Simon Coveney, who became Ireland’s foreign minister in a cabinet reshuffle last month, was asked by Israel’s PM and Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely, “why Ireland helps NGOs that call for the destruction of Israel.”
By HERB KEINON
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took visiting Irish foreign Minister Simon Coveney to task on Tuesday for Dublin’s support of NGOs operating in Israel and the territories.
The Prime Minister’s Office issued a statement after the meeting with Coveney, who arrived Monday for a three day visit, saying that Netanyahu asked the Irish foreign minister “why Ireland helps NGOs that call for the destruction of Israel.”
According to NGO Monitor, Ireland, via its program for overseas development called Irish Aid, provides millions of euros directly and indirectly to NGOs operating in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza. Continue Reading »
This UNESCO resolution, said Opposition leader Yizthak Herzog, “an anti-Semitic and anti-Israel disgrace that distorts the history of the Jewish people and their unshakable connection to their capital, Jerusalem …will find itself in the garbage can of history, just like the accusation that Zionism is racism.”
By Gary Willig
Israeli leaders from across the political spectrum slammed the UNESCO vote to deny Israel’s right to sovereignty over its capital city of Jerusalem Tuesday.
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said that fewer nations supported Tuesday’s resolution than had supported similar anti-Israel UNESCO resolutions last year.
UNESCO anti-Israel voting results for 3rd anti-Semitic Jerusalem resolution – May 2, 2017 – UN Watch
“Over the last two days I’ve had numerous conversations with various heads of state and foreign ministers about the absurd vote at the UN. Continue Reading »
Marking the first time any European parliament acknowledged the moral equivalence and/or correlation between anti-Semitism and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, the Swiss parliament now prohibits government funding of BDS, categorizing it along with other racist and anti-Semitic organizations.
By Ben-Dror Yemini
Switzerland’s parliament made an unprecedented decision on Wednesday to prevent the state from “financing any organization which supports racism, anti-Semitism, or the BDS.”
The BDS, for the first time in any European parliament, was lumped in by the Swiss parliamentarians next to racism and anti-Semitism. The decision was passed with 111 votes for it and 78 against, while 4 abstained. Continue Reading »
Palestinian ambassador to the UN vows to unleash a war of problems on the United States should president-elect Trump move the US Embassy to Jerusalem.
Israel’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Tzipi Hotovely said Sunday that Israelis were excited about the election of Donald Trump as the president of the United States because he offers a “refreshing” new outlook that could benefit Israel.
Speaking exclusively to i24news, Hotovely said that Trump will offer a new approach to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process because he doesn’t see the conflict as the central focus of the Middle East and he will not use his power to force an agreement. Continue Reading »
Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely tells Arab MK Tibi there is “continuous contact” between Israel & Indonesia, and because their FM blatantly violated a breach of diplomatic code, she wasn’t allowed to enter Israel.
Israel ahs unofficial diplomatic ties with Indonesia, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said, responding Wednesday to a parliamentary question from MK Ahmed Tibi (Joint List) about Israel denying Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi entry to the Palestinian Authority.
Israeli and Indonesian flags – Photo: ING IMAGE/ASAP
Israel barred Marsudi from visiting her Palestinian counterpart Riyad al-Malki in Ramallah and dedicating the first honorary Indonesian consulate in the Palestinian Authority Sunday, because she did not plan to meet with Israeli officials. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister accuses int’l donor states of not even bothering to track how their $billions, earmarked for humanitarian aid, are being misused to perpetuate intolerance and fund terror.
By Ari Soffer
Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely has taken to the pages of the Wall Street Journal, to challenge international donors over how billions in aid to the Palestinian Authority have been used to fund terrorism, instead of for the humanitarian and economic purposes they were earmarked for.
In her oped, which was published late on Sunday, Hotovely acknowledges that there is “broad agreement about the importance of extending development aid to help the Palestinians build the physical and social infrastructure that will enable the emergence of a sustainable, prosperous society.”
Yet she goes on to question the strange behavior of donors, who, uniquely in the case of the Palestinians, don’t seem to ask any questions or demand transparency as to how their funds are actually being used. Continue Reading »
Ambassador to Finland slams Israel’s deputy FM’s decision to send confiscated Palestinian terrorist-dolls, which were meant to indoctrinate Arab children, to all Israeli embassies around the world for ‘demonstrative’ purposes.
By Itamar Eichner
Israeli Ambassador to Finland Dan Ashbel on Saturday criticized Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely’s decision to distribute examples of dolls used to incite against Israel to all Israeli embassies, the idea being to demonstrate Palestinian demonization of Israel.
The doll at the center of the controversy – Photo: Haifa Customs Authority
Ashbel compared the initiative to distributing marijuana at every police station in order to permit them to demonstrate the dangers. Continue Reading »
Deputy FM Hotovely says she is demanding European gov’ts to immediately stop funding roughly $109-219 million every year to radical NGOs that act to delegitimize the Jewish State.
By Nitsan Keidar
Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) on Tuesday outlined her plan to fight the European funding of anti-Israel radical leftist groups, and her plans have already begun to be acted on.
Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) – Photo: Foreign Ministry Spokesperson
Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) on Tuesday outlined her plan to fight the European funding of anti-Israel radical leftist groups, and her plans have already begun to be acted on. Continue Reading »
EU High Representative Mogherini meets with Abbas, scheduled to hold talks with PM Netanyahu as well in attempt to revive peace talks.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is committed to pursuing peace negotiations with the Palestinians, and it is in fact the latter who abandoned last year’s US-led negotiations, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely told EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Wednesday.
Dep. FM Tzipi Hotovely – Motti Kimchi/Ynet
The newly appointed Hotovely told Mogherini that the Palestinians must cease to undertake unilateral steps against Israel in the international arena, and that the EU must condemn terrorism more forcefully. Continue Reading »
Israel’s new Deputy Foreign Minister Hotovely met with Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende in Jerusalem: Norway’s gov’t must understand there is an Israeli consensus that Jerusalem must remain the undivided capital of the Jewish State.
By Shlomo Cesana
Newly appointed Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) met with visiting Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende on Tuesday.
Deputy FM Tzipi Hotovely meets with visiting Norwegian FM Borge Bende, Tuesday – Photo: Noam Sela
Hotovely told Brende, “We expect you to put pressure on the Palestinian leadership to recognize the State of Israel as the state of the Jewish people.”
On the future of Jerusalem, Hotovely said, “The Norwegian government has to realize that there is an Israeli consensus regarding the unity of Jerusalem.”
Hotovely called on European nations, including Norway, not to support unilateral steps by the Palestinians. Continue Reading »
Deputy Transportation Minister Hotovely announces it’s time to “change the rules” following the Hamas inspired kidnapping-murder of the 3 Israeli youths.
By Benny Toker and Elad Benari
Deputy Transportation Minister Tzipi Hotovely (Likud Beytenu) on Tuesday said it was time to “change the rules of the game” following the murder of the three Israeli teenagers by Hamas terrorists.
Speaking to Arutz Sheva, Hotovely said that increased construction in Judea and Samaria and targeted killings of terrorists were no longer sufficient as responses, adding that it was time to impose a death penalty on terrorists.
“This is the first incident to come out of Judea and Samaria after the Hamas and Fatah unity. Continue Reading »
Zahran, the Jordanian-Palestinian dissident, didn’t pull any punches Sunday afternoon, speaking at a conference entitled “Two States for Two People, on Two Sides of the Jordan River.”
By Ari Soffer
Jordanian-Palestinian activist Mudar Zahran is not a man who minces his words. In fact, his outspokenness against the Jordanian regime has made him a persona-non-grata in his own country, forcing him to seek asylum in the UK.
Zahran did not pull any punches Sunday afternoon, speaking at a conference entitled “Two States for Two People, on Two Sides of the Jordan River.” Deriding the Jordanian ruling elite as “Armani-wearing, English-speaking autocrats” he called on all parties to consider a radically different track to the current peace initiatives based off of a “Two State Solution” which would see a Palestinian Authority-run state in Judea and Samaria. Continue Reading »
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
“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 »