Tag: Palestine

British MPs to vote on motion calling for Palestinian state

British MPs will have an unprecedented opportunity to vote on whether there should be a Palestinian state when the House of Commons resumes after its current party conference break on October 13.   A group of MPs from all major political parties, headed by Labor’s Grahame Morris – including Conservative MP Crispin Blunt, Liberal Democrat […]

Study: Israelis feel their global status depends on peace with Palestinians

Israelis believe their global standing is dependent on peace with the Palestinians and that the US is the country’s most important ally, according to a new study to be released Wednesday morning by the Ramat Gan think tank Mitvim – The Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies.   Only 13 percent of the 500 people […]

U.S. Calls for ‘Durable Peace’

The United States on Thursday reiterated the need for a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA).   The call was made in a statement published by the State Department following the latest round of Strategic Dialogue between Israel and the U.S.   Israel’s Minister for Strategic and Intelligence Affairs Yuval Steinitz and […]

Kerry calls for fresh Middle East peace talks as Cairo mediation gets under way

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has called on Israeli and Palestinian leaders to use the ongoing 72-hour truce that halted fighting in the Gaza Strip as a stepping-stone to restart more far-reaching negotiations. Speaking to the BBC, Kerry said that both sides needed to make a “bigger, broader approach to the underlying solution of two […]

As Cairo Talks Begin, Hamas Vows Never to Disarm

Palestinian officials in Cairo said they would respond to the Israeli terms through the Egyptian intelligence officials, although a senior Hamas official has already rejected an Israeli demand that  terrorists in Gaza disarm. Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has insisted the Gaza Strip be demilitarized as a requirement for a lasting truce. Meanwhile international Middle […]

Israel focuses on demilitarizing Gaza at Cairo cease-fire talks

Hamas fired a volley of rockets in the direction of Jerusalem just before the cease-fire began. In the last minutes before it went into effect, 17 rockets were fired into Israel, reaching the South, the Center, the Jerusalem area and the West Bank, according to the IDF. One hit a house in a Palestinian village […]

Turkey’s Erdogan lashes out at Israel at election rally

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan accused Israel on Sunday of deliberately killing Palestinian mothers and warned it would “drown in the blood it sheds”, pulling foreign policy to centre stage as a presidential race enters its final week.   Addressing hundreds of thousands of supporters at his biggest rally so far ahead […]

Two terrorist attacks in Jerusalem. An Israeli killed, a soldier injured. Security forces beefed up in capital

In the space of a few hours, two Palestinian terrorist attacks occurred in Jerusalem, both in areas close to Arab districts. In the second, Monday afternoon, Aug. 4, a motorcyclist shot an Israeli soldier outside the tunnel leading to Mt. Scopus and Wadi Joz, injuring him seriously. As the assalant raced off, a passerby shot […]

Netanyahu: Israel won’t agree to a truce that doesn’t allow IDF to destroy all Gaza tunnels

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Thursday that he would not agree to any cease-fire that did not allow the IDF to destroy all of the infiltration tunnels in Gaza.   Speaking prior to a security cabinet meeting, the prime minister stated that IDF soldiers are currently finishing off the job of destroying tunnels.   Security […]

Isis Pledge to Join the Palestinian Fight Against ‘Barbaric Jews’

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Isis has told the Palestinian people that it is “only a matter of time” before they reach Palestine to join the fight against “barbaric Jews”. The Islamic militant group, who last month announced a “Caliphate” straddling the Iraqi-Syrian border and renamed themselves the Islamic State, released the […]