After Abbas declared all signed agreements with Israel terminated, a Palestinian government official says the decision to grant building permits effectively extends Palestinian Authority jurisdiction into the ‘future Palestine’.
By Mohammad Al-Kassim, The Media Line
The Palestinian Authority has for the first time announced its intent to grant building permits in parts of the West Bank known as Area C, which is under full Israeli civilian and security control.
Areas A, B, C map of Judea and Samaria as agreed in the Oslo Accords.
The Oslo Accords divided the West Bank into three distinct regions: Area A, which is fully controlled by the PA; Area B, which is under PA civil administration and Israeli military control; and Area C, comprising approximately 60 percent of the entire territory. Continue Reading »
The office of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas warns that they will disband the PA if the Israeli cabinet keeps the deducted 500 million shekels ($140m) from the Palestinian Authority, due to its uncompromising policy of paying monthly stipends to convicted terrorists and their families.
By Daniel Siryoti & Israel Hayom Staff
Israel has one week to reinstate funds it has deducted from the taxes it collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, otherwise, the PA will seek to reopen the Paris Protocol, the office of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas warned in a statement Wednesday.
The Paris Protocol was an amendment to the Oslo II Accord of 1995. Continue Reading »
The new settlement Amichai, the first in the 25 years after the Oslo Accords, is being built for families evacuated from the illegal outpost Amona, and the nearby outposts that will be annexed to it.
By Oded Shalom
The Shiloh Valley in the Samaria region spreads from Shvut Rahel to the Jordan Rift Valley. The entire area is covered with Cabernet grape vineyards and olive groves. On the hills above them are the outposts Ahiya, Kida, Esh Kodesh, and Adei Ad—all of which were illegally built, with demolition orders issued to all homes and structures.
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Amona residents evacuate their homes, their settlement and will eventually be relocated to Amichai.
British daily reports the EU has used taxpayer’s aid money to ‘meddle’ in a foreign territorial dispute by building over 1,000 illegal structures for Arab squatters in areas of Judea & Samaria, that under the 1993 Oslo Accords, fall under full Israeli jurisdiction.
By Eli Leon, News Agencies and Israel Hayom Staff
The European Union has funded the construction of over 1,000 buildings across Area C in Judea and Samaria, giving ownership of them to the Palestinians, the British Daily Mail reported Tuesday.
The EU is reportedly using aid money to “‘meddle’ in a foreign territorial dispute” [Illustrative] – Screenshot
Under the 1993 Oslo Accords, Area C, which makes up some 60% of Judea and Samaria, is under full Israeli control. Continue Reading »
NGO finds European Union funding illegal Palestinian Authority settlements in Israeli territory as breach of Oslo Accords, especially as EU makes new push for sanctions on Israel.
By Ari Soffer
An Israeli NGO is set to release a report it says shows tens of cases in which the European Union has actively worked to breach the Oslo Accords signed between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, by changing the facts on the ground in Area C to unilaterally harm Israel in final status talks with the Palestinians.
Illegal Palestinian building in Area C – Regavim
The report is significant as it comes at the same time as the EU has made a renewed push to threaten Jerusalem with sanctions if Israel makes “unilateral moves” which European states deem to be harmful to their vision of a “two-state solution.” Continue Reading »
The PA contends that such an action would see the collapse of the Oslo Accords, making Israel ‘vulnerable’ to international legislation. But will that really be the case?
Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas hinted at plans to dismantle the Palestinian Authority (PA) over the weekend, according to a report in Yediot Aharonot, and thus enact a serious blow to Israel through international legislation.
According to the daily, dismantling the PA would transfer all responsibility for the Palestinian Arabs to Israel, dissolving the Oslo Accords. But it would also leave Israel vulnerable to litigation over the “settlements” in international courts – and change Israel’s demographics to tip the religious and ethnic majority. Continue Reading »
A senior Hamas official reports his organization will not be bound by “Oslo 2″and goes further claiming Fatah’s Abbas does not represent the Palestinian people.
By YASSER OKBI
Hamas announced Monday that the government in the Gaza Strip renewed its ties with Iran following the election of Hassan Rouhani as Iranian president.
Mahmoud Zahar- Photo: Courtesy of Channel 1
Senior Hamas official Mahmoud Zahar sad that relations had never been completely severed, but were affected by events in Syria.
According to Zahar, Hamas made clear that it was not involved in the Syrian conflict and would not claim allegiance to either side in the country’s civil war. Continue Reading »
Delegation of Christian leaders from Oslo wish to ask for forgiveness for the disaster of the Oslo agreements.
They are coming from Oslo – to apologize for “Oslo.” A group of more than 20 Christian leaders from Norway will be coming to the Knesset on Wednesday to ask for forgiveness for the diplomatic process between Israel and the Palestinians that began in their capital.
Yitzhak Rabin ז”ל, Bill Clinton and Yasser Arafat at the White House during the Oslo Acords, Sept. 1993. – Photo: Reuters
The group will be delivering an apology for the Oslo Accords, which passed in 1993 and 1995, to Deputy Knesset Speaker Gila Gamliel (Likud), the co-chair of the Knesset’s Christian Allies Caucus and a vigorous opponent of the accords from the start. Continue Reading »
In NYT op-ed, Danny Danon, a Likud MK & Israel’s Deputy Defense Minister says “2-State Solution” is dead, calls for an alternative “3-State Solution.”
By Ari Soffer
Israel’s Deputy Defense Minister has called on the Israeli government to “annul the Oslo Accords,” and adopt an alternative to the much-touted “Two State Solution” which would see the establishment of a Palestinian Arab state in Judea, Samaria and Gaza.
In an op-ed for the New York Times, MK Danny Danon insists that, twenty years after the signing of the Accords between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, “The government of Israel must admit that we made a mistake and declare that the Oslo process has failed.” Continue Reading »
Just hours prior to the signing of the Oslo Accords, former Prime Minister Rabin said: “Nothing will come of it,” says Eitan Haber, his bureau chief.
Former Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin did not believe at first that the Oslo Accords would lead to peace, his close associate said on Wednesday.
King Hussein of Jordan lights a cigarette for former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. – Photo courtesy GPO
Eitan Haber, who served as Rabin’s bureau chief, wrote a column in the Yediot Aharonot newspaper and described what happened in the hours that led up to the signing of the Oslo Accords on the White House lawn in 1993. Continue Reading »
A look at the Oslo Accords that changed the West Bank, and Israel, 20 years later.
In the last 20 years, the Oslo Accords have turned from a dream into a nightmare for their main architect, Israeli left-wing politician Yossi Beilin.
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Binyamin Netanyahu, Bill Clinton and Yasser Arafat – Photo: REUTER
“Enough is enough, it has to die,” Beilin told The Jerusalem Post on the eve of the anniversary of the famous Sept. 13, 1993 handshake on the White House lawn between then-prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, Palestine Liberation Organization chairman Yasser Arafat and US president Bill Clinton.
Beilin, who at the time was deputy foreign minister in the Labor-led government, stood on the lawn with hundreds of other dignitaries, filled with both hope and fear.
For the 1st time since the signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993, no Israelis were killed in terrorist attacks in Judea & Samaria during 2012
For the first time since the signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993, no Israelis were killed in terrorist attacks in Judea and Samaria during 2012. The information was published Thursday in a special report by the Shabak.
Soldiers patrol Jordanian border
Israel news photo: IDF spokesmen
Ten people were killed in terror attacks in the rest of Israel, the report said – a marked reduction from the 22 who were killed in attacks in 2011. Continue Reading »
Israel Hayom’s Astrologist Tova Safra consulted the stars to see what 2013 holds for the Oslo Accords signed by Israel and the Palestinians in 1993.
2013 will be a bad year for the Oslo Accords, astrologist Tova Safra predicted on Friday in the Israeli daily Israel Hayom, which is owned by Jewish U.S. casino mogul Sheldon Adelson.
President Clinton presides over the signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993, a time that brought hope for peace and revitalized Israeli youth culture, paving the way for hip-hop to take hold in Israel. – Photo by AP
Safra consulted the stars to see what the new year holds for the agreement signed by Israel and the Palestinians in 1993, and made a number of less-than-encouraging predictions. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Foreign Ministry notes that Abbas has basically destroyed the Oslo Accords in his unilateral decision to appeal to the UN General Assembly, and as such the FM may officially declare them canceled.
The Foreign Ministry has told its ambassadors to explain that the Palestinian Authority’s plan to ask for United Nations recognition is a violation of the Oslo Accords and may cause Israel to officially announce that it is “canceling them partially or completely.” The agreement commits the PA to negotiate with Israel for the establishment of an independent PA entity.
Oslo Accords: Rabin, Clinton and Arafat
Official White House photo
“You are asked immediately at the beginning of the work week to contact the foreign ministry, prime minister’s office, national security adviser or president’s office and request to do all possible to halt the Palestinian initiative because of its far-reaching consequences,” the ambassadors were instructed in a cable from Aharon Leshno-Yaar, director of the Foreign Ministry’s department for international organizations. Continue Reading »