Tag Archive for Peace

Mashaal says he’s Prepared for peace without blood and weapons

Hamas politburo chief says in CNN interview that he is willing to accept Palestinian state along 1967 borders, conditioning such a deal on end of ‘occupation,’ return of refugees & the dismantling of the security wall

Elior Levy


Hamas Politburo Chief Khaled Mashaal said his Islamist movement Hamas is willing to accept a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders or 22% of “historical Palestine.”

Mashaal: ‘I want my state’ – Photo: EPA

According to Mashaal, this has been Hamas’ mission and what it has been fighting for since its inception. In an interview aired this weekend on CNN, Mashaal said: “I accept a Palestinian state according to the 1967 borders with Jerusalem as the capital, with the right to return.” Continue Reading »

Cries From Turkey: ‘Rocket Attacks Pointless’

Turkish Islamic scholar urges Gaza terrorist groups on his television show to stop the rocket fire.

Also message of Peace from Turkish TV, hosted by Aylin Kocaman.

By Chana Ya’ar


Turkish Islamic scholar Adnan Oktar is urging Gaza terrorist groups on his A9TV satellite television talk show to stop the rocket fire and instead focus on calling for the Messiah.

Islamic scholar Adnan Oktar

Islamic scholar Adnan Oktar

Oktar, based in Istanbul, is known for hosting colleagues of various other faiths, including numerous rabbis from Israel, Europe and the United States. He is active in interfaith affairs and has studied Judaic and Christian texts in addition to those of his own Muslim faith, a point for which radical Islamists have often vilified him — and sometimes even threatened him — around the world. Continue Reading »

Egyptian Court Rejects Petition to Nullify Egypt’s Peace Treaty with Israel

Israel Radio reported that the court in Cairo decreed it lacks the authority to rule on matters of Egyptian sovereignty, saying only the president could make such decisions.

By Israel Hayom Staff


A court that deals with administrative issues in Cairo rejected a petition to cancel the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel on Tuesday, according to a report by Israel Radio.

Anwar Sadat, Jimmy Carter and Menachem Begin clasp hands on the North Lawn of the White House after signing the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty on March 26, 1979. – Photo: AP

The court reportedly ruled that it does not have the legal right to decide on the treaty as it is a matter of sovereignty rather than legality.

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Call to ‘Free Al Aqsa’ Sounded at News Conference in Cairo

News conference participants at Diplomatic Committee of the Egyptian Bar Association promise that Muslim liberation of Jerusalem will come in this generation.

By Gil Ronen


Egyptian jurists and politicians have issued calls to “liberate” the Al Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount, and to restore Egypt’s leading role in the Arab world.

Participants in a news conference in Cairo on October 25 said that the “liberation” of Jerusalem by Muslims will be accomplished “without a doubt” by the present generation, which brought about the change in Arab regimes, and that the peace treaty with Israel was just an act of deception that led to the “loss of the homeland.” Continue Reading »

Israel’s FM Rejects any Amendments to Peace Treaty with Egypt

Foreign Minister Lieberman dismissed any possibility of modifications to Israel’s 1979 peace treaty with Egypt.

By Chana Ya’ar and AFP


Israel has rejected the idea of any modification to its 1979 peace treaty with Egypt.

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman dismissed any possibility of altering the treaty during a radio interview in Israel Sunday morning. “There is not the slightest possibility that Israel will accept the modification of the peace treaty with Israel,” he said, according to AFP. “We will not accept any modification of the Camp David Accords.

The comments came as tensions rise between Egypt and Israel, with speculation the government of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood-backed President Mohammed Morsi is considering a plan to alter parts of the treaty. Continue Reading »

Washington Warns Israel That Striking Iran May Affect Peace

U.S. officials recently alerted Jerusalem that Jordan & Egypt may annul their peace treaties with Israel if it attacks Iran.

By Elad Benari


U.S. officials recently warned Israel that Egypt and Jordan could annul their peace treaties with the Jewish State if it carries out a preemptive strike against Iran, AFP reported on Thursday based on a report in the Yediot Achronot daily newspaper.

Israel carries out a weapons drill in the Golan Heights

Israel carries out a weapons drill in the Golan Heights – AFP/Jack Guez

Quoting a high-level Israeli official, the newspaper said Washington had warned the Jewish state that Arab leaders would not be able to control an angry public backlash if Israel were to mount an attack on Iran. Continue Reading »

Israel should not fear an Islamist Middle East

The rise of Islamist regimes proves that an honest enemy is better than a false friend.

As a result of the increasing power of the Muslim Brotherhood and the even more extreme Salafi parties, the outcome of the ongoing Egyptian elections is looking grim and many westerners are deeply concerned.  Although Khairat el-Shater of the Muslim Brotherhood and Hazem Salah Abu Ismail of the Salafi Al Nour party have now been disqualified, the Muslim Brotherhood nevertheless has 105 seats in the Shura Council and together with the Salafi Islamic Bloc’s 45 seats, they occupy a majority of the 270 seats. In the People’s Assembly, which will draft the new constitution, they have 235 seats and together with the Salafi Bloc’s 123, they completely dominate the 508 seat Assembly. Continue Reading »

Israelis ♥ Iranians on Facebook

Couple spreads message of peace on social network, causing stir in global media

Five days after an Israeli couple professed its love for the Iranian people over Facebook, the campaign continued to make waves in the global media.

CNN‘s website dedicated a prime spot for the campaign Tuesday, exposing its readers to what was quickly turning into the week’s most heartwarming story.

“It is not possible to dial an Iranian number from an Israeli telephone,” the article read. “It will simply not go through… That is why it was so difficult for Ronny Edry, an Israeli graphic designer based in Tel Aviv, to get his message across to the people of Iran.” Continue Reading »

Israelis reach out to Iranians on Facebook

One Iranian writes: “We are 2 civilizations with more than 2,500 years of friendship. Why should I hate Israel?”

Man holding Israeli flag sends message to Iran

Israelis send Iranians messages of peace (Facebook)

With the war drums between Israel and Iran beating at a fevered pace, an Israeli couple has launched an online campaign with the hope of reaching out on a personal level to the people of Iran.

Israelis send Iranians messages of peace (Facebook)

Israelis send Iranians messages of peace (Facebook)

Ronny Edry, 41, said that he and his partner Michal Tamir, 35, both graduates of Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, created the poster campaign last Thursday on something of a lark, with no idea that within days it would take on a life of its own.

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