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  • Palestinian Authority Report Predicts: 3rd Intifada in 2014

    12/29/2013 6:47:23 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | 12/29/2013, 11:59 AM | Maayana Miskin
    A report compiled by security sources in the Palestinian Authority indicates a high chance for an “intifada” terror war in 2014. The PA report was published by Kol Yisrael (Voice of Israel) radio. […] United States Secretary of State John Kerry has used threats of a “third Intifada” to pressure Israeli leaders to accept America’s proposals regarding an Israel-PA diplomatic deal. …
  • Peres: Impossible to Separate Religion and State in Israel

    12/29/2013 3:29:36 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/12/13 | David Lev
    There is no way to separate Judaism from the state of Israel, President Shimon Peres said Sunday. On a visit to the Machon Lev Jerusalem Technology College, Peres said that despite the efforts of secularists, Israel would always remain a Jewish state. Peres addressed a question from a student who said that “in recent months we have seen an unparalleled attempt to defame the hareidi religious public, especially when it comes to serving in the IDF.” Did Peres believe that it was necessary to force hareidi religious yeshiva students into the army in order to get them into the workforce?...
  • Former MK Eldad: Time to Treat the Temple Mount Like a Holy Site

    12/29/2013 6:12:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    INN ^ | 12/30/2013, 3:16 AM | Elad Benari
    Former MK Professor Aryeh Eldad, head of the Professors for a Strong Israel organization, sharply criticized on Sunday the way the State of Israel has been conducting itself since 1967 with respect to the Temple Mount. Eldad’s remarks come in the wake of the publication of the contents of a secret report by the State Comptroller regarding the enforcement, or lack thereof, of the law at the Temple Mount. […] “You can decide to ignore the Bedouin land theft in the Negev, but the Temple Mount is the most important issue there is,” he told Arutz Sheva. “It’s not for...
  • Erekat Condemns Vote on Jordan Valley Annexation

    12/29/2013 6:01:38 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/12/13 | Elad Benari
    The Palestinian Authority’s (PA) chief negotiator for peace talks with Israel on Sunday condemned the vote by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation in favor of a bill that would annex the Jordan Valley and place it under full Israeli sovereignty. Four ministers voted in favor of the draft law, which was proposed by Likud MK Miri Regev. Three opposed it. Responding to the vote, chief PA negotiator Saeb Erekat told the Ma’an news agency that the decision destroys all efforts for peace with Israel, showing the Israeli government's "indifference" toward international law. Erekat added that the PA’s response should be...
  • The Temple Mount, Dismounted

    12/29/2013 3:16:22 AM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/29/2013 | Janet Tassel
    In June 1967, Israeli paratroopers entered Jerusalem's Old City after Israel's miraculous victory in the Six-Day War. The Old City had been under Jordanian control for nineteen years, an era of wanton destruction of synagogues and of ethnic cleansing of all Jews from the Old City. The paratroopers made their prayerful way to the Temple Mount, the holiest piece of ground in all Judaism, site of the First and Second Great Temples and, by tradition, the ark itself. Three paratroopers climbed to the top of the Dome of The Rock (built atop the former Second Temple) and unfurled the Israeli...
  • Peri: Evict 25% of Judea, Samaria Jews From Their Homes

    12/28/2013 4:23:13 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 30 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/12/13 | Tova Dvorin
    Science and Technology Minister Yaakov Peri (Yesh Atid) stated at an event for the Israel advocacy organization StandWithUs that an interim deal between Israel and the Palestinian Authority would see at least 25% of Judea and Samaria residents evicted from their homes. "No other country wants to be a national home for the Palestinians," Peri stated. "Israel understands that the lot would fall on the 'settlement blocs.' The deal would see 15-25% of Judea and Samaria evicted - but it's a reasonable compromise," he claimed. .....
  • Ministers Approve Jordan Valley Annexation

    12/29/2013 12:48:05 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/12/13 | Gil Ronon & Ari Soffer
    The Ministerial Committee for Legislation voted Sunday in favor of a bill that would annex the Jordan Valley and place it under full Israeli sovereignty. Four ministers voted in favor of the draft law, which was proposed Likud MK Miri Regev. Three opposed it. Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, who is in charge of “peace negotiations” with the Palestinian Authority (PA) attacked the ministers who voted for the bill, and called it “an irresponsible proposal that will harm Israel and isolate it.” "Some of those who supported the bill would have opposed it, if they had known it would pass,” she...
  • 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...
  • Obamas Dangerous Double Standard on Spying, Pollard

    12/26/2013 12:40:30 PM PST · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | December 26, 2013 3:24 pm | Isi Stein
    I live in a world where countries blame Israel for all their ills, equate Israel’s right to defend herself with the terrorist acts perpetrated by her enemies, and promote boycotts of the only consistent and lasting democracy in the Middle East. It is no secret that since the establishment of the Jewish State in 1948, a dangerous double standard has provided fuel for biased UN resolutions and astonishing EU sanctions against Israel. In the U.S., the tone was significantly different for many years. Bill Clinton and George W. Bush fought against any effort to delegitimize the State of Israel, and...
  • CIA Study: Pollard didn't Seek Info on U.S. A 1987 study now made public shows Pollard's

    12/15/2012 10:53:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    INN ^ | 12/15/12 | Gil Ronen
    A 1987 study ordered by the CIA found that Jonathan Pollard, convicted in the U.S. of spying for Israel, never sought to obtain information about U.S. activities. Rather, he was instructed by his Israeli handlers to obtain information about Israel's enemies. The 1987 study by the Foreign Denial and Deception Analysis Committee was ordered by the CIA. It is now being made public, 25 years later, with heavy CIA redaction. It said Pollard's handlers were Rafi Eitan, advisor on counterterrorism to Prime Minister Shamir, as well as IAF Col. Aviem Sella and Joseph Yagur, Counselor for Scientific Affairs at the...
  • Report: Kerry Offers Pollard's Release to Israel

    12/27/2013 11:47:49 AM PST · by cll · 241 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/27/2013
    United States Secretary of State John Kerry has offered Israel the release of Jonathan Pollard, Channel 10 News reported on Friday. According to the report, Kerry’s offer was made as part of the discussions surrounding the upcoming planned release of 26 terrorists from Israeli jails as a “gesture” to Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas. Kol Yisrael radio, which also reported about Kerry’s offer, said it relates to the fourth stage of the terrorist release and is conditional upon Israel agreeing to release Israeli Arabs who have committed acts of terrorism. Israeli officials were quoted by both outlets as having said...
  • Kerry reportedly says he will consider freeing Jonathan Pollard as part of prisoner swap

    12/29/2013 11:17:16 AM PST · by ColdOne · 41 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 12/29/13 | foxnews/ap
    Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to the Middle East in the first week of the new year amid a flurry of reports in the Israeli press that he has said he would consider freeing convicted spy Jonathan Pollard. Israel's Channel 10 TV station first reported Friday that Kerry offered to free Pollard as part of an exchange for the release of a fourth group of Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails as peace talks resume between the two sides. The third of four groups is scheduled to be released Monday, the Jerusalem Post reported.
  • Ch. 10: Obama sees no connection between Pollard and NSA spying...

    12/23/2013 8:14:56 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 23/12/13 | Jason Reed
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will ask US President Barack Obama to commute the life sentence of convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard at a critical stage of the diplomatic talks with the Palestinian Authority, Channel 2 diplomatic correspondent Udi Segal reported Monday night. Netanyahu had tied Pollard’s release to talks with the Palestinians in the past. He reached a deal with former US president Bill Clinton to commute Pollard’s sentence in 1998 as part of the Wye River Accord, but Clinton reneged on the deal after then-CIA director George Tenet threatened to quit. The prime minister reportedly asked the US for...
  • Report: Obama to Hand Over Christian Holy Sites to Palestinian Thugs

    12/30/2013 1:02:47 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 29, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Once again Barack Obama is going to push Israel to hand over half of Jerusalem, the Wailing Wall, The Temple Mount, Old Jerusalem, and the tomb of Jesus Christ to the Hamas-Fatah terrorists. Barack Obama believes giving the terrorists more land will result in peace. It’s as if the Gaza transfer and disaster never happened. The Times of Israel reported: 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...
  • US deal will trade off 'Jewish' Israel for 1967 lines -- report

    12/29/2013 5:12:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 12/29/13 | 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...
  • Israeli PM weighs public plea for spy's release

    12/21/2010 8:18:26 AM PST · by wideawake · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Agence France Presse ^ | 12/21/2010 | NA
    JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is considering a public plea to the White House for the release of Jonathan Pollard, an Israeli spy jailed 25 years ago, an official said Tuesday. Pollard's wife Esther at a meeting with Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Monday passed on a message from her husband urging Israel to move on from the quiet diplomacy of the past quarter-century and to make a formal and public request for his release.
  • Is Pollard Caspar Weinberger's Revenge on the Jews?

    12/23/2010 8:33:25 AM PST · by TPOOH · 95 replies · 2+ views
    IsraeliNationalNews Arutz Sheva ^ | Dec 23, 2010 | Prof. Phyllis Chesler
    Why is this man still in jail? Why was this man forced to spend seven years in solitary? Why is still confined, languishing, festering in jail for a total of twenty five years? Solitary confinement is the most barbaric of punishments. Few people can withstand this form of torture without becoming very ill, both physically and mentally. Am I talking about the Soviet Gulag? Or about some hell-hole in Afghanistan or Iran? Last year, The New Yorker ran a piece about solitary confinement. The article concludes that this punishment amounts to torture, that it can even induce “acute psychosis with...
  • Sen. McCain calls for release of Israeli spy

    03/10/2011 5:20:02 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies
    AP ^ | 2011-03-10
    JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Republican Sen. John McCain is joining his call urging the release of an American convicted of spying for Israel more than two decades ago.
  • George Schultz urges Obama to free Pollard

    01/26/2011 11:02:01 PM PST · by dervish · 55 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1/12/11 | Gil Hoffmn
    Former US Secretary of State who served under Ronald Reagan joins list of senior security officials calling for Pollard's release. Former US secretary of state George Shultz has joined a long list of former senior American and Israeli security officials calling upon US President Barack Obama to release Jonathan Pollard. In a letter obtained by The Jerusalem Post Tuesday night, Shultz wrote that he was impressed that the people who are best informed about the classified material Pollard passed to Israel now favor his release. He cited former CIA director James Woolsey, former chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee Dennis...
  • Henry Kissinger Calls On President Obama To Free Jonathan Pollard

    03/07/2011 2:40:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 66 replies
    Yeshiva World ^ | 3/7/11 | staff
    As the calls for clemency for Jonathan Pollard continue to intensify, Henry A. Kissinger, an elder statesman, well-respected diplomat, and experienced member of the United States intelligence community, has become the latest American governmental leader to issue a public call for Pollard’s release. Pollard has spent more than 25 years languishing in a federal prison for passing classified information to Israel, an ally of the United States. Kissinger, who served as United States Secretary of State and National Security Advisor under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, sent a letter to President Obama requesting that he commute Pollard’s sentence to...