Why were Daniel Perl, a British soldier on a London street & the Fogel family in Itamar all butchered? An endless list of Moslem girls & women can be added to those who were similarly slaughtered. Where does this behavior come from?
What is common to Daniel Perl, Nick Berg, a British soldier on London street, the Jews of Hebron in 1929 and the Fogel family in Itamar? They all were butchered. They were not simply stabbed to death, but were killed by an act designed to decapitate them or to cause fatal bleeding by severing their carotid artery. Continue Reading »
The only boundary in the Mid-East that Western diplomats have become rigidly obsessed with, despite the far more profound changes that are occurring across the region, is not even formally an int’l border under int’l law, but only an armistice line from 1949 — what is inappropriately called the 1967 border. While a solution to this territorial dispute must be addressed, the final borders drawn between Israel and it’s neighbors will have to take into account the current dramatic strategic shifts.
By Dore Gold
A common theme running through much of the leading commentary on the Syrian crisis is the idea that the principal borders of the modern Middle East, created by the 1916 Sykes-Picot Agreement, are about to be fundamentally altered if not erased completely. Continue Reading »
UK’s Foreign Secretary in interview with Sky News says window for 2-state solution closing fast, adding failure to progress may jeopardize Israel’s Jewish, democratic character.
As the minister charged with negotiations with the Palestinians, Livni said that the next few weeks will be critical for negotiations. “I hope the Palestinians realize that the goal is to restart talks and be focused,” she added. British Foreign Secretary William Hague, who is currently visiting Israel, said in an interview with Sky News that Israel has lost some support in Britain and in other European countries due to its settlement construction policy. Continue Reading »
Former NATO forces commander in Afghanistan has been appointed to formulate U.S. security policy in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.
Gen. John Allen has been appointed special U.S. envoy on security issues in negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. He will not mediate between the parties; his work will almost exclusively involve contacts with Israel. Allen will deal with the U.S. position on Israeli security needs and the security arrangements that would accompany the establishment of a future Palestinian state.
Gen. John Allen – Photo: Reuters
Senior U.S. and Israeli officials note that while U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel made the appointment it was coordinated with U.S. Continue Reading »
U.S. Sec. of St. suggests Israel freeze construction if Israel seriously wants peace talks with the PA.
United States Secretary of State John Kerry has reportedly proposed that Israel freeze construction east of the 1949 armistice line if it wants to hold talks with the Palestinian Authority.
PM Benjamin Netanyahu met with US Secretary of State, John Kerry – Photo by Amos Ben-Gershom, GPO
Kerry met Thursday with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.
It was not clear if Netanyahu responded favorably to Kerry’s suggestion of a new construction freeze. Israel formerly froze construction for several months in an attempt to bring the PA back to the negotiating table. Continue Reading »
Posted by: Jean-Patrick Grumberg
Virtually all international media has ignored recent news from France, where a court issued a ruling related, among other things, to the legality of Israel’s occupation. As noted in a March 13, 2013 article published by the French media outlet Dreuz, the Versailles Court of Appeal ruled that the Israeli occupation of the territories claimed by the Palestinians is in fact legal.
Taken from a Dreuz publication via Google translation:
The Jerusalem ‘Light Rail’ – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP
[The contractor] Veolia and Alstom built, following a call for tenders, the Jerusalem tramway through the city to the east, into the territories claimed by the PLO and the Palestinian Authority. Continue Reading »
Large protest rally outside PA President Mahmoud Abbas’s office in Ramallah to demonstrate Washington’s perceived ‘Israel bias.’
US Secretary of State John Kerry met in Ramallah Thursday with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and discussed with him ways of resuming the peace talks with Israel.
Palestinian protester holds a poster with a caricature of John Kerry in Ramallah May 23, 2013. Photo: REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday reiterated his demand for a full cessation of settlement construction and the release of Palestinian prisoners before returning to the negotiating table with Israel. Continue Reading »
Haredi soldier files complaint against ultra-Orthodox newspaper, claiming that the daily’s editorial put his life in danger.
The paper denies inciting to violence, but suggests that the ‘collaborators’ who wear IDF uniform inside haredi neighborhoods, de facto ‘legitimize’ idea of draft.
A haredi youth serving in the IDF filed a complain with the police Thursday against the ultra-Orthodox daily HaPeles, claiming that the paper’s fiery editorial condemning haredi “collaborators” with the establishment had put his life in jeopardy.
Haredi soldier in the IDF Photo: Marc Israel Sellem
The complaint came the same day as a report proposing far-reaching reforms to the process of enlistment of haredim into the IDF was submitted to the Knesset. Continue Reading »
The main advantages of biomolecular computing devices over the electronic computers are that these systems can interact directly with biological systems and even with living organisms.
PM in Technion lab – Israel news photo Flash 90
Technion scientists developed and constructed a molecular transducer, which is an advanced computing machine. This molecular computer was built entirely of biomolecules, such as DNA and enzymes that can manipulate genetic codes. This unprecedented device can compute iteratively, namely, it uses the output as a new input for subsequent computations. Furthermore, it produces outputs in the form of biologically meaningful phenomena, such as resistance of bacteria to various antibiotics. Continue Reading »
John Kerry returns to Jerusalem pushing new American initiative, but there’s deep divides in Israel’s new gov’t over how to handle peace process with Palestinians.
By Ryan Jones
Israel’s government this week heatedly debated how and if to restart peace negotiations with the Palestinian Authority, as US Secretary of State John Kerry returned to the region to continue pushing the two sides back to the table.
Meeting with Kerry in Jerusalem on Thursday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel “wants to restart the peace talks with the Palestinians. …I hope the Palestinians want [this] as well…we ought to be successful for a simple reason: When there’s a will, we’ll find a way.”
But fiery discussions in the Knesset earlier in the week put an end to any illusions that Israel’s new government is anywhere close to a unified position regarding the peace process. Continue Reading »