Serbia and Kosovo, followed by Malawi, over the weekend announced their intentions to open a Jerusalem embassy.
According to Israel’s Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen, Chad’s cabinet chairman and the president’s son, Abdelkarim Déby, said his country would establish a diplomatic mission — and possibly an embassy — in the Israeli capital within the year.
“At the request of Minister Cohen, General Déby responded positively to advancing the establishment of an official representative office of Chad in Jerusalem,” a statement from the Intelligence Ministry said. Continue Reading »
Israel allocates NIS 15 million for Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz’s ambitious ‘peace train’ to carry passengers & cargo from the Israeli Mediterranean coast to Jordan, or if there is a peace agreement between all the countries, on to Iraq & Saudi Arabia.
By Ofer Petersburg
Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz’s ambitious plan to connect extend the railroad tracks from Beit She’an East to the Sheikh Hussein crossing at the Jordanian border was allocated NIS 15 million in the 2019 budget.
The funds will be invested in planning the extension of the tracks to the border crossing.
Israel’s Transportation Minister Israel Katz proposes rail link to Jordan, Saudi Arabia.
Although the Fatah run Palestinian Authority, led by autocrat Mahmoud Abbas, publicly endorses a 2-state-solution to the US, UN, EU etc., the moment a Palestinian state was to gain independence, Hamas would eradicate Fatah exactly as it did in Gaza in 2007, and ‘Abbas and Associates’ know this as a guaranteed outcome…which is why Abbas is in his 12th year of a 4 year term as president…and having never agreed to peace offers by Israel.
By Hillel Fendel
Why does the PA oppose a two-state solution? It’s simple: Without the IDF to protect it, Fatah would be swallowed up by Hamas. Continue Reading »
If ever there was a need for fanatical belief in a shared future for Palestinians & Israelis, that need is now. There are always 2 kinds of people in the world: Those who believe in the possibility of peace, and those who do not.
– Muslims Jews relations, historical conflict and the future for peace By Noor Dahri
Muslims Jews relations, historical conflict and the future for peaceGrowing up as a Muslim in Pakistan, I was taught to hate Jews and Israel and to participate in anti-Israel and anti-Zionism demonstrations.
Reading into the history of my faith and the history of Islam I came to realise that the perspective adopted by many Muslims today towards Israel and the Jewish people is completely distorted and often deliberately misinformed, for political not religious reasons. Continue Reading »
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu records open video message in English, with Arabic subtitles to Palestinian leader, pleading with him to end policy of incitement and to make peace and utilize the millions in aid assistance for the betterment and wellbeing of his people.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday shared a new video in which he addresses Palestinian Authority President directly imploring him to denounce terrorism and work towards peace.
“President Abbas,” the video opens, “Since over the past several years, you refused to meet me and sit down and negotiate peace, I hope you’ll hear this message.” Continue Reading »
Welcoming a delegation of rabbis and politicians from Israel, a Muslim leader in Turkey encourages good relations with the Jews & Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem.
By Israel Today Staff
The following is a press release from Turkish religious figure Adnan Oktar (pictured, center), who recently hosted a number of Israeli Jewish officials during Ramadan and very interestingly expressed his anticipation for the restoration of the Temple in Jerusalem.
Adnan Oktar and his harem of peace activists – Turkish media
Mr. Adnan Oktar, prominent Muslim opinion leader from Turkey, welcomed a delegation of rabbis and politicians from Israel for the iftardinner he hosted in Istanbul on June 22, 2016. Continue Reading »
Is Israel’s Prime Minister merely positioning to remain in power, or is Netanyahu, as his confidants hint, really prepared to make a dramatic move for peace?
By LESLIE SUSSER
IMMEDIATELY AFTER Avigdor ’s swearing in as Israel’s new defense minister in late May, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the hitherto hawkish Yisrael Beytenu leader took pains to show the world just how dedicated they are to Middle East peacemaking and a two-state solution with the Palestinians.
Netanyahu and Liberman – Photo: AMOS BEN GERSHOM, GPO
“I am committed to achieving peace with our neighbors the Palestinians and with all our neighbors,” Netanyahu insisted, intimating that the Arab Peace Initiative of 2002, which promises normalization with the Arab world in the event of peace with the Palestinians, could be the basis for a major regional peace move. Continue Reading »
As Palestinian terror in Israel continues, coexistence is threatened, as more & more Jewish patrons are afraid to allow Arab workers near their homes, drive them in taxis, or perform personal services.
By Gad Lior and Telem Yahav
With the continuation of the wave of terror which has swept across Israel, recent months have seen the rise of a phenomenon in which Jewish clientele specifically request only Jewish workers in a myriad of services.
Arab construction workers [Illustrative] – Photo: Shaul Golan
Particularly in the wake of the terror attack in Tel Aviv’s Sarona market which left four dead and 16 wounded , the phenomenon threatens the livelihood of thousands of Arabs and, consequently, Jewish-owned business which employ them.
Maged Farag said the Palestinians are to blame for the lack of peace because “they don’t think it is in their interest…They don’t want to resolve their own problem…For over 70 years, the Palestinian cause has brought upon Egypt and the Egyptians nothing but harm, destruction, and expense.”
Egyptian historian Maged Farag called for normalizing relations with Israel in order to benefit economically and technologically, while saying the Palestinian struggle has caused “nothing but harm” for Egypt.
Egyptian historian Maged Farag interviews on Egyptian Mehwar TV. – Photo: SCREENSHOT/MEMRI
According to a report by MEMRI, the Middle East Media Research Institute, Farag said in an interview aired last week on the Egyptian Mehwar TV station that Egypt could gain culturally, in trade, tourism, and from Israel’s advanced agricultural and industrial technology. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Foreign Minister Liberman spoke at Remembrance Day ceremony Monday, emphasized Israel’s commitment to peace and security.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman addressed the Remembrance Day ceremony in Kiryat Gat on Monday where he stated that the Jewish people are “a peace-seeking nation” but also said that, “We extend our hands in peace, but we will cut off every hand that threatens us.”
Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman – Photo: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST
The foreign minister told listeners that regarding recent peace efforts with the Palestinians, “Special efforts were made by successive Israeli governments who were willing to make concessions to attain this goal, but when there is no willingness on the other side this becomes a virtually impossible task.”
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, author of “Infidel” says, “From the perspective of the Arab leaders, reaching a two-state solution is to betray God. If you want peace and not merely a process, you must make peace with the people. The negotiators themselves are of no importance.”
By Dror Eydar
There is something dignified in the quiet, determined manner of Ayaan Hirsi Ali as she rises from the audience and walks towards the podium to deliver her lecture. Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s intricate history starts in Somalia, where she was born to a Muslim family. At the age of five she underwent female genital mutilation.
Deputy Transportation Minister says the last attempted terror attack, that happened yesterday near Mitzpeh Yericho, is proof that the PA is not interested in any peace deal.
By Elad Benari
Deputy Transportation Minister Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) said on Thursday night that the attempted terror attack near Mitzpeh Yericho is proof that the Palestinian Authority is not interested in reaching a peace agreement with Israel.
“The terrorist attack is another expression of the fact that the Palestinians do not want peace,” Hotovely said, adding, “The Arab League’s peace plan will not yield any results, just as similar initiatives have not achieved anything. Continue Reading »
At hospitals throughout Israel, hugs & handshakes between the country’s Jewish & Arab populations are a way of life.
By Avigayil Kadesh
A young Arab woman in Jericho was bitten on her foot by a poisonous viper in 2008. When the local clinic was unable to treat her, an Israeli ambulance jeep drove the woman almost two hours through the Jordan Valley to Emek Medical Center, where the anti-venom serum was available. She was already unconscious at that point, but her life was saved in the nick of time.
600 Palestinians worked at the SodaStream factory in the Mishor Adumim industrial park, next to the West Bank settlement of Maale Adumim before it was forced to relocate.
2 separate polls find that 2/3 of Israelis would vote for peace accords, including more than 1/2 of Likud Beytenu and Bayit Yehudi supporters.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
About two-thirds of Israelis would vote in favor of a peace agreement with the Palestinians if a deal which took Israel’s security concerns into account was brought to a referendum, two polls conducted on behalf of the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace found.
The Dahaf Institute poll found that 67% of Israelis say they would support a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians if it takes into account Israeli security concerns.
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