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 »
The feature goes on to detail Washington’s frustration and fury over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s personal behavior towards Obama, as well as with his obstinacy vis-à-vis the American president’s Mideast vision. The frustration, the article said, was shared by Vice president Joe Biden, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, and formerContinue Reading »
“Jewish News 1” will broadcast news from Israel and the world 24/7. The network has already set up studios in Tel Aviv, Brussels and Kiev, and additional studios will be opened in Washington, Paris and London in the coming months. The network has 12 correspondents, all foreigners, who are currently deployed in six countries. TheContinue Reading »
In a transcript of Netanyahu’s comments in the Sunday [September 18] cabinet meeting provided by the Prime Minister’s Office, the Israeli leader said, “I am convinced that the activity of the US, which is deeply cooperating with us, as well as the activity of other governments with which we are also cooperating, will result inContinue Reading »
“The Palestinian Authority has also announced it will not tolerate violence and we have seen in recent times that it is indeed capable of preventing violence.” Nevertheless, the police chief admitted there was still a big question mark surrounding events on the ground. “Experience over the past year has taught us to be prepared forContinue Reading »
Later some contacts were renewed, with a reinstatement of diplomatic relations in 1994. Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman visited the African nation in 2009 and reassured Ghana of Israel’s intention to officially reopen the embassy. Previously the Israeli Embassy in Nigeria covered Ghana. “I think this is very important to Israel and very important toContinue Reading »
According to the case file, the five planned an attack against their local police station and sought to assault both a soldier and a Border Guard officer who reside in their village in order to steal their weapons. The police believe the cell’s ringleader was Asalam Abdelqader Khalil Atrash (24), a student at Haifa University.Continue Reading »
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