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  • US envoy to Mideast resigns after collapse of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

    06/27/2014 3:00:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 6/27/14 | staff
    US Middle East peace envoy Martin Indyk has resigned following the collapse of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. A US official who spoke on condition of anonymity did not provide a reason for Indyk's departure, which had been widely expected after the two sides failed to meet their goal of reaching a comprehensive peace agreement this spring. Indyk will return to the Washington-based Brookings Institution think tank, the official said. US Secretary of State John Kerry confirmed on Friday that Indyk was leaving his post as top US envoy to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Kerry praised Indyk and thanked him for his...
  • The Israeli Solution

    06/05/2014 3:48:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 32 replies
    Random House ^ | 4/3/14 | Caroline Glick
    Synopsis A manifesto that exposes the flaws in the two-state policy of the United States toward Israel and the Palestinians and offers a direct and powerful call for Israeli sovereignty in the region. The reigning consensus in elite and academic circles is that the United States must seek to resolve the Palestinians' conflict with Israel by implementing the so-called two-state solution. Establishing a Palestinian state, so the thinking goes, would be a panacea for all the region’s ills. It would end the Arab world’s conflict with Israel, because the reason the Arab world is anti-Israel is that there is no...
  • UN Chief Welcomes Hamas-Fatah Government

    06/03/2014 2:31:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 6/3/2014, 11:50 PM | Elad Benari
    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed on Tuesday the formation of the new Palestinian “unity government” which includes the Hamas terrorist group. In a statement, Ban expressed hope that new opportunities for progress towards a two-State solution with Israel will emerge soon, saying the UN had received assurances that the Hamas-Fatah deal would be implemented on the basis of previous commitments such as the recognition of Israel and non-violence. …
  • Vatican Says Pope Will Demand ‘Sovereign Palestine’

    05/22/2014 10:45:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 134 replies
    INN ^ | 5/22/2014, 7:11 PM | Ari Yashar
    The Vatican’s Secretary of State made a dramatic revelation ahead of Pope Francis’s visit to Israel next Sunday and Monday, declaring that the pope will talk about the “Palestinian people’s right to have a homeland, sovereign and independent.” Cardinal Pietro Parolin holds a role in the Vatican City State, located in the Italian capital of Rome, equivalent to that of a prime minister. … When asked what the pope particularly intends to talk about during the visit, Parolin revealed he would talk about “on the one hand, Israel’s right to exist in peace and security within internationally recognized boundaries.” On...
  • Inebriated Indyk Reveals Anti-Israel Bias in DC Bar

    05/17/2014 12:26:46 PM PDT · by Tzvi INN.com · 11 replies
    Middle East envoy Martin Indyk was overheard on Thursday night, at the bar of the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Washington, D.C., bashing Israel and fully blaming it for the recent failure of peace talks with the Palestinians, the Washington Free Beacon reports, citing an individual who overheard the conversation and described it as a surprising and “nasty” 30-minute-long tirade.
  • Honest Broker? Indyk Reveals ‘Nasty’ Anti-Israel Bias (US ‘negotiator’)

    05/17/2014 1:24:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | 5/17/2014, 10:09 PM | Ari Yashar
    Martin Indyk, the American negotiator in the peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA), reportedly went on a “nasty” rant blaming the Jewish state for the talks” failure in a conversation in an upscale Washington DC bar last Thursday. A person who overheard the conversation told Washington Free Beacon that the 30-minute-long tirade included Indyk, his wife Gahl Burt, and several members of his staff. It took place right after he spoke at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP), where he openly blamed Israeli construction in Judea and Samaria for the failure of the talks, despite...
  • An Open Letter to John Kerry-It’s not us — it’s you.

    05/08/2014 5:54:49 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 8, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Dear John, Every few years a messiah arrives in Jerusalem, shakes hands, makes demands and promises to make peace in our time. Then when the whole thing blows up in his face, he throws up his hands and flies back blaming the ungrateful Jews for not embracing his vision. So many false messiahs have come before you, squinting against the bright sunshine, pounding the table at meetings, downing martinis and fantasizing about the Nobel Peace Prize that they were sure was waiting for them at the end. And they left with nothing except sunburn and simmering rage. Did you really...
  • PA Planned to Torpedo Talks Weeks in Advance (Made a monkey out of Kerry)

    05/06/2014 10:21:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 5/7/14 | Ari Yashar
    National Security Adviser Yossi Cohen has sent protest letters in the last two weeks to the White House as well as various other Western governments, in which he argues that the Palestinian Authority (PA) planned the failure of peace talks. In the letter, Cohen states that the PA deceived US Secretary of State John Kerry regarding its intentions in the talks. Haaretz published the letter on Wednesday, after having received a copy on April 22. A 65-page document submitted to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas by PA Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat on March 9 is attached to the letter. The date places the document...
  • Obama: 'The US-Israel Relationship Has Never Been Stronger'

    05/06/2014 11:19:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    INN ^ | 5/6/14 | Tova Dvorin
    US President Barack Obama released a statement Tuesday, conveying the "warmest wishes" to Israel on its 66th Independence Day. Obama acknowledged the Jews' millennia-long struggle to return to their ancient homeland and their success in achieving that dream in 1948. "Generations of Jews dreamed of the day when the Jewish people would have their own state in their historic homeland, and 66 years ago today that dream came true," he stated. "Today, Israel thrives as a diverse and vibrant democracy and as a 'start-up nation' that celebrates entrepreneurship and innovation." He stated that the Israel-US relationship is "based on shared...
  • US officials: Even if Israel doesn't like it, Palestinians will get state

    05/04/2014 10:47:50 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 5/3/14 | staff
    American officials directly involved in the failed Israeli-Palestinian peace process over the last nine months gave a leading Israeli columnist a withering assessment of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s handling of the negotiations, indicated that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has completely given up on the prospect of a negotiated solution, and warned Israel that the Palestinians will achieve statehood come what may — either via international organizations or through violence. Speaking on condition of anonymity to Nahum Barnea, a prominent columnist from Israel’s best-selling daily Yedioth Aharonoth, the officials highlighted Netanyahu’s ongoing settlement construction as the issue “largely to blame”...
  • ANOTHER NEW LOW FOR JOHN KERRY: "We need another intifada" to force Israel to surrender its

    And you thought John Kerry had already hit rock bottom, n'est ce pas? In anonymous briefing to top columnist, members of Kerry’s team slam Netanyahu, empathize with Abbas, warn Palestine will rise ‘whether through violence or via int’l organizations’ American officials directly involved in the failed Israeli-Palestinian peace process over the last nine months gave a leading Israeli columnist a withering assessment of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s handling of the negotiations, indicated that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has completely given up on the prospect of a negotiated solution, and warned Israel that the Palestinians will achieve statehood come...
  • Poll: 59% of Palestinians support continuation of terror after state is created

    10/22/2003 11:54:54 AM PDT · by dennisw · 43 replies · 676+ views
    jpost ^ | Oct. 22, 2003 | By JANINE ZACHARIA
    Oct. 22, 2003 Poll: 59% of Palestinians support continuation of terror after state is created By JANINE ZACHARIA WASHINGTON Fifty-nine percent of Palestinians believe that Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad should continue their armed struggle against Israel even if Israel leaves all of the West Bank and Gaza, including East Jerusalem, and a Palestinian state is created, a new survey shows. Similarly, 80 percent of Palestinians say that, under those circumstances, the Palestinians should not give up the "right of return." The poll of Palestinians, Israeli Jews, and Israeli Arabs was released in Washington on Wednesday by Itamar Marcus, founder...
  • The Palestinian narrative: The missing link in the ‘peace process’

    03/12/2014 5:52:14 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/10/2014 | ERIC R. MANDEL
    “When you say ‘accept Israel as a Jewish state,’ you are asking me to change my narrative.” – Palestinian Authority negotiator Saeb Erekat. “Every state has created narratives which help its citizen to identify with national culture. These narratives are the foundation on which the state is built.” – Erica Mukherjee, Perspectives on Global Issues Secretary of State Kerry’s well-meaning attempt to forge a framework agreement between the Israeli and Palestinian governments is based on the conventional Western perspective of conflict resolution. Western democratic nations that sign treaties overwhelmingly respect the words on the paper they sign. But what happens...
  • Obama-Netanyahu rift is unbridgeable

    In an unprecedented breach of diplomatic etiquette, President Obama once again sandbagged Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. In a carefully orchestrated interview with Jeff Goldberg, a columnist for Bloomberg, released a few hours before the prime minister’s arrival in the US, Obama reverted to his May 2011 role as an Israel basher and engaged in personal savaging and humiliation of Netanyahu. This despite Netanyahu’s intimation that Israel intended to adopt the Kerry framework, albeit with reservations. Obama accused Netanyahu of leading his country toward disaster, condemned the “more aggressive settlement construction” and rhetorically asked, “Do you resign yourself to what amounts...
  • Why make light of PLO non-recognition of Israel?

    03/11/2014 4:54:01 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/10/2014 | CAROLINE B. GLICK
    Over the weekend, the Obama administration began walking back its support for Israel’s demand that the PLO recognize Israel as the Jewish state. At a State Department media briefing on Friday, State Department Spokesperson Jennifer Psaki said, “If you look at the issue of a Jewish state and whether Israel will be called a Jewish state, that’s been our position, as you know, for a long time, but that doesn’t reflect what the parties will agree to, which I know you know.” In other words, the US is neutral. It’s fine with Washington if the PLO accepts Israel’s right to...
  • Arab envoys say no to Israel as a Jewish state

    03/09/2014 4:34:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 9, 2014 3:33 PM EDT
    Arab foreign ministers on Sunday rejected Israel’s demands that the Palestinians recognize it as a Jewish state, saying such a move would undermine the rights of Palestinian refugees. In a resolution released at the headquarters of the Arab League in Cairo, the foreign ministers called the issue of Palestinian refugees an integral part of a comprehensive and just peace. It blamed Israel for the floundering of peace negotiations. The Arab statement offers strong backing to Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, who said publicly last week he will never recognize Israel as a Jewish state despite facing strong international pressure. Abbas did...
  • Netanyahu: Talk of peace deal premature given Palestinian inflexibility

    03/09/2014 7:02:24 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/08/2014 | TOVAH LAZAROFF
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu promised not to evacuate West Bank settlements, even as he acknowledged that some of them would not be within Israel’s permanent borders if a final-status agreement was reached with the Palestinians. “There won’t be an evacuation, I don’t intend to do this. I’ve said this,” Netanyahu told Channel 2. It was one of three interviews he gave to the Israeli media, including to Channels 1 and 10, that were aired on Saturday night after he returned from a five-day trip to the United States last week. It was the first time in over a year that...
  • Obama’s Betrayal of Israel as a Jewish State

    03/10/2014 5:20:28 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 10, 2014 | Joseph Klein
    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has flatly refused to recognize Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state. Such recognition is a key condition that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has demanded for reaching an acceptable peace agreement on a two-state solution with the Palestinians. Prime Minister Netanyahu explained the importance of such Palestinian recognition, which would amount to an expression of the Palestinians’ good faith intention to truly end the conflict by accepting Israel’s right of self-determination to once and for all live in peace as the Jewish state its founders envisioned: “The central question at the end is...
  • U.S.: No Need for PA to Recognize Israel

    03/08/2014 7:09:08 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 39 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 3/9/2014 | Elad Benari
    The United States believes there is no need for the Palestinian Authority (PA) to recognize Israel as a Jewish state as part of a peace agreement, State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Saturday. Psaki, who spoke to the PA-based Arabic-language Al-Quds newspaper, said, “The American position is clear, Israel is a Jewish state. However, we do not see a need that both sides recognize this position as part of the final agreement.” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has been adamant on the PA recognizing Israel as a Jewish state, explaining that the Arabs’ refusal to recognize Israel stands at the heart...
  • Abbas ‘exploded with rage’ at Kerry over ‘insane’ framework proposals

    02/27/2014 12:51:01 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 40 replies
    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas left a two-day meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Paris last week fuming over Kerry’s proposals for a framework accord between Israel and the Palestinians, according to a Palestinian report. The top American diplomat reportedly offered for Abbas to form a Palestinian capital in the neighborhood of Beit Hanina, not all of East Jerusalem, as the Palestinians have demanded. Kerry also suggested that Israel keep 10 settlement blocs as part of any territorial exchange, according to Al Quds, the most widely read Palestinian daily, on Wednesday. The Jordan Valley would not be...
  • Obama: US won’t be able to defend Israel if peace talks fail

    03/02/2014 5:42:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | March 2, 2014, 11:51 pm | Adiv Sterman
    Israel can expect to face international isolation and possible sanctions from countries and companies across the world if Benjamin Netanyahu fails to endorse a framework agreement with the Palestinians, US President Barack Obama cautioned on Sunday ahead of a meeting with the Israeli prime minister. In an interview with Bloomberg, Obama stressed that time was running out for Israel to achieve a peace deal, and added that he believed Netanyahu had the capacity to rally Israel’s citizens behind an agreement. But if Netanyahu “does not believe that a peace deal with the Palestinians is the right thing to do for...
  • The President’s Prophetic Threats to Israel

    03/03/2014 3:31:34 PM PST · by mojito · 12 replies
    Commentary ^ | 3/2/2014 | John Podhoretz
    In an extraordinary—and I don’t use the word in a complimentary way—interview with Jeffrey Goldberg of Bloomberg, President Obama follows his secretary of state in warning Israel and its leader that a failure to “make peace” now with the Palestinians will have terrible consequences. Israel is “more isolated internationally,” and will become more so; there will be more Palestinians and Israeli Arabs as time goes on, not fewer, so Israel had better move now; and not to move now is to create the conditions for a “permanent Israeli occupation of the West Bank….there comes a point when you cannot manage...
  • Obama Claims Terrorist Dictator is Israel’s Best Chance for Peace

    03/04/2014 4:48:47 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 3, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - Obama Claims Terrorist Dictator is Israel’s Best Chance for PeacePosted By Daniel Greenfield On March 3, 2014 @ 12:37 pm In The Point | 11 Comments This comes from the Jeffrey Goldberg interview with Obama which hits all the same old notes.If Israel doesn’t make a deal with Abbas, it will be more isolated than ever and Obama won’t be able to “protect” it. Settlement growth is out of control, Obama claims, when it’s barely a blip on the radar.Obama criticizes Israel, but not the Palestinian Authority. Instead he praises Abbas. Obama made...
  • Abbas says he won’t make concessions on Jerusalem

    01/11/2014 11:18:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 11, 2013 12:51 PM EST | Dalia Nammari
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas sent a defiant message to Israel’s leadership and U.S. mediators Saturday, telling cheering supporters that the Palestinians “won’t kneel” and won’t drop demands for a capital in east Jerusalem. Abbas’ unusually fiery speech highlighted the wide gaps between him and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the outlines of a peace deal. It also raised new doubts about the chances of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to bridge those gaps in coming weeks and come up with a framework for an agreement. Abbas adopted tough positions in the wide-ranging speech, saying that “there will be...
  • Netanyahu Lectures Thumb-twiddling Kerry On Unapologetic Palestinian Terror Tactics

    01/04/2014 2:47:54 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    Secretary of State John Kerry with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...
  • Rabbis Tell MKs: Don't Enable Kerry Plan - Resign

    01/03/2014 7:32:33 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/1/14 | Ari Yashar
    A delegation from the Rabbinical Congress for Peace (RCP) met with Knesset ministers and MKs on Wednesday, urging them to prepare resignation letters to prevent land concessions in ongoing peace talks with the Palestinian Authority (PA). The meeting came as US Secretary of State John Kerry is in Israel for his tenth visit since taking office, reportedly launching a January diplomatic "offensive" to force Israeli withdrawals. RCP rabbis warned Tourism Minister Uzi Landau and Agriculture Minister Yair Shamir that they sense a complacency similar that prior to the "Disengagement" from Gush Katif. "It’s not enough to verbally oppose the current...
  • Kerry to Netanyahu: Israeli-Palestinian peace not 'mission impossible'

    01/03/2014 8:15:27 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2/1/14 | Herb Keinon
    Declaring peace is not “a mission impossible,” US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived on Thursday and immediately met a downbeat Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu who spoke of growing Israeli doubts about the Palestinian commitment to peace. .....
  • Desperate for Mideast Deal, Kerry Gets Earful from Netanyahu...

    01/02/2014 8:53:50 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1-2-2014 | Bridget Johnson
    January 2, 2014 Desperate for Mideast Deal, Kerry Gets Earful from Netanyahu About ‘Unabated Incitement’ Against Israel Bridget Johnson Kerry and President Obama are both desperate to make the forging of some peace plan a legacy issue, and Kerry quickly jumped into the task after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — who was reportedly critical of Obama’s stance toward Israel — left the post. Hamas not only dismissed Washington’s fresh push for talks over the summer, but welcomed Kerry by firing at least three rockets from Gaza into Israel over the past five days. .......... Netanyahu continued to pour a...
  • Palestinians reiterate plans to reject any framework accord presented by US

    01/01/2014 7:37:48 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1/1/14 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    As US Secretary John Kerry prepares to resume his efforts to achieve an agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, a PLO official announced Wednesday that the Palestinians would reject any framework accord that is presented by the Americans. The top US diplomat was due to arrive to the region Thursday. “Kerry will try to market a mysterious and nonconstructive framework agreement to the Palestinian Authority during his new tour,” said PLO Executive Committee member Tayseer Khaled. Khaled accused the US of turning a blind eye to Israel’s practices on the ground in the West Bank and east Jerusalem. He...
  • Radical Anti-Israel Advocate Appointed to Genocide Prevention Board

    04/27/2012 4:39:46 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 26, 2012 | Arnold Ahlert
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Radical Anti-Israel Advocate Appointed to Genocide Prevention BoardPosted By Arnold Ahlert On April 26, 2012 @ 12:48 am In FrontPage | 10 Comments Last August, president Obama created an Atrocities Prevention Board. “Preventing mass atrocities and genocide is a core national security interest and a core moral responsibility of the United States of America,” stated a presidential directive. He appointed Samantha Power, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights, as chair. Ms. Power won a Pulitzer Prize for her book, “A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide.” That’s the good news. The...
  • OBAMA SECRETLY PLEDGES TO DIVIDE JERUSALEM. Will press Israel into new so-called land-for-peace

    01/28/2013 7:30:29 AM PST · by Nachum · 55 replies
    Klein on Line ^ | 1/28/13 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – Now that he has secured his second term, President Barack Obama has already secretly pledged to the Palestinians he will press Israel into a new round of so-called land-for-peace negotiations, a top Palestinian Authority negotiator told KleinOnline. The negotiator said top members of the Obama administration told the Palestinians the U.S. president will renew talks aimed at creating a Palestinian state in the so-called 1967 borders – meaning in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and, notably, eastern Jerusalem. The negotiator further revealed when it comes to dividing Jerusalem, Obama wants to rehash what is known as the...
  • The Two-State Solution is IMPOSSIBLE !!!

    05/27/2009 11:52:39 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 15 replies · 386+ views
    Most people do not understand the real problem with securing a "two-state solution" between the Palestinians and Israel, only one side, Israel is interested in achieving peace. The Palestinians have NEVER made the commitment to live aside a Jewish State of Israel, in fact the new PA government is not even willing to commit to new negotiations. As reported by my friend Barry Rubin: The Palestinian Authority (PA) has announced its thirteenth government in fourteen years. Its prime minister is Salam Fayad, a Westernized professional economist who has no political base whatsoever. Why is he prime minister? The only reason...
  • Its The Palestinians That Don't Believe in a Two-State Solution

    04/06/2009 3:15:29 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 2 replies · 241+ views
    There is one inexplicable fact that the "kumbaya" forces in governments around the world for that mater, will never get, the reason there is no mid-east peace is that the Palestinians do not want it: Hamas' Politburo Chief, Khaled Mashaal, slammed the door on all Gaza ceasefire proposals Saturday, saying his organization would treat any international peacekeeping force in Gaza as an occupying entity. Speaking after Hamas representatives met with international officials in Cairo to discuss ceasefire proposals, Mashaal added that Hamas would not accept the inspection of the numerous smuggling tunnels in Gaza by international observers. "The objective of...