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  • Kuwaiti writer tells Arab world: Recognize Israel

    04/11/2016 4:44:41 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 11/4/16 | Yousuf Abd alKareen AlZinkawi
    "....Today, when the [UN] General Assembly has swelled to include 193 states, I believe that the proportion of states that support Israel is even greater, and is over 83%. This, especially after some five Arab states and quite a few Muslim ones have recognized the state of Israel, [that state] which the dreamers – those who dream of restoring the stolen homeland [Palestine] – so expertly call by a whole bunch of names, such as 'the Zionist entity' or 'the Israeli occupation,' etc. Today, there are only 32 countries that don't recognize Israel, in different parts of the world... It...
  • France to recognize Palestine if deadlock with Israel not broken

    01/29/2016 10:31:51 AM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    jpost ^ | 1/29/16 | Reuters
    France will recognize a Palestinian state if its efforts in coming weeks to try to break the deadlock between Israelis and Palestinians fail, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Friday. "France will engage in the coming weeks in the preparation of an international conference bringing together the parties and their main partners, American, European, Arab, notably to preserve and make happen the solution of two states," he said. Fabius said that as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, France had a responsibility to try to keep up efforts to find a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians.
  • UN Chief: More Countries Will Recognize 'Palestine'

    11/24/2014 5:18:04 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/11/14 | Ben Ariel
    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon predicted on Monday that the “momentum” of countries recognizing the “state of Palestine” will grow. Ban, who spoke before a UN committee on Palestinian rights, urged Israel and the Palestinian Authority to "step back from the brink" and return to peace talks. "The Israeli and Palestinian people face a shared fate on shared land. There is no erasing the other," Ban said, according to the AFP news agency. "Governments and parliaments are taking action. That momentum will grow," said Ban, referring to recent moves by governments in Europe to recognize “Palestine”. British lawmakers voted overwhelmingly...
  • British Parliament Votes to Recognize Palestine

    10/13/2014 7:13:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    Arutz Sheva Israel National News ^ | 10/14/2014, 12:29 AM | Elad Benari
    The British parliament on Monday night officially voted in favor of recognizing the “state of Palestine”. The non-binding resolution was passed by 274 in favor to 12 votes against, to “recognize the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel” as part of a “contribution to securing a negotiated two-state solution”, according to AFP. The motion, while non-binding, is heavy with symbolism but is unlikely to change government policy, the report noted. […] British Prime Minister David Cameron said prior to the vote that he would not take part in it. …
  • Kerry: It's a Mistake for Israel to Demand Recognition

    03/13/2014 8:43:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 58 replies
    INN ^ | 3/13/14 | Elad Benari
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry thinks it is a “mistake” for Israel to demand that the Palestinian Authority (PA) recognize it as a Jewish state in order to achieve peace. “I think it's a mistake for some people to be raising it again and again as the decider of their attitude towards the possibility of a state and peace, and we've obviously made that clear," Kerry told the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on Thursday, when asked to clarify the official position of the Obama administration on the issue, according to the Breitbart website. He further said that the...
  • 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...
  • Ashrawi: Recognizing Israel Like 'Legalizing Racism'

    01/11/2014 10:21:27 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/1/14 | Elad Benari
    Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) official Hanan Ashrawi said on Saturday that Israel's demand that the PA recognize it as a Jewish state is an attempt to “legalize racism,” reports the Ma’an news agency. Ashrawi, a member of the PLO’s Executive Committee, said that defining Israel as a Jewish state would signify that any Jewish person would have the right to return to “Palestine”, while Palestinian Arabs would lose that right. Israel wants to "create a narrative that denies the Palestinian presence, rights, and continuity on the historic Palestinian lands," she charged, in a conversation with Ma’an. She also claimed that...
  • Lapid: Israel's demand that Palestinians recognize Israel as Jewish state is rubbish

    01/01/2014 3:17:21 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    An op-ed published in the New York Times on Tuesday by Roger Cohen, titled "My Jewish State" has shed light on comments Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid made during a sit down with the columnist in August 2013. During their chat last summer, Lapid reiterated his lack of interest in Palestinian recognition of Israel as a Jewish state. Lapid reportedly told Cohen “the fact that we demand from Palestinians a declaration that they recognize Israel as a Jewish state, I just think this is rubbish. I don’t need that. The whole point of Israel was we came here saying we...
  • Yale may not recognize Christian fraternity

    11/26/2012 9:31:03 AM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    World On Campus ^ | 11/26/12 | Catherine Rogers
    A newly approved Christian fraternity at Yale University may be denied official recognition and student group funding because it plans to restrict membership to men who believe in Jesus. Just days after the leaders of Beta Upsilon Chi (BYX) announced the Yale chapter's formation, the student newspaper reported that the group "will have to change its membership rules if it intends to comply with Yale's anti-discrimination policies."
  • Abbas: Peace Talks After UN Recognition

    10/09/2012 10:33:50 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/10/12 | Elad Benari
    Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas met Tuesday in Ramallah with representatives of EU countries in the Palestinian Authority and discussed with them the regional situation following the Arab spring and the PA’s position towards the peace process with Israel. Abbas told the European representatives that the PA is ready to resume negotiations with Israel on the basis of the EU’s official positions. He noted that the PA will make use of these EU positions when it submits its recognition to the United Nations General Assembly. He also stressed that the PA’s unilateral statehood bid to the UN does not mean...
  • France Urges Syrian Rebels to Form Provisional Gov't

    08/27/2012 2:21:14 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/8/12 | Chana Yaar
    The president of France formally asked the Syrian opposition to form a provisional government on Monday. "France asks the Syrian opposition to form a provisional government – inclusive and representative – that can become the legitimate representative of the new Syria, “ President Francois Hollande announced in an address at the presidential palace to a group of new French ambassadors. “We are including our Arab partners to accelerate this step. France will recognize the provisional government of Syria once it is formed.” .....
  • 'We recognize Israel, they should recognize Palestine'

    06/30/2011 9:49:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    jpost ^ | 7/1/11 | staff
    Abbas tells Dutch parliament US, EU, Russia working to resume talks; says UN statehood bid not meant to "dismiss or delegitimize Israel." Talkbacks (13) Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday said that the Palestinian people recognize Israel's right to exist and they hope the Israeli government will respond by "recognizing the Palestinian state on the borders of the land occupied in 1967." The PA president's comments came in a speech to the Dutch parliament in the Hague. Official Palestinian news agency WAFA quoted Abbas as saying, "Our primary goal is peace negotiations with the Israeli side and I hope...
  • 'Spain will recognize Palestinian state on 1967 lines'

    05/30/2011 11:16:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 73 replies
    jpost ^ | 5/30/11 | KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    Shaath says Spain wants Palestine recognized in UN; announcement comes as Abbas meets with Islamic Jihad officials, Gen. Tantawi in Cairo to discuss Hamas-Fatah reconciliation, Mideast peace process. Talkbacks (13) The Palestinian Authority announced on Thursday that Spain has decided to recognize a Palestinian state along the 1967 lines before September. A spanish diplomat told Palestinian negotiator Nabil Shaath that Spain would support making the state of Palestine a UN member. The announcement came as Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas met in Cairo on Monday, under the auspices of Egyptian authorities, with Ramadan Shallah, Secretary-General of the Islamic Jihad organization,...
  • Colombia: We will not recognize Palestinian state

    03/31/2011 10:02:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies ^ | 3/31/11 | GIL SHEFLER
    Israel wins rare victory in Latin America with Colombian President Calderon announcement at World Jewish Congress meeting in Bogota. After suffering a series of diplomatic defeats to the Palestinians in Latin America, Israel won a rare victory on Wednesday when Colombia announced that it would not unilaterally recognize a Palestinian state. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos told a delegation of the World Jewish Congress in a meeting in the Colombian capital of Bogota that his government would not recognize Palestinian statehood as “a matter of principle.”
  • Ahmadinejad: Iran will never recognize 'Zionist regime'

    09/21/2010 5:53:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies ^ | 9/21/10 | JORDANA HORN
    Iranian president makes comments on Israel, capitalism and the death penalty whilst on visit to New York for UN General Assembly. NEW YORK – Stating that Iran would never recognize the “Zionist regime,” Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke his mind freely on Monday and Tuesday while in New York for the United Nations General Assembly meetings, commenting on capitalism, the Holocaust and a potential war that “knows no limits” to various audiences. Ahmadinejad is to address the General Assembly on Thursday, but spoke to other audiences in the days leading up to his speech. Speaking before a group of Muslim...
  • 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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  • J'lem fears UN may recognize PA state

    04/29/2010 6:23:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 232+ views ^ | 4/29/10 | DAVID HOROVITZ AND KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    While Israel and the Palestinian Authority are finally expected to begin US-mediated indirect “proximity” talks in the very near future, concern is growing among some in the Israeli government that the PA is planning to marginalize the diplomatic process and instead unilaterally seek UN recognition for a Palestinian state along the pre-1967 lines. There is a rising conviction among some in the Netanyahu government, The Jerusalem Post has learned, that the PA is aiming to secure a new UN Security Council Resolution, updating 1967’s Resolution 242, providing for the establishment of Palestine and fudging the refugee issue.
  • Navy SEALs Recognize Anger More Quickly

    04/16/2010 1:34:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies · 1,167+ views on yahoo ^ | 4/16/10 | Charles Q. Choi
    The brains of elite soldiers can respond faster to signs of anger than normal, which could help them detect threats and make the difference between life and death when under fire. The differences in the brains of those who excel in extreme circumstances are poorly understood. Such research might help improve military performance, explained neuroscientist Alan Simmons at the University of California at San Diego. To investigate the brains of elite soldiers who face extreme circumstances all the time, psychiatrist Martin Paulus with Simmons and their colleagues scanned the brains of 11 off-duty members of the elite Navy SEALs (SEa,...
  • U.S. Won’t Recognize Honduras Election Without End to Crisis

    09/28/2009 11:34:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies · 852+ views
    Bloomberg ^ | 9/29/09 | Indira A.R. Lakshmanan
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  • U.S.: Palestinians need not recognize Israel as Jewish state before talks

    04/18/2009 10:57:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies · 864+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 4/18/09 | Akiva Eldar
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's demand that the Palestinians recognize Israel as the state of the Jewish people as a condition for renewing peace talks is unacceptable to the United States, the State Department said during special envoy George Mitchell's visits over the weekend to Ramallah and Cairo. The State Department released statements saying that the United States would continue to promote a two-state solution. In Ramallah, Mitchell met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
  • Bush, Abizaid Recognize Afghans, U.S. Soldiers for Heroism

    02/20/2007 4:51:06 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 408+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2007 – Two Afghan nationals and five American soldiers received recognition from President Bush and U.S. Central Command’s top officer for heroism in preventing a driver from carrying out a suicide bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, in January. Army Gen. John Abizaid, commander of U.S. Central Command, recognizes Task Force Phoenix soldiers for heroic efforts in preventing a vehicle loaded with explosives from detonating inside the front gate of Camp Phoenix in Kabul, Afghanistan. From left are Army Staff Sgt. William Strobeck, Sgts. Brian Bailey and Mathew Sisson, and Spcs. Justin Carry and Linza Hampton. U.S....
  • America Supports You: SemperComm to Recognize Creative Troops

    02/06/2007 4:19:17 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 100+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Carmen L. Gleason
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2007 – The troop-support group SemperComm is asking for nominations for its 2007 awards program recognizing the morale-raising efforts of troops stationed throughout the world. This is the fourth year of the awards program highlighting the personal contributions of troops who go the extra mile for their fellow servicemembers. The deadline for entries is Feb. 26. “The SemperComm Award recognizes the valuable contributions of military men and women based in out-of-the-way overseas locations where there often isn’t much to do that could be considered recreational,” said Lara Coffee, SemperComm executive director, in a news release. “Keeping...
  • No deal to recognize Israel, Hamas says

    09/24/2006 1:10:41 AM PDT · by familyop · 8 replies · 448+ views
    CBC News (Canada) ^ | 22SEP06 | CBC News
    Hope for a Middle East peace breakthrough faded on Friday when the militant group Hamas contradicted President Mahmoud Abbas's declaration that a new Palestinian unity government would recognize Israel. Speaking at the United Nations on Thursday, Abbas said a coalition being negotiated between his Fatah party and Hamas, the militant group that heads the Palestinian government, would recognize the Jewish state. Such a move would be a huge reversal for Hamas, which is formally dedicated to the destruction of Israel. On Friday, Hamas political advisor Ahmed Yousef told the Associated Press that "there won't be a national unity government if...
  • Breaking News: Abbas: Unity government to recognize Israel

    09/21/2006 6:33:44 PM PDT · by happymom · 41 replies · 971+ views ^ | 9/21/06 | AP
    UNITED NATIONS - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday that the planned national unity government will recognize Israel. Read more
  • Turkmenistan Officials Recognize Coalition Rescue, Recovery Team

    08/16/2006 4:22:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 292+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Stephanie van Geete, USA
    Turkmenistan Officials Recognize Coalition Rescue, Recovery TeamBy Sgt. Stephanie van Geete, USASpecial to American Forces Press Service BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, Aug. 16, 2006 – Nine Task Force Centaur aviators were among 21 U.S. soldiers and airmen recognized yesterday by the government of Turkmenistan for efforts in recovering a Turkmenistan Red Cross helicopter that crashed in eastern Afghanistan earlier this year. Task Force Centaur Commander Army Lt. Col. William Metheny (left) accepts a plaque of appreciation Aug. 15 from Turkmenistan’s Ambassador to Afghanistan Aman Yaranov. Nine Centaur soldiers were recognized for their part in the recovery of a Turkmen...
  • Abbas urges Hamas to recognize Israel

    05/28/2006 9:24:57 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 271+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/28/06 | Mohammed Daraghmeh - ap
    RAMALLAH, West Bank - President Mahmoud Abbas said he hoped talks between Palestinian factions to begin Sunday would resolve critical disagreements and make his plan to call a referendum recognizing Israel's right to exist unnecessary. The Palestinian government has been internationally isolated and is suffering a crippling economic boycott since the Islamic militant group Hamas won Jan. 25 parliamentary elections. The United States and European Union have demanded Hamas renounce violence and recognize Israel's right to exist if it wants the aid restored. Hamas has refused. In a bold move intended to force Hamas to moderate its position, Abbas, who...
  • Afghan Police Recognize Equal Value of Female Officers

    05/12/2006 4:52:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 319+ views
    KABUL, Afghanistan, May 11, 2006 – The Afghan National Police recently took major strides toward recognizing the equal rights of men and women, as well as the important contributions made by its female officers. Gen. Aziza Nazeri (center), the Afghan National Police''s most senior female officer, presides over the Gender Awareness Day conference in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 8, as Gen. Ahmad Madadzai and Jerilyn Glick Holsapple look on. Madadzai is head of the Human Rights Department of the Ministry of Interior, and Holsapple is a special agent with the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations. Photo by Staff...
  • Dolphins, like humans, recognize names

    05/08/2006 5:53:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 240+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/8/06 | Deborah Zabarenko
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bottlenose dolphins can call each other by name when they whistle, making them the only animals besides humans known to recognize such identity information, scientists reported on Monday. Scientists have long known that dolphins' whistling calls include repeated information thought to be their names, but a new study indicates dolphins recognize these names even when voice cues are removed from the sound. For example, a dolphin might be expected to recognize its name if called by its mother, but the new study found most dolphins recognized names -- their signature whistles -- even when emitted without inflection...
  • Islamist terrorists don't recognize "peace activists" (Tom Fox killed in Iraq)

    03/11/2006 4:39:33 PM PST · by forty_years · 22 replies · 873+ views ^ | March 11, 2006 | Andrew Jaffee
    An American member of the Christian Peacemaker Team, Tom Fox, was found murdered in Iraq today. He was kidnapped by the Islamist-oriented group known as the Swords of Righteousness Brigades on November 26. Iraqi police reported that Fox had "gunshots to his head and chest and signs of torture on his body." This incident begs the question: Do the Islamist terrorists respect all the appeasement offered them by leftist peace activists like Tom Fox? The answer is a categorical "no," "non," "nein," "nyet," "nr." After all that has happened, the Left still ignores the threat of Islamism, appeasing militant Muslims...
  • Hamas lawmakers say will not recognize Israel, hold talks

    02/26/2006 8:42:19 PM PST · by Esther Ruth · 10 replies · 330+ views ^ | 01:05 27/02/2006
    Last update - 01:05 27/02/2006 Hamas lawmakers say will not recognize Israel, hold talks By Haaretz Service and agencies SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan - Two Hamas lawmakers on Sunday dismissed any future peace talks with Israel, calling past negotiations "a failed experiment" and said Arab nations had rejected U.S. pressure to force the militant Palestinian movement to moderate. Hamas leaders Mahmoud Zahar and Saeed Syiam made the comments during a gathering of Arab parliamentarians on the Jordanian shore of the Dead Sea. Speaking to The Associated Press on the sidelines of the conference, Zahar asserted that Hamas' recent upset victory in...
  • How much do you hate Israel?

    11/18/2003 5:29:12 PM PST · by forty_years · 8 replies · 227+ views ^ | November 18, 2003 | Diana Appelbaum
    How much do you hate Israel? By Diana Appelbaum, November 18, 2003 Home   Search   Forum   Terms How much do you hate Israel? Enough to go every day to and type hate-filled remarks into all petitions supportive of Israel? Somebody out there hates Israel that much. I recently mounted a modest petition campaign, A Call to the King of Saudi Arabia to Recognize Israel. My hope is to shame Saudi Arabia into recognizing Israel by presenting the collected signatures to Saudi Embassies around the world on Israel Independence Day, May 2004. It is, after all, uncommon for countries not to have diplomatic...
  • Israel: PA must recognize our right to exist as a Jewish state

    04/18/2003 10:30:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 222+ views
    Ha'aretz Daily ^ | 4/19/03 | Nathan Guttman and Yossi Verter
    Israel is insisting that the Palestinians recognize its right to exist as a Jewish state at the outset of negotiations on the U.S.-backed 'road map' for peace in the Middle East, which could be released as early as next week. Interviewed on CNN on Friday, Israel's consul-general in New York, Alon Pinkas, said that while Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat had recognized Israel's existence as a fact, he had never recognized its right to exist as a Jewish state. Meanwhile, as part of a list of measures it intends to implement after the swearing in of new Palestinian Authority Prime...
  • *South Florida* recognizing the sacrifices made by the children of National Guardsmen & Reservists!

    02/20/2003 8:36:34 AM PST · by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL · 14 replies · 344+ views
    From their homepage: The veterans, citizens and businesses of South Florida (Monroe, Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties) and Tampa Bay (Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk and Pasco counties) are grateful for the sacrifice our National Guardsmen and Reservists' families are making on behalf of America. MISSION To assist families of activated Florida National Guard and Reserve units South Florida ( Monroe, Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties) and Tampa Bay (Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk and Pasco counties). GOAL To provide $25 per month for each minor child of an activated service member during their call-up to active duty. THE PLAN Purchase $25...