Obama Demands Progress from Israel in ‘Peace Talks’ in Exchange for Continuing Talks with Iran

Daily newspaper Maariv reports Wednesday that the US Administration under President Barack Obama has relayed a series of messages to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, according to which – if Netanyahu makes progress in “peace talks” with the Palestinian Authority (PA) – “it will be easier for the US to support Israel’s position” in the negotiations […]

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Boycott Movement in Vancouver Against SodaStream

Radical Left-wing activists demonstrated in Vancouver, Canada on Sunday in a call to boycott Israeli company SodaStream for operating in “occupied territories” and “mistreating” Palestinian workers. SodaStream manufactures and distributes machines for home use to make carbonated drinks, eliminating the need to buy environmentally harmful plastic bottles. It has been discriminated against by the boycott movement for holding its […]

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Palestinian Authority ‘Peace’ Negotiators Resign… Maybe

The Palestinian Authority’s team for negotiations with Israel resigned on Thursday, the Ma’an news agency reports. According to the report, negotiators Saeb Erekat and Mohammed Shtayyeh presented their resignation to Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. Informed sources said that the resignation came in protest of Israel’s “non-compliance” with the PA’s demands, as well as its […]

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Construction in Judea and Samaria

The Independent Constructs a “New Settlement”

October 28, 2013 16:15 by Simon Plosker [This article has been updated – see below.] No wonder an uninformed observer could get the impression that Israeli settlements are multiplying at a rapid pace. Take this paragraph from an article in The Independent about the release of Palestinian terrorists from Israeli jails: To appease Israelis who […]

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Ban ki-Moon and Netanyahu

UN: Releasing Murderers is Good, Building is Bad

Releasing terrorists is good, but approving new Jewish construction in Jerusalem is wrong, according to the head of the United Nations. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, in a statement he released on Wednesday, condemned Israel’s announcement that it will build 1,500 new housing units in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramat Shlomo. “Settlement activity is contrary to […]

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Israel to Attend Biased UN Human Rights Review

Israel will attend a UN human rights review on Tuesday, a top official told AFP on Sunday. Earlier, Haaretz reported that Germany had warned Israel of a diplomatic backlash if it stayed away from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Periodic Review. “We will attend” the Universal Periodic Review, the official, who declined to […]

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Thoughts on the Release of 104 Palestinian Murderers

by Daniel Pipes July 27, 2013 updated Jul 29, 2013 Cross-posted from National Review Online, The Corner Israeli leaders have a long history of making lopsided trades with their Arab enemies. These include: 1985 – 1,150 prisoners for 3 captured Israelis 2000 – 450 Arab prisoners for 3 Israeli bodies and a kidnapped Israeli; 2008 […]

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