Tag: Middle East

Obama urges Abbas to accept guidelines for peace talks

President Obama urged Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas on Monday to accept guidelines for new talks with Israel ahead of a key deadline. “I believe that now is the time,” Obama said before an Oval Office meeting with Abbas, though he cited long-standing details that have often blocked peace deals in the past. Read More: […]

Jordan Blames ‘Settlers’ for Temple Mount Riots

Jordan’s Minister for Media Affairs, Mohammad Momani, strongly condemned Israeli “aggression” at the Temple Mount on Monday, 24 hours after Housing and Construction Minister Uri Ariel ascended the mount in a pre-planned visit to the Mount that was cut short by police. Read More: Jordan Blames ‘Settlers’ for Temple Mount Riots – Middle East – News – Israel […]

Time running out for even a framework for Middle East talks

A single word, “Jewish,” shows the delicacy of trying to forge a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians. Read More: Time running out for even a framework for Middle East talks – CNN.com.

Netanyahu wrong to insist Palestinians recognize Israel

Secretary of State John Kerry told members of Congress on Thursday that international law already declares Israel a Jewish state, and called Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu’s insistence on a public declaration of Israel’s Jewish character from the Palestinians “a mistake” in the diplomatic process. Read More: Kerry: Netanyahu wrong to insist Palestinians recognize Israel as […]

Preparing to Rebuild the Third Holy Temple in Jerusalem

Minister of Housing and Construction Uri Ariel, a senior member of Israel’s government, has once again controversially called for the rebuilding of the Third Temple, on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Read More: Preparing to Rebuild the Third Holy Temple in Jerusalem | Politics | Learnist.

Cameron in Knesset trumpets benefits of peace, rather than chiding Israel on settlements

British Prime Minister David Cameron delivered a warm speech to the Knesset on Wednesday, spelling out the possible benefits of a peace deal rather than chiding Israel for settlement construction. Read More: Cameron in Knesset trumpets benefits of peace, rather than chiding Israel on settlements | JPost | Israel News.

US General Warns America Must Take Out Iran

The interim agreement between Iran and Western powers last November is a “farce,” according to Lieutenant General (ret.) William G. “Jerry” Boykin. The former senior military official warned that the US has only one option left — to take out Iran’s nuclear program militarily. Read More: US General Warns America Must Take Out Iran – […]

Palestinian daily claims US isn’t insisting the PA recognize Jewish Israel

rael’s demand to be recognized as a Jewish state by the Palestinian Authority may be a secondary issue in the eyes of the Obama administration, a Palestinian daily claimed Saturday. But the “quotation” it cited to back up this claim could not be independently confirmed. Read More: Palestinian daily claims US isn’t insisting the PA […]

Why leave Judea and Samaria?

How many reasons can be found for abandoning Judea and Samaria, the biblical heartland of the Land of Israel? You’d be surprised. There are many — one to fit almost every prejudice and preference. Read More: Why leave Judea and Samaria? – Opinion Israel News | Haaretz.

Ariel: No Jew Will be Uprooted – Inside Israel

Housing Minister Uri Ariel (Jewish Home) declared on Sunday that no communities in Judea and Samaria will be evicted. Read More: Ariel: No Jew Will be Uprooted – Inside Israel – News – Israel National News.