Tag: Peace Plan

US, EU pressuring PA to renew peace talks with Israel

The Palestinian Authority leadership is under pressure from the international community to resume the peace talks with Israel, a Palestinian official was quoted on Saturday as saying. The official told the London-based Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper that the several countries have also expressed their desire to see a summit between PA President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime […]

UN Chief to Look for ‘Realistic Options’ for Israel-PA Peace

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday said that after a new Israeli government has been sworn in he will investigate whether there are “realistic options” for a return to peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA), Reuters reports.   “Once a new government has been sworn in, the Secretary-General will explore with Prime Minister […]

Netanyahu: New alliances forming in Mideast that may make peace progress possible

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent a conciliatory message to the world Thursday night, saying his new government would examine all the ways of leveraging the shifting alliances in the Middle East to possibly move the peace process forward. Netanyahu, speaking at a ceremony at the Armored Corps Memorial in Latrun marking 70 years since the […]

EU Ambassador: Europe ‘Frustrated’ Over Peace Process

Lars Faaborg-Andersen, the European Union’s (EU) ambassador to Israel, said on Thursday that Europe was “frustrated” over the fact that talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) are not progressing.   Speaking at Europe Day celebrations at Haifa University, Faaborg-Andersen said, “Any agreement must reflect Israel’s security interests, but there is definitely growing frustration among the […]

A tough deal to swallow

LAST Friday, on the morning after the P5+1 group of world powers and Iran announced a framework for a nuclear agreement in Lausanne, Israeli tabloid Yisrael Hayom carried a rare interview with military planning chief Major General Nimrod Shefer. The interview had been conducted before the deal was reached in Switzerland but under the assumption […]

Egypt is Preparing for War with Israel

Speaking to Israel Hayoms Emily Amrousi from her new home in Haifa, Hashad was asked to give her take about Egypts actions in Sinai, where the Egyptian army has been fighting radical groups such as Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, a group that recently swore allegiance to Islamic State (ISIS).”Thats all for show,” appraised Hashad. “In the race for the […]

Obama says prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace are ‘dim’

Mr Netanyahu’s statements angered the White House, even though he has since tried to soften his remark. Tensions between the US and Israel have been growing as the leaders have wrangled over a number of issues. But Mr Obama described his relationship with Mr Netanyahu as “businesslike.” “I’ve met with him more than any other […]

Obama says differences with Benjamin Netanyahu not personal

US President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that his differences with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are not personal but are based on fundamental policy differences over Middle East peace.   Obama said it was hard to envision a path to a two-state solution to the conflict – long sought by the […]

US may withdraw support for Israel at Security Council

The US is reconsidering its staunch support of Israel at the United Nations and has not automatically accepted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s statement to the American media affirming his support of two states for two peoples after pre-election comments that appeared to reject it.   “I never retracted my speech in Bar-Ilan University six years […]

Elections Spell End of Peace Talks

As elections results finalize and signify a resounding victory for Likud, the Hamas terrorist organization that rules Gaza commented on the process.   Hamas called on Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas to abandon peace talks with Israel, after the latter previously indicated he would be willing to resume negotiations after the elections.   “The […]