Palestinian Authority

Report: Israel's Release Of Palestinian Taxes Was Condition For German Sub Sale

12/03/2011 - 19:00

Israel released withheld tax money to the Palestinian Authority after Germany said it was a condition for purchasing a submarine, a German newspaper is reporting.

Germany told Israel it would not complete the sale of a sixth Dolphin submarine to Israel unless it made the concession, Germany’s Welt am Sonntag reported Sunday. The sale was approved on Nov. 30, the same day Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would release the $100 million in tax revenue collected by Israel for the PA.

Citing End Of Unilateral Steps, Israel Releases $100 Million To PA

11/29/2011 - 19:00


Israel released $100 million in tax funds it had withheld from the Palestinian Authority.

Will Hamas And The PA Put Aside Their Differences

Israeli pundits skeptical unity will last, especially with pressure from U.S. and Jordan.
11/21/2011 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Hamas and the Palestinian Authority may announce this week that they have overcome differences that delayed implementation last May of a new unity government, but Israeli analysts doubt the rapprochement will last.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas meets in Ramallah with Jordan’s King Abdullah.Getty Images

Jordan's King Supports Palestinian Statehood in West Bank Visit

11/21/2011 - 19:00


Jordan's King Abdullah visited the West Bank for the first time in more than a decade to demonstrate support for the Palestinians' statehood bid in the United Nations.

Liberal Jewish Group J Street Opposes Palestinian UN Move

Peace Now still undecided about fast-evolving situation as Abbas vows to seek recognition.
09/05/2011 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Although Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas reportedly told Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Monday night that he was determined to ask the United Nations to unilaterally declare an independent Palestinian state this month, J Street, a leading liberal Jewish group here, announced its opposition to the move. 

Salaries For Terrorists

08/15/2011 - 20:00

Everyone knows, even people who don’t really follow the intricacies of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, that the Obama administration and numerous journalists and academics consider the settlements and sometimes even the announcement of new Israeli housing in Jerusalem, to be obstacles to a resumption of negotiations.

Israel And PA Share Domestic Headaches

Ahead of UN showdown, both sides face internal protests.
08/01/2011 - 20:00
Israel Correspondent

Ramallah, West Bank —With less than two months to go before battling for votes on a United Nations resolution on statehood, Palestinian and Israeli officials share a common domestic woe: both have been weakened politically by a homegrown economic uproar.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been grappling for more than two weeks with an escalating revolt of the middle class over the cost of living. Starting with a tent city set up by Tel Aviv young professionals frustrated over high rents, the grass-roots revolt has widened to include students, doctors and teachers.

Crowds estimated at up to 100,000 demonstrated in cities across Israel last weekend. getty images

Hamas Response to Obama Speech: Still Won’t Recognize Israel

05/22/2011 - 20:00

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Hamas condemned President Obama's AIPAC speech, saying it will not recognize Israel despite the United States president's demand.

The Obama administration is "not a friend to the people of the region," Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri told the Ma'an Palestinian news service.

Hoyer, Cantor Circulate Resolution Urging P.A. Sanctions

05/14/2011 - 20:00

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- Leaders of both parties in the U.S. House of Representatives are circulating a resolution calling for sanctions against the Palestinian Authority if it pursues statehood recognition and remains reconciled with Hamas.

Recognizing And Responding To Real Enemies

05/09/2011 - 20:00
Editor And Publisher

Some people in Europe and elsewhere are deeply disturbed that the U.S. Navy Seals on their secret mission in Pakistan last week killed an unarmed Osama bin Laden. But it didn’t matter to me whether he was fighting back or not at the time he was shot.

Gary Rosenblatt
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