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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 [...]

Obama Demands Faster Progress in Negotiations

Obama Demands Faster Progress in Negotiations

by Sagit Levi United States President Barack Obama met with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud) on Monday and demanded that Israel speed up negotiations with the Palestinian Authority towards the implementation of Washington's two-state agenda for the country. Secret negotiations have been taking place for months between Israel [...]

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 [...]

US Gov’t Surveillance Program Exposed

US Gov’t Surveillance Program Exposed

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh United States President Barack Obama's administration is on the defensive following media revelations of large-scale surveillance programs that tapped into the telephone and internet use of ordinary US citizens. The director of national intelligence confirmed Thursday night that the federal government has been secretly [...]

Steinitz Rejects Western Military Presence in Israel

Steinitz Rejects Western Military Presence in Israel

by Sagit Levi International Relations Minister Yuval Steinitz (Likud) made clear on Tuesday that Jerusalem would oppose any attempt by the United States to station international forces in the country as part of Washington's overall agenda to force Israel to relinquish territory to the Western-backed Palestinian Authority. “Some people are [...]

Abbas Appoints New PA Prime Minister

Abbas Appoints New PA Prime Minister

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas summoned academic Rami Hamdallah to his Ramallah office on Sunday and appointed him to serve as the new PA prime minister. Hamdallah, president of An-Najah University in Nablus, will succeed former Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, who submitted his resignation in [...]

Ariel to Tackle Gush Katif Refugee Crisis

Ariel to Tackle Gush Katif Refugee Crisis

by Eitam Abadi Housing Minister Uri Ariel (Jewish Home) said Sunday that he had allocated 80 million shekels to build permanent homes for Gush Katif refugees. Since United States President George W. Bush forced then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to surrender the Gaza region and remove nearly 10,000 ethnic Jews from their homes in Gaza and [...]

Fayyad Resignation Postponed

Fayyad Resignation Postponed

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh A meeting between Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and President Mahmoud Abbas, which was supposed to take place late Thursday night, was postponed indefinitely, Maan news agency reported Friday morning. Fayyad was on the verge of handing in his resignation Thursday following on-going disputes between [...]

Salam Fayyad Resigns

Salam Fayyad Resigns

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has reportedly tendered his resignation, after intense criticism against him within the Western-backed Palestinian Authority. It is not yet clear whether PA President Mahmoud Abbas will accept Fayyad's resignation at this time, although the two have been at odds on [...]

Political War Raging over PA Finance Ministry

Political War Raging over PA Finance Ministry

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh A sharp dispute has erupted within the Western-backed Palestinian Authority over the weekend, revolving around control over the PA's finance ministry. PA President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Salam Fayyad have reportedly been fighting over the resignation of Finance Minister Nabil Qassis, with sources saying the [...]

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