Posts Tagged ‘2 state-solution’
By Andreas Fagerbakke.. I think that friends of Israel should (as often as possible) use the term “Judea and Samaria” and not the “West Bank”. The name of the area was “Judea & Samaria” from Biblical times until 1950, when Jordan occupied the area, renaming it the “West Bank”. We must repeat these facts as often as possible. Another fact is that Jews lived there for ages, until Jordan ethnically cleansed the area in 1948 and forced all the Jews out of Judea and Samaria and East-Jerusalem. (more…)
By Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik.. The Norwegian Parliamentary Committee on Scrutiny and Constitutional Affairs is not satisfied with the first answer it has received from the Norwegian Foreign Ministry regarding PA’s using Norwegian aid for terrorist salaries. The Committee has “demanded a better and more thorough answer from the Foreign Ministry,” Norwegian state-owned NRK TV’s News reported last week. (more…)
By Israel Today Staff.. A new Gallup poll shows that support for Israel among American voters is at an all-time high, which is saying something, since pro-Israel sentiment was never lacking in the US. According to the survey, 64 percent of all Americans side with Israel in its ongoing conflict with the Palestinians and the wider Arab world. That matches the high point of support recorded in 1991 during the first Gulf War, when Saddam Hussein was lobbing missiles at Tel Aviv.
By Israel Today Staff.. Former and future Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Monday said there was little-to-no hope that any significant progress would be made in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process in the near future, despite the high-profile appointment of Tzipi Livni as the new minister in charge of negotiations. (more…)
By WJC.. The president of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, has said that the EU would consider adding Hezbollah to its list of terrorist organizations but added that it did yet possess sufficient evidence of the Shiite militia’s activities in Europe to take such a decision now. Last month, Bulgaria – one of 27 member states – implicated Hezbollah in a bombing in the Black Sea resort of Burgas last year that killed five Israelis, putting pressure on the EU to take action against Hezbollah.
By Israel Today Staff.. According to an unconfirmed report citing Israeli sources, US President Barack Obama’s first order of business when he visits Israel later this month will be to extract a firm commitment to uproot the Jews living in Judea and Samaria in preparation for the birth of a Palestinian state. (more…)
By EJP.. BRUSSELS “We shall renew the negotiations with the Palestinians, we have no other choice,” said Israeli President Shimon Peres in Brussels where he started a weeklong state visit to Belgium, the European Union and France. (more…)
By Israel Today Staff.. The violence that continues to rage in Egypt, Tunisia, Syria and elsewhere is not nearing its end, and does not represent the birth pangs of true democratic freedom in the Middle East.
Israel Today spoke to two former Israeli ambassadors and diplomats involved in forging Israel’s peace treaties with Egypt, Jordan and the Palestinians, and they said the so-called Arab Spring is just the latest round of intra-Muslim violence that has characterized this region for the past 1,400 years. (more…)
By Ryan Jones.. It would seem US President Barack Obama’s first visit to Israel while in office has many important objectives, all of which risk putting Israel in a more dangerous position than it already is.
Last week we reported on speculation that Obama’s visit has been timed to influence the make-up of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s new coalition. The Obama White House would like to see more left-leaning parties included to make it easier to press Israel to make concessions to the Palestinians. (more…)