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  • Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to visit Ireland [barf]

    09/16/2018 8:45:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Irish Examiner ^ | Sunday, September 16, 2018 04:13 PM | Digital Desk
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will visit Ireland next weekend accompanied by a high-level delegation, it has been announced. The stopover will come on President Abbas’s journey to the annual United Nations General Assembly in New York. President Abbas will pay a courtesy call on President Higgins before holding a formal meeting and working dinner with the Tánaiste Simon Coveney at Farmleigh. Among the topics expected to be discussed are the humanitarian and security situation in Gaza and the West Bank, the funding crisis for UNRWA, and the future of the Middle East Peace Process.
  • U.N. chief suggests options for improved Palestinian protection

    08/17/2018 5:03:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | August 17, 2018 7:10 PM | Michelle Nichols
    The protection of Palestinian civilians could be improved by the deployment of U.N.-mandated armed forces or unarmed observers, a beefed-up U.N. civilian presence or expanded U.N. assistance, Secretary-General António Guterres wrote in a report on Friday. The United Nations General Assembly requested the report in a resolution adopted in June that condemned Israel for excessive force against Palestinian civilians and denounced the firing of rockets from Gaza into Israeli civilian areas, but did not mention Hamas, the Islamist group that controls Gaza. The resolution asked for proposals to ensure “the safety, protection and well-being of the Palestinian civilian population under...
  • Bloc Comprising a Majority of UN Member States Hands Presidency to ‘State of Palestine’ [G77]

    07/26/2018 5:54:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 26, 2018 | 4:39 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    At a time when the Trump administration’s robust defense of Israel at the United Nations is shaking up an institution that has long been hostile to the Jewish state, the biggest bloc of developing nations at the U.N. has decided to bestow its presidency on the “State of Palestine.” The move looks likely to increase pressure on the U.S. and Israel in the U.N. General Assembly, where the U.S. already invariably loses Israel-related votes by heavily lopsided margins. There is no sovereign state of Palestine, but the self-rule Palestinian Authority chaired by Mahmoud Abbas has since 2012 enjoyed the status...
  • US set to announce departure from UN Human Rights Council: reports

    06/19/2018 11:37:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 06.19.2018 | es/aw (AFP, AP, Reuters)
    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley will tell the organization on Tuesday evening at a joint press conference in Washington that their nation plans to leave its main human rights body, UN officials have confirmed. The announcement would come just one day after the UNHRC condemned the Trump administration for its policy of separating children from the families at the US-Mexico border. Haley had already threatened the exit, citing concerns that the council is biased against Israel. She said that the UNHRC was a “forum for politics, hypocrisy and evasion,” that included major human...
  • Fatah: Israel worse than Nazis, wants to 'crush' the Arab world

    05/27/2018 11:32:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    INN ^ | 05/27/18 17:50 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    The Palestinian Authority’s ruling Fatah faction called Israel “worse than Hitler,” according to a report by Palestinian Media Watch. According to Fatah Spokesman Osama Al-Qawasmi, Israel’s goal is to “break the dignity” of the Arab world, “crush” it, and “steal its resources.” Israel will turn to this task after it is “done with” the Palestinians. To reach these objectives, Israel is using the US as a tool. Al-Qawasmi claimed Israel “rules over the American decision-making and the American Congress” and controls everything the US is doing in the region. In another interview, Al-Qawasmi stated that Israel is worse than “Hitler,...
  • European official admonishes: 'Trump won't stay forever'

    05/22/2018 10:24:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    INN ^ | 05/22/18 20:58 | Mordechai Sones
    As US President Donald Trump’s administration becomes increasingly close to Israel, Israeli newspapers fear the gap in Israel’s relations with leading European countries is widening. Mako News reports England, France, Germany, and of course the European Union bombarding Israel with condemnations and demands for investigation. Jerusalem, on the other hand, refuses to be moved. There are those who say the Europeans are releasing their frustration at Trump upon us, but a European official who recently visited Israel and tried to penetrate the wall of Israeli indifference to European demands said the following: “Trump won’t be President forever. Just as no-one...
  • Congress Demands State Department Release ‘Game Changer’ Report on Myth of Palestinian Refugees

    04/11/2018 12:43:05 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 12 replies
    freebeacon ^ | April 11, 2018 | Adam Kredo
    Classified report will bust myth that millions of Palestinians need UNRWA, sources say Congress is pressuring the State Department to release a long classified report on Palestinian refugees that insiders say could change the calculus on how the United States approaches the situation and allocates millions in taxpayer funds to a key United Nations agency, according to sources and a congressional letter obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Dozens of members of Congress have already signed on to an effort to force the release of this State Department publication, which sources say was originally classified by the Obama administration in...
  • German FM vows 'considerable efforts' to protect Iran deal

    04/05/2018 10:26:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 5, 2018 8:13 AM EDT
    Germany’s foreign minister says his government will exert “considerable efforts” to protect the Iran nuclear deal despite Berlin’s misgivings about Iran’s ballistic missiles program and its involvement in the Syria conflict. In a visit to Jordan, Heiko Maas called for a “firewall” between the nuclear deal and Iran’s other activities. Under the deal, Iran agreed to curbs and inspections on its nuclear program in exchange for relief from international sanctions. …
  • Europe criticizes Israel over legislation on terrorism

    03/10/2018 8:42:45 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/3/18 | Elad Benari
    The European Union (EU) on Friday issued a sharply worded statement in which it criticized the law that was approved this week in the Knesset, which allows the permanent residency of terrorists to be revoked. “This week, the Israeli Knesset adopted legislation which empowers the Israeli Minister of Interior to revoke the permanent residency status of persons involved in terrorism, treason or espionage,” the statement said. While the EU stressed it “rejects terrorism in all its forms”, it warned that “the new law could make the residency status of Palestinians in East Jerusalem, a protected population under International Humanitarian Law,...
  • Church of the Holy Sepulchre closed

    02/25/2018 9:49:15 AM PST · by richardtavor · 9 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | February 25, 2018 | Mordechai Sone
    Christian leaders today took the rare step of closing the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, in protest of Israeli tax measures and a proposed property law. The decision was made in protest against the bill, which is expected to be discussed today by the Ministerial Committee on Legislation, allowing the State to expropriate land that the churches have sold since 2010, as well as to protest the Municipality's intention to collect municipal property taxes. "We are following with concern the systematic campaign against the churches and the Christian community in the Holy Land, in flagrant violation of the...
  • Obama Gets It Wrong on Israeli ‘Settlement’ AGAIN

    02/01/2018 1:47:07 AM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/1/18 | Sean Durns
    In remarks made before New York City’s Temple Emanu-El on Jan. 24, 2018, former President Barack Obama defended his administration’s decision not to veto United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSC) 2334, which asserted that Israeli settlements have “no legal validity,” violate “international law” and are a “major obstacle” to achieving a two-state solution in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Obama told the audience that he allowed UNSC 2334 to pass because “the pace of [Israeli] settlement construction skyrocketed making it almost impossible to make any kind of Palestinian state.”To be “a true friend of Israel, it is important to be honest about it, and the politics...
  • I Am a Palestinian Evangelical and I Am Not Ashamed

    01/30/2018 10:26:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/30/2018 | By Rev. Dr. Jack Y. Sara
    Why do I say that I am an unashamed Palestinian Evangelical? Because there are those who would try to put shame upon me for either of these identities, whether by demeaning the word "Palestinian" or the word "Evangelical." In this article, as with others, I will attempt to examine both parts of our identity as Christian Palestinian Evangelicals. As always, I want to build bridges of understanding between my community and my brothers and sisters in other parts of the world. And spoiler alert – I am also going to invite you to join us at our upcoming Christ at...
  • West Bank Palestinians burn Trump, Pence in effigy

    01/28/2018 7:34:57 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 32 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/27/2018
    Palestinians hang a burning puppet bearing the portrait of US President Donald Trump, during a mock trial for him and Vice President Mike Pence in the Aida refugee camp in the West Bank city of Bethlehem.
  • Americans more likely than Europeans to stand up against anti-Semitism, experts say

    01/23/2018 6:37:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | January 23, 2018 7:20am | Ron Kampeas
    It’s better here: That was the message of a panel of experts considering the rise of the extreme right and of anti-Semitism in the United States and Europe. That was the good news at the forum Monday sponsored by Georgetown University’s Center for Jewish Civilization. No one, however, could quite pin down why Americans were more resistant to anti-Semitism than Europeans. “It’s far from perfect,” said Ira Forman, until January the international anti-Semitism monitor for the State Department. “We do it now better than we did 50 years ago, there’s no guarantee we will continue to do it, and frankly,...
  • Report: Slovenia to recognize 'Palestine'

    01/21/2018 9:45:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    INN ^ | 01/22/18 06:08 | Elad Benari
    Slovenia is expected to recognize the “state of Palestine” in the coming weeks in response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, senior officials in Jerusalem told Israel’s Channel 10 News on Sunday. According to those officials, three other European countries are considering the same move. About a week ago, according to the report, the Slovenian government convened to promote the recognition of “Palestine” as a state, and the Slovenian government passed the issue to parliament, which is the body authorized to recognize other countries. On January 31, the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Slovenian Parliament...
  • 99 percent of "Palestine Refugees" are fake

    01/13/2018 3:27:39 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/1/18 | Daniel Pipes
    ..... ....Yes, contrary to what one might expect, the Government of Israel wanted continued U.S. payments to UNRWA, fearing that their termination might cause a new intifada, the collapse of the Palestinian Authority, or renewed warfare with Hamas. Also, Jerusalem sees UNRWA as a lesser evil than alternative recipients of the money, such as the PA. ..... And even if no one replaced U.S. donations, denying UNRWA money does not get to the heart of the problem, which lies not in its sponsored activities but in its perpetuating and expanding population of "Palestine refugees" in three unique, even bizarre ways:...
  • ABBAS TAKES OFF HIS MASK-Unhinged, Jew-hating tirade reveals why the peace process is dead

    01/18/2018 4:27:36 AM PST · by SJackson · 16 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 18, 2018 | Joseph Klein
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas launched into a long-winded diatribe last Sunday against President Trump and against Israel’s legitimate right to exist as a Jewish state. Abbas called President Trump’s decision on Jerusalem a “slap in the face” and threatened that the Palestinians “will slap back.” Abbas declared, "Politically, Jerusalem is our capital; in our religion, it is our capital; geographically, it is our capital." As for Israel, Abbas claimed that “Israel is a colonialist project that has nothing to do with Jews. The Jews were used as a tool under the concept of the promised land — call it whatever...
  • Anti-Semitism in Germany: Jewish life 'under threat' says Charlotte Knobloch

    12/29/2017 7:06:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 12.29.2017 | Jon Shelton
    In an interview with the German newspaper Heilbronner Stimme, the former president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Charlotte Knobloch, voiced grave concern Friday over growing anti-Semitic sentiment in the country. She said that public Jewish life is under threat and can only be lived out “in public with police protection and under the most serious security precautions.” Knobloch pointed out the fact that Hanukah celebrations in Berlin and Munich, as well as the large menorahs installed in both cities, were, by necessity, accompanied by massive, around-the-clock police protection. A large menorah installed in the city of Heilbronn,...
  • Iran votes to declare Jerusalem 'capital of Palestine'

    12/28/2017 9:53:52 AM PST · by ColdOne · 30 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 12/27/17 | Olivia Beavers
    Iran declared Jerusalem the "capital of Palestine" on Wednesday following a parliamentary vote, according to the country's semi-official Fars news agency. Iran's announcement to recognize the holy city as the “Palestinian capital forever” comes in direct response to President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. “It comes in response to the recent U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in hopes of dealing a blow to Muslims,” said Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani, according to Turkey's Anadolu news agency.
  • French kids' magazine pulped after claiming Israel 'not a real country'

    12/27/2017 3:24:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 27 December 2017 10:32 CET+01:00
    A French children’s magazine has been withdrawn from newsstands after one of its articles listed Israel along with North Korea as places that were not “real countries.” The article in the latest edition of the monthly Youpi magazine, which is aimed at children aged five to eight, caused uproar on social media, with the Israeli ambassador to France saying that she was saying she was “shocked” and French Jewish groups calling for the magazine to be removed from shops. The offending article said that “there are 197 countries, like France, Algeria or Germany.” “There are a few more, but not...