Palestine

Bernie

Don’t look for Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont), the only Jewish presidential candidate in the 2016 sweepstakes and only one who actually lived in Israel, to join the panderfest of candidates trying to out-Israel each other.  I doubt he’ll even make a photo-op pilgrimage to the Holy Land as so many, especially Republicans, are.

Mideast Peace: Search and Rescue

The coalition guidelines Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presented to Knesset on Wednesday revealed more by what they did not say that what they told about where he wants to lead his newly minted right wing government diplomatically.

The guidelines offered only vague language about peace and made no mention of the two-state approach or any new diplomatic vision or peace initiatives for the Netanyahu's fourth term.

Instead it offered what the Jerusalem Post defined as "a rather anemic clause" declaring:

U.N. Head Sets Date For Palestinian Membership In ICC

01/07/2015

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced that Palestine will join the International Criminal Court on April 1.

U.N. Security Council Fails To Pass Palestinian Statehood Resolution

12/31/2014

A Palestinian-backed U.N. Security Council resolution setting a deadline for a peace deal with Israel failed to garner sufficient votes for passage.

Fueling Fires Of Hatred

If Benjamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas mean it when they say they don’t want to see a Third Intifada, why does it look like that is exactly where they are headed? 

Each leader repeatedly accuses the other of incitement, often with good cause.  Their protestations of purity and innocence as the injured party would be a joke if so many people weren’t being killed and injured on both sides.

Sweden First European Country To Recognize Palestine As A State

10/30/2014
Staff Writer

The Swedish government officially recognized Palestine during its Thursday morning session, according to Haaretz. It is the first European state to recognize a Palestinian state.

British Parliament Passes Nonbinding Motion Recognizing Palestine

10/14/2014

The British Parliament overwhelmingly voted for a nonbinding motion to recognize the state of Palestine.

Cease-fire Talks Begin In Cairo Despite Palestinian Balk

09/24/2014

Indirect cease-fire negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians resumed in Cairo despite Palestinian threats to suspend them over Israel’s killing of two Palestinians accused in the murder of three Israeli teens.

ICC Prosecutor: ‘Palestine’ Can File War Crimes Charges Against Israel

09/02/2014

“Palestine” is eligible to join the Rome Statute and file war crimes charges against Israel, the International Criminal Court prosecutor said.

Evangelical Leaders Will Travel To Israel To Signal Their Support

08/12/2014

Several high-profile evangelical leaders will travel to Israel next week as a part of the “Christians in Solidarity with Israel” trip put together by the National Religious Broadcasters in response to the most recent conflict in Gaza.

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