Tag: Middle East

Danon: Peace talks going nowhere, Palestinians only want terrorists freed

Following a report that the release of a group of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails would not go ahead this weekend, Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon Likud slammed the Palestinians for failing to make concessions in the peace process and for only being interested in releasing terrorists. Read More: Danon: Peace talks going nowhere, Palestinians […]

Haifa medical teams practice moving wartime hospital underground

Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa held a last drill on Tuesday to simulate moving hundreds of patients and entire intensive care units down three levels into a fortified underground hospital, which will normally be used as a car park during peacetime. Read More: WATCH: Haifa medical teams practice moving wartime hospital underground | JPost […]

Kerry to meet Abbas in Amman in last ditch effort to salvage talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry is to meet Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Amman on Wednesday, hours after Abbas dismissed Kerry’s framework document. Read More: Kerry to meet Abbas in Amman in last ditch effort to salvage talks | JPost | Israel News.

Agreement With Israel will be ‘Non-Binding’

The Palestinian Authority’s Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Maliki has claimed that the upcoming framework agreement with Israel will be “non-binding”, and that the PA was likely to take unilateral steps against Israel following the end of the nine-month negotiating period. Read More: PA: Agreement With Israel will be ‘Non-Binding’ – Middle East – News – Israel […]

Framework document for the establishment of permanent peace

Security for the people and states of Israel and Palestine is the most fundamental undertaking of the agreement on permanent peace. The ultimate responsibility for security must be undertaken by two parties themselves. Read More: Encountering Peace: Framework document for the establishment of permanent peace part 2 of 3 | JPost | Israel News.

Temple Mount Used as Prop in Arab League Condemnation Frenzy

While the Arabic media is focusing on many of the key rifts between Arab states, regional leaders used this week’s Arab League Summit in Kuwait City to unite in their calls for “Jerusalem” to be the capital of a Palestinian state and for Israel to stop its assault on the al-Aqsa Mosque on Temple Mount. […]

No compromise on east Jerusalem as capital of Palestinian state

The Palestinians won’t accept anything less than a fully sovereign state with east Jerusalem as its capital, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Saturday. Read More: Abbas: No compromise on east Jerusalem as capital of Palestinian state | JPost | Israel News.

Why doesn’t Netanyahu back Ya’alon?

Israel’s blunt-spoken Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon has found little backing at home for his outspoken criticism of Obama Administration’s policies. Up until Saturday night, March 22, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu let him face the music alone when US Secretary of State John Kerry demanded an apology – and even when his spokeswoman Jen Psaki said […]

Evangelicals, the millennial generation and Israel

In the past week, several articles in multiple publications have made the claim that Evangelical Christian support for Israel is waning among members of the “millennial” generation. Haaretz published an article by Nathan Guttman entitled “Israel is losing its grip on evangelical Christians?” Read More: Evangelicals, the millennial generation and Israel | JPost | Israel […]

Egyptian court sentences 529 Brotherhood members to death

An Egyptian court sentenced 529 members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to death for murder and other offenses on Monday in a sharp escalation of a crackdown on the movement that is likely to fuel instability. Read More: Egyptian court sentences 529 Brotherhood members to death | Reuters.