Tag: Israel

Vision of State of Israel ‘not complete’ without Hebron, Nablus

The State of Israel without Hebron and Nablus, without Tel Aviv and Deganya, without Ofakim and Kiryat Shmona is not complete, Education Minister Shai Piron (Yesh Atid) said on Thursday. Speaking at a conference at Ariel University, Piron said: “We cannot reduce greater Israel, we cannot continue to agree to the shrinking and narrowing of […]

Israeli envoy to UN General Assembly: Israel is used to terrorist threats

Israel’s ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor spoke at the 94th plenary meeting of the UN General Assembly on Thursday afternoon, and touted his country’s accomplishments in fighting insurgency and terrorism. He also called out Iran, as he had in many previous speeches, for fulling the Syrian conflict and for being “the world’s primary sponsor […]

Jordan minister calls to ‘protect’ al-Aksa from ‘Israeli violations’

Hayil Abdelhafeez Dawoud, Jordan’s minister of Religious Affairs, called for a comprehensive Arab and Islamic plan in order to “protect” al-Aksa Mosque in Jerusalem from “Israeli violations.” Dawoud told the London-based Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat in an article published on Wednesday that Israeli violations “took a systematic and calculated form, and were no longer mere […]

Netanyahu, Rivlin vow to repair their strained ties

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and President- elect Reuven Rivlin began working through their past problems and settling their differences in an effort to build a positive working relationship Wednesday in a meeting at Netanyahu’s residence in Jerusalem. The two-hour meeting was the first in more than a year between the two men. It came a day […]

Not Much Abbas Can Do About Rockets

The U.S. State Department condemned on Wednesday the rocket fire from Gaza, but also said that Palestinian Authority (PA) head Mahmoud Abbas cannot do much to stop the attacks, despite having signed a unity pact with Hamas. “We condemn all rocket fire from Gaza. It is unprovoked aggression against civilian targets and is totally unacceptable […]

Danon demands greater security for Jews going to Mount of Olives cemetery

Appalled by chronic attacks against visitors to Judaism’s oldest and largest cemetery, located on the Mount of Olives, Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon demanded greater safety measures during a tour of the holy site Wednesday morning. The cemetery, where four prophets, former prime minister Menachem Begin, Hebrew revivalist Eliezer Ben-Yehuda and leaders of revered rabbinical […]

Netanyahu’s bitter enemy to replace Shimon Peres after ugly contest for influential post

Israel’s parliament has elected Reuven Rivlin, an ardent Jewish nationalist with a reputation as a staunch democrat, as the country’s next president, replacing Shimon Peres, the internationally respected statesman who in recent years provided a dovish foil to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Mr Rivlin, a former speaker of parliament from the ruling Likud party, gained 63 […]

Palestinians prefer suing Israel at the ICC rather than starting third intifada

Palestinians want to bring Israel before the International Criminal Court more than they want to fight them in the streets in an armed third intifada, according to a poll conducted by Khalil Shikaki of the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research. Palestinians continue to support a two-state solution and do not believe that the […]

US Senator Menendez vows response from Congress to Palestinian unity government

“Severe consequences” await a unified Fatah-Hamas government, Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Robert Menendez warned on Monday, referring to the new Palestinian Authority as a “two-headed dragon” in violation of US aid requirements. “Palestinians must choose between peace with Israel as a Jewish state and a marriage with Hamas, a terrorist… Read More: US Senator […]

Further ugly vibes from the Obama administration

The gloves are off. The White House has now unequivocally designated Israel as the scapegoat and is meting out punishment for the disastrous outcome of the peace negotiations it initiated. The process began in March when President Barack Obama publicly lambasted Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in a brutal and offensive manner the day before their […]