Tuesday September 23rd 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Ramallah’

Kerry Meets Netanyahu in Jerusalem

Kerry Meets Netanyahu in Jerusalem

by Eitam Abadi American Secretary of State John Kerry, in his tenth visit to Israel since taking office, met Thursday with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud). Kerry’s latest visit is an attempt to push a framework for negotiations between Israel and the Western-backed Palestinian Authority towards an Israeli surrender of lands won [...]

Journalists to Stage Anti-PA Strike in Ramallah

Journalists to Stage Anti-PA Strike in Ramallah

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Palestinian journalists plan to stage a sit-in strike in Ramallah on Sunday in protest against recurring assaults on them by the Palestinian Authority's American-trained security forces. The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate called on its members to participate in the protest and condemned the attacks as an assault on [...]

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 [...]

Report Takes Aim at Palestinian Prisons

Report Takes Aim at Palestinian Prisons

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Eleven Palestinians have died in Fatah and Hamas detention centers during 2012, according to a report released Tuesday by the Palestinian Independent Commission For Human Rights (ICHR). Two of the Palestinians died in detention centers run by the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority in the West Bank, while the nine others [...]

Kerry Visit Expected to Increase US Pressure

Kerry Visit Expected to Increase US Pressure

by Eitam Abadi American Secretary of State John Kerry is expected in Israel on Thursday to resume efforts to force Israel to surrender its disputed heartland to the Western-backed Palestinian Authority. Until now, Kerry's efforts have concentrated on trying to create an environment in which Israel and the Fatah-led PA can negotiate the terms [...]

Kerry Returning to Israel Next Week

Kerry Returning to Israel Next Week

by Naama Ben-Yaakov American Secretary of State John Kerry will visit the Middle East, his third trip in a month, in yet another attempt to push Israel and the Western-backed Palestinian Authority to resume negotiations. In a surprise move, the State Department announced that Kerry will return to Jerusalem and Ramallah early next week to [...]

Ramallah Activists Protest Obama Visit

Ramallah Activists Protest Obama Visit

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Thousands of Palestinians gathered Wednesday in the center of Ramallah to protest against United States President Barack Obama's planned visit to the city. Activists vowed to step up their protests against Obama on Thursday and Friday. American-trained security forces loyal to the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority are [...]

Youth Villages Face Demolition for Obama Visit

Youth Villages Face Demolition for Obama Visit

by Eitam Abadi Government forces have reportedly received orders to destroy the youth villages of Ramat Migron and Oz Tzion by the beginning of next week – in preparation for the visit of United States President Barack Obama. The orders were displayed in an IDFdocument obtained by various media outlets. Soldiers were ordered to [...]

PA Tries to Silence Sexual Harassment Case

PA Tries to Silence Sexual Harassment Case

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas refused to open an investigation into a sex scandal involving a PA minister out of fear that the case would hurt his ruling Fatah faction in the next presidential and municipal elections. Abbas instructed the PA's American-trained security forces to “close the case” until [...]

Binyamin Community Leader Calls for Full Annexation

Binyamin Community Leader Calls for Full Annexation

by Sagit Levi The deputy chairman of the Binyamin Regional Council, Motti Yogel, has called on Israel's government to legally annex all lands won from Jordan during the 1967 Six-Day War. Yogev issued the statement in response to recent threats by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who said he was considering canceling the Oslo [...]

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