that site, for fear that their presence alone may enrage Muslims, and that sharing a holy site with Jews may incite them to commit acts of violence. On Friday, the Palestinian President said that the Jewish community does not...
  • Abbas Calls to Stop Jews Visiting Temple Mount Using 'All Means'

    10/18/2014 4:09:36 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10-19-14 | Ari Soffer
    Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas on Friday encouraged Islamists to continue efforts aimed at preventing Jews from visiting the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, calling on Palestinian Arabs to prevent "settlers" from entering the site using "all means" necessary. His comments came days after Israeli police once again clashed with Muslim extremists protesters violently demonstrating against Jews visiting the Temple Mount, which is Judaism's holiest site and also the location of the Islamic Al Aqsa complex. "It is not enough to say the settlers came, but they must be barred from entering the compound by any means. This is our Aqsa......
  • Abbas Calls Jews Visiting Temple Mount 'Herd of Cattle'

    10/18/2014 3:56:38 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/10/14 | Tova Dvorin
    Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman called Jews visiting the Temple Mount a "herd of cattle" on Saturday, less than 24 hours after he incited violence against Jews visiting Judaism's holiest site and called to prevent their access "by all means." "The Palestinian leadership will be taking the necessary legal measures, at the international level, regarding the aggression of settlers on the Al-Aqsa mosque," Abbas said in a speech to the Revolutionary Council of his Fatah party. "We will not allow settlers to attack the mosque," he added, referring to Jews visiting the site as a "herd of cattle." On Saturday, Abbas...
  • Abbas suggest banning Jews from holy site (i.e. Temple Mount)

    10/17/2014 9:49:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 10.17.14, 21:34 | News Agencies (AP, AFP, Reuters)
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas suggested Jews should be banned from a holy site revered by both Jews and Muslims after hundreds of Palestinians in Gaza participated in a Hamas-organized rally Friday over Jerusalem’s flashpoint al-Aqsa mosque, the scene of recurring clashes between Israeli security forces and Palestinians in recent days. […] Abbas said Jews should be prevented from entering the site “by any means,” adding that “this is our Noble Sanctuary… they have no right to enter and desecrate it.” Palestinians also say Israel is unfairly restricting access at the site. Israel limited male Muslim worshippers this past week to...
  • Abbas Threatens, Again, to Cut Ties With Israel

    10/13/2014 5:33:12 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/10/14 | Dalit Halevy & Elad Benari
    PA Chairman says he plans to move ahead with his latest unilateral UN move and if all else fails, he will hand the keys to Netanyahu. video .....
  • US Slams Abbas Over ‘War Crimes’ Accusations Against Israel

    09/27/2014 1:27:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 9/27/2014, 7:36 PM | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel on Friday of a “genocidal crime” in Gaza, telling the United Nations negotiations had failed and the time for Palestinian independence had come, and drawing a sharp rebuke from Washington, AFP reports. Abbas vowed to seek war crimes prosecutions against Israel over what he called the 50-day “war of genocide” in Gaza that allegedly killed 2,140 Palestinian Arabs—at least half of whom were projected to be terrorists, according to expert analysis. […] The US State Department reacted with a tersely-worded statement, calling the speech provocative and saying it would undermine peace efforts....
  • Mahmoud Abbas Accuses Israel of "Genocide" in Gaza

    09/26/2014 1:18:37 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 9/26/2014 | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH
    NEW YORK (AP) — Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel on Friday of conducting a "war of genocide" and a "series of absolute war crimes" during the 50-day summer conflict in Gaza, but stopped short of saying he will pursue war crime charges against the Jewish state at the International Criminal Court...
  • Abbas to Netanyahu: End the Occupation, Make Peace

    09/22/2014 7:42:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    INN ^ | 9/23/2014, 5:15 AM | Elad Benari
    Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas vowed on Monday to present a new timetable for peace talks with Israel when he addresses world leaders at the United Nations later this week, according to AFP. “I say today to Prime Minister (Binyamin) Netanyahu: end the occupation, make peace,” Abbas told an audience in New York. In a passionate address to students in the Cooper Union hall, Abbas said, “The international community has the responsibility to protect our people, living under the terror of settlers, an occupying army.” …
  • Egypt’s Sisi Denies Offering a Palestinian State in Sinai (per Al-Ahram)

    09/08/2014 7:17:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    INN ^ | 9/9/2014, 4:44 AM | Ben Ariel
    Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday denied reports that he had offered to establish a Palestinian state in the Sinai Peninsula, the website of Egypt’s Al-Ahram newspaper reported. […] Earlier Monday, Army Radio reported that Sisi has offered Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to cede 160 square kilometers of the Sinai Peninsula adjoining Gaza to the PA, thus creating a Palestinian state five times the present size of Gaza. In return, the PA would stop demanding that Israel return to the indefensible pre-1967 borders. […] According to the report, Abbas had rejected the offer. Later Monday, Abbas’s office wasted...
  • MKs Hail Sisi's Offer of Palestinian State in Sinai Peninsula

    09/08/2014 3:13:56 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/9/14 | Hezki Ezra
    Jewish Home party chairwoman MK Ayelet Shaked responded Monday morning to reports that the Egyptian government had offered the Palestinian Authority a state extending from Gaza through the Sinai Peninsula, and called on Prime Minister Netanyahu to take it seriously. Aiming a barb at the Israeli Left, she said the initiative proved how out of touch they were. "If the report is indeed correct, the president of Egypt has managed to understand what the Left in Israel has refused to understand for decades." She asserted that the solution to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian "needs to be regional,...
  • Al-Sisi Offered Abbas: Create Palestinian State in Sinai

    09/07/2014 10:55:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    INN ^ | 9/8/2014, 7:54 AM | Gil Ronen
    Egyptian president General Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi has offered Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas to cede 160 square kilometers of the Sinai Peninsula adjoining Gaza to the PA, thus creating a Palestinian state five times the present size of Gaza. In return, the PA would stop demanding that Israel return to the 1967 borders. The offer was revealed on IDF Radio. Al-Sisi reportedly suggested that Palestinian “refugees” be allowed to settle in the new, much enlarged Gaza, which would be demilitarized. …
  • Abbas: State Land Designation in Gush Etzion Ruins Peace

    08/31/2014 12:26:17 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/8/14 | Moshe Cohen
    alestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas is livid over the decision by the government earlier Sunday to assign about 4,000 dunams (988 acres) of land in Judea and Samaria as state land. Most of the land involved is in the Gush Etzion region. The decision opens the possibility of further construction in the region. The decision is one of Israel's responses to the kidnapping and murder of Israeli teens Eyal Yifrah, Naftali Frenkel, and Gilad Sha'ar. The three were kidnapped in Gush Etzion and their bodies were found several weeks later in a field near Hevron. Speaking Sunday evening, Abbas spokesperson...