Monday March 27th 2017

Posts Tagged ‘Israel’

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, [...]

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 [...]

Secret Budget Reveals US Spying on Israel

Secret Budget Reveals US Spying on Israel

by Avi Yellin The Washington Post has revealed a collection of clauses from the United States government's top secret $52.6 billion "black budget," meant to finance the special operations of the intelligence services, including operations against the State of Israel. The 178-page budget summary for the National Intelligence Program, which [...]

Lapid Defends Cutting Child Benefits

Lapid Defends Cutting Child Benefits

by Eitam Abadi Cuts in child benefits, which go into effect on Tuesday, will end a cycle of poverty, neo-liberal Finance Minister Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid) claimed in a letter to supporters. “This was one of our central campaign promises, and now it’s happening,” Lapid wrote late Saturday night. “We will help needy families and set [...]

US Threatens Israel with Delegitimization ‘on Steroids’

US Threatens Israel with Delegitimization ‘on Steroids’

by Naama Ben-Yaakov The United States may have threatened Israel with an international delegitimization campaign if Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud) fails to surrender Israel's disputed heartland to the Western-backed Palestinian Authority. Journalist Jeffery Goldberg reported on Tuesday in his Bloomberg View column that [...]

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 [...]

Ben-Dahan Warns Against Submission to US Demands

Ben-Dahan Warns Against Submission to US Demands

by Naama Ben-Yaakov Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan (Jewish Home) warned Sunday that his party will leave the government if Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud) succumbs to United States pressure to destroy Jewish communities in Israel's disputed heartland. On a visit to the ruins of Sa-Nur in northern Samaria, [...]

EU Officially Bans Jewish Entities Past the Green Line

EU Officially Bans Jewish Entities Past the Green Line

by Naama Ben-Yaakov The European Union has issued orders forbidding its member states from cooperating, transferring funds, giving scholarships or research grants to bodies in any of the territories won by Israel during the 1967 Six-Day War, Haaretz reported on Tuesday. These territories include the Golan Heights won from Syria as well [...]

Kerry & Arab League to Coordinate Strategy on Pressing Israel

Kerry & Arab League to Coordinate Strategy on Pressing Israel

by Eitam Abadi American Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to brief Arab officials in Jordan on Wednesday about his push to force Israel to relinquish territory won from Jordan during the 1967 Six-Day War, the State Department announced. Kerry will leave Washington on Monday night to fly to Amman and meet with officials from Jordan as [...]

Obama’s UN Nominee Advocated Invasion of Israel

Obama’s UN Nominee Advocated Invasion of Israel

by Naama Ben-Yaakov United States President Barack Obama has selected as his nominee for American ambassador to the United Nations a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and academic who at one point in her career has advocated a US invasion of Israel. Samantha Power, a former White House aide and Harvard professor, asserted in a 2002 interview [...]

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