This cooperation represents a unique and important component in the development [of] promotion of the good relationship between the two countries.” Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon met with Niebel on Monday [June 21] and discussed cooperation in Africa and Central Asia, primarily in areas such as irrigation, agriculture and water. Said Ayalon, “The cooperation betweenContinue Reading »
Four attempts by the Israel government to free Shalit have failed and now there is real concern that Gilad Shalit could become another Ron Arad. Airman Ron Arad disappeared 24 years ago after successfully bailing out over southern Lebanon. Every attempt by successive Israeli governments had failed to find out what was the fate ofContinue Reading »
The following is the transcript—”The West Bank [Judea and Samaria] and Gaza have another section in Palestine which is the Palestinian coast that spreads along the [Mediterranean] sea, from Ashkelon in the south, until Haifa, in the Carmel Mountains. Haifa is a well-known Palestinian port. [Haifa] enjoyed a high status among Arabs and Palestinians especiallyContinue Reading »
The Defense Ministry issued an official statement, saying that the Ofek 9 satellite “was launched and successfully injected into orbit by means of a Shavit satellite launcher.” “In the next phase, the satellite will undergo several tests for validation of its serviceability and satisfactory performance,” the statement said, noting that Ofek 9 is an “advancedContinue Reading »
“He’s been very instrumental in coordinating between Israel and the international community to get these policy changes through,” said Regev. When asked if their Gaza policy had the stamp of approval from the international community, Regev said, “I believe that’s true.” Blair’s group—the Quartet—consisting of the United States, the European Union, the United Nations andContinue Reading »
The Navy admitted to some tactical errors on the part of the commandos who raided the Turkish ship “Mavi Marmara” and said there were some problems in the preparations for the takeover, particularly in light of the fact that the ship was carrying members of the pro-Palestinian IHH group. However, the army said, the operationContinue Reading »
The three–day event will focus on “green growth” as derived from the OECD program to develop and promote a green policy as a means to achieving economic growth. The conference will discuss the tourism aspects of the program, such as how to develop green tourism, how to identify green business opportunities and more. Following theContinue Reading »
The previous blockade rules were a way to isolate the terrorist government of Hamas, similar to the use of international sanctions against Iran. Following international pressure regarding their blockade of non-military items, Israel apparently decided their handling of the blockade no longer best supported their national interests. Despite formally overturning years of policy on Gaza,Continue Reading »
Al-Zahar said Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and their security apparatus are fighting the “resistance” in the West Bank, but stressed, “We will not change our policies even after we win the coming elections. These are our policies, and we will not waive our rights, even if they continue with the siege.Continue Reading »
The Israeli navy declined to comment on the report. However, it is known that Israeli warships have only recently returned to using the canal after unilaterally avoiding it due to fears of a terror attack on their ships. Joining a US flotilla would certainly be a safer option for them. Egyptian opposition figures have beenContinue Reading »
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