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We should applaud US pragmatism on Hamas

Posted by seumasach on May 23, 2014

Middle-East Online

20th May, 2014

BEIRUT – A potentially important diplomatic development underway in the Middle East, according to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz Monday, is that Washington is “tending towards cooperating with the soon-to-be-formed Palestinian unity government, even if Hamas as an organization does not accept the conditions of the Mideast Quartet to recognize Israel, honor previous agreements and abandon violence.”

 

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Kerry says Israel to blame for talks crisis

Posted by seumasach on April 10, 2014

Irish Times

10th April, 2014

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has ordered government ministries to cut off high-level contacts with the Palestinians on non-security related issues, as the crisis in Middle East peace talks worsens.

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Palestinian Authority to collapse if peace talks fail

Posted by seumasach on February 17, 2014

People’s Daily

17th February, 2014

RAMALLAH, Feb. 17 — A Palestinian official warned on Monday that the failure of thecurrent Palestinian-Israeli peace talks will lead to the collapse of the Palestinian NationalAuthority (PNA).

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EU parliament slams Israel policies against Palestinians

Posted by seumasach on February 13, 2014

PressTV

13th February, 2014

The head of the European Parliament has slammed the Israeli regime for its policies toward Palestinians in the occupied territories.

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The Third Intifada

Posted by seumasach on February 6, 2014

Thomas L.Friedman

New York Times

4th February, 2014

RAMALLAH, West Bank — For a while now I’ve wondered why there’s been no Third Intifada.

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Palestinian leader turns to Putin for Palestinian state

Posted by seumasach on January 24, 2014

Palestinian leader turns to Putin for Palestinian state, dumps US and Israel as peace partners

Debka

24th January, 2014

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) launched his “diplomatic intifada” against Israel and exit from the Kerry peace initiative Thursday, Jan. 23, from Moscow. His meetings with President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev marked his breakaway from the US-led peace process with Israel, four months before it was due to expire, and signaled his bid for Russian backing for a Palestinian state.

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Peace deal is best Israel will get, says Lieberman

Posted by seumasach on January 11, 2014

Telegraph

9th January, 2014

Avigdor Lieberman, the hawkish Israeli foreign minister widely regarded as a major obstacle to peace with the Palestinians, has urged his country to accept the deal currently being brokered by Washington as the best offer it will ever receive.

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Swell of boycotts driving Israel into international isolation

Posted by seumasach on December 18, 2013

Barak Ravid

Haaretz

13th December, 2013

A senior European diplomat met with an Israeli counterpart a few weeks ago and one of the topics they discussed was the continued European Union sanctions against the settlements. They raised in their conversation the possible scenario that Israeli produce from the West Bank would be marked as such in European supermarkets. The conversation points to one of the gravest threats Israel will face in the coming year, namely its growing international isolation.

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Growing European criticism of Israel’s policies in post-67 areas

Posted by seumasach on December 12, 2013

Dutch Water Company Cuts Ties with Israel

Media Line

11th December, 2013

Companies and governments in Holland, the UK, and Romania are downgrading ties with Israeli companies to protest Israel’s policies in areas it acquired in 1967. Palestinians say all of these areas must be part of a future Palestinian state; Israel says it has not annexed these areas and would make “significant concessions” in exchange for real peace with the Palestinians.

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Livni attacks Jewish Home for ‘derailing’ negotiations

Posted by seumasach on December 12, 2013

Israeli National News

12th December, 2013

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni attacked the Jewish Home party Thursday, accusing it of deliberately seeking to sabotage talks with the Palestinian Authority (PA) by advocatingconstruction projects for Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria

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Russia, Hamas leaders break the ice

Posted by seumasach on December 12, 2013

After its completely aberrant support for the “rebels” in Syria, Hamas is now coming back into the mainstream. Russian diplomacy is now central to a Middle East peace settlement.

Israel Hayom

12th December, 2013

First high-level conversation between Russia and Hamas in months takes place between Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh • Lavrov calls for “quick lifting” of Gaza blockade to “relieve a difficult humanitarian situation.”

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