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Posts Tagged ‘Jordan’

Ariel to Continue Building Regardless of US Pressure

Ariel to Continue Building Regardless of US Pressure

by Sagit Levi Housing Minister Uri Ariel (Jewish Home) said Monday that Israeli construction in the Samaria and Judea regions will continue, even if the United States doesn’t approve. Speaking to Kol Yisrael radio, Ariel said that the publication of the latest tenders for new homes were coordinated with US Secretary of State John [...]

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 [...]

PA Reveals US Ready to Force Deal on Netanyahu

PA Reveals US Ready to Force Deal on Netanyahu

by Eitam Abadi The Western-backed Palestinian Authority negotiating team has revealed some details of secret negotiations with Israel under United States auspices in recent months. According to independent journalist Baruch Yedid, who has maintained ongoing contact with official and unofficial PA sources, talks are advancing with the goal [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

Kerry Threatens Israel with ‘Chaos’ & ‘Isolation’

Kerry Threatens Israel with ‘Chaos’ &  ‘Isolation’

by Sagit Levi American Secretary of State John Kerry took a threatening tone in an interview with Channel 2 television aired Thursday, and warning of “chaos” and a “isolation” if Israel's negotiations with the Western-backed Palestinian Authority do not produce the results desired by the United States. "Failure of the talks will [...]

Taliban Leader Killed in US Drone Strike

Taliban Leader Killed in US Drone Strike

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh The leader of the Pakistani Taliban has reportedly been killed in a United States drone strike. Sky News reports that a senior US intelligence official confirmed the strike, adding that Washington has received positive confirmation that Hakimullah Mehsud has been killed. The strike, carried out in Pakistan's North [...]

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 [...]

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