Palestinian sources tell London Arabic based daily that Kerry threatened PA president with financial & political sanctions should he turn to UNSC.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry threatened to impose sanctions on the Palestinian Authority (PA) if it goes ahead with unilateral moves, such as asking the United Nations Security Council to set a deadline for Israel to withdraw from Judea and Samaria, the London-based al-Araby al-Jadeed newspaper reported on Monday.
Kerry and Abbas meet at the latter’s home in Amman, Jordan – Reuters
Speaking on condition of anonymity, official sources confirmed to the newspaper that Kerry called PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and warned him against taking any unilateral measures, threatening to impose financial and political sanctions on the PA. Continue Reading »
Marking 46 years since Israel’s reunification of Jerusalem, heads of the bipartisan Israel Allies Caucus in Washington say moving US Embassy to Israel’s capital a ‘no brainer’
By Ynet news
The heads of the bipartisan Congressional Israel Allies Caucus on Tuesday urged the Obama administration to move the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv, Israel – Facebook profile Photo
“We strongly believe that Jerusalem should be recognized as the capital of Israel with no waivers and no caveats,” said Congressman Doug Lamborn (CO-05), in an event on Capitol Hill Tuesday marking 46 years since the reunification of Jerusalem. Continue Reading »
The Jewish Press reported last week that a Jewish group without any focus on Israel was “the recipient of bizarre and highly inappropriate questions about Israel.”
U.S. President Barack Obama ousted the acting commissioner of the federal tax agency Wednesday, moving forcefully to quell a growing uproar over revelations that conservative and pro-Israel groups were improperly targeted for scrutiny when they filed for tax-exempt status.
The Internal Revenue Service building in Washington. – Photo: AP
Obama, who had been criticized for appearing passive in his response to one of the latest scandals to hit his administration, promised new safeguards would be put in place to prevent a recurrence of the actions at the Internal Revenue Service. Continue Reading »