Tag: Israel

Poll: 75% of Israeli Jews oppose Palestinian state on ’67 lines

Some 75 percent of Israeli Jews oppose the establishment of a Palestinian state along 1967 lines, according to a new survey published by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. The poll was conducted from October 12-14 and asked 505 Israeli Jews about the peace process and Israeli concessions in the West Bank. Among the respondents, […]

PA Threatens Israeli ‘Diplomatic Downfall’ at UN

Palestinian Authority (PA) foreign minister Riyad al-Malki on Monday appraised that the PA will succeed in garnering enough UN Security Council votes to demand Israel withdraw from Judea and Samaria by a certain deadline. “I will inform the Israelis of their diplomatic downfall in the Security Council before the start of next year,” al-Malki told […]

West Bank Should Hound Israel Like Gaza

Fars, the semi-official press agency of Iran, has reported that Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, told the visiting Secretary-General of the Islamic Jihad Movement, Ramadan Abdullah Shalah, in Tehran on Thursday, “The enemy [Israel] should feel the same worries in the West Bank as it does in Gaza.” Read More: Khamenei: West Bank Should […]

Netanyahu denies agreeing to ’67-based borders with Palestinians

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denied having consented to basing “the border between Israel and the Palestinians on the ’67 borders” in an interview with Israel Radio that was broadcast on Friday morning.   “That is simply untrue,” said Netanyahu. “What happened was that the Americans wanted to propose a framework that will include items the […]

Hamas Committing a Double War Crime

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Tuesday told United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that Hamas commits a double war crime by using civilians as human shields and firing rockets at Israel. Netanyahu’s comments were made in a meeting with Ban at the UN headquarters in New York. Also attending the meeting was Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman.Netanyahu […]

If Security Council bid fails, we may end security cooperation with Israel

President Mahmoud Abbas vowed Tuesday to join the International Criminal Court at the Hague in the event that his efforts at the UN Security Council to set a timetable forcing the withdrawal of Israel to the pre-1967 lines should fail. The Bethlehem-based Ma’an News Agency quoted Abbas as telling reporters in Ramallah: “We started work […]

Jordan concludes it would save on energy through deal with Israel

The government said Jordan would procure up to 300 million cubic feet per day of gas from Israel’s offshore fields. The gas, purchased from the U.S. firm Noble Energy, would come from Israeli fields in the eastern Mediterranean and supplied to Jordan’s National Electric Power Co. “We will receive large quantities of gas from Israel, Cyprus and […]

Palestinian leader accuses Israel of ‘genocide’ at UN

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has accused Israel of carrying out a “war of genocide” in Gaza in his speech at the UN General Assembly.   Mr Abbas said Israeli “war crimes” in Gaza should be punished, but stopped short of saying he would take the issue to the International Criminal Court.   His speech […]

Plan to rid Gaza, West Bank of Israeli presence ready in 2 weeks

A plan to rid Gaza and the West Bank of Israeli presence will be presented to the UN Security Council in about two weeks time, Israel Radio reported Sunday, quoting an unnamed Palestinian source.   The source said that they are planning to present the proposal first to Mahmoud Abbas and then work out technical […]

Netanyahu Meets PM of India, Seeks Stronger Ties

“We are both ancient peoples but we are also two democracies,” Netanyahu tells India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.   Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met on Sunday with India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, in New York, marking the first meeting between an Israeli Prime Minister and the Prime Minister of India in more than a decade. […]