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Sarkozy Pledges Friendship to Netanyahu In Letter

11/15/2011

French President Nicolas Sarkozy pledged his friendship to Benjamin Netanyahu in a condolence letter written to the Israeli prime minister.

“You have my friendship, and our differing views on the problems of the Middle East, and the interpretations appearing in the media, have no effect on it,” Sarkozy wrote, according to Reuters, citing two unnamed Israeli officials in the prime minister's office. The message was included in a letter of condolence to Netanyahu over the death of his father-in-law, Shmuel Ben-Artzi.

Diplomatic Impugn-ity: The Press And The Bibi Slam

11/08/2011
Staff Writer

Bloggers and columnists had a field day Tuesday after a French photo agency reported that French President Nicolas Sarkozy and President Barack Obama had privately exchanged disparaging remarks about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

“I cannot stand him; he’s a liar,” Sarkozy is said to have told Obama.

The French Website “Arret sur Images,” said Obama replied: “You’re fed up with him, but I have to deal with him every day!”

Sarkozy and Obama, above, give Netanyahu the business in private comments.

Reports: Israel And Hamas Near Deal To Exchange Prisoners For Gilad Shalit

10/11/2011

More than five ears after he was seized by Hamas militants, Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit may be on the verge of going home, and more than 1,000 Palestinian militants may be the price.

The deal could include a range of notorious prisoners including Marwan Barghouti, who is serving multiple life sentences in Israel for terrorist attacks, Ahmad Sadat of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and  Ibrahim Hamed, former Hamas commander and plotter of the 2002 terror bombing at the Moment cafe in Jerusalem, Haaretz reported, citing Arab-language media.

Trading Charges, Not Olive Branches

By ramping up the incendiary rhetoric with accusations of Israeli racism, ethnic cleansing, targeted assassinations, waging a war of aggression, apartheid and threatening Islamic holy places, Mahmoud Abbas was fanning the flames of a Third Intifada he claims he doesn't want. 
 

Abbas, Netanyahu Trade Charges Of Ethnic Cleansing

09/23/2011

Mahmoud Abbas outlined a vision for an independent Palestine that hewed to the two-state formula but also revived rhetoric that hearkened back to an era of Palestinian belligerence.

Shortly after concluding his speech to the U.N. General Assembly on Friday, the Palestinian Authority president was followed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who laid out a very different vision of the two-state solution that underscored the depth of the gulf between the two leaders.

Obama Meets Abbas And Netanyahu At UN

09/23/2011

President Obama met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly opening.

Obama's meetings Wednesday were part of his effort to head off a Palestinian attempt to obtain statehood recognition through the U.N.

There were no reports of what was discussed in the meetings, although Netanyahu and Obama delivered brief remarks expressing their agreement on opposition to the statehood push on their way into their meeting.

Obama And Netanyahu To Meet In New York

09/18/2011
JTA

President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are set to meet on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meeting.

Netanyahu is scheduled to arrive Wednesday in New York for the General Assembly meeting. He told his Cabinet Sunday that he will meet with Obama, as well as other world leaders, upon his arrival.

White House National Security Council spokesman Ben Rhodes confirmed the scheduled meeting to reporters over the weekend. Obama is not scheduled to meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, according to the White House.

Israel To Relocate 30,000 Bedouin

Controversial move decried by rights activists.

09/12/2011

Israel's Cabinet approved a plan to relocate up to 30,000 Bedouin from unrecognized villages in the Negev to state-recognized settlements.

The Cabinet also approved $335 million a plan for the economic development of the Bedouin sector in the Negev Desert. The plan includes giving status to the Bedouin communities in the Negev, providing economic development and resolving claims over land ownership. It establishes a mechanism for implementation and enforcement, as well as timetables, as part of the government's work in developing the Negev.

Israelis Evacuated From Cairo Embassy As Egypt Vows Crackdown On Riots

09/11/2011

Some 80 personnel and family members of Israel's embassy in Cairo are safe after being removed in an emergency rescue operation.

During a riot outside the embassy Friday night, violent protesters broke down the eight-foot-high security wall surrounding the embassy compound and entered the building.

Israel Offers Aid Cyprus After Deadly Blast

07/13/2011

Israel offered aid to Cyprus in the wake of an explosion at a naval base that killed at least 12 people.

The accident early Monday morning occurred after arms seized in 2009 from an Iranian shipment to Syria caught fire. More than 60 were injured in the blast, which also destroyed a power plant and leveled homes.

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman told Cypriot Foreign Minister Markos Kyprianou in offering assistance Monday that Israel shares in his country's grief.

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