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Posts Tagged ‘Syria’

Outrage over US Spying Reignites calls for Pollard’s Freedom

Outrage over US Spying Reignites calls for Pollard’s Freedom

by Avi Yellin The revelations of the United States spying on Israeli leaders has evoked angry reactions from top political figures who are now seizing on the moment to demand that Washington release "Prisoner of Zion" Jonathan Pollard, the former US Naval intelligence analyst currently serving a life sentence for passing classified information [...]

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 [...]

Eitan: US Said Pollard Would Serve Only 10 Years

Eitan: US Said Pollard Would Serve Only 10 Years

by Naama Ben-Yaakov Former cabinet minister Rafi Eitan, who was the intelligence officer who operated Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard in the mid-1980s, revealed Monday that he incriminated him because he was told Pollard would serve no more than 10 years in prison. Pollard was a United States Naval intelligence analyst who, in the early [...]

Lawmakers Urge PM to Resist American Pressure

Lawmakers Urge PM to Resist American Pressure

by Eitam Abadi Members of Knesset began pressuring Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud) on Sunday to minimize the concessions he authorizes in diplomatic negotiations with the Western-backed Palestinian Authority. American Secretary of State John Kerry paid a lightning visit to Jerusalem on Sunday and made clear to Netanyahu that [...]

Kurds Close to Declaring Autonomy from Syria

Kurds Close to Declaring Autonomy from Syria

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Kurdish militants clashed on Tuesday with members of the Jabhat al-Nusra (Al Nusra Front) fighters in Syrian-ruled Kurdistan, killing at least four members of the al-Qaeda affiliate as local Kurds prepared to set the stage for an autonomous region. Gunfire also spilled over the border into the nearby town of [...]

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 [...]

US Arming Jordan Ahead of Possible Syria Invasion

US Arming Jordan Ahead of Possible Syria Invasion

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh The United States is sending a Patriot missile battery and F-16 fighters to Jordan for a military drill and may keep the weapons there to counter the threat posed by Syria’s civil war, according to AFP. The Patriot missile launchers and F-16 warplanes “were approved for deployment to Jordan as part of Exercise [...]

Kerry to Meet Abbas in Turkey

Kerry to Meet Abbas in Turkey

by Eitam Abadi American Secretary of State John Kerry is slated to meet Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Istanbul on Sunday, the State Department announced, as a United States-led initiative focusing on the Western-backed PA's economy steps up. Kerry and Abbas, who have met several times in recent weeks, will "continue the [...]

Pollard Vigil to Greet Kerry in Jerusalem

Pollard Vigil to Greet Kerry in Jerusalem

by Eitam Abadi Activists calling for the release of Prisoner of Zion Jonathan Pollard will hold a protest vigil outside the King David Hotel in Jerusalem where American Secretary of State John Kerry is scheduled to stay Monday night. The activists will hold signs calling for Kerry to persuade United States President Barack Obama to commute [...]

Obama Meeting with Key Mideast Client States

Obama Meeting with Key Mideast Client States

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh United States President Barack Obama will host leaders from American client states in the Middle East in the coming weeks amid turmoil in Syria, the White House said Friday. The guests, including leaders from Jordan, Turkey, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, is prompting analysts to predict the US in planning to invade [...]

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