Tag: peace process

Palestinians to U.S: ‘No Peace’ Until Statehood

TEL AVIV – Ahead of the arrival of a senior U.S. delegation to the region to jump start the peace process, Palestinian leadership has reiterated that “there will be no peace” without the establishment of a Palestinian state.

WATCH – Abbas’ Senior Adviser: Western Wall Must Be Under Muslim Control

TEL AVIV – The Western Wall should always remain under Muslim control and we will not give a single millimeter to the Israelis, the Palestinian Authority’s supreme Sharia judge and senior adviser to PA President Mahmoud Abbas said on Friday, contradicting earlier remarks made by a PA official who acknowledged the site to be one of Judaism’s holiest and as such should remain in Jewish hands.

Saudi Journalist: Palestinians Need to Stop Blaming Everyone and Make Peace with Israelis

TEL AVIV – A leading Arabic newspaper this week published a damning column by a Saudi journalist claiming that Palestinians have missed too many opportunities for peace with Israelis and have always pointed fingers – long before settlements existed, and further adding that it was time for Hamas to end its violence against Israel as well as to end their futile dream of a “Palestine from the river to the sea.”

Netanyahu: No Street In Israel Will Be Named After Arafat

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proclaimed Saturday that “no street in the State of Israel will be named after Yasser Arafat,” after it was discovered through the navigation application Waze that an Arab-Israeli village in Israel’s north had named a road for the late Palestinian leader.

Israel Almost Never Benefits from Compromise

The painful lesson that Israelis — including those in the “peace” camp — have learned is that compromise leads to war. Now, President Barack Obama has taught them a new lesson: namely, that they cannot trust the guarantees on which compromises are made.

John-Kerry-Speech-Israel (Andrew Harnik / Associated Press)

CNN: Kerry’s Speech on Israel ‘Missed the Mark’

CNN’s correspondent in Israel, Oren Liebermann, reported Wednesday that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s speech at the State Department had “missed the mark” if Kerry’s intent had been to reach Israeli viewers and convince them that lame duck President Barack Obama was serious about peace.