The Palestinians have demanded a new freeze before returning to the negotiating table, even though they wasted months of the last freeze before resuming direct talks with Israel. Erekat told Ma’an, “When we talk about alternatives, this doesn’t mean failing [in the] talks; we want them to succeed.” He said that should the talks failContinue Reading »
BICOM is an independent British organization dedicated to “creating a more supportive environment for Israel in Britain.” In December 2009, an arrest warrant was issued in the UK against opposition leader Tzipi Livni over “war crimes” allegedly committed during Operation Cast Lead. In 2005, Maj.-Gen. (res.) Doron Almog arrived in London but remained on boardContinue Reading »
There will also be motion detectors to switch off lights in rooms where there is no movement detected; also all lights have been replaced by energy saving bulbs. Together, these improvements should cut electricity consumption by about 30%. Sewage infrastructure will be improved on all bases to avoid any waste being absorbed into the ground.Continue Reading »
Javanfekr also said they would be “ready for negotiations” if the P5+1 “clearly” addresses several issues, including Israel’s reported nuclear weapons. Israeli policy is to neither confirm nor deny their possession of nuclear weapons. The Israeli approach has been generally supported by the US and so far does not place Israel under any serious internationalContinue Reading »
Analysts have said Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, who leads a mildly Islamic party, may be using the Red Book as a means of convincing his secular nationalist opponents into adopting his hostile attitude toward Israel.Continue Reading »
More than a month ago, an Israeli couple sustained wounds in a shooting attack in the south Mount Hebron area. The woman hurt in that attack was at late stages of pregnancy and gave birth the same night at the hospital. In late August, four Israelis were murdered in a West Bank [Judea and Samaria]Continue Reading »
This was to come in exchange for Iran handing over most of its enriched uranium stockpile, which if enriched to military grade, could be used for nuclear weapons. That original offer sought to grant Iran needed civilian research resources while buying the West more time by reducing Iran’s nuclear stockpile to less than what isContinue Reading »
The government also announced it would soon be offering tenders to drill for offshore hydrocarbons near Israeli territorial waters. Israel has already discovered vast quantities of natural gas off its Mediterranean coast, including areas that Lebanon in the past has claimed belong to it. According to the Israeli daily Ma’ariv, a number of Iranian firmsContinue Reading »
“We had a very dry and hot winter, and afterward, the hottest summer on record. We are approaching 10,000 acres burned. That's three times the average,” says Tzoref, who is supervisor of forest fire prevention, firefighting and replanting for 40,000 acres of trees in the Jerusalem Forest, Jerusalem mountains and coastal plain. Forests cover 10%Continue Reading »
As Palestinian Media Watch reported, last year Abbas held up a similar political map that presented a world without Israel. It included the PA flag above the entire land of Israel, and was titled “Palestine.” It named all the neighboring states in English—Lebanon, Syria, Jordan Egypt”—but failed to mention Israel. On Abbas's maps there isContinue Reading »
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