Despite the spate of new agreements, border issues that the two nations agreed to settle as far back as 2008 remain unaddressed. Western nations including the United States have been pressing for an agreement on border issues as part of the effort to prevent the smuggling of weapons from Syria to Hizbullah in Lebanon.Continue Reading »
“President Mubarak represents the aspiration to expand the circle of peace and maintain stability and security for all of the region's people. Once again, I find in him a partner for the achievement of these important goals,” Netanyahu said after the meeting. But Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul-Gheit was less optimistic. He said the conditionsContinue Reading »
Burt added that, “We consider Hizbullah’s commitment to armed resistance as unacceptable and we don’t support it.” The Media Line has reported that the American administration has not taken a position opposing Hizbullah’s presence in the Lebanese government even though the government has flouted UN Security Council Resolution 1701 which ended the 2006 war betweenContinue Reading »
PMW reported on Fatah's Sixth General Conference in August 2009, which was as a unique opportunity for Fatah under PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to join the peace process by renouncing Fatah principles and platforms that call for Israel's destruction. As PMW has documented, the Fatah leaders rejected the world's demands to recognize Israel and continuedContinue Reading »
The author of the report—Professor Paul Rogers, a professor of peace studies at the University of Bradford—addresses suggestions that the mission exceeds the capabilities of the Israeli military, concluding that, “Long-range strike aircraft acquired from the United States, combined with an improved fleet of tanker aircraft, the deployment of long-range drones and the probable availabilityContinue Reading »
The Gadhafi Foundation, headed by a son of Libyan leader Muammar al-Gadhafi, said the ship had left Greece on Saturday [July 10] carrying 2,000 tons of food and medical supplies. Meanwhile, another Gaza-bound aid convoy left the Jordanian capital Amman on Tuesday [July 13], heading to the Red Sea port city of Aqaba. AroundContinue Reading »
The eight indicted men were identified as Bader Salah, 33, of Yafa an-Naseriyye; Suhil Salah, 26, of Yafa an-Naseriyye; Misara Yaad, 28, of Yafa an-Naseriyye; Abdel Rahman Abu Salim, 19, of Nazareth; Ibrahim Muhammad Abu Aaqab, 27, of Nazareth; Bilal Ubeid, 29, of Yafa an-Naseriyye; and Sabri Narni, 29 of Yafa an-Naseriyye. The eighth defendant,Continue Reading »
A MUNISCO task force from the United Nations is helping the Israeli delegation and has been instructed to ensure their security. The team from Israel was sent in coordination with the authorities in Congo, including the approval of President Joseph Kabila and the Congolese ministers of foreign affairs and health. Israel has a traditionContinue Reading »
“The driving force behind the spending is regional anxiety over Iran,” he said. “They are trying to close the strategic gap, countering Iran’s quantitative superiority by superior weapons systems. In [a] conventional manpower [sense] they can’t compete. They do it by maintaining a technological advantage,” Thomas told The Media Line. “Saudi Arabia as the region’sContinue Reading »
Envisioned as a technology incubator for a range of start-ups designed to provide employment and services to the area and grow its population, Green Group has drawn interest and about US $5 million in investment pledges from private investors. In June, Green Group hosted meetings with potential high-tech and low-tech enterprises including cleantech and biotechContinue Reading »
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