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Posts Tagged ‘United Nations’

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 [...]

Quartet Demands Practical Steps Towards Partition

Quartet Demands Practical Steps Towards Partition

by Avi Yellin The Middle East Quartet on Friday demanded that Israel begin promoting conditions on the ground to enable the surrender of the Samaria and Judea regions to the Western-backed Palestinian Authority within the coming year. The Quartet, comprised of the United States, European Union, United Nations and Russia, was established by [...]

CIA Collecting Intel on Syrian Rebels

CIA Collecting Intel on Syrian Rebels

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Concerned with the deteriorating situation in war-torn Syria, the United States has begun to collect intelligence on Muslim elements that joined rebel forces fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad, for possible targeted drone strikes in the near future, the LA Times quoted US officials as saying on Friday. The [...]

UN Envoy Blasted for Trying to Influence New Coalition

UN Envoy Blasted for Trying to Influence New Coalition

by Sagit Levi Member of Knesset Uri Ariel (Jewish Home) and his supporters expressed outrage on Wednesday over United Nations Middle Easy Envoy Robert Serry’s criticism of Ariel’s reported appointment as Israel's next housing minister. Serry was quoted in Ma'ariv as publicly telling activists that Ariel’s appointment would mean [...]

Obama Seeking to Prevent Israeli Strike on Iran

Obama Seeking to Prevent Israeli Strike on Iran

by Sagit Levi The main purpose of United States President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to Israel is to warn Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud) against attacking Iran, unnamed officials told Army Radio on Sunday. According to the officials, the urgency of the trip is because in his September speech to the United Nations, Netanyahu had [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

Israel Threatens to Cancel Oslo

Israel Threatens to Cancel Oslo

by Sagit Levi Israel's foreign ministry has reportedly told its ambassadors to explain that the Western-backed Palestinian Authority's plan to request official recognition from the United Nations General Assembly is a violation of the Oslo Accords and may cause Jerusalem to officially announce that it is “canceling them partially or [...]

EU, UN Demand Israel Stop Har Homa Construction

EU, UN Demand Israel Stop Har Homa Construction

by Sagit Levi Responding to last week's publication of tenders for 130 new homes in southern Jerusalem's Har Homa neighborhood, the United Nations and European Union on Wednesday demanded that Israel stop the construction. “The EU has repeatedly urged the government of Israel to immediately end all 'settlement activities' in the West Bank, [...]

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