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  • Abbas submits Palestine statehood bid to UN [UPDATE: Netanyahu is speaking live]

    09/23/2011 9:57:19 AM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 57 replies
    Al Jazeera English ^ | 9.23.11 | staff
    Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has handed over a historic request to UN chief Ban Ki-moon asking the United Nations to admit the state of Palestine as a full member. The Palestinian leader won huge applause and a standing ovation on Friday from some of the assembly as he entered the hall before beginning his speech. Abbas said he was ready to return to the negotiations, saying he did not want to isolate or delegitimize Israel. "Here I declare that the Palestine Liberation Organization is ready to return immediately to the negotiating table on the basis of the adopted terms of...
  • LIVE: UN WEBCAST

    09/23/2011 9:02:24 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 16 replies
    Former Fetus
    I just found this link to watch live what is going on at the UN right now: UN Webcast
  • The Gravest Days of Israel’s History (Message from Mike Evans)

    09/22/2011 5:30:43 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 14 replies
    The Jerusalem Prayer Team ^ | 9/22/11 | Mike Evans
    Please pray for me. I am in meetings with Iranian leaders at the hotel where Ahmadinejad is staying, giving them my testimony! Bill O'Reilly has asked for my help arranging an interview for tomorrow on Fox News. I am standing for Israel as your ambassador. Almost thirty years ago when I anointed Benjamin Netanyahu with oil and prayed with him, I told him he would be prime minister of Israel twice. My prayer ended with, “the second time will be the gravest days of Israel’s history.” The following day, I shared the prophecy with then Prime Minister Menachem Begin and...
  • The real FLAG of Arab-Islamic Palestine - 1941-2011 70 Years to Arab Nazism - nothing's changed

    09/22/2011 8:29:46 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 4 replies
    1941-2011 70 Years to Arab Nazism in "Palestine" nothing has changed! This is the real FLAG of Islamic [worse than apartheid] envisioned [23rd] Arab State called: Palestine. The same Arab-Nazi Judenrein plan... as you hear PLO's admission of a "vision" of a Jew-Free Palestine... http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/History/muftihit.html http://books.google.com/books?id=QMts5Z36kjAC In November, 1941, the Grand Mufti meets with Adolph Hitler. Hitler declined to shake the Mufti's hand and refused to drink coffee with him. (As Arabs were considered "monkeys" by Hitler/Nazis). But still managed to cooperate against the Jews. The Islamic pan-Arab leader also called for a jihad against the British and their Western...
  • Palestinians Won't Accept Vote Delay on UN Bid

    09/21/2011 1:50:35 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sept. 21, 2011 | Steven R. Hurst
    A top Palestinian official said Wednesday that President Mahmoud Abbas would accept no political delays on his bid for membership in the United Nations, rejecting mounting pressure from the United States and France to first return to negotiations with Israel. The Palestinians plan to submit their letter of application on Friday when Abbas is to speak to the U.N. General Assembly, but he faced a withering lack of support as the world body opened its annual meeting. President Barack Obama said there could be no "shortcuts" in the quest for Middle East peace, a message that was echoed by French...
  • PA officials express regret, anger over Obama UN speech (Poor Barry has no friends)

    09/21/2011 12:03:31 PM PDT · by mojito · 34 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/21/2011 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    NEW YORK – Palestinian Authority officials expressed deep regret and anger over US President Barack Obama’s speech at the UN on Wednesday and reiterated the PA’s position for agreeing to the resumption of peace talks with Israel. They said that despite Obama’s opposition, the PA would go ahead with its plan to submit a request for full membership of a Palestinian state to the Security Council on Thursday. Some of the PA officials described Obama’s speech as a “stab in the back” to the Palestinians. [....] But while Abbas’s spokesman was careful not to criticize Obama in public, other members...
  • 1921-2011 anniversaries in Arabs' racist war on Israel/Jews - unrelated to "occupation" excuse

    09/20/2011 10:56:29 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 8 replies
    Some anniversaries in Arabs' racist war on Israel/Jews 1921-2011 Within a few days, next to the term "Palestine" we are bound to be subject to hear that filthy blanket-for-Arab-crimes: "occupation" mantra [this despite the falsehood of the term, like, for instance, that the Arab "Palestinians" never really 'HAD' the disputed territories, nevertheless], being thrown around at the Arab lobby's hijacked United Nations. Let's put, then, some anniversaries in perspective, especially their pre-1967 anti-Israel, or more accurately anti-Jewish war. 1921 - The founder of the Arab-Israeli conflict, infamous agitator Haj amin al-Husseini is appointed the Mufti [Islamic supreme authority] of Palestine...
  • The UN Disaster is Obama's Fault

    09/19/2011 12:03:35 PM PDT · by TrueKnightGalahad · 18 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 19 September 2011 | Jonathan Tobin
    For many liberal pundits, the blame for the circus that will unfold this week at the UN with the start of a debate over Palestinian statehood is to be assigned to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu whom they wrongly claim has obstructed peace talks. Others are inclined, with more justice, to put the onus for the problem on Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas whose pursuit of UN recognition of statehood without first making peace with Israel is seen as both futile and counter-productive to the end that he claims to seek. But the lion's share of the blame ought to fall...
  • PA Threatens US Over Security Council Veto

    09/17/2011 12:36:40 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/9/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    Palestinian Authority officials on Saturday threatened the United States saying vetoing its statehood bid in the United Nations Security Council next week would "destroy" the so-called two-state solution. The warning came hours after PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas announced in a speech in Ramallah that he would ask the UN Security Council to accept membership of a PA state despite a firm US warning the move would fail. Chief PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat warned a US veto would not only destroy the two-state solution, but could lead to the dismantling of the PA. .....
  • PA to US: Statehood veto would 'destroy' two-state solution (Will Barky Buckle?)

    09/17/2011 11:38:40 AM PDT · by mojito · 23 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/17/2011 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    The Palestinian Authority on Saturday warned the US against using the veto to thwart its plan to seek membership for a Palestinian state in the UN next week. The PA said that a US veto would "destroy" the two-state solution. The warning came hours after PA President Mahmoud Abbas announced in a speech in Ramallah that he would ask the UN Security Council to accept membership of a Palestinian state. Chief PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat warned that the US Administration's use of a veto to foil the PA move would destroy the two-state solution. "Anyone who supports the two-state solution...
  • Obama U.N. agenda aims to lower Mideast tensions

    09/16/2011 2:53:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 9/16/11 | Matt Spetalnick - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facing a U.N. showdown over Palestinian statehood, President Barack Obama plans talks with feuding Israeli and Turkish leaders and renewed efforts to revive Middle East peace talks in a diplomatic push next week to ease rising regional tensions. Obama will meet Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu separately on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York, the White House said on Friday. The president will urge the two U.S. allies to heal a damaging diplomatic split over the 2010 killing of Turkish activists in a Gaza-bound aid convoy, a...
  • Abbas: Palestinians want full UN membership

    09/16/2011 11:07:18 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 20 replies
    YNetnews.com ^ | 9/16/11 | Roee Nahmias
    Palestinian leader says PA to proceed with UN bid in September because President Obama endorsed Palestinian state; 'I’m going to the UN in order to demand our legitimate rights and secure full membership,' he says. Dramatic speech in Ramallah: The Palestinian Authority will be seeking full United Nations membership in its statehood bid later this month, PA leader Mahmoud Abbas said Friday. "I’m going to the UN in order to demand our legitimate rights and secure full membership for the state of Palestine," the Palestinian president said in Ramallah. "We hope to secure full membership." "We are going to the...
  • Jul. 2010, Sep. 2011: dates in 'Palestine Arab apartheid' - ethno-religious cleansing

    09/15/2011 7:30:31 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 1 replies
    Jul. 2010, Sep. 2011Two important dates in 'official' ethno-religious cleansing, judenrein,  apartheid Arab Palestine---Sep. 14, 2011 - Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) ambassador to the US Maen Areikat on its policy of 'Jew free' "Palestine" StateJudenrein Palestine 3:11 PM, Sep 14, 2011 - By DANIEL HALPER The Palestine Liberation Organization's ambassador to the United States said Tuesday that any future Palestinian state it seeks with help from the United Nations and the United States should be free of Jews. [...]Such a state would be the first to officially prohibit Jews or any other faith since Nazi Germany, which sought a country that...
  • Obama: PA Statehood Bid a 'Distraction'

    09/12/2011 10:55:17 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/9/11 | Elad Benari
    U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday that the Palestinian Authority's bid for recognition at the United Nations is a "distraction" that will not result in viable statehood, AFP reported. Obama, who spoke in a roundtable discussion with journalists, added, however, that Israel would "hurt itself" if it retaliated to any unilateral PA action by withdrawing resources that in any way harmed the PA's self-policing efforts. Obama said the PA's tactics would not solve the problem of statehood, adding, "This issue is only going to be resolved by Israelis and Palestinians agreeing on something." The president said that "what happens...
  • Obama "stars" in Palestinian Ad

    09/07/2011 12:38:24 PM PDT · by baa39 · 9 replies
    POLITICO.com ^ | September 7, 2011 | MACKENZIE WEINGER
    President Barack Obama is the unlikely star of a new Palestinian media campaign. Part of a speech Obama gave in 2010 to the United Nations General Assembly is featured in an ad aimed to rally support for the Palestinians upcoming bid for statehood at the United Nations on Sept. 20, Reuters reported on Wednesday.
  • US officially asks PA to abandon UN recognition plan

    09/07/2011 10:55:49 AM PDT · by mojito · 3 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/7/2011 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    The US on Wednesday officially asked the Palestinian Authority to abandon its plan to ask the UN later this month to recognize a Palestinian state along the pre-1967 lines. The request was relayed to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas by US envoy David Hale during a meeting in Ramallah, Palestinian officials said. The meeting was attended by US envoy Dennis Ross and US Consul-General in Jerusalem, Daniel Rubenstien. The officials said that the US envoys did not carry any new proposals for reviving the peace process. One official told The Jerusalem Post that he did not rule out the possibility...
  • Hamas: Gaza Not Safe for Abbas; Unity Deal Dead

    08/30/2011 9:46:54 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/8/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    Hamas co-founder Mahmoud Zahar hinted Tuesday there may be attempts on Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas should he visit Gaza. In an interview with the London-based al-Quds al-Arabi, Zahar added Abbas would not be visiting Gaza. Zahar stressed that Hamas was not interested in jeopardizing the internal security situation in the Gaza Strip should Abbas decide to visit and cause internal Fatah violence to occur as a result of "unsettled accounts." According to al-Quds al-Arabi, Zahar may have been referring to the ongoing conflict between the Palestinian Authority chairman and ex-Fatah official and strident Abbas critic Muhammad Dahlan. Recently, pointing...
  • Abbas Supports Genocidal Sudanese Leader Bashir

    08/29/2011 2:12:54 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/8/11 | Gil Ronen
    Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has expressed his personal support for the president of Sudan, Omar Hassan Al-Bashir, who has been charged in the International Criminal Court with being responsible for the genocide in Darfur, Palestinian Media Watch reported. In a letter to the Sudanese president, Abbas wrote that he and PA Arabs "have complete faith in the wisdom of President Omar Al-Bashir." PMW's Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik note that in 2008, evidence was presented in the International Criminal Court of Justice that showed that "Al-Bashir committed the crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes in...
  • Abbas’ Vision of an Ethnically Cleansed Palestinian State

    08/12/2011 4:20:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Commentary ^ | 8/12/11 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    A delegation of Democratic members of Congress met with Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas yesterday and received a blunt message about his vision for the state he hopes to lead. If he gets the independent Palestinian he says he wants, it will have no Jewish settlements. This demand for an ethnically cleansed Palestine would mean the forced removal of all Jews living in the territories. Since he is calling for that state to exist in all of the territory of the West Bank, Gaza and the part of Jerusalem that was illegally occupied by Jordan from 1949 to 1967, that
  • Dahlan Slams Abbas: He’s a Dictator and a Bully

    07/30/2011 1:05:14 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/7/11 | Elad Benari
    Former Fatah Central Committee member Mohammed Dahlan slammed Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Friday, saying that he is a dictator and a bully. Voice of Israel radio presented Dahlan’s remarks which he made to a Kuwaiti-based newspaper. According to the report, Dahlan said that Abbas is “trying to establish a dictatorship in a period of post-dictatorships. Those who cannot bend the law according to their liking turn to methods of bullying.” Dahlan made the comments in the wake of Thursday’s raid by the PA on his Ramallah home. During the raid, armed police locked Dahlan in a room and...
  • 'PA hasn't heard clear US rejection of UN statehood bid'

    07/27/2011 1:05:59 PM PDT · by mojito · 5 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 7/27/2011 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    The Palestinian Authority leadership hasn’t yet heard from the US Administration that Washington is opposed to the plan to ask the UN to recognize a Palestinian state on the pre-1967 lines, PA President Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday. “We heard about their opposition through mediators,” Abbas told a PLO parley in Ramallah. “The leadership hasn’t received a clear American rejection of the idea to go to the UN. We don’t want a clash with America. We want to coordinate our positions with the world, including the US.” Abbas’s statement came despite the fact that senior PA officials who visited Washington...
  • PA Leader: UN Bid Won't Affect Talks with Israel

    07/21/2011 4:12:41 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/7/11 | Chana Yaar
    Palestinian Authority Chairman and Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas claims the PA bid for UN recognition as a new Arab country in September will not affect talks with Israel. Interrupt for hysterical laughter, give up on reading further.
  • Report: Peres holds Secret Meeting with Abbas

    05/27/2011 2:00:48 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/5/11 | Maayana Miskin
    President Shimon Peres held a clandestine meeting with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas recently in London, Maariv reported Friday. According to the report, the two continue to exchange telephone calls and messages, and their close associates have held discussions as well. Peres took the official position of refusing to respond to “rumors.” However, a close associate of the president quoted in the report expressed upset that the Peres-Abbas connection would be revealed. “President Peres is the last Israeli who continues to enjoy a direct channel to the Palestinians, and it is highly unfortunate that this channel will be sealed due...
  • This Passion We Call Hatred - The Liberal Hatred Of Israel

    05/26/2011 8:38:33 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 5 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-26-11 | Skookum
    Some of you might think there is no hatred in Northern Canada, you are wrong. There's plenty of hatred to go around. They just need to look past the normal avenues of hatred; because of the different people that are there. It is fairly common to hate the native, but most families have native blood and relatives, so it becomes complicated. The different European nationalities often hate one another; except, they often become friends and do business with each other; consequently, a virulent hatred often withers on the vine. The people who live in town and the ones who live...
  • Palestinians to proceed with UN recognition bid

    05/21/2011 10:14:08 AM PDT · by Qbert · 21 replies · 1+ views
    AP via MSNBC ^ | 5/21/2011 | KARIN LAUB
    RAMALLAH, West Bank — Senior Palestinian officials say that negotiations with Israel have become pointless after Israel's prime minister rejected President Barack Obama's call to base Mideast border talks on the pre-1967 war lines. [Snip] ...A bid to become a U.N. member requires approval not just from the General Assembly, where the Palestinians might win the needed majority, but also from the U.N. Security Council, where the U.S. might veto such a step. [Snip] Shaath noted that Obama didn't threaten a veto.
  • Abbas's Fable

    05/20/2011 5:31:05 PM PDT · by forty_years · 1 replies
    NETWMD ^ | May 20, 2011 | Efraim Karsh
    ... But was he expelled? Hardly. Not only did Abbas reveal a couple of years ago, in an Arabic interview, that his family had not been forcefully expelled and that his father was affluent enough to provide for them for a year after their flight (so no canvas tent), but none of the 170,000- 180,000 Palestinian Arabs fleeing urban centers, in the five-and-a-half months from the passing of the UN resolution to Israel's proclamation on May 14, 1948, were expelled by the Jews. Quite the reverse in fact, huge numbers of these refugees were driven from their homes by their...
  • A Hint at What PM Netanyahu May Say to Congress?

    05/18/2011 1:45:28 PM PDT · by Amerisrael · 6 replies
    Sure hope so.In PM Netanyahu's response to PA boss Mahmoud Abbas's grossly fabricated distortion of history in a NYT op-ed, there was this splendid nugget of truth:“we can conclude from the article that the Palestinian leadership sees in the establishment of a Palestinian state a means to continue the conflict with Israel instead of ending it.”That statement alone means that Bibi does indeed "get it". The same thing put another way:“we can conclude from the article that the Palestinian leadership sees in the establishment of a Palestinian state a means to continue the conflict with Israel instead of ending it destroy the State of Israel and replace it...
  • Abbas: Blood of those killed fighting for Palestinian freedom will not go to waste

    05/15/2011 12:49:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    haaretz ^ | 5/15/11 | DPA and Haaretz Service
    Published 21:34 15.05.11 Latest update 21:34 15.05.11 Abbas: Blood of those killed fighting for Palestinian freedom will not go to waste In televised address, Palestinian president says Nakba Day protests proved that 'the will of people is stronger than the power of oppressive forces.' By DPA and Haaretz Service Tags: Mahmoud Abbas Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Sunday that the blood of those killed fighting for the rights of the Palestinian people will not go to waste. Abbas was referring to the protesters killed on Israel's borders with Lebanon and Syria as well as in the Gaza Strip as they...
  • Mitchell Out as U.S. Mideast Envoy

    05/13/2011 2:04:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    American Thinker Blog ^ | May 13, 2011 | Leo Rennert
    George Mitchell, who successfully negotiated the Good Friday peace agreement that ended years of sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland, is leaving his post as U.S. Mideast envoy -- unable to duplicate his Ulster triumph. It wasn't exactly his fault; the deck simply was stacked against him. President Obama and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas saw to it that there was nothing left for him to do. Mitchell's assignment was to mediate an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but almost from the beginning he was blindsided by his boss in the White House and by Abbas's refusal to negotiate a realistic peace...
  • PLC Member Puts The Lie to Abbas' Vow to Talk

    04/29/2011 11:41:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 1+ views
    INN ^ | 4/29/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) member and Fatah party member Fuad Kokali put the lie to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas' claims he will negotiate with Israel Thursday. In an interview with the pro-'Palestinian' Alternative Information Center, Kokali said "it is a must to have this reconciliation because we need the world to recognize a... Palestinian state and without Gaza ... this weakens our position." "And now they are building a new policy to stop the Palestinian state in September," Kokali said about opposition to unilateral PA efforts outside the Oslo framework that circumvent peace negotiations with Israel, to gain a declaration...
  • Muslim group claims royal wedding is legitimate terror target

    04/28/2011 12:49:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 4/27/11 | Victoria Ward
    Muslim group claims royal wedding is legitimate terror targetThe royal wedding is a “legitimate target” for a terrorist attack because of Britain’s foreign policy and the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan, a radical Islamic group has claimed. By Victoria Ward 1:57PM BST 27 Apr 2011 Muslims Against Crusades, which had its application to protest on Friday turned down by police, yesterday urged Muslims to stay away from central London when Prince William marries Kate Middleton and to avoid all means of public transport due to the heightened risk of an attack. Assad Ullah, leader of the extremist campaign group, insisted...
  • The Wrath of Abbas--fed up with Obama

    04/27/2011 5:23:02 AM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 4-27-11
    Fed up with the stalled peace talks, the Palestinian leader defies Israel and vents about Obama. We’re somewhere over the Mediterranean, and Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, is trying to get inside the head of Barack Obama. “We knew him before he became president,” he’s saying, struggling to understand what happened to the man who had seemed more sympathetic to the Palestinian cause than any of his predecessors. “We knew him and he was very receptive.” Around us, Abbas’s closest aides are shuffling papers or typing on laptops, while his bodyguards lounge on long corduroy couches. Saeb Erekat, the ubiquitous...
  • Palestinians To Ask For UN Recognition If Peace Talks Fail, Says Abbas

    03/30/2011 7:27:49 PM PDT · by edpc · 7 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 30 Mar 2011 | Avi Issacharoff
    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has been dropping hints that he will leave his post in September should negotiations with Israel not resume by then, and should there be no agreement about the establishment of a Palestinian state. During a meeting in Ramallah with members of the Council for Peace and Security (who include former top IDF officers ), Abbas declared that the PA intends to work toward the establishment of a Palestinian state, and to win Israeli recognition for such a state. However, he indicated, if no accord is reached between the two sides, and if serious talks do...
  • Abbas willing to give up U.S. aid for unity with Hamas, says aide

    03/28/2011 10:42:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 3/28/11 | The Associated Press
    Abbas met with his rivals in the Hamas militant group over the weekend in an attempt to end nearly four years of infighting that has complicated the quest for a Palestinian state. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is making a heavy push for reconciliation with Hamas and is willing to give up hundreds of millions of dollars in U.S. aid if that's what it takes to forge a Palestinian unity deal, his adviser said on Monday. Azzam Ahmed's remarks could indicate that Abbas would also give up on renewing stalled peace talks with Israel and prefers to pursue unity with Gaza's...
  • Mubarak's ultimatum

    12/26/2005 3:56:20 PM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies · 238+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12-26-05
    Throughout the Middle East, reformers have been driven away by autocratic rulers. We Westerners are desperate to see the political systems in the Middle East evolve from authoritarian theocratic or oligarchical models to some variation of representative government. That desire suffered another setback on Saturday when former Egyptian presidential candidate Ayman Nour, 41, was sentenced to five years in prison for (what outside observers insist are trumped-up charges of) forgery. Up and down the region - Syria, Iran, Iraq, Egypt and the Palestinian Authority - the Western pluralist model of representative democracy has failed because broadminded, Western-oriented reformers have been...
  • Erekat: ‘Obama has no credibility in the Middle East'

    01/26/2011 9:08:47 PM PST · by fso301 · 43 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 1/27/2011 | Herb Keinon
    US President Barack Obama has lost all credibility in the Middle East, PA negotiator Saeb Erekat told US envoy George Mitchell in October 2009, according to leaked Palestinian documents released by Al-Jazeera and the Guardian Wednesday night.
  • Abbas to Lay Cornerstone for Palestinian Embassy in Brazil

    12/28/2010 9:23:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    inn ^ | 12/29/10 | Elad Benari
    Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas will lay the cornerstone for an embassy in Brazil this week, PA representative Ibrahim al-Zeben told AFP on Tuesday. According to al-Zeben, Abbas will head the stone-laying ceremony on Friday. On Saturday he is expected to attend the inauguration ceremony for Brazil's new president, Dilma Rousseff. Brazil’s recognition earlier this month of a Palestinian state was met with criticism by both Israel and the United States. The Israeli government expressed its “regret and disappointment” with the decision and pointed out that “recognition of a Palestinian state is a violation of the Interim Agreement signed between...
  • Abbas: No room for Israelis in Palestinian state

    12/25/2010 6:45:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies · 4+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/25/10 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    PA president says US has failed to pressure J’lem, accuses Israel of ‘deception’ for blaming PA for impasse in talks. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announced on Saturday that when a Palestinian state is established, it will have no Israelis in it. “We have frankly said, and always will say: If there is an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital, we won’t agree to the presence of one Israeli in it,” Abbas told reporters in Ramallah. He was commenting on unconfirmed reports suggesting that the PA leadership might agree to the presence of the IDF in the West...
  • View from Middle East: President Obama is a problem

    11/22/2010 1:01:22 PM PST · by mojito · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/22/2010 | Ben Smith
    JERUSALEM — Vowing to change a region that has resisted the best efforts of presidents and prime ministers past, Barack Obama dove head first into the Middle East peace process on his second day in office. He was supposed to be different. His personal identity, his momentum, his charisma and his promise of a fresh start would fundamentally alter America’s relations with the Muslim world and settle one of its bitterest grievances. Two years later, he has managed to forge surprising unanimity on at least one topic: Barack Obama. A visit here finds both Israelis and Palestinians blame him for...
  • Abbas Insists on Jerusalem in Settlement Freeze

    11/21/2010 2:05:02 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    AP ^ | 21/11/10 | Ben Hubbard
    RAMALLAH, West Bank -The Obama administration's troubled attempt to revive Mideast peace talks took another blow Sunday when the Palestinian president rejected the latest U.S. plan to get the sides talking again. Mahmoud Abbas said a proposed 90-day freeze on Israeli settlement construction wouldn't get him back to the negotiating table unless it includes east Jerusalem, a condition Israel staunchly opposes. Palestinians claim east Jerusalem for their future capital. For decades, Israel has built Jewish sections around the city's periphery, and about 200,000 Jews live there now. Palestinians consider the large neighborhoods as illegal settlements. The impasse highlights the gaps...
  • Marxist and Socialist anti-Semitism and Early Anti-Zionism

    10/12/2010 10:52:43 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 2 replies
    Historically, the structural and class bases of anti-Jewish feeling in Europe were inextricably linked with the ruling classes and the forces of reaction. The Catholic church propagated anti-Semitism as a matter of religious ideology as well as expediency. Landed aristocracy created the class of Jewish moneylenders, and then allied themselves with the peasants against their Jewish creditors. Reactionary regimes like the Tsarist Regime in Russia used the Jews as scapegoats for the ills of their society. [snip] Much literature and philosophy of the 19th century, especially socialist and communist literature, was permeated with anti-Semitism. Proudhon and Fourier were notorious anti-Semites....
  • Mideast Peace Talks In Disarray Over Israeli Settlements

    09/27/2010 9:42:40 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    AOL News ^ | 27/9/10 | Amy Teibel
    Palestinians Hold Off On Decision To Quit Peace Talks JERUSALEM (Sept. 27) -- The Palestinian president said Monday he would wait at least a week before deciding whether to quit Mideast peace talks, giving U.S. mediators precious time to broker a compromise after Israel refused to extend its 10-month moratorium on new West Bank settlement construction. President Mahmoud Abbas has repeatedly threatened to withdraw from the newly launched negotiations if Israel resumes building in the settlements. But with the stakes so high, Abbas said during a visit to Paris that he would not make any hasty decisions. He said he...
  • Direct Israel-Palestinian talks break down after Abbas secretly engages Hamas

    09/26/2010 8:30:35 AM PDT · by Errant · 5 replies
    The DEBKA File ^ | September 26, 2010 | NA
    Palestinian leader flew out of New York Saturday night, Sept. 25 standing by his ultimatum that for Jerusalem to announce continuation of the temporary freeze on building in West Bank settlements after it expires Sunday night - or else no more direct talks.
  • Abbas: We will not recognize Israel as a Jewish state

    09/07/2010 3:29:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies · 1+ views
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  • Enforced Misery: The PA and the Balata ‘Refugee’ Camp

    08/31/2010 8:38:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 31, 2010 | Abraham H. Miller
    The conventional wisdom is that the Middle East peace talks between Benjamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas will go nowhere, as each side is engaged in an elaborate charade to please the Obama administration. Netanyahu cannot move one hundred thousand Israelis off the West Bank, nor can he give up the strategic high ground in the Judean desert. Abbas cannot speak for the majority of the Palestinians, and his lack of legitimacy is underscored by his currently serving the sixth year of a four-year term. Like Yasser Arafat, Abbas has shown no desire to go down in history as the Palestinian...
  • Abbas: End of settlement freeze would end direct peace talks

    08/22/2010 7:42:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Haaretz.com ^ | 8/22/10 | Avi Issacharoff and Barak Ravid
    Renewed Israeli construction in settlements after the end of the construction freeze in late September would bring the newly-launched direct negotiations to a grinding halt, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has warned in letters sent to U.S. President Barack Obama, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and the High Representative of the European Union on Foreign Policy, Catherine Ashton. "It's impossible to conduct negotiations alongside settlement construction," wrote Abbas. The future of the construction freeze in West Bank settlements is expected to become the first significant obstacle facing the Israeli and American governments in the direct talks.
  • This Week's Big Lie: Obama Threatens to End Support for a 'Palestinian State'

    08/02/2010 2:46:36 PM PDT · by Amerisrael · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Cannot think of another headline that would deliver such sensible "shock and awe" if it were true:"Obama Threatens To End Support for a Palestinian State"As 'Flow' would say, "when donkeys fly".The fact is the manchurian Obama regime just "upgraded" the status of the Palestinian Authority's DC office. They can now fly their PA flag outside their  office, and enjoy diplomatic immunity. The same as any legitimately recognized state.So what's going on?Speaking of donkeys: The November mid-term elections are only 3 months away.Even prominent democrats admit that they are likely in for a real beating at the voting booth. Among them Obama's own press...
  • Abbas: No Israelis or Jews in Palestine

    07/29/2010 11:47:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies · 1+ views
    inn ^ | 7/29/10 | staff
    Ahead of the Arab League's conditional endorsement of direct talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA), PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas told reporters in Cairo that he hoped an agreement would be reached that included the establishment of a PA state within the 1967 borders with Jerusalem as its capital and a solution to the problem of the families of Arabs who left Israel when the modern Jewish state was born.
  • Abbas: 'Entire world' wants direct talks

    07/26/2010 1:50:51 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 6 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 07/25/2010 14:10 | By KHALED ABU TOAMEH AND HERB KEINON
    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Sunday that he was under pressure from the international community to begin direct negotiations with Israel. He told the PA’s Voice of Palestine radio station that he would enter direct talks only if progress was first achieved on the future borders and security of a Palestinian state. Without “clear and specific references,” the negotiations would collapse from the beginning, Abbas said. In an apparent reference to repeated statements by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu that he was willing to meet with Abbas in Ramallah or Jerusalem, Abbas said, “We are not against meetings, whether...
  • Abbas: I convinced US Jews to Support Us

    07/22/2010 3:30:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies · 2+ views
    inn ^ | 7/22/10 | staff
    Chairman Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority told the Fatah faction's central committee this week that he convinced United States Jews during his recent visit to the United States to tell President Barack Obama that there was an Arab partner for peace and to ask if there was an Israeli one. He said that after a two-hour meeting with "the Jewish lobby" there were those who promised to tell Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to break up his coalition or declare his recognition of the two-state solution to the Arab-Israeli dispute.