The Arab world has never facilitated a move for Palestinian statehood since they’ve long known the Palestinians don’t really want it, not just the kleptocratic leaders and Parliamentarians, that skim for a living, but also the refugees that pay fewer taxes, receive free food staples, free health & education.
– So why kill the “refugee” goose that lays the golden eggs?
By Dr. Mordechai Kedar
In Israel, and in much of the Western world, we tend to think that the Arab world is united in support of the Palestinians, that it wants nothing so much as to solve the Palestinian problem by giving them a state, and that all the Arabs and Muslims love the Palestinians and hate Israel. Continue Reading »
WATCH: At a press conference in Sydney were Israel’s PM was welcomed by PM Malcolm Turnball, Netanyahu asked a basic question, slamming down demands by former Australian PMs to recognize Palestinian statehood, ‘What kind of Palestinian state do you want exactly?’ “A state whose territory will be used immediately for radical Islam?”
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu slammed the demand by two former Australian Prime Ministers that their nation recognize the Palestinian Authority as a sovereign state.
Former Labor premiers Kevin Rudd and Bob Hawke issued statements ahead of Netanyahu’s state visit to Australia, calling for the recognition of Palestinian statehood. Continue Reading »
Israel TV2news reports PM Netanyahu plans to explain to President Trump that a Palestinian state simply lacks practical feasibility, which explains Israeli readiness to negotiate vs. a consistent Palestinian refusal.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will meet tomorrow (Wednesday) for the first time with Donald Trump in his capacity of President of the United States.
Channel 2 reported that according to estimates, Netanyahu will refrain from mentioning the words “Palestinian state” and explain to the president the lack of feasibility in setting up such a state.
Netanyahu in preparatory meeting for Trump summit – Photo: אבי אוחיון/GPO
It is believed that Netanyahu will tell the president that he is willing to negotiate with the Palestinians but there is no practical feasibility to establish a state. Continue Reading »
Erekat says ICC probe into Israel is already underway, despite the fact they have no borders, currency, or are recognized by its neighbors, and reports of a deal with Israel to not file charges.
By Ynet & AP
The Palestinians officially joined the International Criminal Court at The Hague on Wednesday, a move initiated by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas after the failure of the US-brokered peace talks last year.
Abbas, accompanied by Erekat, signing requests to join international institutions in December – Photo: EPA
The televised broadcast in December of Abbas signing applications to join dozens of international institutions, including the ICC, prompted an angry response by Israel, which in January froze the transfer of millions of dollars in tax revenue that Israel had collected for the Palestinians. Continue Reading »
Palestinian Authority chief rejected offer by Egyptian president to create a state 5 times the size of Gaza, by giving up demands of 1967 borders.
By Gil Ronen
Egyptian president General Abdel Fatah el-Sisi has offered Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas to cede 1600 square kilometers of the Sinai Peninsula adjoining Gaza to the PA, thus creating a Palestinian state five times the present size of Gaza. In return, the PA would stop demanding that Israel return to the 1967 borders.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi – Photo: Kremlin/Wikimedia Commons
The offer was revealed on IDF Radio.
el-Sisi reportedly suggested that Palestinian “refugees” be allowed to settle in the new, much enlarged Gaza, which would be demilitarized. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Channel 2 reported that Prime Minister Netanyahu affirmed he still believes in the solution for a “Palestinian State” that he outlined in his Bar Ilan speech.
Binyamin Netanyahu – screenshot
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has affirmed to Channel 2 that as elections approach, he stands behind the principles he outlined in his speech at Bar Ilan University in 2009. Channel 2‘s Knesset reporter, Amit Segal, did not say Monday evening whether the information came directly from Netanyahu, but from the way in which he reported the news, it was clear that it had been approved by the Prime Minister. Continue Reading »
A new US intel report predicts the founding of a Palestinian state by 2030, but key issues such as Jerusalem’s final status will likely remain unresolved.
By REUTERS, JPOST.COM STAFF
It is likely that unofficial actions will lead to a Palestinian state by 2030, US intelligence analysts cited by AFP said Monday.
Victory signs flashed in front of Palestinian flag – Photo: REUTERS/Ali Jarekji
“On the one hand, if the Islamic Republic maintains power in Iran and is able to develop nuclear weapons, the Middle East will face a highly unstable future,” a new intelligence report said. “On the other hand, the emergence of moderate, democratic governments or a breakthrough agreement to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict could have enormously positive consequences.”
However, according to AFP, the report predicted that a more likely scenario was that unofficial actions would lead toward a Palestinian state with key issues such as the status of Jerusalem remaining unresolved. Continue Reading »
Great Britain is considering withdrawing their ambassador to Israel and suspending all trade in protest against ‘settlement construction plans’.
France, Germany, Russia and Sweden echo criticism
Britain and France on Monday weighed measures against Israel to protest at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‘s decision to expand settlement building after the United Nations’ de facto recognition of Palestinian statehood.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron – Photo: AP
Sky News reported that the suspension of trade agreements with the Jewish state is also among the sanctions under consideration in the UK
Germany urged Israel to refrain from expanding settlements and Russia said it viewed plans to put more new homes in the occupied West Bank and east Jerusalem with serious concern. Continue Reading »
FM Fabius tells French Parliament that he will vote in favor of Palestinian non-member status at UN, but says Palestinian state can only be achieved ‘through negotiations’ with Israel.
France said on Tuesday it would vote in favor of Palestinian non-member status at the United Nations, boosting Palestinian efforts to secure greater international recognition.
‘Concern for coherency.’ Fabius – Photo: AFP
Frustrated that their bid for full UN membership last year was thwarted by US opposition in the UN Security Council, Palestinians have launched a watered-down bid for recognition as a non-member state, similar to the status the Vatican enjoys. Continue Reading »