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  • US deal will trade off ‘Jewish’ Israel for 1967 lines — report

    12/29/2013 2:56:47 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 55 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 12/29/2013 | Elhanan Miller
    US Secretary of State John Kerry will offer Israeli and Palestinian negotiators a political trade-off: Israeli recognition of the 1967 lines as a basis for the future Palestinian state, in return for Palestinian recognition of Israel as the state of the Jewish people, Palestinian sources told the Saudi daily Al-Watan on Sunday. According to the sources, the mutual recognition will constitute the core of a framework agreement to be signed by the end of January, and negotiated in greater detail during the following months. “The coming weeks will be difficult for the Palestinian and Israeli sides, since they will need...
  • Movement that Toppled Morsi Targets Peace Deal with Israel (looking to revoke peace treaty)

    08/17/2013 8:23:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    INN ^ | 8/18/2013, 5:59 AM | Elad Benari
    Tamarod, the Egyptian movement which led the opposition to ousted President Mohammed Morsi, apparently now has a new target: the peace treaty with Israel. Egyptian media reported on Saturday that Tamarod, which amassed 22 signatures to a petition demanding Morsi’s departure before the army ousted him in July, is now collecting signatures to a new initiative calling to cancel the peace treaty signed between Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin in 1979. Tamarod’s latest initiative, according to the reports, comes in the wake of what they called the “unacceptable U.S. interference in Egypt’s political affairs.” The...
  • Sinai, the New Egypt, and the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty

    08/23/2012 2:50:58 AM PDT · by jerusalemjudy · 1 replies
    Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs ^ | August 22, 2012 | Alan Baker
    The relationship established in 1978-9 between Israel and Egypt constituted a significant change in the mindset of the international community. It was a revolutionary change that laid the foundation for the ensuing Middle East peace process. In Article III of the peace treaty, Egypt and Israel undertake: “to ensure that acts or threats of belligerency, hostility, or violence do not originate from and are not committed from within its territory, or by any forces subject to its control or by any other forces stationed on its territory.” Both states are obligated to prevent the use of their territory for acts...
  • EMG: Egypt didn't halt gas merely over money

    04/27/2012 2:57:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Reuters via Ha’aretz ^ | Published 05:22 27.04.12 | Latest update 05:22 27.04.12
    The decision to halt Egyptian natural gas exports to Israel was not due simply to commercial differences, international shareholders in EMG said yesterday, dismissing claims they were behind in payments. "Any attempts to characterize this dispute as a mere commercial one is misleading," shareholders in East Mediterranean Gas Co. (EMG) said in a statement to Reuters. "This is a government-backed contract sealed by a memorandum of understanding between Egypt and Israel that specifically refers to the [1979] peace treaty."Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has tried to play down termination of the 2005 deal, saying cancellation of the contract supplying Israel with...
  • Are Egypt's Islamic Parties Planning to Nullify the Peace Treaty with Israel?

    01/29/2012 1:27:28 AM PST · by jerusalemjudy · 10 replies
    jerusalem center for public affairs ^ | 26 December 2011 | Jonathan D. Halevi
    The prevailing optimism in media reports concerning the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafist party's readiness to adhere to the peace treaty with Israel is based on general statements made by senior officials in both parties. These statements maintain that Egypt must honor the international treaties that it signed. Yet a more rigorous examination of the two parties' stances identifies a markedly different tendency. Both seek a way to cast off the Camp David agreement in a manner that will incur minimal diplomatic and economic damage to Egypt, and restore Egypt to its leading role in the circle of states...
  • Are Egypt's Islamic Parties Planning to Nullify the Peace Treaty with Israel?

    01/01/2012 2:03:03 AM PST · by jerusalemjudy · 10 replies
    The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs ^ | 26 December 2011 | Jonathan D. Halevi
    The prevailing optimism in media reports concerning the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafist party's readiness to adhere to the peace treaty with Israel is based on general statements made by senior officials in both parties. These statements maintain that Egypt must honor the international treaties that it signed. Yet a more rigorous examination of the two parties' stances identifies a markedly different tendency. Both seek a way to cast off the Camp David agreement in a manner that will incur minimal diplomatic and economic damage to Egypt, and restore Egypt to its leading role in the circle of states...
  • Egypt: Islamist Party Open to Israel Talks

    12/20/2011 2:11:14 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/12/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    Amid the Islamic tsunami sweeping Egypt's parliamentary elections the ultra-conservative Salafist Nour party says it is willing to hold talks with Israel. Salafi al-Nour Party spokesman Yousri Hammad told Egypt's daily al-Arabia that reports party chairman Emad Abdul Ghafour was willing to maintain contacts with Israel were true - and added doing so did not violate Islamic principles. “We have not received an official request from Israel yet, but if we sit with Israel, it has to be through the Egyptian Foreign Ministry,” he said. The Salafi al-Nour Party garnered about 25 percent of the votes in the first and...
  • Nepal government collapses after attempt to sack military chief - Maoist government has collapsed

    05/03/2009 2:08:59 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 17 replies · 718+ views
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | May 3, 2009 | Thomas Bell
    The Maoist government of Nepal has collapsed after a failed attempt to remove the country's right-wing army chief. The cabinet bid to sack Gen Rookmangud Katawal prompted the second largest party, the centrist UML, to resign from the ruling coalition. The Himalayan country is emerging from a 10 year civil war which ended with a ceasefire in 2006. Last year the former Maoist rebels won national elections and formed a coalition government. But the peace process is now stuck on the issue that sparked the latest crisis – the integration of former Maoist fighters into the traditionally conservative national army....
  • Nepal's Prime Minister grapples with damaging video tape

    05/06/2009 6:46:54 AM PDT · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 3 replies · 416+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 6 May 2009 | The Times of India
    KATHMANDU: Battling for the removal of the controversial army chief, Gen Rookmangud Katawal, and his defender, President Ram Baran Yadav, Nepal's Maoist party walked into an ambush when an embarrassing video tape showed Maoist Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda boasting his guerrilla troops' number had been five-fold inflated during a UN count. In the same video, aired by Nepal's gleeful public television stations on Tuesday night, he was also shown as making scathing remarks about "reactionary" India and the US, saying that if they scented the constituent assembly election would lead to a Maoist victory, they would never allow...
  • US teen protests in Beijing for NKorea peace park

    11/22/2010 1:14:21 PM PST · by greatdefender · 6 replies
    AP-Yahoo! ^ | November 22, 2010
    BEIJING – A 13-year-old American boy campaigning to turn the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea into a peace park tried to get the Chinese president's attention Monday, staging a brief protest near Tiananmen Square before being led away by police. Jonathan Lee unfurled a sign saying "peace treaty" and "nuclear free DMZ children's peace forest" as he stood outside Tiananmen Gate just north of the square in central Beijing. The scene of numerous demonstrations over the years, the gate and square remain some of the most tightly controlled public spaces in China and all protests on it are...
  • N. Korea: Cheonan the Introduction to Kim's Second Act

    06/03/2010 8:47:30 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 377+ views
    Daily NK ^ | 06/03/10 | Sohn Kwang Joo
    Cheonan the Introduction to Kim's Second Act By Sohn Kwang Joo, Chief Editor [2010-06-03] What does it all mean? Why was South Korea attacked by North Korea? Some say that the Cheonan incident was retaliation for the Daecheong naval battle of November last year, while others say it was related to the succession. But the underlying reason is different. South Korea and the international community have not yet figured out recent changes to Kim Jong Il’s survival tactics. That is, there have been changes to Kim Jong Il’s international and domestic strategy for survival with which his foes have yet...
  • Gotta See This! Footage Of Seized N. Korean Cargo Headed for Iran (Japanese TV Filmed in Thailand)

    12/17/2009 3:52:27 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 36 replies · 2,149+ views
    NNN (Nihon Television) Network, Japan (Evening News) ^ | 17 December 2009 | AmericanInTokyo
    Caveats:1) The streaming video, located on THIS Japanese news web page, may only be up for a half day or so. The link could go dead, or could link to another, new story.2) Not all computer systems might be able to play the video. You might need Microsoft Silverlight installed, but probably most can see the short stream.3) Go to the link and hit the photo with the white triangle and stream. Now for the explanation of this important video taken today of photos of the cargo of an aircraft seized in Bangkok which was heading from North Korea...
  • Who Needs Egypt-Israel Peace?

    04/06/2009 10:09:18 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 2 replies · 296+ views
    Yidwithlid ^ | 4/7/09 | Barry Rubin
    The NY Times covers the thirtieth anniversary of Egypt-Israel peace treaty with an article which goes on and on in saying that Egyptians feel they didn't get anything out of the treaty because they still live under a dictatorship. No mention of billions in U.S. aid as a result. That is truly amazing. The treaty brought Egypt more than $60 billion but that isn't worth mentioning. No mention of how Egypt has not lived up to the normalization aspects--discouraging tourism and trade, for example; or continuing to demonize Israel. No mention of how Egypt didn't contribute very much to the...
  • State Dept's Chris "Jong" Hill Spotted at D.C. Airport/Heading to North Korea (JapanTV)

    11/28/2007 2:38:02 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 16 replies · 279+ views
    ANN, JNN, NTV, etc Stream Video News from Japan ^ | 28 November 2007 | AmericanInTokyo (with Japanese TV news sources)
    Top US State Department negotiator Christopher Hill was spotted yesterday at Washington's Dulles International Airport by Japanese TV reporters and crews.When pressed, he indicated that he would be going to "one additional stop" on the way to China from Japan.Later it was confirmed he is going to Pyongyang, North Korea. He will meet his counterpart, Kim Gye Gwan, Kim Jong il's chief negotiator.He will apparantly be in the "Peoples Paradise" between 3-5 December, to work out details facilitating the removal of North Korea from the US Government's list of "Terrorist Countries", which is expected within the next few weeks...
  • U.S. to Strike N. Korea Off Terror List Under 'Secret Deal' (S. Korean Press)

    11/13/2007 3:36:04 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 63 replies · 176+ views
    Chosun Ilbo Conservative Daily Newspaper in South Korea (English) ^ | 12 November 2007 | Chosun Ilbo Conservative Daily Newspaper, Seoul, Korea
    U.S. to Strike N.Korea Off Terror List Under 'Secret Deal' The U.S. in a closed-doors deal on Oct. 3 agreed to strike North Korea from its list of state sponsors of terrorism and suspend the Trading with the Enemy Act by year's end provided North Korea disables its nuclear facilities by then, a senior South Korean official says. The official told Korean reporters in Washington last week the Oct. 3 deal “includes a list of facilities North Korea agreed to disable. It also includes what the other five nations agreed to do, including the issues of striking North Korea from...
  • N. Korea: N.K. peace treaty could backfire: experts

    11/20/2006 4:15:37 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 705+ views
    Korea Herald ^ | 11/21/06 | Kim Ji-hyun
    N.K. peace treaty could backfire: experts   Declaring an end to the Korean War was among the notable incentives North Korea was offered for giving up its nuclear program, but experts say the notion may not be all good news for South Korea. Ending the Korean War would mean that the United States would officially cease to be an enemy state for North Korea. The two countries are still technically at war since the 1950-1953 Korean War ended in an armistice and not a formal peace treaty. "There are pros and cons involved. On the one hand, peaceful ties between the...
  • BUSH, SOUTH KOREA'S ROH AGREE TALKS ON A KOREAN WAR PEACE TREATY

    11/16/2005 7:11:50 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 8 replies · 646+ views
    Reuters | November 16, 2005
    Reuters - BUSH, SOUTH KOREA'S ROH AGREE TALKS ON A KOREAN WAR PEACE TREATY MORE...
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT CHARACTER, STUPID!

    10/20/2004 11:24:41 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 5 replies · 575+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | OCTOBER 20, 2004 | WHITE KNIGHT
    It's All About Character, Stupid! Written by the White Knight Wednesday, October 20, 2004 It is disingenuous for the media to characterize Kerry simply as an “Antiwar Protestor.” What Kerry did went far beyond protesting against the war -- Kerry supported the goals of the North Vietnamese. And, they honor him in their museums for his support to this day. George Mc Govern was a patriotic American against the war – but McGovern didn’t go to Paris 3 times and meet privately with high-ranking North Vietnamese leaders like Madame Binh. McGovern did not join Vietnam Veterans Against the War, a...
  • John Kerry was a member of the Naval Reserves until 1978!

    03/07/2004 3:17:34 AM PST · by An.American.Expatriate · 75 replies · 945+ views
    Self ^ | 7 March 2004 | Self
    <p>According to the Boston Globe, John Kerry was discharged from the Naval Reserves on 16 February 1978!!</p> <p>Although not on active duty, he retained his commission as an officer.</p> <p>Can anyone get this out to the talk-shows??</p>
  • Hard-line Jordanians burn Israeli flag

    02/09/2004 1:15:40 PM PST · by yonif · 1 replies · 97+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Feb. 9, 2004 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Around 1,000 hard-line Jordanians took to the streets Monday, burning the Israeli flag and demanding that their government abolish a peace treaty signed with Israel in 1994. The protesters, affiliated with leftist and Muslim fundamentalist groups and including women and children, were also critical of U.S. President George W. Bush and called for an end to the American occupation of Iraq. "Bush, listen well, the Arab people will not bow for you," chanted the protesters as they marched one kilometer (0.6 miles) to parliament's domed premises to present their demands to legislators. "We call on the government to end all...
  • Egyptian Government Daily: Bombings are Legitimate Even if Children Are Killed

    02/05/2004 11:41:32 AM PST · by yonif · 35 replies · 950+ views
    IMRA ^ | February 5, 2004 | MEMRI
    An editorial in the Egyptian government daily Al-Masaa praised suicide/martyrdom operations, and called on Palestinian organizations to not publish the names of the bombers so that their families' houses would not be demolished. The article focuses primarily on female suicide bombers, following the debate in the Arab media over Hamas's dispatching of Reem Al-Riyashi, a mother of two, to carry out the January 14, 2004 bombing in Gaza. The following is the translation of the editorial:(1) "We ask again, why do the various Palestinian organizations insist on publishing the name of everyone who carries out a martyrdom operation against the...
  • Jordanian Sermon calls for God's help to defeat Israel and return of Al-Aqsa Mosque to Islam

    12/09/2003 11:03:58 AM PST · by yonif · 6 replies · 317+ views
    IMRA ^ | December 9, 2003 | FBIS (US Government service)
    [IMRA: This sermon, that was subject to Jordanian Government supervision, was broadcast prior to the visit of the King of Jordan to Washington where he was praised for his contribution to peace.] Amman Jordan Television Channel 1 in Arabic, official television station of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, at 0945 GMT on 28 November 2003 carries a 24-minute live sermon from martyr King Abdallah mosque in Amman. Shaykh Muhammad Khayr al-Isa delivers the sermon. After praising God, the messenger, and his companions, he says that Almighty God has revealed the Koran to guide humanity to the right path. He warns...
  • Racial Attack on Board Jordanian Royal Air Flight [Arabs on board beat up 2 Jews]

    11/01/2003 11:38:06 PM PST · by yonif · 26 replies · 444+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 08:33 Nov 02, '03 / 7 Cheshvan 5764
    (IsraelNN.com) Two Israeli brothers in their late twenties were attacked by Arabs on a Jordanian Royal Air flight from Thailand. One of the victims explained that about six Arab passengers began shouting “Jew” and the mob then beat them for several minutes. At some point, security and flight officials escorted the attackers to their seats but they did not intervene for some time while the two were being beaten according to their version of the attack. Amir and Dror Gal stated they plan to file a complaint with police, adding that included among the attackers was at least one Hebrew...
  • IDF Apprehends Terrorist Weapons Smuggler

    09/07/2003 8:07:13 PM PDT · by yonif · 11 replies · 145+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 01:55 Sep 08, '03 / 11 Elul 5763
    (IsraelNN.com) IDF forces on the night between Saturday and Sunday arrested Akram Tubasi, a major player in the smuggling of weapons and ammunition from Egypt into southern Gaza. He was taken into custody in the Tel Sultan area of Gaza, not far from Rafiach.
  • Jordanian FM: Israeli assassination attempt of Hamas`s Yassin poses threat to security of region

    09/06/2003 7:48:46 PM PDT · by yonif · 13 replies · 196+ views
    Jordanian FM Mouasher says Israeli assassination attempt of Hamas`s Yassin poses threat to security of region
  • ISLAMIC JIHAD MAINTAINS PRESENCE IN EGYPT

    08/30/2003 11:36:47 PM PDT · by yonif · 3 replies · 110+ views
    MENL ^ | 8/29/2003
    LONDON [MENL] -- The Palestinian Islamic Jihad has sought to maintain a presence in Egypt. Western intelligence sources said Jihad has established a network in Cairo as well as the Sinai Peninsula. They said the Jihad presence is meant to smuggle both insurgents and weapons into the Gaza Strip. The Jihad presence in Egypt was detected in early 2003, the sources said. They said Jihad recruited Egyptians to help facilitate the smuggling of weapons and explosives from the Egyptian-controlled part of Rafah to that controlled by the Palestinian Authority. The arms flow, the sources said, has been financed by Iran...
  • Abdullah rejects calls to abandon peace treaty with Israel, urges diplomatic solution to Iraqi issue

    08/15/2002 3:27:26 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 7 replies · 202+ views
    Jordan's King Abdullah II rejected Thursday war threats against Iraq and urged continued dialogue between the United Nations and Baghdad. In a wide-ranging televised speech, Abdullah said Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories was the "main cause of conflict in the region." "Peace cannot prevail until the occupied Arab lands are returned to the Palestinians on the bases of United Nations resolutions ... and the Arab initiative." The king was predicted to declare a date for parliamentary elections, already postponed twice since legislature was dissolved in June 2001. Abdullah said the polls would be held "next spring." On the issue of...