19 mars 2014

Syria/Israel

An explosive device detonated along Israel's border fence with Syria on Tuesday afternoon, the IDF said, in the area south of the Druze village of Majdal Shams. Four IDF soldiers were wounded in the blast, one is in serious condition, the others are in light to moderate condition. The IDF has reportedly responded with artillery fire into Syrian-controlled territory, targeting Syrian military positions. According to the IDF, it fired Tamuz missiles and direct hits were confirmed. The condition remains serious of the IDF soldier wounded... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2014

Palestinian official: Peace first, then recognition

The Palestinians will be willing to consider "resolving" the issue of recognizing Israel as a Jewish state when peace talks come an end and a meaningful solution to the conflict is achieved, Palestinian official Nabil Shaath told Israel Radio Tuesday.Netanyahu has made the demand of Palestinian recognition of Israel as a Jewish state central to the current round of US-brokered peace talks. The Palestinians have bulked at the demand, with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas recently saying there's "no way" he'll recognize Israel as... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2014

Four IDF soldiers hurt in blast on Israel-Syria border

Blast in area of Druze village of Majdal Shams on Golan Heights; initial investigation shows bomb detonated near IDF patrol. Netanyahu promises to 'act firmly' as IDF return fire, targeting Syrian military targets.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commented on the incident during a Likud meeting Tuesday and promised to respond. "Recently, the border with Syria has become filled with jihadists and Hezbollah men which pose a new challenge for us to deal with. We managed to keep the peace along the Syrian border despite its on going... [Lire la suite]
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17 mars 2014

Abbas will ask Obama for settlement freeze, more prisoners freed

The future of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process is about to reach a decisive point on Monday when Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas meets with US President Barack Obama at the White House. Officials in Ramallah recently dubbed this meeting one of the most important diplomatic conversations in recent years.The two are expected to discuss, among other things, US Secretary of State John Kerry's framework guidelines for the continuation of peace talks, and the possibility of extending peace talks beyond the set nine-month... [Lire la suite]
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