Tag: Peace Treaty

I don’t see a stable Israeli-Palestinian deal in my lifetime

Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon on Tuesday expressed cynicism in regard to the Middle East peace process, saying he did not see a stable deal between Israel and the Palestinians happening in his lifetime.   Speaking at the annual IDC Conference in Herzliya, Ya’alon said Palestinian refusal to compromise has been made clear.   According to […]

Isaac Herzog mocks Netanyahu’s chances of reigniting peace process

A day after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was quoted saying in closed conversations that he wants to restart the peace process, opposition leader Isaac Herzog expressed doubt on Tuesday that talks would begin while Netanyahu is in power.   In an interview running in The Jerusalem Post’s Shavuot supplement on the world’s 50 most powerful […]

Pope Francis’ Latest Treaty Marks a Huge Blow to the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process

The Vatican had previously accepted the 2012 decision by the U.N. General Assembly to recognize a Palestinian state. However, Wednesday’s treaty is the first legal document negotiated between the Holy See and the Palestinian state.   According to the Associated Press, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is scheduled to visit Pope Francis in the Vatican later this […]

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 […]