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Palestinian Authority Threatens Kerry With Ultimatum Over Releasing Terrorists

 

Ramallah tells US: Get Israel to release imprisoned terrorists within 24 hours – or we will turn to the UN instead.

By AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff

 

The Palestinian Authority on Monday gave US Secretary of State John Kerry 24 hours to get Israel to release the fourth batch of terrorists, according to AFP, after which they will resume moves to seek international recognition.

Exasperated. John Kerry (illustrative) – Reuters

“If we don’t get an answer from John Kerry on the prisoners tonight, we’ll begin to ask for membership in all UN agencies tomorrow,” Palestinian MP Mustafa Barghuti told AFP following a top-level leadership meeting in Ramallah which took place as Kerry arrived in Israel. Continue Reading »

Kerry ‘Protests’ to Netanyahu Over Ya’alon’s Criticism of American Policies

Secretary John Kerry, directed the State Department to issue a strong complaint to Jerusalem after Defense Minister slammed US policy on Iran in public.

By AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff

 

In a rare move, Secretary of State John Kerry protested to Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday over Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon’s strong criticism of US foreign policy, according to AFP. 

Ya’alon slammed the US and the West on Tuesday for its “soft” approach toward the possibility of a nuclear Iran.

“Everyone knows Iran is lying,” Ya’alon stated. “But the pampered West is satisfied with postponing conflict [with Iran over the nuclear program].”

Ya’alon’s comments made headlines in Israeli media Tuesday evening over his perceived change of heart regarding the Iran issue – and apparently have also drawn the ire of US officials. Continue Reading »

Jerusalem Offers Turkey $20 Million Compensation for Mavi Marmara Incident

Compensation negotiations advancing over 2010 incident in which IHH sponsored flotilla attempted to illegally break Israel’s blockade on Gaza’s terror group Hamas.

By Ari Yashar

 

Israel has offered to pay $20 million in “compensation” to the families of Turkish citizens killed during the 2010 Mavi Marmara flotilla, which tried to illegally break the IDF blockade on the terror group Hamas in Gaza. Nine Turkish Islamists were killed as they violently attacked IDF soldiers who boarded their ship.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu formally apologized to Turkey last March for the soldiers‘ use of force in saving their own lives. Continue Reading »

Palestinians Gives Israel 3 Years to Withdraw from Judea & Samaria

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas gives Israel a 3 year deadline to withdraw every Jew from Judea and Samaria, in the event of an interim deal.

By AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff

 

Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has given Israel 3 years to withdraw from Judea and Samaria in the event that an interim agreement is reached, according to AFP.

“Those who are proposing 10 to 15 years (before a withdrawal) do not want to withdraw at all,” Abbas said in an interview screened on Tuesday at the annual conference of the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) taking place in Tel Aviv. Continue Reading »

Israel to sit on UN’s Human Rights Council

In a complete turn-around, the UNHRC accepts Israel as a member.

Analysts: Israel threatened to leave UN, whereas the UN feared Syria & North Korea to follow, making the UNHRC irrelevant.

By Arutz Sheva Staff

 

Israel has been accepted to join the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), Maariv reported Thursday. The international body infamous for condemning the Jewish state will now add it to the list of 9 Western states.

The move is a complete about-face for the UNHRC, which in its 5-year history has condemned Israel over 46 times – more than any other nation in the world. Continue Reading »

Deputy FM Elkin: PM to Give Abbas’ PA 86% of Judea & Samaria for Peace

Deputy Foreign Minister: The ‘Bad News’…Netanyahu would relinquish 86% of Judea & Samaria to the Palestinians, but the ‘Good News’ is they will never settle for that.

By Elad Benari, Canada

 

Deputy Foreign Minister Zeev Elkin (Likud) believes that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu would be willing to give more than 80% of Judea and Samaria to the Palestinian Authority as part of a future peace agreement.

In an interview with the Maariv daily newspaper which was published on Friday, Elkin said that former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon had spoken with the PA about Israel keeping 14% of the so-called “settlement blocs” and handing the remaining 86%. Continue Reading »

‘J’lem Post’ poll: ‘Center-Left mega-party’ could defeat Netanyahu

Poll reveals party led by Olmert, including Lapid & Livni would win 31 seats, 4 more than Likud, in upcoming January election.

 

A party led by former prime minister Ehud Olmert that would include former Kadima leader Tzipi Livni, current Kadima chairman Shaul Mofaz and Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid would win the January 22, 2013 election, a Smith Research survey carried out exclusively for The Jerusalem Post revealed Thursday.

Ehud Olmert at the Jerusalem Post Conference - Photo: Marc Israel Sellem

Ehud Olmert at the Jerusalem Post Conference – Photo: Marc Israel Sellem

The poll, which was conducted Tuesday and Wednesday, found that the party would win 31 seats, four more than Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s Likud, which would receive 27 mandates.

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FBI: Bibi Helped in Plot for U.S. Nuclear Equipment

Declassified FBI documents implicate PM Netanyahu in a 1970s plot to use U.S. technology for Israel’s nuclear program.

 

Declassified FBI documents from a 1985-2002 investigation implicate Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in an initiative to illegally purchase United States nuclear technology for Israel’s nuclear program.

Netanyahu was allegedly helped by Arnon Milchan, a Hollywood producer with ties to Israeli prime ministers and U.S. presidents. Milchan’s involvement in Israeli intelligence and arms dealing has been the subject of reports for some time, and was described in an unofficial biography published last year.

The documents rely on testimony from Richard Kelly Smith, a U.S. Continue Reading »

Waiting for the Messiah: Netanyahu addresses Evangelical Christian gathering in Jerusalem

Head of Christians United for Israel, largest pro-Israel lobby in U.S., compares PM to Moses and King David.

 

American Evangelical pastor John Hagee – who heads the largest pro-Israel lobby group in the United States – half jokingly compared Benjamin Netanyahu to the Messiah on Sunday night, as he waited for the delayed prime minister to arrive at a Jerusalem hotel to address the crowd.

“There’s a saying in Judaism about the Messiah – I know that even if he tarries, he’ll come,” Hagee told hundreds of members of Christians United for Israel. “I know that the prime minister will come, and even if he tarries, he’ll come.”

The crowd laughed, and so did Hagee.

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Soldier ‘bans’ Prime Minister from IDF’s Facebook page

Editor of army’s Facebook page deletes a comment left by one Benjamin Netanyahu for being too political, then brags on his personal Facebook page that he ‘banned Bibi.’

When then IDF Spokesman Avi Benayahu told the Herzliya Conference that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had ordered his unit to train soldiers to be “new media warriors,” he probably never imagined that a year later one of those keyboard warriors would brazenly block the prime minister on Facebook.

Netanyahu has a number of Facebook pages: three official pages representing “The Prime Minister of Israel,” in Hebrew, English and Arabic, which are run by editors inside the Prime Minister’s Office, as well a political page run by Likud party spokespeople.

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