Tag: Middle East

Talk to Palestinians or pay price of ‘perpetual occupation’

Israel could pay the price for “perpetual occupation and conflict” and face the prospect of being stuck in a “fully-fledged annexation” if it abandons reconciliation with the Palestinians, the German foreign minister has warned.Speaking in Tel Aviv at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), Germany’s top diplomat Sigmar Gabriel said Israel should finally begin […]

Israel vows to retain West Bank control in any peace deal

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday said Israel will retain security control over the Palestinians as part of any future peace deal, deepening Palestinian fears that Israel and the Trump administration are colluding on a proposal that will fall far short of their dreams of independence.Netanyahu’s statement exposed a deepening rift that has emerged between […]

Israel ‘adamantly opposes’ Polish parliament’s approval of controversial Holocaust bill

Israel said on Thursday it “adamantly opposes” a bill that was passed by the Polish Senate overnight, which would criminalize accusing the Polish nation of complicity in Nazi crimes. Israeli officials criticized Poland, with some demanding that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recall the ambassador to Poland over the legislation.”Israel views with utmost gravity any attempt […]

German Minister Warns Israel It Faces Growing Frustration in Europe

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel warned Israel on Wednesday that it faced growing frustration in Europe amid concern for the future of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.Gabriel adopted a markedly different tone to that of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who on a visit to Israel last week embraced President Donald Trump’s Dec. […]

Benjamin Netanyahu threatens Lebanon, Iran: ‘We will act’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday that he is willing to order military strikes against Iranian position in Iran and Lebanon.“I explained our policy,” Netanyahu told reporters, per the Times of Israel. “These are not idle words.” There was a good-will component to the trip, as Putin and Netanyahu […]

Benjamin Netanyahu at Davos: Jerusalem to remain capital under any peace agreement

Netanyahu was interviewed by CNN’s Fareed Zakaria on the main Davos stage on Thursday, saying: “Under any peace agreement the capital of Israel will continue to be in Jerusalem.” Netanyahu reiterated that the seat of Israeli government is in Israel, and that Jerusalem has been the capital of the Jewish people for 3000 years. Donald […]

Trump: If Palestinians don’t want peace, U.S. has nothing to do with them

Unless the Palestinian Authority shows that it wants to make peace, the US will “not have anything to do with them any longer,” President Donald Trump said in Davos on Thursday. “I can tell you, Israel does want to make peace, and they [the Palestinians] are going to have to want to make peace, too, […]

Haley slams Abbas over ‘hate-filled’ speech

Following a warning from President Donald Trump that the US will cut aid to the Palestinians if they refuse to return to peace talks with Israel, his ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, specified the administration’s criticism to PA President Mahmoud Abbas, questioning his ability to lead his people to peace. “I ask here […]

Trump: ‘I Took Jerusalem Off the Table’; No Money for Palestinians Unless They Negotiate

“Israel has always supported the United States, so what I did with Jerusalem was my honor,” president Trump said in Davos, Switzerland Wedesday, witih Israeli Prime Minister Biinyamin Netanyahu by his side.”And hopefully, we can do something with peace — I would love to see it,” Trump said, as he told reporters he “took Jerusalem […]

Former Shin Bet head: Fear of terror threatens Israel with ‘1984’ scenario

Israel risks turning into a “1984” society if it remains in fear of Palestinian attacks, warned a former head of the Shin Bet security service. “The major threat to democracy is fear,” Adm. (res.) Ami Ayalon told The Jerusalem Post.Be the first to know – Join our Facebook page. “Terrorists want to instill fear, and […]