14 décembre 2012

Abbas mulls forming confederation with Jordan

       Palestinian Authority officials confirmed Thursday that they were studying the possibility of establishing a confederation with Jordan, but stressed that this would take place only after the creation of an independent Palestinian state within the pre-1967 lines. The officials were commenting on a report in the London-based Al-Quds al- Arabi newspaper that claimed that PA President Mahmoud Abbas had asked senior Fatah leaders to prepare for the formation of a confederation between a Palestinian... [Lire la suite]
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14 décembre 2012

IDF Spokesman preparing his unit for next war

            The IDF Spokesman’s Office is preparing for the next war, in which the swiftness of its response will be key, Brig.-Gen. Yoav Mordechai, the IDF Spokesman, says. Speaking to the Globes Business Conference in Tel Aviv earlier this week, Mordechai said his unit was in the midst of preparing for a future war that will likely be more complex than the recent conflict with Hamas. “We’re not patting ourselves on the back from the last operation,” he said, referring to... [Lire la suite]
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13 décembre 2012

FM Lieberman on indictment: I don't have to resign

           "According to the legal opinion submitted to me, I do not have to resign, but in the end I will make a decision after consulting with my attorneys," Avigdor Lieberman said Thursday, just hours after Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein announced his decision to close the main corruption cause against the foreign minister but indict him for breach of public trust and fraud in a 2008 cause involving obstruction of justice by former Israeli ambassador to Belarus Ze’ev Ben-Aryeh.... [Lire la suite]
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12 décembre 2012

Abbas blasts Mashaal: We already recognized Israel

          Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas blasted Hamas Politburo Chief Khaled Mashaal for asserting that his group will never recognize Israel, hinting that the statement hinders the chances of the two-state solution, according to the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet. “I don’t agree with Khaled Mashaal’s statement on the non-recognition of Israel because we, in fact, recognized it in 1993,” Abbas told reporters in Ankara at the conclusion of a two-day visit. “A four-article agreement between... [Lire la suite]
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11 décembre 2012

Only 37% of PA electricity debt covered

         The Finance Ministry transferred NIS 273.5 million (about $71.35 million) to the Israel Electric Corporation in recent days to cover 37% of the Palestinian Authority's electricity debt, which has reached NIS 731 million ($190.7 million) over the past year. The source of the funds transferred to the Electric Corp is the deduction of tax revenues collected by Israel on behalf the PA and transferred to the cash-strapped authority on a monthly basis.The said arrangement stems from an... [Lire la suite]
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10 décembre 2012

PM Netanyahu: Settlements don't preclude Palestinian state

         The suggestion that Israeli construction plans for the E1 area of Jerusalem preclude the eventual emergence of a Palestinian state is "simply false," Prime Minister Netanyahu asserted on Monday. Netanyahu's comments came in the wake of widespread international condemnation of preliminary plans to build 3,000 new housing units in the corridor connecting Jerusalem with Ma'aleh Adumim. Netanyahu reiterated that for four years his government has called for direct negotiations with the... [Lire la suite]
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