PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas was present in the audience while Habbash made these statements. The following is the excerpt from the Friday sermon from the mosque at Mahmoud Abbas's office in Ramallah broadcast on PA TV: Speaker: Mahmoud Al-Habbash, PA Minister of Religious Affairs PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas is in the audience. “Jerusalem is notContinue Reading »
The Leviathan partners caution that it is premature to decide whether to drill wells into the two deep [oil] structures, and that a decision will be made after critical information is obtained during the drilling of Leviathan's natural gas structure. That well is scheduled for late October. The partners also announced the development plan forContinue Reading »
The sources added that three men accused of smuggling weapons into Gaza were detained in Sheikh Zuwayid, a city near Gaza's southern border. Egypt announced on Saturday [August 28] that it located weapons caches containing 190 anti-aircraft missiles and various weaponry. It was also reported that Egypt destroyed 12 smuggling tunnels.Continue Reading »
“Unfortunately, judging by their lack of action and reporting on his captivity, most NGOs do not deem Gilad Shalit worthy of significant efforts and resources,” said NGO Monitor President Prof. Gerald Steinberg in the press release. “He has now been held by Hamas in Gaza for over four years, without access to the International CommitteeContinue Reading »
The Israeli daily Ha’aretz is reporting that Deputy Prime Minister Dan Meridor has put forward a proposal that Israel resume construction in large Jewish communities and areas along the separation barrier, which Israel believes are likely to formally become part of Israel after a peace deal is signed, while extending the construction freeze in isolatedContinue Reading »
The diplomat noted that the flotilla affair was Israel's first such experience with a friendly nation, which increased the shock. He stressed that the incident does not affect Turkey's ties with Israel or the Jewish people, but with the Israeli government. Turkey has demanded Israel apologize and compensate the victims' families. Turkish sources said thatContinue Reading »
The PA daily reports that Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Salam Fayyad were at the funeral, where “a red carpet was laid out for the arrival of the body, and the military band played the final farewell melody.” The following are three articles in the official PA daily, describing the honoring of the terroristContinue Reading »
According to the official, Kais Obeid, the man who kidnapped Israeli businessman Elhanan Tennenbaum to Lebanon [Tennenbaum was returned in a prisoner exchange in 2004], is coordinating the recruitment efforts. The official said that Obeid has recently started contacting dozens of young adults in the West Bank in order to recruit them to Hizbullah's ranks.Continue Reading »
While Egypt has both oil and natural gas reserves, these are not expected to last more than 30 years.Continue Reading »
Blaustein tells ISRAEL21c that he was attracted to an alternative approach called Biological Control, which advocates using tactics employed by nature to help solve mankind's problems with pests like mosquitoes, invasive moths and beetles. He says he aims “to develop mosquito pest management in concert with conservation needs.” Currently at Israel's University of Haifa, theContinue Reading »
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