President Obama could have said ‘West Bank’, but calling Judea & Samaria “Palestinian lands,” in his UNGA address “prejudges the issue of sovereignty & borders and is not accordance with int’l law” or in accordance with the Oslo Accords, to whom the United States is a signatory.
By Yoel Domb,
Despite Barak Obama’s speech last week at the UN being endlessly analyzed, there has been no meaningful reference to the way in which the president referred to Judea and Samaria. The president remarked parenthetically that Judea and Samaria are “Palestinian lands”. Only the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has responded and protested the inaccuracy in Obama’s words. Continue Reading »
Speaking to the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on Wednesday, Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz explained Israel’s concerns about the nuclear negotiations with Iran in Geneva. “We’re worried Geneva 2013 will end up like Munich 1938.”
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Catherine Ashton, Saeed Jalili during before talks – Photo: REUTERS/Tolga Adanali/Pool
Well, the time for worrying has passed. The statements from the Obama administration and the EU following the closing of the first round of talks all made clear that Geneva 2013 is Munich 1938.
U.S. President Obama promised Israeli PM Netanyahu to take direct action against Iran “within months,” but did not elaborate on details.
By Arutz Sheva
U.S. President Barack Obama gave a commitment to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, to take action “in the coming months” regarding the Iranian nuclear threat, in exchange for Israel’s agreement to renew “peace talks” with the Palestinian Authority (PA), a security source told Arutz Sheva.
The source said, however, that Obama did not reach a specific agreement with Netanyahu, but gave only a general commitment. The source added that it was not clear if the commitment was given in exchange for the very fact that Israel-PA negotiations are being held, or if it is conditional on their success. Continue Reading »