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  • Hamas official says Trump is an ignoramus

    01/22/2017 10:42:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 60 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 23 January 2017 02:47 | Adam Rasgon
    The US President has failed to learn from history, a senior Hamas official said regarding Donald Trump’s remarks about “radical Islamic terrorism” in his inauguration speech. “This ignoramus did not study history and does not know what the fate of those who ignited the Crusader wars. We are an Islamic nation that may lose a battle, but we will win all the wars,” Mousa Abu Marzouk, a member of the Hamas politburo, wrote on his Twitter account on Saturday. Abu Marzouk, who is considered a contender to be the next Hamas politburo chairman, made an apparent reference to the ultimate...
  • Israeli leader accepts invitation from Trump to visit US

    01/22/2017 3:22:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 22, 2017 5:09 PM EST | Josef Federman
    Israel’s prime minister on Sunday accepted an invitation to visit the White House next month in hopes of forging a “common vision” for the region with President Donald Trump that could include expanded settlement construction on occupied territories and a tougher policy toward Iran. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced his plans to head to Washington in early February hours after delaying a vote on an explosive proposal to annex one of the West Bank’s largest settlements, apparently to coordinate his policy toward the Palestinians with the new administration. The move put on hold legislation that threatens to unleash fresh violence...
  • White House confirms relocation of US Israel embassy to Jerusalem

    01/22/2017 11:40:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    Business Standard ^ | January 23, 2017 | ANI
    In a highly controversial move, President of the United States Donald Trump will on Monday announce to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The White House has confirmed that Donald Trump's team is in the "beginning stages" of a plan to relocate US Israeli embassy to Jerusalem. An Israeli news outlet earlier reported an anonymous source as saying the announcement on America's embassy moving from Tel Aviv would be made by a member of Trump administration on Monday. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to speak with Trump by telephone on Sunday regarding the move....
  • Islamic countries condemn planned U.S. embassy move

    01/19/2017 10:50:14 PM PST · by Lera · 35 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/20/17 | Elad Benar
    Organization of Islamic Cooperation rejects actions that could undermine PA's ability to claim Jerusalem for a state. Foreign ministers from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Thursday indirectly condemned plans by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to move the embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, reports The Associated Press. A statement issued after a meeting in Kuala Lumpur did not specifically mention the United States or Trump by name, but said the OIC rejected any actions that could undermine the ability of Palestinian Arabs to claim part of Jerusalem in a future state. It also called on governments...
  • In final press call, Obama says Israeli-Palestine status quo 'unsustainable'

    01/18/2017 5:13:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.18.2017 | Jane Mcintosh
    For the last time, Obama took reporters’ questions in the White House briefing room on Wednesday. It was his last official event before President-elect Donald Trump takes office on Friday. On international issues, Obama admitted he continued to be “worried about the Israeli-Palestinian issue. The status quo is unsustainable.” He said it was bad for the Palestinians, the region and for national security. In his final news briefing, he expressed concern that the “moment may be passing” for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He added, “I don’t want to predict today what could end up happening,” in an...
  • Kerry: Israel marching towards being a 'unitary state'

    01/17/2017 9:50:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    INN ^ | 01/17/17 02:04 | Elad Benari
    Outgoing U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday said that it was the fault of Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) that a peace deal was not agreed upon during the Obama administration. Speaking to Christiane Amanpour on CNN, Kerry rejected Amanpour’s assertion that the administration failed to broker a peace deal. “The leaders of the two countries involved — one country and one entity, the Palestinian Authority — have failed to come to the table and reach agreement. You know the old saying — you can lead a horse to water, you can’t make it drink. Now, we...
  • For the first time, Democrats are about as pro-Palestinian as pro-Israel

    01/16/2017 6:09:47 PM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/12 | Aaron Blake
    ...Pew's new data also show unprecedented polarization when it comes to another top foreign policy issue: Israel. Similar numbers of Republicans and Democrats have sympathized more with Israel than with the Palestinians dating back to the late 1970s. Today, though, 74 percent of Republicans sympathize more with Israel, while just 33 percent of Democrats do the same. And perhaps most notably, for the first time this century — if not ever — Democrats are now about equally split between sympathizing more with Israel (33 percent) and with the Palestinians (31 percent).The change across the political spectrum is clear when you...
  • EU opposes shift of US Embassy site in Israel

    01/16/2017 10:15:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 16, 2017 11:33 AM EST
    European Union foreign ministers on Monday opposed any plan by President-elect Donald Trump to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and warned that it could ratchet up tensions with the Arab world. “It is very important for us all to refrain from unilateral actions, especially those that can have serious consequences in large sectors of public opinion in large parts of the world,” EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini told reporters after chairing their talks in Brussels. “We hope that there can be reflection on consequences of any move that is taken,” she said. …
  • France warns Trump not to recognize Jerusalem as capital

    01/15/2017 9:55:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 72 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 15 January 2017 21:06 CET+01:00 | AFP
    France warned on Sunday of “serious consequences” if Donald Trump moves to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital as representatives from 70 countries met in Paris to try to revive stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts. Neither Israel nor the Palestinians were represented at the conference, which Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dismissed as “futile”. Opening the meeting, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said the international community wanted to “forcefully reiterate that the two-state solution is the only solution possible” to the seven-decade-old conflict. …
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update – January 15th, 2017(video)

    01/15/2017 5:19:10 PM PST · by Lera · 5 replies
    Calvary Chapel Kaneohe ^ | 1/15/17 | JD Farag
    Pastor J.D. focuses in on the significance of all that's happened in just the first fifteen days of the year, namely, that of the unprecedented UN Resolution and Paris Peace Summit, taking place at the time of today’s prophecy update.
  • 2017 01 15 John Haller's Prophecy Update "The Gathering..." (video)

    01/15/2017 3:25:11 PM PST · by Lera · 3 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | 1/15/17 | John Haller
    January 15, 2017. 70 Nations are gathering in France to discuss a "Final Solution" for the Israel-Palestinian conflict. And we can promise you, it is not favorable to the Israeli people. Remember, Hitler also proposed a "Final Solution." 'Nuff said. John looks at this issue, along with an analysis of an Iranian-Israeli nuclear conflict, plus another tortorous glimpse into the continuing absurdity of our nation's leaders who are dead set on inflicting as much damage as possible on God's chosen nation. January 20th cannot come soon enough for those who love Israel and her people.
  • Widow of terrorist gets P.A. pension (American tax $), Soros in the crosshairs of Hungary [radio]

    01/15/2017 7:42:42 AM PST · by Randall_S · 4 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | January 14, 2017 | USA Transnational Report
    Sessions, Tillerson, Pompeo, Mattis testify before Senate Trump to CNN: “You are fake news!” LIVE Saturday (1/14) 8 AM EST Trump’s future cabinet is cruising through Senate confirmation. And with the world in the state that it is, not a moment too soon. Terrorism once again strikes Israel in the form of a truck attack. Sound familiar? Of course, the widow of the terrorist is already collecting a pension courtesy of the Palestinian Authority. Yet these people allegedly want peace? In Hungary, the Orban government takes the dramatic step of targeting George Soros’s network of NGOs. Good for them –...
  • Palestinians: A Strategy of Lies and Deception

    01/14/2017 11:47:00 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 3 replies
    The Gatestone Institute ^ | January 13, 2017 | by Bassam Tawil
    Abbas here lied twice. First, it is a lie that he is prepared to return to the negotiating table with Israel. In the past few years, Abbas has repeatedly rejected Israeli offers to resume the stalled peace negotiations. Abbas's chief negotiator, Saeb Erekat, claimed this week that his boss was ready to resume the peace talks with Israel in Moscow....... This means that Abbas has not abandoned his preconditions for resuming the peace talks with Israel. The timing of Erekat's announcement in Moscow is clearly linked to the Paris peace conference. It is part of the Palestinian strategy to depict...
  • NETANYAHU, CONGRESS, AIPAC AND THE PLO-The whitewashing of the PLO must end.

    01/10/2017 5:13:09 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 10, 2017 | Caroline Glick
    Originally published by the Jerusalem Post. It is not in the least surprising that the PLO-controlled Palestinian Authority did not condemn the terrorist attack on Sunday. It is not surprising because the PLO-controlled PA encouraged the attack. As Khaled Abu Toameh wrote for the Gatestone Institute, in the aftermath of last month’s US-enabled passage of UN Security Council Resolution 2334, which criminalizes Israel, the PA went on the warpath. . Among other things, Muhammad Abu Shtayyeh, who serves as a close adviser to PLO chief and PA leader Mahmoud Abbas called for an intensification of terrorist attacks against Israelis. Shtayyeh...
  • US government agency to investigate UNRWA terror ties [GAO]

    01/12/2017 11:02:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 01/12/17 16:24 | Gary Willig
    The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) announced that it would begin its official investigation by the into the ties between UNRWA and terrorist organizations and incitement in official Palestinian Authority textbooks after President-elect Donald Trump takes office on January 20. The GAO is the supreme audit institution of the US government and provides auditing, evaluation, and investigative services for Congress. The investigation was requested by Senator James Risch (R-Idaho), the Chairman of the Senate Near East Subcommittee, following briefings on UNRWA’s indiscretions to Congress by the Center for Near East Policy Research over the past few years. Sen. Risch requested...
  • Canada looking at UN agency over Palestinian connection

    10/04/2004 4:23:30 AM PDT · by ruready4eternity · 26 replies · 278+ views
    CBC News ^ | OCt 4/2004 | Written by CBC News Online staff
    Israel said Sunday that the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) supports Hamas and demanded the UN investigate the agency and its head, Peter Hansen.
  • Netanyahu Lashes Out: 'Paris Peace Conference' Is Nothing More Than 'a Palestinian Fraud'

    01/12/2017 7:47:34 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Michael van der Galien
    Today Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu once again shows why he's a hero of mine : Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticized the French government Thursday and the Palestinians in connection with the peace conference set to meet in Paris on Sunday with the participation of foreign ministers and senior diplomats from 70 countries and international organizations. "This conference is a fraud, a Palestinian scam under French auspices, whose goal is to lead to the adoption of additional anti-Israeli positions," said Netanyahu at the beginning of a meeting with Norwegian Foreign Minister Borg Brende. Lord knows how many different Palestinian terrorist...
  • Nigeria intercepts 13 Iran missile containers possibly destined for Gaza

    10/28/2010 7:57:54 AM PDT · by Strategy · 9 replies
    Haaretz ^ | October 28, 2010 | By Barak Ravid
    Nigeria's secret service said on Tuesday it had intercepted 13 containers of weapons from Iran in what Israeli defense sources believe may be part of a new smuggling route from Iran to Hamas in Gaza. Rocket launchers, grenades and other explosives camouflaged as building material were seized in the Nigerian port of Lagos after being unloaded from an Iranian ship. Nigerian media reports said the ship, which came from Iran, docked in Lagos port for a few hours only, unloaded 13 containers and sailed on.
  • Pope Francis to host Abbas on Saturday

    01/10/2017 6:18:21 PM PST · by Lera · 19 replies
    Pope Francis will grant Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas an audience at the Vatican on Saturday, the Holy See confirmed indirectly Tuesday by announcing arrangements for media coverage of the visit. It will be the third time Francis has met Abbas following an encounter during the pontiff's 2014 trip to the Holy Land and the Palestinian leader's 2015 visit to the Vatican to attend a canonization ceremony for two Palestinian nuns. Relations between the Holy See and Palestine were upgraded in 2015 with the signing of an accord expected to lead to the establishment of a Palestinian embassy in the...
  • James Baker: US 'Cannot Be Israel's Lawyer' on Palestinian Issue

    01/08/2017 9:47:00 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 08 Jan 2017 02:23 PM
    Former Secretary of State James Baker on Sunday warned that President-elect Donald Trump’s new administration “cannot be Israel’s lawyer” if it expects to successfully broker peace in the Arab/Israeli conflict. In an interview aired Sunday on CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS, Baker said he hopes Trump “will immerse himself” in the issue of peace in the Middle East because “it takes leadership at the very top of America’s government if that’s got any chance of succeeding.” […] Baker said he doesn’t know Trump’s choice of David Friedman as ambassador to Israel, but does not agree with annexing the West Bank or...
  • South African President: Don't visit Israel

    01/08/2017 8:01:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    INN ^ | 01/09/17 05:06 | Elad Benari
    South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma is calling on South Africans not to visit Israel in order to show solidarity with “the people of Palestine”, the Africa News website reported Sunday. Zuma’s comments came at the 105th anniversary celebration of the ruling African National Congress (ANC), during which he reiterated the party’s solidarity with the “oppressed people of the world”, citing “Palestine” as an example. “The people of Palestine continue to suffer in their rightful quest for self-determination … We reiterate that we firmly discourage travel to Israel for causes not related to fostering peace in the region,” Zuma was quoted...
  • Over a million PA Arabs plan to leave Israel

    01/07/2017 3:56:58 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 59 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/1/17 | Chana Roberts
    More Arabs are leaving Judea and Samaria every year reported an Arab48 journalist, referring to Areas A and B, under Palestinian Authority control. "A guy named Ahmad told me there were 44 kids in his high school class, all of them from Kfar Ramon. Only four of them still live there, the rest moved to the United States," the journalist said. "There are no more celebrations, because there are no more young people. What will they celebrate, who will put people on their shoulders? In our village, there used to be 14,000 people, but 10,000 emigrated to the US, 2,000...
  • 4 killed in Jerusalem vehicle attack; official says it's an act of terror

    01/08/2017 6:47:44 AM PST · by Enchante · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | January 8, 2017 | Oren Liebermann, Michael Schwartz and Amy La Porte
    (CNN) A truck plowed into a group of soldiers in Jerusalem, killing four people and injuring at least 13, Israel's emergency services said Sunday. Three of the four killed were female soldiers, Israeli Education Minister Neftali Bennett said. The fourth person killed was a young man, but it was not immediately clear whether he was a soldier. All of the slain victims were in their 20s. "A group had gotten off the bus and were getting organized with their bags when the terrorist took the opportunity, ramming his truck into the group," Israel Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said. "Then he...
  • Obama is in bed with the Iraq Study Group

    04/05/2008 6:40:54 PM PDT · by tedbel · 8 replies · 92+ views
    Israpundit ^ | Apri9l 5/08 | Ted Belman
    A number of people have written to me to tell me Brzezinski, either is not on Obama's foreign team or is just one member of it. Ever since Brzezinski introduced Obama last summer, Brzezinski has remained in the background for fear of alienating Obama's Jewish support. It makes little difference because all the others on the team are generally in agreement with his policies. Now Lee Hamilton has officially joined the team. And as you know Hamilton and Brzezinski are joined at the hip. They both were on the Iraq Study Group and they both signed a letter among others,...
  • Abbas warns against moving U.S. embassy to Jerusalem

    01/03/2017 11:22:46 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 48 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/1/17 | Elad Benari
    Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday warned of “serious implications” if U.S. President-elect Donald Trump follows through with his election promise to move the American embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. "Moving the embassy will have serious consequences not only for the Palestinian people, but also for the legitimacy of the entire international struggle against the occupation," he told a visiting delegation from the leftist Meretz party, according to Army Radio. At the same time, Abbas said he does not believe that Trump would actually follow through with the move. "We are acting with patience and...
  • Leaked documents claim UN anti-settlement resolution orchestrated by US, PA co-op

    12/28/2016 5:52:23 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 44 replies
    jpost.com ^ | JPOST.COM STAFF
    Prior to the UN Security Council vote on anti-Israeli settlement resolution 2334, US Secretary of State John Kerry met with a Palestinian delegation in early December in Washington to discuss the draft, agreeing to cooperate, according to transcripts released by Egyptian daily Al-Youm Al-Saba'a. According to the report, Kerry along with US National Security Adviser Susan Rice, met with Secretary General of the PLO Executive Committee Saeb Erkat and Majed Faraj, head of the Palestinian Authority's General Intelligence Service. The reported transcripts reflect statements by numerous Israeli officials claiming that the resolution was orchestrated by the Obama administration. The source...
  • Black Lives Matter offshoot embraces anti-Semitism, engages with terrorists

    01/03/2017 5:02:30 AM PST · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Fox ^ | 12-30-16 | Paul Miller
    Over the Christmas weekend, Chicago surpassed the 750-murder mark for 2016. But as blacks lay dying on the streets of Chicago’s South and West Sides, a Black Lives Matter offshoot is more interested in traveling overseas to learn “resistance” from terrorists. The Dream Defenders bills itself as “an uprising of communities in struggle, shifting culture through transformational organizing.” But an investigation conducted by the Haym Salomon Center reveals the group’s embrace of anti-Semitism and collaboration with a State Department-designated terror group. In August, Black Lives Matter singled out Israel for condemnation, declaring it an “apartheid” state engaged in “genocide.” These...
  • Since when did the Palestinians become entitled to a state?

    01/01/2017 12:42:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 1, 2017 | Ted Belman
    As Newt Gingrich said in 2011, “The Palestinians are an invented people.” In 1964, the Palestine Liberation Organization was formed to liberate Palestine through armed struggle. But it took years for the notion of a Palestinian people to crystalize. In 1967, they were not recognized as such, nor were they considered a party to the conflict. Security Council Resolution 242 passed after the ’67 war, made no mention of them. The US as a matter of policy, promoted the PLO as the representative of the Palestinian people and forced Israel to accept them in peace discussions at the Madrid Conference...
  • Palestinian President Ready to Work With Trump for Peace

    12/31/2016 12:07:46 PM PST · by ColdOne · 47 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | 12/31/16 | ap
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he is willing to work with President-elect Donald Trump to reach a two-state solution to the conflict with Israel. Abbas spoke Saturday at an event marking the anniversary of his Fatah party. He said "We want to emphasize our willingness to work with the newly-elected American administration... to achieve peace... based on a two-state solution." Abbas thanked the U.S. for its U.N. abstention vote last week, which allowed the Security Council to adopt a resolution declaring Israeli settlements in territory claimed by Palestinians illegal.
  • Jimmy Carter’s Lifelong Pursuit of a Palestinian State

    12/30/2016 4:55:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 30, 2016 | A.J. Caschetta
    Perhaps sensing that he would soon have to relinquish his position as America’s worst ex-president, Jimmy Carter reminded everyone last month how he earned the title with yet another call for the U.S. to recognize a Palestinian state. Carter’s call is a departure from American diplomacy, which insists, per UN Resolution 338, that an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement can only be reached through negotiations “between the parties.” Carter’s presidency was mired in bad foreign policy decisions, and his post-presidency has been marred with excusing terrorism, attempting to revise history, and meddling in the affairs of every subsequent occupant of the White...
  • Palestinian Rep Rejects Israel as Jewish State

    12/29/2016 11:53:49 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 30 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Hanan Ashwari has for decades been the most recognizable face of the Palestinian government in the American media. As was clear this morning, she is also the face of Palestinian rejectionism of the very basis of the existence of the State of Israel. Ashwari appeared on CNN after David Keyes, Netanyahu’s spokesman, said that the real barrier to peace is Palestinian rejection of Israel as a Jewish state. Ashwari expressed that rejection in clear terms: “we cannot a accept religion for any state.” Emphasizing her point, she twice mockingly described Israel as wanting Palestinians “to become Zionists suddenly.” View the...
  • Relations between Obama, Netanyahu camps hit rock bottom

    12/29/2016 11:33:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 29, 2016 1:53 PM EST | Josh Lederman
    It took eight years of backbiting and pretending they got along for relations between President Barack Obama’s administration and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government to finally hit rock bottom. Though they’ve clashed bitterly before, mostly notably over Iran, the two governments seemed further apart than ever after a speech Wednesday by Secretary of State John Kerry and last week’s United Nations resolution. The key question for the Obama administration, newly willing to air grievances with Israel on live television, is why now? …
  • EU stands by 2-state solution for Palestinian-Israel peace

    12/29/2016 9:25:42 AM PST · by ColdOne · 18 replies
    ap.org ^ | 12/28/16 | ap
    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has joined the outgoing U.S. administration in defending the two-state solution as the best way to achieve lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians. A spokeswoman for the 28-nation bloc reiterated the EU's support for the two-state solution on Thursday, the day after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry tore into Israel for settlement-building.
  • Sweden hits back at anti-Semitism accusations

    12/29/2016 8:30:38 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 28 December 2016 14:53 CET+01:00
    A spokesperson for Swedish foreign minister Margot Wallström has hit back at a Jewish human rights organization ranking some of her comments among the most anti-Semitic or anti-Israel remarks of 2016. The Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC), which is headquartered in Los Angeles, lists the Swedish minister's comments in eighth place in its ranking of the “ten worst global anti-Semitic/anti-Israel incidents”. […] A spokesperson for the Swedish foreign minister hit back at the center on Wednesday. “The list is clearly not serious,” wrote Erik Wirkensjö in an e-mail to public broadcaster SVT. “It mixes up anti-Semitism and criticism of the State...
  • John Kerry, tireless in his diplomatic efforts, often came up empty-handed

    12/29/2016 6:29:29 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 52 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/27/2016 | Tracy Wilkinson
    John F. Kerry was late to his own party. Staffers, journalists and other officials were gathered in the ornate Benjamin Franklin salon at the State Department on Dec. 14 for early Christmas festivities. But the secretary of State was nowhere to be seen. Kerry was on the telephone to various world leaders, trying to find out about a major diplomatic meeting — from which the United States had been excluded. The gathering, which sought to broker a resolution to the devastating Syrian conflict, took place six days later in Moscow and involved the foreign ministers of Russia, Iran and Turkey.
  • PA CBS: Jewish, Arab populations to be equal in a year

    12/29/2016 5:22:38 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/12/16
    The Palestinian Authority's Central Bureau of Statistics says the number of Jews and Arabs will be equal in "historical Palestine" - the area between the River Jordan and the Mediterranean Sea - by the end of 2017, according to Kol Yisrael government radio. The bureau's forecast is based on an estimated three million Arabs in Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem, nearly two million in Gaza and 1.5 million within the 1949 Armistice Line....
  • How the U.S. came to abstain on a U.N. resolution condemning Israeli settlements

    12/28/2016 7:07:55 PM PST · by Innovative · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Dec. 28, 2016 | Karen DeYoung
    On Dec. 21, amid his morning workout, an afternoon round of golf and a family dinner with friends, President Obama interrupted his Hawaii vacation to consult by phone with his top national security team in Washington. Egypt had introduced a resolution at the U.N. Security Council condemning Israeli settlements as illegal, and a vote was scheduled for the next day. The idea had been circulating at the council for months, but the abrupt timing was a surprise. Obama was open to abstaining, he said on the call, provided the measure was “balanced” in its censure of terrorism and Palestinian violence...
  • 'Paris conference to force Israel into Auschwitz borders'

    12/28/2016 6:31:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    INN ^ | 12/28/16 16:04 | Benny Toker
    French MP Meir Habib called his country’s hosting a Paris “peace conference” next month to which neither Israel nor the Palestinian Authority were invited to be a “disgrace.” “This conference is a disgrace. It isn’t a peace conference. It’s an international disgrace. President Obama failed a thousand percent in everything he did in the Middle East. He left 400,000 people to die in Syria, and all of their murderers will go free. Now a few days before the end of his term, he wants to go to this conference to force Israel back to the ’67 borders, the ‘Auschwitz borders,’”...
  • KERRY: ‘ISRAEL CAN EITHER BE JEWISH OR DEMOCRATIC — IT CANNOT BE BOTH’

    12/28/2016 9:27:23 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 160 replies
    Grabein.com ^ | 12/28/2016
    Secretary of State John Kerry delcared Wednesday that Israel "can either be Jewish or democratic" but "it cannot be both." Here's a transcript: "The truth is that trends on the ground, violence, terrorism, settlement expansion and the seemingly endless occupation, they are combining to destroy hopes for peace on both sides and increasingly cementing any reversible -- an irreversible one state reality that most people do not actually want. Today, there are a similar number of Jews and Palestinians living between the Jordan river and the Mediterranean Sea. They have a choice. They can choose to live together in one...
  • Report: Kerry met with Palestinian officials to orchestrate UN anti-settlement resolution

    Report: Kerry met with Palestinian officials to orchestrate UN anti-settlement resolution in December (full title) Additional proof the Obama Administration orchestrated UN resolution released by Egypt; Transcripts of meeting between Kerry, Rice and Palestinian leadership; France claims no agenda in passing additional UN Security Council Resolution United States Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to lay out a framework for the peace process during a speech on Wednesday as the Obama Administration continues its efforts for pushing its agenda, while it can, ahead of a Trump administration. Kerry will deliver his address from the State Department ahead of the...
  • King David's response to the UN's anti-Israel resolution

    12/27/2016 5:30:53 PM PST · by ElisabethInCincy · 8 replies
    Arutz ^ | 12/27/2016 | Hillel Fendel
    "I wish to bring before you King David's response to the Security Council's recent resolution regarding Judea and Samaria." So said Rabbi Zalman Melamed on Monday, speaking before hundreds of students and guests at a Hanukkah candle-lighting in the presence of Israel's President Reuven Rubi Rivlin.
  • Sweden welcomes UN vote denouncing Israeli settlements

    12/26/2016 10:58:14 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 24 December 2016 09:34 CET+01:00
    The Swedish government has welcomed Friday’s UN resolution calling for Israel to end illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, with Foreign Minister Margot Wallström calling the decision “very positive”. […] In a statement, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the resolution “shameful”. Sweden is scheduled to join the security council for two years starting in January 2017, and will chair the council during that month. …
  • The Security Council vote was not about settlements. It was about something far worse

    12/26/2016 9:24:02 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/26/16 | Barry Shaw
    UNSC resolution was the removal of all Israeli claims to the most holy Jewish sites placing them at the feet of the Palestinians The UNSC vote was not about “settlements.” It was an Arab subterfuge, a trap into which the United States, the UK, New Zealand and other naïve or cynical diplomats took an active role. It was all smoke and mirrors, a con trick holding up the settlement issue to dazzle the voters while the real intent was to disown Israel of territories to which they have genuine claim and turn them into “illegally occupied Palestinian territory.”
  • US abstains in key Israel vote, clearing way for condemnation of settlements

    12/23/2016 12:13:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 205 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | December 23, 2016
    A "shameful" abstention by the U.S. in a United Nations Security Council vote Friday allowed passage of a resolution condemning Israeli settlement expansion in the occupied West Bank. The resolution was put forward by New Zealand, Malaysia, Venezuela and Senegal after Egypt withdrew it Thursday under pressure from Israel and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. It was adopted with 14 votes in favor, to a round of applause, after U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power abstained. It is the first resolution the Security Council has adopted on Israel and the Palestinians in nearly eight years. Reaction from U.S. Republicans and Jewish leaders around...
  • UN appeals for $547 million in aid to PA [Palestinian Authority]

    12/20/2016 4:13:16 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    INN ^ | 20/12/16 04:13 | Elad Benari
    The United Nations on Monday launched an appeal for $547 million (€524 million) to help 1.6 million people in the Palestinian Authority (PA) in 2017, AFP reports. The response covers 1.1 million residents of Gaza, and half a million people in PA-assigned of Judea and Samaria. “Needs in Gaza remain particularly acute and humanitarian services provided by the international community remain a lifeline,” said Robert Piper, UN humanitarian coordinator for the Palestinian territories, in a letter accompanying the launch and quoted by AFP. The appeal was down from $571 million the year before, of which about 47 percent, or $267...
  • Ban Ki-moon Admits UN is Obsessed with Israel

    12/18/2016 6:02:45 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    The United Nations (UN) is biased against Israel and obsessed, Ban Ki-moon acknowledged. “We must never accept bias against Israel within UN bodies,” he said in a statement delivered Friday to the UN Security Council, summarizing his 10 years in office. Ban admitted that the UN has a “disproportionate volume of resolutions, reports and conferences criticizing Israel” and that “in many cases, rather than helping the Palestinian cause, this reality has hampered the ability of the UN to fulfill its role effectively.” “The Secretary General admitted the clear truth, the UN’s hypocrisy towards Israel has broken records over the past...
  • Two-thirds of Palestinians no longer believe in 2-state deal

    12/13/2016 10:30:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 13, 2016 9:48 AM EST | Karin Laub
    Two-thirds of Palestinians believe a two-state solution to their conflict with Israel is no longer possible, a poll said Tuesday. The share of those who lost faith in such a deal rose from 56 percent in September to 65 percent now, probably due to an acceleration of settlement activity, said the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey research. Most in the international community still back the establishment of a Palestinian state alongside Israel, even though a deal appears to be increasingly complicated, in part because of the continued growth of settlements. Gaps between Israeli and Palestinian leaders remain wide, preventing...
  • Goodbye John Kerry, we won't miss you

    12/07/2016 5:20:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    INN ^ | 12/06/16 20:47 | Attorney Stephen M. Flatow
    John Kerry just couldn’t resist. Even though his public career is about to end—even though the Israeli-Palestinian “peace process” is long dead—even though he has absolutely nothing to gain from it—the 73 year-old Kerry just could not resist unleashing one final blast at Israel. Kerry’s disingenuous and mean-spirited attack on Israel at the Saban Forum on Sunday served as a powerful reminder of how good it is that he is about to leave office—and how dangerous for Israel it would have been if he had remained as secretary of state. […] Kerry also rambled off into a long denunciation of...
  • John Kerry’s Dangerous Ignorance On The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    12/05/2016 9:32:31 PM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/5 | Aaron Klein
    “There will be no separate peace between Israel and the Arab world – I want to make that clear to all of you,” Kerry lectured, “without the Palestinian process and without Palestinian peace.” Perhaps the esteemed diplomat forgot that Israel already signed peace treaties with Egypt and Jordan, two moderate Arab countries that enjoy normalized relations with the Jewish state despite the absence of an Israeli-Palestinian deal. And Kerry may have missed that under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, there have been numerous reports of security cooperation between Israel and Sunni Arab states like Saudi Arabia that are deeply concerned by...
  • Al-Qaeda Palestinian group claims responsibility (Fire jihad)

    11/26/2016 7:21:22 PM PST · by FreedomUS · 14 replies
    IsraelNewsOnline ^ | Nov-26-2016
    An al-Qaeda linked militant group has claimed responsibility for starting a devastating fire in the Israeli city of Haifa that forced tens of