Posts Tagged ‘2 state-solution’

 

Netanyahu’s Party Passes Resolution Permanently Nixing Two-State Solution

editor 27 July 2017

By JNI Media.. On Tuesday night (July 25, 2017), Minister Ze’ev Elkin, who is the head of the Likud politburo, passed a resolution opposing the establishment of a Palestinian state west of the Jordan River – ever. The resolution passed by a vote of 33 to two, and calls on Likud officials to vigorously oppose political initiatives such as the ones being pushed by Saudi Arabia and France aimed at returning to the 1967 borders, uprooting settlements, dividing Jerusalem and returning refugees. [Photo top right: Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) sits next to fellow Likud party member Zeev Elkin during a Likud faction meeting at the Knesset, Israel’s parliament on November 10, 2014. (Photo: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)].  (more…)

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The Over-Dramatization of Israel’s “Dilemma”

editor 3 June 2017

By Dr. Max Singer.. BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 479, May 28, 2017

Executive Summary: Israel is not facing a dilemma about how much, if any,  land to give up from the West Bank, because the Palestinians will not agree to take land and cannot be forced to do so. The Palestinian community sees peace with Israel as defeat in their 100-year struggle. Continued Israeli occupation is one of the Palestinians’ best weapons against Israel, and they will not give it up while their war to eliminate Israel continues. (more…)

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Netanyahu: Israeli Land Swaps With Palestinians Won’t Bring Peace

editor 1 June 2017

By Ariel Whitman.. Netanyahu also said that any peace agreement with the Palestinians would require an Israeli military presence in all of the West Bank. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted on Tuesday (May 30, 2017) that any future peace agreement reached with the Palestinians must include an Israeli military presence in the West Bank and offered insight on security concerns the government may have following a prospective deal. [Photo top right:Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the Knesset in Jerusalem. (photo credit:AFP PHOTO)](more…)

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Aggressive Surge in Israeli Settlement Activity Under Netanyahu Imperils Trump Peace Push (Not)

editor 29 May 2017

By Bennett Ruda.. Because there is no aggressive surge—in fact settlements have not grown in years. According to Peace Now, which is unlikely to undercount the number of existing settlements, there are a total of 131 settlements and 91 outposts in the West Bank. In April 2012, Peace Now reported the establishment of three settlements:

According to reports, Prime Minister Netanyahu stated this week that the government will approve the establishment of three settlements (Bruchin, Sansana and Rechalim), in the upcoming cabinet meeting on Sunday, April 22 … If approved next Sunday, it will be the first time since the Shamir government in 1990 that the Israeli government is deciding on the establishment of new settlements. [emphasis added]

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Yair Lapid: Israel not the problem in negotiations

editor 21 May 2017

By Fox News.. Yair Lapid, chairman of the Israeli opposition Yesh Atid Party, said Sunday (May 14, 2017), “Israel has been looking for an opportunity to separate from the Palestinians for years and years now. We have offered three times to the Palestinians more than 90% of the territories in order for them to build a country of their own, and three times they refused. So we are not the problem. The Palestinians are the problem. And we are willing to negotiate with no preconditions, and we are willing to talk, and we are willing to push forward for any kind of peace agreement with the Palestinians. We have never been the problem.” (more…)

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‘Israel Is Not The United Nations’ Punching Bag Anymore’

editor 11 May 2017

By Yonah Jeremy Bob.. Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked: Trump is a partner in fighting anti-Israel UN Resolutions. Still fuming about UN Resolution 2334, which passed in December just before Donald Trump became US president, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked told attendees at The Jerusalem Post Annual Conference in New York on Sunday (MNay 7, 2017) that Israel has a partner in the Trump administration in fighting all illegal UN resolutions. [Photo top right: Ayelet Shaked at the 2017 JPost Annual Conference . (photo credit:screenshot)].  (more…)

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Netanyahu calls on Palestinian leaders to confront terrorism

editor 2 May 2017

By Fox News.. This is a rush transcript from “Hannity,” April 21, 2017. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

SEAN HANNITY, FOX NEWS HOST: And welcome to “Hannity.” And we are broadcasting again tonight from Israel. Now, earlier today, the prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu — he met with our defense secretary, Jim Mattis, in Jerusalem. And right after his meeting concluded, well, I got to speak with the prime minister, and during our exclusive interview, we covered a lot of topics and got his take on the escalating tension that’s all around the world. (more…)

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To Reach a Solution, First Define The Problem

editor 17 April 2017

By Melanie Phillips.. Both proponents of the “two-state” and “greater Israel” solutions are completely missing the point… In the following video Melanie Phillips defends the opinion that before you ask “what is the solution” one should define the problem first. Watch the video below. (more…)

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Israel Summons EU Official Over Support For Illegal Construction In Area C

editor 11 April 2017

By Tovah Lazaroff.. In the last few years, the European Union has provided modular housing for Palestinian and Beduin herding villages, particularly in the area of Ma’aleh Adumim and in the South Hebron Hills. The Foreign Ministry said it “summoned” the EU’s Deputy Head of Mission Mark Gallagher on Monday (April 3, 2017) to demand the EU’s stop its “obsessive” support for illegal Palestinian building in Area C. In the last few years, the European Union has provided modular housing for Palestinian and Beduin herding villages, particularly in the area of Ma’aleh Adumim and in the South Hebron Hills. It has argued that such structures fall under the definition of humanitarian aid and that according to international law, the EU has a right to provide such housing to the Palestinians even if it runs counter to Israeli law. (more…)

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What kind of state would Palestine be? A Jordan, or an ISIL-dominated Syria?

editor 27 February 2017

By Father Raymond J. de Souza.. What might a Palestinian state look like? Would it look like Jordan or Egypt? Or like Syria, Iraq, Libya or Yemen? Or Lebanon? Or like Gaza? Those questions are prompting a re-examination of whether a Palestinian state is still the consensus goal it has been for more than two decades. (more…)

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