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  • The Latest: Mogherini warns against US cuts in UN funding

    05/20/2017 7:55:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2017 11:30 AM EDT
    The EU foreign policy chief says Europe does “not see eye to eye” with the Trump administration on major issues such as trade, climate change and funding of U.N. agencies, but can “easily” work with the U.S. on Syria and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Federica Mogherini spoke Saturday during a regional gathering of the World Economic Forum. Mogherini warned that threatened U.S. cuts in funding U.N. agencies “would create a major security issue worldwide, including in Europe.” …
  • Report: Palestinians Ask U.S. for Funds to Build Airport, Cement Factory

    05/19/2017 6:43:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/19/2017 | Unknown
    Among the requests presented by PA President Mahmoud Abbas’s entourage during a visit to Washington earlier this month were an airport in the West Bank, hotels on the the coast of the Dead Sea, a power station in the northern West Bank and a cement factory in Bethlehem.
  • ‘Abbas has decided to sign peace deal with Israel’

    05/11/2017 7:49:49 PM PDT · by blueyon · 66 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 5/12/17 | ByYaakov Katz
    Trump planning to launch new round of talks during his upcoming visit. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has crossed the Rubicon and voiced “unprecedented” readiness to reach a peace deal with Israel, sources close to the efforts to renew talks between Israel and the Palestinians have told The Jerusalem Post. Abbas, according to the sources, made this clear to President Donald Trump during their meeting at the White House last week. The president plans to use his trip to Israel later this month to receive assurances from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he, too, is committed to a peace agreement.
  • German president: Israeli-Palestinian peace 'truly urgent'

    05/09/2017 9:42:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 9, 2017 11:53 AM EDT
    Germany’s president said Tuesday that it is “truly urgent” to start moving toward a two-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Much time has already been spent on efforts to set up a state of Palestine alongside Israel, Frank-Walter Steinmeier said after meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank. “In the international community, there were many attempts and much time has passed, and those who know the region know that it has become truly urgent to implement proposals for a two-state solution,” Steinmeier said, standing next to Abbas. Steinmeier said he believes there is no alternative to a...
  • Another terrorist state shall not arise at our expense!

    05/08/2017 1:31:18 PM PDT · by Lera · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/8/17 | Mordechai Sones
    'Palestinian problem with us more than 120 years is fact we exist,' says Science Minister. 'I expect Trump to announce transfer of embassy.' Minister of Science and Technology Ophir Akunis (Likud) relates to US President Donald Trump's attempts to renew the political process between Israel and the Arabs, noting that the Arabs have always been opposed to peace, stressing that he strongly opposes the establishment of a Palestinian Arab state. In an interview with Arutz Sheva from the Jerusalem Post Conference in New York, Akunis said that Israel would not agree to a construction freeze in Judea and Samaria if...
  • Netanyahu Attacks US Media As 'Fake News'

    05/08/2017 7:19:41 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 10 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 05/08/17
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu borrowed a line from President Trump on Sunday, referring to CNN, the New York Times and other outlets as “fake news.” Netanyahu was upset with reporting by the two news groups about a new political document from the Palestinian group Hamas. “Ever wonder what fake news is?” Netanyahu asked in a social media posting. “Last week, headlines in CNN, Al Jazeera and The Guardian said Hamas now accepts a Palestinian state along the 1967 lines. The New York Times headline called this ‘moderation.’” “The intimation is that Hamas now accepts the State of Israel,” Netanyahu...
  • Congress rejects paying salaries to terrorists

    05/05/2017 9:15:05 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    INN ^ | 05/05/17 04:06 | Nitsan Keidar
    The Senate on Thursday passed a $1.1 trillion funding bill which includes a number of provisions to help Israel address security-related challenges. Senators voted 79-18 in favor of the bill, which will passed the House on Wednesday. The Omnibus Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2017 provides $3.1 billion plus an additional $75 million in overall security assistance to Israel. […] The bill also includes a provision that reduces aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) on a dollar-for-dollar basis for any support the PA, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and any affiliated organization provides to terrorists or their families. …
  • UK to recognize Palestinian statehood?

    05/04/2017 7:06:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 05/02/17 08:12 | David Rosenberg
    A new report by the British Parliament’s upper chamber declared President Donald Trump unfit to lead the West’s foreign policy in the Middle East, and called upon the UK to lead the way in recognizing Palestine as an independent, sovereign state. The report was produced by the House of Lords’ International Relations Committee after six months of study, and reflects the anxiety some European leaders have felt towards President Trump’s campaign pledge to alter Washington’s approach to the NATO alliance, the United Nations, the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, and other hot-button issues. The committee’s findings call for the UK to...
  • 'Palestinian territories' instead of 'Israel?'

    05/04/2017 6:48:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 05/04/17 10:06 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Thousands of French citizens living in Israel recently received official letters from the French foreign ministry calling on them to vote in the French presidential elections. Channel 2 reported this morning that among those who received letters were hundreds of French-Israelis living over the “Green Line,” who were surprised to find that their place of residence was not addressed as being located in “Israel” — but rather, the “Palestinian Territories.” French parliament member Meir Habib, who represents French citizens living in Israel, sent a harsh letter to French President François Hollande — as well as to leading presidential candidate Emmanuel...
  • Yale's College Republicans hold BBQ near a hunger strike to increase protesters' anguish

    04/30/2017 11:25:54 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    mic.com ^ | 4/29/2017 | Jack Smith IV
    Most union-busting techniques are explicit, like legal challenges and anti-union campaigning. But when all else fails, go for the gut. Yale University's local College Republicans chapter held a barbecue on Friday near the fasting site of campus union organizers participating in a hunger strike directed against the university. Bragging about the wafting, delicious smells on Facebook, it appears to have been a move to torment the fasting grad students, who have thus far gone days without food in a protest for their worker's rights struggle. "It'll taste (and smell) delicious!" the event description said on Facebook. The tactic drew comparisons...
  • Palestinian Authority 'stops paying Israel for Gaza electricity'

    04/27/2017 10:00:23 PM PDT · by Lera · 32 replies
    BBC ^ | 27 April 2017
    The West Bank-based Palestinian Authority has told Israel that it will stop paying for electricity supplied to the Gaza Strip, Israeli officials say. There was no confirmation from the PA. But President Mahmoud Abbas has threatened "unprecedented steps" to end the political division with the rival Hamas movement, which dominates Gaza. Hamas called Thursday's move "a grave escalation and an act of madness".
  • Report: Trump to Cut Foreign Aid But Palestinians Will Receive More

    04/26/2017 9:35:09 PM PDT · by jjotto · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 25, 2017 | Deborah Danan
    TEL AVIV – The Trump administration is gearing up for major cuts in U.S. foreign aid across the world with the notable exception of the Palestinian territories, which will receive increased funding, State Department documents obtained by Foreign Policy magazine show. The documents, part of an internal budget proposal for 2018, seem to confirm the State Department and USAID’s 28 percent budget cut announced in March. While many countries will suffer from major cutbacks or else have aid cancelled entirely, funds to the West Bank and the Gaza Strip will see an increase of 4.6 percent for the 2018 fiscal...
  • UK refuses to apologize for Balfour Declaration, Palestinians threaten to sue

    04/25/2017 2:11:53 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 11 replies
    Ma'an News Agency ^ | April 25, 2017 | Ma'an News Agency
    Palestinian leaders have continued to issue threats of suing the UK government over the declaration, with Hassassian reportedly saying that there are a “number of attorneys in the UK” who are already making steps to sue the government.
  • Sharpton Guest: Jesus was a “brown-skinned Palestinian man who understood he needed to resist”

    04/23/2017 1:00:16 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 82 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Jesus: social justice warrior? Apparently so, if you believe Jacqui Lewis, senior minister of the very liberal Middle Collegiate Church in NYC. During her appearance on Al Sharpton’s MSNBC show this morning, Lewis described Jesus as a “brown-skinned Palestinian man who understood he needed to resist.” The notion that Jesus was Palestinian has been thoroughly debunked. He was Jewish, after all. But that hasn’t stopped anti-Semites like Barack Obama’s former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, from also making the claim. View the video here.
  • Shtetls, Ghettos to the Jewish State. Nothing has changed

    04/23/2017 11:00:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/23/17 | Barry Shaw
    Despite an incessant terrorist campaign that left thousands of Israelis dead and more injured, the Arabs, now called Palestinians, were projected as victims Nothing has changed in attitudes against the Jews in the last century. From the pogroms of a hundred years ago to the strain inflicted on Israel today there is an eerie similarity.
  • Obama to Netanyahu, 2014: Don't go into Gaza

    04/19/2017 8:53:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    INN ^ | 04/19/17 14:50 | Hezki Baruch
    Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu revealed in a Knesset committee meeting that former US President Barack Obama requested Israel not send ground forces into Gaza during 2014’s Operation Protective Edge. The meeting’s purpose was to critique how Israel fought Operation Protective Edge, and use that to see how to make the progress of the next war against Hamas, if needed, better. Netanyahu related, “I explained to President Obama that if they continue not accepting the ceasefires, we will have no choice but to send in ground forces. He told me, ‘I am asking you not to send in ground forces.’...
  • When Palestinians are not killing Israelis, they are killing each other

    04/13/2017 10:03:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/13/17 | Barry Shaw
    Since 2104, and despite their intense terror campaign, more Palestinians have been killed by Palestinians than Israelis. When they are not attempting to kill Israelis they are killing themselves A frustrated Israeli Defense Minister, Avigdor Liberman, criticized the United Nations for ignoring the issue of Palestinians killing Palestinians. In a phone conversation with Nikolay Mladenov, the UN Middle East envoy, he complained that while the UN regularly condemns “justified Israeli actions against terrorism” they have nothing to say about decades of intra-sectarian rivalries in which Palestinian kill and injure each other.
  • Russia recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital

    04/09/2017 4:00:13 PM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4.6.17 | nikita-vladimirov
    Russia on Thursday publicly recognized West Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel. The announcement was made in a statement by Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs that addressed the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. In the statement, Moscow reaffirmed its "support for the two-state solution" while acknowledging that East Jerusalem should be the capital of the future Palestinian state.
  • Israel pans bid to fly Palestinian flag over Dublin city hall

    04/08/2017 2:52:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | April 5, 2017, 7:03 pm | Jacob Magid
    Israel sharply condemned a Dublin city council decision to fly the Palestinian flag above the capital’s city hall next month in solidarity with the Palestinian people “living under brutal occupation.” “If the Dublin municipality approves the decision, it will essentially be waving a white flag of surrender to terrorist organizations, hatred and extortion,” the Israeli Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon told the Ynet news site. “This is a hostile decision that affects first and foremost the decent citizens of Dublin, and also places a stain of shame on the city,” he added. A Dublin city council subcommittee passed the motion...
  • Arabs firebomb Rachel's Tomb

    04/05/2017 6:44:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    INN ^ | 04/05/2017 12:54 | Mordechai Sones
    Two Arab inhabitants of Bethlehem were arrested last week on suspicion of throwing stones and firebombs at Rachel’s Tomb. One of them was indicted and is being held under arrest until the end of proceedings. Police have recently been conducting a covert investigation of Arabs who on several recent occasions arrived at the fence near the Rachel’s Tomb compound and are suspected of throwing stones and firebombs at security forces operating there. As the investigation progressed and an evidentiary infrastructure was established, two Arabs aged 18 and 21 were arrested on suspicion of planning, preparing, and throwing firebombs and stones...