Posts Tagged ‘ Israel ’

Israeli government approves Gaza construction

June 21, 2011
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Danbury News Times    

"Israel has authorized construction of 1,200 new homes in the Gaza Strip, in what would be one of the largest housing projects in the trouble seaside territory in years, military authorities said Tuesday. ... Adnan Abu Hassna, a spokesman for the U.N. agency, said the approval would allow two major housing projects in southern Gaza. He said they would replace homes that were demolished by Israel's military in 2003 and 2004, a period of heavy fighting between the Jewish state and Palestinian militants." (06/21/11)

 

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Report: Israeli troops fire on Golan protesters

June 5, 2011
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Bloomberg    

"Israeli soldiers fired on protesters trying to breach the country’s frontier fence with Syria on the anniversary of the 1967 Middle East War. At least 20 people were killed, according to Syrian state television. Some 277 people were wounded, including 12 in critical condition, the television said. ... Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said today that security forces would act with 'determination' to prevent 'extremist elements in the region' from penetrating the frontier." (06/05/11)

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Organizers of new flotilla observe anniversary of murderous pirate raid

May 30, 2011
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CNN    

"On the first anniversary of the Israeli raid on a flotilla headed to Gaza, organizers of another flotilla planned for June held a news conference Monday that concluded with a minute of silence for the nine activists [murdered] in that raid. ... Mavi Marmara -- owned by the Turkish Humanitarian Relief Foundation, or IHH -- and five other ships were on their way to Gaza carrying humanitarian aid and about 700 activists from various countries when Israeli [pirates] swarmed aboard it in international waters on the night of May 30-31, 2010. Eight Turks and one American of Turkish origin [were murdered]." (05/30/11)

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Obama calls for Israel-Palestine talks on 1967 borders

May 19, 2011
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Bloomberg    

"President Barack Obama said moving forward with peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians is 'more urgent than ever' and that efforts to isolate Israel or seek unilateral action at the United Nations won’t work. ... Obama called for an agreement based on the 1967 borders with mutually agreed swaps." (05/19/11)

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UN condemns murder of “Nabka Day” protesters by Israeli troops

May 16, 2011
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Reuters    

"The United Nations condemned on Monday Israel's 'disproportionate, deadly force' against demonstrators mourning the anniversary of the founding of Israel. Israeli soldiers fired at a demonstration at the Lebanese border village of Maroun al-Ras on Sunday, killing 10 Palestinians, security sources and the Lebanese army said. The protest in Lebanon coincided with similar ones at Israel's frontiers with Gaza and Syria, where Israeli troops shot at demonstrators to prevent crowds from crossing frontier lines." (05/16/11)

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Is Ron Paul good for Israel?

May 16, 2011
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Ilana Mercer WorldNetDaily
by Ilana Mercer  

"The American people are generous to a fault. Private foreign aid in the U.S. greatly exceeds U.S. government aid. Naturally, under a low- or no-tax Paul administration, Jews, evangelicals, and Israel's other benefactors will continue to give privately -- and, in fact, will have more disposable income to part with. HE WHO PAYS THE PIPER CALLS THE TUNE. For foreign aid, Israeli leaders have been forced to subordinate their country's national interests to Washington's whims. This is bad for both allies." (05/13/11)

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Fatah/Hamas deal ends rift, hurts peace prospects

May 4, 2011
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Abilene Reporter News    

"Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas signed a landmark reconciliation pact on Wednesday, ending a four-year rift that had divided the territory envisioned for a future Palestinian state. The deal plunged Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking deeper into uncertainty as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called it a 'mortal blow to peace.'" [editor's note: When Hamas and Fatah are fighting, Bibi's unhappy; when Hamas and Fatah kiss and make up, Bibi's unhappy. Time to dispense with the pretense that the Israeli government wants peace any more than Hamas or Fatah do - TLK](05/04/11)

 

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Israeli regime freezes tax remittances to Palestinian Authority

May 1, 2011
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Financial Times [UK]    

"Israel is freezing the transfer of all tax and customs revenues that it collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, saying it fears the money could be used by the Islamist Hamas group to fund attacks on Israel. The latest monthly tranche, which the Palestinian [Arabs] say is worth about Shk360m ($106m), was due in the coming days. The move comes after Hamas and Fatah, the two main Palestinian [Arab] factions, revealed a plan to form a unity government and end almost four years of bloody rivalry." (05/01/11)

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Israelis reject Arab government with Hamas

April 28, 2011
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ABC News    

"Israeli leaders on Thursday rejected the Palestinian unity deal between rivals Hamas and Fatah, saying it could destroy prospects for peace and ruling out negotiations with any Palestinian government that includes the Islamic militant group. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened his security Cabinet to discuss the deal, as Israeli President Shimon Peres called the Palestinian agreement a 'grave mistake.'" (04/28/11)

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Goldstone recants, Gaza dies

April 13, 2011
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Antiwar.com Antiwar.com
by Philip Giraldi  

"In the Cast Lead invasion of Gaza in December 2008 Israel was able to unleash an enormous and sophisticated US-provided military arsenal against a largely helpless civilian population within which a small number of genuine Hamas militants concealed themselves. It was probably Israel’s most audacious defiance of international norms of behavior and the fact that it has escaped consequence-free suggests that history will soon repeat itself ..." (04/14/11)

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Israel: Lieberman faces fraud, money laundering indictment

April 13, 2011
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Toronto Star [Canada]    

"In a move that could eventually bring the collapse of the Israeli government, the Israeli attorney general told Foreign Minister [Avigdor Lieberman] on Wednesday that he will be indicted for fraud, money laundering and witness tampering pending a hearing. Lieberman faces up to 10 years in jail if convicted. ... In the past Lieberman had said he would resign immediately if he was indicted but today his aides said he will not resign until after the hearing, which could take months." (04/13/11)

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Arab League to ask UN to impose no-fly zone over Gaza

April 10, 2011
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Jerusalem Post [Israel]    

"The Arab League on Sunday announced during a special meeting in Cairo that it plans to press the UN to impose a no-fly zone over Gaza amid an escalation in violence in the area .... The announcement came as Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported on Sunday that UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Roberty Serry successfully brokered a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip including Hamas." (04/10/11)

http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=215986  

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Israel shells Gaza after anti-tank missile hits school bus

April 7, 2011
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Telegraph [UK]    

"Israeli artillery and attack helicopters retaliated on Thursday after an anti-tank missile fired from the Gaza Strip hit an Israeli school bus, seriously wounding a teenage boy and injuring several others. Israeli forces immediately struck back, shelling various locations across the Gaza Strip, killing a 50-year-old man and wounding at least eight people including a 4-year-old girl, Palestinian medics said." (04/07/11)

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Israeli jets hit Gaza

April 6, 2011
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Monsters & Critics    

"Israeli jets carried out four airstrikes on smuggling tunnels and weapons caches in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip early Thursday, but no injuries were reported, witnesses and medics said. Israeli F-16 planes fired missiles at two tunnels used for smuggling goods under the border between the coastal enclave and Egypt, witnesses said. The tunnels were destroyed in the attack." ()4/06/11)

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Iranian warships complete Suez voyage amid Israeli objections

February 22, 2011
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Bloomberg    

"Iranian warships sailed through the Suez Canal to reach the Mediterranean Sea for the first time since 1979 as Israel stressed its objection to their voyage to Syria. The two ships entered the canal early today after the approval of Egypt’s Defense Ministry, the state-run Middle East News Agency cited Ahmed El Manakhly, head of traffic at the Suez Canal Authority, as saying." (02/22/11)

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Israel: Former president Moshe Katsav convicted of rape

December 30, 2010
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Bloomberg    

"An Israeli court convicted former president Moshe Katsav on two counts of rape, in what the prime minister called 'a sad day for Israel.' Katsav was also convicted of sexual harassment and committing indecent acts. The charges relate to the time when Katsav served as president and tourism minister and were based on accusations brought by former employees." (12/30/10)

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Netanyahu stands by Lieberman on Israeli commitment to piracy

December 27, 2010
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Jerusalem Post [Israel]    

"Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said that Israel will not apologize to Turkey for the [violent, piratical hijacking of] the Mavi Marmara, in an interview with Channel 10 to be aired on Monday." (12/27/10)

http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=201180  

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Gaza: IDF fighter jets strike Hamas targets

December 21, 2010
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Jerusalem Post [Israel]    

"The IDF Spokesman unit on Tuesday confirmed that IAF aircraft attacked terrorist activity targets in the southern Gaza Strip. ... Palestinian sources claimed that the IDF attacked targets in the Gaza Strip belonging to the military wing of Hamas, Izzadin Kassam Brigade and eye witnesses reported that four people were injured during the attacks. The reports follow an incident in which a Kassam rocket landed near a kindergarten in a kibbutz near Ashkelon on Tuesday morning, injuring a 14-year-old girl." (12/21/10)

http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Article.aspx?id=200450  

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Five Arabs killed in Israeli airstrike

December 19, 2010
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Irish Times [Ireland]    

"Five Palestinian militants were killed late Saturday night in an Israeli air strike in the centre of the Gaza strip. The Israeli military said in a statement that its aircraft '“targeted and identified hitting a squad of terror operatives who were preparing to launch rockets towards Israeli territory.' Palestinian sources confirmed that the dead men were members of the Islamic Jihad and Popular Resistance Committees militias." (12/20/10)

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/world/2010/1220/1224285915171.html  

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