The Quartet is seeking comprehensive proposals on the issues of borders and security to be submitted within three months and will convene an international peace summit in Moscow. The parties were urged to achieve meaningful progress within six months. A final agreement is meant to be signed by the end of 2012. The UN SecurityContinue Reading »
“Now we’re in the same city. We’re in the same building. So let’s meet here today, in the United Nations. Who’s there to stop us? What is there to stop us? Let’s listen to one another. I’ll tell you my concerns. You’ll tell me yours, and with God’s help we’ll find a common ground forContinue Reading »
The Quartet in a rather uncharacteristic statement, as far as Israel is concerned, said to the Palestinians that only negotiation between the two parties can hope to solve the Israel-Palestinian issue. It appears that Abbas has virtually rejected the call for negotiation. In its place he prefers to give a completely new look at MiddleContinue Reading »
Talking to Ynet, police sources said they believed there was a likelihood of clashes with security forces at the Kalandia checkpoint [at Ramallah] following Friday morning prayers. Thousands of policemen, Border Guard officers, and police special forces will deploy around the Temple Mount and the Jerusalem region in order to maintain order when Friday prayersContinue Reading »
“Instead of assigning a fact-finding team (to investigate the 9/11 attacks), they killed the main perpetrator and threw his body into the sea,” Ahmadinejad said, referring to the raid in May that killed bin Laden in his hideout in Pakistan. Ahmadinejad said the United States should have brought him to trial so that the truthContinue Reading »
He then noted that “the bonds between the US and Israel are unbreakable, and the commitment of the security of Israel is ironclad. Since coming into office, I haven’t just talked the talk, we’ve walked the walk.” Obama also spoke about the recent events in Egypt and the Middle East uprisings and noted that theContinue Reading »
The Nigerian announcement was made following a meeting between Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan, who visited Israel back in 2007. Barak also met with Nigeria’s oil minister. At this time, five Security Council members are certain not to endorse the Palestinian statehood bid: The US, Germany [a non-permanent member], France, BritainContinue Reading »
The PA has claimed for many years that all its terror, including murder of civilians by suicide bombings, is justified by UN resolution 3236, which “recognizes the right of the Palestinian people to regain its rights by all means in accordance with the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations.” According toContinue Reading »
The Palestinian leader met with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and reviewed the procedure to be followed in coming days. On Friday [September 23] following his speech to the General Assembly, Abbas will formally present his request for membership to Ban, who will deliver it to the Security Council for a vote. The US continuesContinue Reading »
For example, on September 18, the official PA daily published on pages 1–16 approximately 75 news articles out of which 43 were about the UN bid, many of them documenting expressions of support from the region and around the world. The PA campaign logo along with the words appearing in English “UN—Palestine state 194” andContinue Reading »
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