Tuesday December 23rd 2014

‘People’ Archives

New Bill Seeks to Thwart Annexation

New Bill Seeks to Thwart Annexation

by Eitam Abadi The Ministerial Law Committee is set to consider a bill that would require any Israeli annexation of the disputed territories to be carried out only within the framework of a deal with the Western-backed Palestinian Authority. The bill, proposed by lawmaker Hilik Bar (Labor), with the unanimous support of his Labor faction and [...]

Eldad Intensifies Temple Mount Struggle

Eldad Intensifies Temple Mount Struggle

by Sagit Levi Professor Arieh Eldad, a former lawmaker and current head of the Professors for a Strong Israel organization, sharply criticized the way the State of Israel has been conducting itself since 1967 with respect to Jerusalem's Temple Mount. Eldad’s remarks on Sunday came in the wake of the publication of a secret report by the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Eitan: US Said Pollard Would Serve Only 10 Years

Eitan: US Said Pollard Would Serve Only 10 Years

by Naama Ben-Yaakov Former cabinet minister Rafi Eitan, who was the intelligence officer who operated Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard in the mid-1980s, revealed Monday that he incriminated him because he was told Pollard would serve no more than 10 years in prison. Pollard was a United States Naval intelligence analyst who, in the early [...]

Bennett Responds to American Threats

Bennett Responds to American Threats

by Naama Ben-Yaakov Economy and Trade Minister Naftali Bennett (Jewish Home) reacted late Thursday to American Secretary of State John Kerry's threat that Israel will face “chaos” and “isolation” if negotiations with the Western-backed Palestinian Authority fail. "A united Jerusalem under Israeli sovereignty is a safeguard for [...]

MK Calls for Two-State Alternatives

MK Calls for Two-State Alternatives

by Eitam Abadi Member of Knesset Yoni Shetboun (Jewish Home), speaking in Jerusalem before a visiting delegation from the European Parliament, said the time has come to find alternatives to the "two state solution." Shetboun, who currently sits on the Knesset's foreign affairs and defense committee, told the delegation "it is time to break [...]

Lapid Preventing Heartland Building Projects

Lapid Preventing Heartland Building Projects

by Eitam Abadi Finance Minister Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid) is personally intervening to prevent the approval and advancement of building projects for Jews in Israel's disputed heartland, the chairman of the Binyamin Regional Council, Avi Ro'eh, said Monday. Among the projects Lapid is preventing from moving forward is one designed to ease [...]

Ariel Blames PM for Jerusalem Freeze

Ariel Blames PM for Jerusalem Freeze

by Eitam Abadi Housing Minister Uri Ariel (Jewish Home) said at a party meeting ahead of the Jerusalem municipal elections that there is no reason for Israel to bow to United States pressure to halt building in the capital. At the meeting on Monday, Ariel told the crowd that there had been no new Jewish building in Jerusalem authorized [...]

Likud Deputy Ministers Maintain Warnings of Interim Agreement

Likud Deputy Ministers Maintain Warnings of Interim Agreement

by Eitam Abadi Deputy Foreign Minister Z’ev Elkin (Likud) and Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon (Likud) expressed their concern on Thursday that Justice Minister Tzipi Livni (Hatnua) will seek an interim agreement with the Western-backed Palestinian Authority despite her statements to the contrary in an interview published in [...]

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