Friday September 19th 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Jerusalem’

Hunger Strike for Pollard Going Strong

Hunger Strike for Pollard Going Strong

by Naama Ben-Yaakov Over one week after beginning a one-man hunger strike under Jerusalem’s Bridge of Strings to free Prisoner of Zion Jonathan Pollard, Michael Foa remains resilient and has been joined by a second striker. Pollard was a United States Naval intelligence analyst who, in the early 1980s, discovered information that Syria, [...]

Ben-Dahan Blasts EU for Meddling in Israeli Affairs

Ben-Dahan Blasts EU for Meddling in Israeli Affairs

by Eitam Abadi Member of Knesset Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan (Jewish Home) took the European Union to task on Wednesday for a report recommending a boycott targeting ethnic Jews living in Israel's disputed Samaria and Judea regions. The EU report also condemned Jewish construction in parts of Jerusalem won from Jordan during the 1967 Six-Day [...]

British FM Issues Election Day Warning to Israelis

British FM Issues Election Day Warning to Israelis

by Naama Ben-Yaakov British Foreign Minister William Hague sharply criticized the current Israeli government on Tuesday and warned the Israeli people that they were "losing international support" just as the country headed to the polls. Hague also told the British parliament that prospects for the achievement of London's Middle East agenda [...]

Abdullah Seeks Increased Pressure on Israel

Abdullah Seeks Increased Pressure on Israel

by Naama Ben-Yaakov The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has revealed plans of new efforts to consolidate an international coalition to force Israel to relinquish the territories won from Jordan during the 1967 Six-Day War to the Western-backed Palestinian Authority. During an interview with French publication Le Nouvel Observateur on Sunday, [...]

Britain Enraged by Ariel University Recognition

Britain Enraged by Ariel University Recognition

by Eitam Abadi England has condemned Israel's decision to officially recognize the Samaria region's Ariel University Center as a full-fledged institution of higher education. "We are deeply disappointed by the decision to upgrade Ariel's university center. Ariel is beyond the Green Line in a 'settlement' that is illegal according [...]

US Condemns Ramat Shlomo Plan

US Condemns Ramat Shlomo Plan

by Naama Ben-Yaakov The United States has condemned Israel for the second day in a row on Tuesday for its decision to build new homes in the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramat Shlomo, saying such building threatens Washington's agenda to create a Fatah-run Palestinian state in the territories Israel won from Jordan during the 1967 Six-Day [...]

Netanyahu Resists Western Pressure Against Building

Netanyahu Resists Western Pressure Against Building

by Sagit Levi Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud) pushed back on Monday against intense pressure from the capitalist powers to stop plans for building roughly 3,000 new homes in Israel's disputed heartland and capital. Israel won Samaria, Judea and most of Jerusalem from Jordan during the 1967 Six-Day War, 19 years after Jordan had [...]

Olmert Blasts Netanyahu Government from Washington

Olmert Blasts Netanyahu Government from Washington

by Naama Ben-Yaakov Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Saturday that Israel's approval of 3,000 new housing units in Samaria, Judea and Jerusalem is a slap in the face to United States President Barack Obama. Olmert's statements were made from the Brookings Institute’s annual Saban Forum in Washington. The Israeli decision to build [...]

US Condemns New Israeli Building Plans

US Condemns New Israeli Building Plans

by Sagit Levi The United States on Friday condemned Israel's decision to build 3,000 new homes in its disputed heartland and capital city as "counterproductive" and said it would complicate America's agenda for the Middle East. The US has for decades been pressing Israel to surrender lands won from Jordan during the 1967 Six-Day War to the [...]

S’ar Slams EU on Criticism over Gilo

S’ar Slams EU on Criticism over Gilo

by Naama Ben-Yaakov Education Minister Gideon S'ar (Likud) called European Union criticism "irrelevant" Saturday evening, after the EU issued a statement condemning the approval of nearly 800 new housing units in southern Jerusalem's Gilo neighborhood. EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton scathed Israel on Thursday over the plan to [...]

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