Friday June 23rd 2017

‘News’ Archives

Snowden Claims Victory

Snowden Claims Victory

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Edward Snowden, former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor turned whistleblower, recently spoke with the Washington Post in Russia, where he has been given asylum. According to Snowden, his "mission is accomplished." Snowden's leaking of United States spying secrets revealed a global surveillance system of [...]

PA Reveals US Ready to Force Deal on Netanyahu

PA Reveals US Ready to Force Deal on Netanyahu

by Eitam Abadi The Western-backed Palestinian Authority negotiating team has revealed some details of secret negotiations with Israel under United States auspices in recent months. According to independent journalist Baruch Yedid, who has maintained ongoing contact with official and unofficial PA sources, talks are advancing with the goal [...]

Outrage over US Spying Reignites calls for Pollard’s Freedom

Outrage over US Spying Reignites calls for Pollard’s Freedom

by Avi Yellin The revelations of the United States spying on Israeli leaders has evoked angry reactions from top political figures who are now seizing on the moment to demand that Washington release "Prisoner of Zion" Jonathan Pollard, the former US Naval intelligence analyst currently serving a life sentence for passing classified information [...]

NSA Spying on Israeli Prime Ministers

NSA Spying on Israeli Prime Ministers

by Sagit Levi Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud) and his predecessor Ehud Olmert (Kadima) were among those spied upon by America's National Security Agency (NSA), new documents leaked by whistleblower and former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden reveal. According to reports Friday in the British Guardian, the New York [...]

Kerry Trying to Force Jordan Valley Plan on Israel

Kerry Trying to Force Jordan Valley Plan on Israel

by Naama Ben-Yaakov American Secretary of State John Kerry appears to be pressing a program, devised in Washington, on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud). The proposal, which comes as part of negotiations with the Western-backed Palestinian Authority being forced on Israel by the United States, includes uprooting Jewish communities [...]

Beiteinu to Split from Likud Before Elections

Beiteinu to Split from Likud Before Elections

by Sagit Levi The rightwing Yisrael Beiteinu party has decided to run independently in the next national elections, despite having merged with Likud in the last elections, Voice of Israel public radio reported Thursday. In a closed meeting of the Yisrael Beiteinu leadership on Sunday, party secretary-general Faina Kirshenbaum said that [...]

Bennett Rejects US Pressure & Security Arrangements

Bennett Rejects US Pressure & Security Arrangements

by Eitam Abadi Economy and Trade Minister Naftali Bennett (Jewish Home) released a statement on his Facebook page Friday, discussing United States pressure to resume negotiations between Israel and the Western-backed Palestinian Authority. Bennett explained in his statement the extent of American Secretary of State John Kerry's involvement [...]

MKs Resist Kerry Proposal on Jordan Valley

MKs Resist Kerry Proposal on Jordan Valley

by Sagit Levi Coalition head Yariv Levin (Likud) expressed concern Sunday over the extent of United States pressure on Israel to cede land to the Western-backed Palestinian Authority. In particular, Levin expressed worry over US Secretary of State John Kerry’s offers to the PA regarding "security arrangements" in the Jordan [...]

Feiglin: Marijuana Bill Harms Patients

Feiglin: Marijuana Bill Harms Patients

by Eitam Abadi Deputy Knesset Speaker Moshe Feiglin (Likud) sent out a letter to government ministers Friday morning condemning the advancement of his medical marijuana bill under the supervision of Health Minister Yael German (Yesh Atid), claiming the move would "invite corruption" and ultimately harm patients. The bill is expected to be [...]

US Blames Derailed Talks on Jewish Building

US Blames Derailed Talks on Jewish Building

by Eitam Abadi United States President Barack Obama's top national security aide on Thursday blamed announcements of Jewish construction in Israel's disputed heartland for the breakdown of American-imposed secret negotiations between Israel and the Western-backed Palestinian Authority. In a speech to a Washington think tank, Susan Rice, [...]

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