Regional leaders are moving to head-off instability in Lebanon. King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, Syrian President Bashar Al-Asad, and Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani are all due to visit Beirut beginning with King Abdullah on Friday [July 30].Continue Reading »
In addition to the latest round of UN sanctions, the European measures come following recent American sanctions on Iran. British Foreign Secretary William Hague said in a statement posted on the FCO Web site following the sanctions decision, “I welcome the decision taken by the EU today to put in place an unprecedented package ofContinue Reading »
Barack also commented on the Iranian nuclear program, and said that Jerusalem and Washington share the same “diagnosis” that Iran is “determined to reach nuclear military capability.” But he acknowledged “there are differences about what could be done about it, how it should be done, and what (is) the timeframe within which certain steps couldContinue Reading »
The Israeli Cabinet officially accepted the UN request for the personnel on Sunday [July 25]. In addition to the costs covered by the UN, sending the group and operating it for six months is estimated to cost NIS 2 million (roughly US $520,000). According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Web site, in recent monthsContinue Reading »
A military official said the incident was unusual. “The first interrogation revealed their intention,” he said. “In any case, proper conduct by the reserve force thwarted the intention of the Palestinian cell to ambush soldiers and attack them.” Head of the Samaria Regional Council, Gershon Mesika, commended the troops on the arrest. “We are proudContinue Reading »
An Arab League foreign minister’s summit is set for Thursday [July 29], and Abbas is expected to lay out the Palestinian Authority’s position on the talks at the meeting. The three world leaders reportedly promised Abbas they would work to keep the Israelis from stalling in the talks. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has beenContinue Reading »
“There are several advantages. First, our memory is much smaller and can store much more volume than current [ones],” Professor Danny Porath from the Institute of Chemistry at the Hebrew University and the lead scientist behind the discovery, told The Media Line. “Our parts are self-assembling–they know how to put themselves together, which makes itContinue Reading »
“It is important, however, that universal jurisdiction cases should be proceeded with in this country only, on the basis of solid evidence that is likely to lead to a successful prosecution, otherwise there is a risk of damaging our ability to help in conflict resolution or to pursue a coherent foreign policy,” he said. “TheContinue Reading »
In January, around 30 Jewish graves were desecrated in the Strasbourg area, on the same day as the commemoration of the liberation of Nazi concentration camps. In June, 18 Muslim tombs were desecrated in the area.Continue Reading »
Israeli and Turkish entrepreneurs also believe that the strong business connection between Israel and Turkey will survive the crisis in relations. Kliger, whose brother Gidi is an Olympic sailor, won an international championship and was a member of the Israeli national team. In addition to coaching Turkish sailors, she trains Israeli women windsurfers. Another internationalContinue Reading »
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