Thursday October 19th 2017

Posts Tagged ‘European Union’

Kerry Returning to Push Through US Objectives

Kerry Returning to Push Through US Objectives

by Naama Ben-Yaakov American Secretary of State John Kerry will return to the Middle East this week for talks with Israeli and Palestinian officials, a Palestinian Authority source confirmed to AFP Saturday. "Mr. Kerry has told the Palestinian Authority he will return to the region on January 4, 2014 to discuss the peace process and [...]

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 [...]

Quartet Demands Practical Steps Towards Partition

Quartet Demands Practical Steps Towards Partition

by Avi Yellin The Middle East Quartet on Friday demanded that Israel begin promoting conditions on the ground to enable the surrender of the Samaria and Judea regions to the Western-backed Palestinian Authority within the coming year. The Quartet, comprised of the United States, European Union, United Nations and Russia, was established by [...]

Ramat Migron Villagers Arrested Before Yom Kippur

Ramat Migron Villagers Arrested Before Yom Kippur

by Eitam Abadi A few minutes before the start of Yom Kippur late Friday afternoon, government forces raided the village of Ramat Migron and arrested seven residents for violating an order declaring the community a closed military zone. Ramat Migron is located in Israel's disputed Binyamin region just north of Jerusalem and is part of what [...]

Media Blackout for US-Imposed Negotiations

Media Blackout for US-Imposed Negotiations

by Sagit Levi Just hours after Israel released 26 Palestinian prisoners in the middle of the night, Israeli and Fatah negotiators met in total secrecy Wednesday evening in Jerusalem for talks the United States expects to yield an Israeli surrender of the Samaria and Judea regions within nine months. “The talks resumed,” Justice Minister [...]

Netanyahu Plays Hardball with EU

Netanyahu Plays Hardball with EU

by Sagit Levi In response to new European Union guidelines forbidding any contact with Israeli companies operating beyond the 1949 armistice line, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud) has announced that Israel will not sign any contracts with Europe so long as the boycott of Jews in these regions continues. Netanyahu held a meeting on [...]

Ashton Seeks Role for EU in Forcing Partition

Ashton Seeks Role for EU in Forcing Partition

by Sagit Levi The revival of American-imposed negotiations between Israel and the Western-backed Palestinian Authority "opens new doors for developing further European Union contribution to peace and security in the region," EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton said Wednesday. In a statement to the press, Ashton stated that the EU will [...]

Israel to Stop Enabling EU’s Area C Meddling

Israel to Stop Enabling EU’s Area C Meddling

by Naama Ben-Yaakov Israel has reportedly severed cooperation with the European Union in Area C in response to new measures the EU has taken against Jewish communities, businesses and institutions in Israel's disputed heartland. Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon (Likud) ordered the IDF’s Civil Administration to cease cooperation in joint [...]

Amona Saved from Demolition

Amona Saved from Demolition

by Eitam Abadi Residents of the Jewish village of Amona breathed a sigh of relief on Thursday after Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein decided that only one building in the community should be demolished. Jewish villagers who bought homes on the land on which the community sits were blindsided seven years ago when political organizations [...]

Kurds Close to Declaring Autonomy from Syria

Kurds Close to Declaring Autonomy from Syria

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Kurdish militants clashed on Tuesday with members of the Jabhat al-Nusra (Al Nusra Front) fighters in Syrian-ruled Kurdistan, killing at least four members of the al-Qaeda affiliate as local Kurds prepared to set the stage for an autonomous region. Gunfire also spilled over the border into the nearby town of [...]

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