Tag: Palestine

Israel’s facing worsening international isolation, warns Foreign Ministry pa…

The classified document, sent by the Foreign Ministry to Israeli missions worldwide, warns of possible diplomatic damage to Israel due to “moves to mark settlement products, stop the supply of replacement parts; debates on sanctions against Israel; demands for compensation for damage caused by Israel to European projects in the Palestinian territories; European activity in […]

Will ICC membership help or hinder the Palestinians’ cause?

Palestinian leaders say they are pursuing a new strategy to put pressure on Israel after decades of armed struggle and on-and-off peace talks failed to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. They describe it as “internationalising” the issue.   Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas signed the Rome Statute, the ICC’s founding treaty, and other international agreements after […]

Jimmy Carter says Israeli-Palestinian conflict ‘one of the origins’ of Islamist violence

Muslim anger over the festering Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the contributing causes of the kind of Islamist-inspired terrorism that claimed the lives of 20 people in France last week, former president Jimmy Carter told Jon Stewart of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show.   When asked what he thought were the factors that led to […]

Hamas threatens to exit national unity government with Palestinian Authority

Hamas announced on Monday that it has taken a “political decision” to abandon the national consensus government with the Palestinian Authority.   The announcement came amid rising tensions between Hamas and the PA following the latter’s refusal to pay salaries to Palestinians employed by the Hamas government in the Gaza Strip.   The two rival […]

All Israel Shall Be Saved!

Israel at the epicenter of end time events by Irvin Baxter   As we enter this new year of 2015, we need to realize this will not be just another year. We have now entered the end time. We have entered the time of more prophetic fulfillment than any other time since the world began! […]

Israel expects world community to oppose Palestinian efforts at UN

Israel expects the “responsible” members of the international community to adamantly oppose Palestinian efforts to have the UN Security Council impose an Israeli-Palestinian agreement that skirts the needs for direct negotiations, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday.   Netanyahu’s comments came at the top of a meeting with Indiana Governor Mike Pence, on the eve […]

Israeli-Palestinian peace is not a pipe dream

The two-state solution is the only path to peace, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday in Washington, less than 24 hours after Economy Minister Naftali Bennett dismissed that as unrealistic.   Kerry, who spoke at the Brookings Institution’s Saban Forum immediately after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s taped message, said the two-state solution is […]

Palestinians gain observer status at ICC Assembly of State Parties

The International Criminal Court’s organizational body of 122 nations in New York on Monday unanimously recognized Palestine as an observer state for the first time, a move which Palestinians hailed as an important step in achieving their final goal of formal membership.   Palestinians want to sue Israel for war crimes before the ICC, but […]

Divided EU Parliament postpones vote on Palestine recognition

A vote by the European Parliament in Strasbourg over whether to recognize a Palestinian state was postponed Tuesday from later this week to mid-December.   Israeli diplomatic officials said the move was pushed off from Thursday for three reasons: Emerging difficulties between the various parties regarding the language of the resolution; opposition by some members […]

Anti-Arab incitement grips Israel

As racially motivated attacks and growing incitement gripped Israel over the weekend, 23-year-old Waad Ghantous, a Palestinian citizen of Israel, was not surprised at being verbally accosted in this mixed city, home to both Arabs and Jews on Israel’s northern coast. “The racism is always present, but it’s much worse now than usual,” Ghantous, a social […]