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  • Palestinians: Peace ‘off the table’ if Trump doesn’t reverse Jerusalem move

    01/25/2018 2:46:22 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 56 replies
    The Palestinians rejected US President Donald Trump’s fresh threat to withhold hundreds of millions of dollars in aid on Thursday, saying peace talks are “off the table” if the American recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital isn’t reversed. Ahead of a meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Davos, Trump said the US would no longer provide aid to the Palestinians if they refused to engage in US-brokered peace talks with Israel. He also said he’d taken Jerusalem “off the table” with his December 6 recognition of the city as Israel’s capital — a move that led the Palestinians to...
  • Hollande: France is committed to Israel-PA peace

    07/21/2016 3:20:06 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/7/16 | Elad Benari
    French President Francois Hollande told Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Paris on Thursday that his country is committed to leading international efforts to help secure peace between Israel and the PA, AFP reported. Hollande confirmed "France's commitment to building on the momentum created" on June 3, when Paris hosted senior diplomats to work towards organizing an international conference to reboot talks by the end of the year. The French leader "expressed his concern over the the fragile situation in the Middle East and escalating violence", a statement from the presidency said. "While the latest report from the Quartet...
  • Kerry meets Sisi following his call for Israel-PA peace

    05/18/2016 4:53:51 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/5/16 | Ben Ariel
    United States Secretary of State John Kerry met in Cairo on Wednesday with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, a day after the Egyptian leader called for a renewal of the Middle East peace process. Even before Sisi raised the issue, Kerry had planned a visit to discuss the Libya and Syria crises and to raise concerns about Egypt's harsh crackdown on dissent, and those issues were discussed in the meeting, according to AFP. But Kerry was also keen to hear more from the Egyptian leader about how he intends to help broker peace between his Israeli and Palestinian neighbors. "He's interested...
  • Donald Trump and the Invention of the "Miss Piece" <rare vanity>

    03/10/2016 12:30:46 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 13 replies
    Eddie01 | 3/10/2016 | Eddie01
    Trump has re-engineered the political landscape. Fret among patriots is leaving the building. Hit pieces are now being rightly impuned as contrived, weak and stupid. Laughter breaks out as dim witted groupthinkers in the MSM stuggle to obey editor demands. Editors stuggle to fulfill the production demands of their political overlords. Lawyers pretending to be objective on air journalists can't get the kill shot off. In fact, the sidewinders turn back on them with a vengence. Trump has turned the hit piece into the "miss piece".
  • UN to Explore New Israel-PA Peace Effort

    05/20/2015 11:26:31 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/5/15 | Elad Benari
    The United Nations will explore options with Israel's new government for a return to negotiations on creating a Palestinian state within a reasonable timeframe, the body’s new envoy said Tuesday, according to AFP. Nickolay Mladenov, the UN special Middle East coordinator, told the Security Council that "the coming period will be critical to the future of the peace process." Peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) have been comatose since a major American push for a final deal ended in failure in April 2014. UN efforts to revive the peace process were effectively on hold in recent months...
  • 'Only Arafat Could Have Brought Peace', Says Widow

    11/12/2014 4:04:05 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/11/14 | Giulio Meotti & Elad Benari
    Former Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat’s widow, Suha Arafat, believes her late husband is the only who could have brought peace. "Many say that my husband was an obstacle to peace. We saw, after his death, what happened to peace," she said on Wednesday, speaking to the Italian daily La Repubblica on the 10th anniversary of her husband’s death. "History will tell whether Arafat was right to declare the Intifada,” Arafat, who lives in Malta with her daughter, told the newspaper upon being asked about the “armed resistance” advocated by her husband. “But now we have millions of refugees. We...
  • Abbas: State Land Designation in Gush Etzion Ruins Peace

    08/31/2014 12:26:17 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/8/14 | Moshe Cohen
    alestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas is livid over the decision by the government earlier Sunday to assign about 4,000 dunams (988 acres) of land in Judea and Samaria as state land. Most of the land involved is in the Gush Etzion region. The decision opens the possibility of further construction in the region. The decision is one of Israel's responses to the kidnapping and murder of Israeli teens Eyal Yifrah, Naftali Frenkel, and Gilad Sha'ar. The three were kidnapped in Gush Etzion and their bodies were found several weeks later in a field near Hevron. Speaking Sunday evening, Abbas spokesperson...
  • UN Chief Hopes Ceasefire will Lead to Peace Agreement

    08/27/2014 12:14:02 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/8/14 | Elad Benari
    In welcoming the long-term ceasefire in Gaza, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced hope on Tuesday that it will set the stage for talks on a final Israeli-Palestinian Authority (PA) peace deal. "The secretary-general remains hopeful that the extended ceasefire will act as a prelude to a political process as the only way of achieving durable peace," UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said, according to AFP. Ban warned that "a brighter future for Gaza and for Israel depends on a sustainable ceasefire" and that "any violations of the ceasefire would be utterly irresponsible." .....
  • 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...
  • Peres: Abbas is Serious About Peace

    02/17/2014 10:49:39 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/2/14 | Elad Benari
    President Shimon Peres on Monday hailed remarks by Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on the issue of the “Palestinian refugees”, AFP reported. Peres, who said Abbas’s comments showed his "seriousness about reaching peace", was referring to what Abbas said during a meeting Sunday with more than 300 Israeli university students at his Ramallah headquarters. At the meeting, the PA chief told the students said he did not want to "flood Israel" with so-called “Palestinian refugees” and that there was no need to "re-divide" Jerusalem. "I was happy to hear him," Peres's office quoted him as saying at the start of...
  • Netanyahu to Biden: Abbas Doesn't Want Peace

    01/13/2014 9:55:03 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/1/14 | Elad Benari
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told visiting U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Monday that recent comments by Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas were proof that he does not want peace. According to Kol Yisrael radio, Netanyahu made the comments during his dinner meeting with Biden at the Prime Minister’s Residence on Monday night. Netanyahu reportedly complained to Biden about Abbas’s comments on Saturday, in which he said that there will be no peace with Israel unless all his preconditions are met. These comments, Netanyahu told Biden, were proof that Abbas is not prepared to make the necessary decisions that...
  • Biden: Seize the Moment, Make Peace

    01/13/2014 4:40:40 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/1/14 | Elad Benari
    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Monday urged Israel to seize this moment in history to make peace with the Palestinian Authority (PA), AFP reported. Biden’s comments were made in a meeting with President Shimon Peres, hours after both paid their last respects to former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon, who was buried on Monday. The meeting focused on the U.S.-led direct peace talks between the sides, which resumed in July. "The one place (in the region) where there's a possibility for an island of stability ... is between the Palestinian people and the Israeli people, in two secure states...
  • Olmert: Only an idiot prime minister would not make peace with Palestinians

    01/06/2014 12:36:36 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 44 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6/1/14 | Noa Amouyel
    Former prime minister Ehud Olmert on Monday insinuated that his successor Binyamin Netanyahu was an “idiot” and that his predecessor Ariel Sharon was revered only after lapsing into a coma. “In times of peace, even an idiotic prime minister can come out looking good,” he said during a lecture at Hebrew University on Monday. “Of course, an idiot prime minister cannot make peace, and if he makes peace he’s not an idiot,” after the audience laughed at his veiled tongue-in-cheek reference to Netanayhu, Olmert was quick to backtrack and added, “I mean that only generally, of course. Really!” The Prime...
  • Ya'alon: There's No Peace Partner, Only Incitement

    12/07/2013 7:53:16 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/12/13 | Elad Benari
    Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said Saturday that Israel had no partner for peace in the Palestinian Authority (PA). Speaking at the Israel Business Conference in Tel Aviv, Ya’alon said that there will be not a peace partner so long as the PA continues to educate its children to hate Israel. "As someone who supported the Oslo Accords, I have learned to understand that there is no partner for two states for two peoples on the other side,” he said. “There isn’t, nor has there been since the dawn of Zionism, a leadership on the other side that is willing to...
  • Obama: Judea and Samaria Must Not be 'Gaza 2'

    12/07/2013 5:21:09 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/12/13 | Elad Benari
    U.S. President Barack Obama said at the Saban Forum on Saturday that there must not be another Gaza in the Palestinian Authority-assigned areas of Judea and Samaria. Israel pulled out of Gaza in 2005, as part of the “Disengagement”. This resulted in Hamas taking over the region and escalating rocket attacks at southern Israel. Obama warned that in the event of a final agreement between Israel and the PA, there would be a "transition period" to ensure that Judea and Samaria does not become a security threat akin to Hamas-ruled Gaza. He said that the PA would have to accept...
  • PA Arabs Sign anti-Peace Convention

    11/30/2013 11:34:45 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/12/13
    Hamas has already acquired some 250,000 signatures of PA Arabs who signed a convention calling for no peace compromise with Israel, insisting upon Arab sovereignty in Jerusalem and the West Bank and the return of all pre-1948 refugees with...
  • Confusion over nuclear deal as Iran protests White House statement (Hussein lied - again?)

    11/27/2013 2:21:52 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/27/13
    Despite the highly touted Iranian nuclear deal announced by the Obama administration over the weekend, the two sides still can't seem to agree on what it is they agreed to. **SNIP** A ministry spokeswoman called it a "one-sided interpretation of the agreed text," and said parts of it "contradict" the actual plan, according to Fars News Agency. The Foreign Ministry did not specify what language might have clashed with their interpretation of the agreement, but called the White House statement a "modified version of the deal" -- and released their own version of the plan.
  • Kerry: Confident in Netanyahu's Commitment to Peace

    09/30/2013 10:51:09 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    arutz Sheva ^ | 1/10/13 | Elad Benari
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met on Monday at the State Department with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. In remarks to reporters before the meeting, Kerry said, “Israel, as everybody knows, is a very special friend to the United States of America. And we have just had a very constructive luncheon with the President and a very important meeting before that with a larger group of people. And now the Prime Minister and I will talk about both Iran, the Middle East peace process, Syria, and issues of concern.” Video .....
  • Min. Peretz: Bayit Yehudi Torpedoing Peace

    08/11/2013 2:22:23 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/8/13 | Gil Ronen
    Environmental Protection Minister Amir Peretz (Hatnua) accused the Bayit Yehudi party Sunday of recklessly endangering the “peace process” with the initiative to approve 1,200 housing tenders in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria. The decision was announced by Construction and Housing Minister Uri Ariel. "While [Hatnua leader] Minister Tzipi Livni is making extensive efforts to convince the leaders of Europe that we desire peace, and that the matter of borders will only be determined in negotiations between us and the Palestinians, Minister Ariel is busy with an unnecessary provocation and with messages that run counter to the prime minister's decision to renew...
  • Obama Speaks to Netanyahu and Abbas About Peace

    08/01/2013 9:23:54 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/8/13 | Elad Benari
    United States President Barack Obama spoke to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday, several days after peace talks between the sides officially restarted. The White House said Obama made separate calls to both men in an effort to keep up the momentum. The PA-based WAFA news agency reported that Obama urged Abbas to make use of the current momentum to reach a deal with Israel and stressed his support of the efforts that led to launching the peace process. An Abbas aide told WAFA he hoped a deal could be reached in six to...