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Posts Tagged ‘Samaria’

Yaalon Calls US Pressure ‘Obsessive’

Yaalon Calls US Pressure ‘Obsessive’

by Sagit Levi Yediot Aharonot quoted Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon (Likud), in closed conversations, as dismissing United States pressure to surrender territory out of hand and using the words “messianic” and “obsessive” in reference to American Secretary of State John Kerry. According to senior reporter Shimon Shiffer, [...]

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 [...]

Palestinians Find Shelter from PA in Beit Aryeh

Palestinians Find Shelter from PA in Beit Aryeh

by Eitam Abadi Two Palestinian men fleeing for their lives in Israel's disputed Samaria region late Monday night found shelter in the Jewish community of Beit Aryeh. The two approached Beit Aryeh residents at the gates of the town and explained they were being pursued by members of the Palestinian Authority's American-trained security [...]

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 [...]

Activists Arrested for Demanding Kerry to ‘Go Home’

Activists Arrested for Demanding Kerry to ‘Go Home’

by Sagit Levi Two activists from the Samaria Residents Council were arrested Thursday night near the David Citadel Hotel in Jerusalem, where visiting American Secretary of State John Kerry is staying. The activists, who arrived with a public address system, called out, “John Kerry - go home." The activists also called on Kerry not to [...]

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 [...]

Kerry Returning to Push Through US Objectives

Kerry Returning to Push Through US Objectives

by Naama Ben-Yaakov American Secretary of State John Kerry will return to the Middle East this week for talks with Israeli and Palestinian officials, a Palestinian Authority source confirmed to AFP Saturday. "Mr. Kerry has told the Palestinian Authority he will return to the region on January 4, 2014 to discuss the peace process and [...]

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 [...]

Bennett Rejects US Pressure & Security Arrangements

Bennett Rejects US Pressure & Security Arrangements

by Eitam Abadi Economy and Trade Minister Naftali Bennett (Jewish Home) released a statement on his Facebook page Friday, discussing United States pressure to resume negotiations between Israel and the Western-backed Palestinian Authority. Bennett explained in his statement the extent of American Secretary of State John Kerry's involvement [...]

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, [...]

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