13 avril 2014

FM Lieberman: We will not accept unilateral moves by Palestinians

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman slammed the Palestinians willingness to reach a final peace deal, and their bid to join international organizations, saying “We are ready to talk and negotiate, but will not accept any unilateral steps.”Speaking to a group of foreign diplomats, the foreign minister further seemed to claim that the Palestinians' decision to join some 15 international organizations and treaties killed a prisoner release deal which was said to include US-spy Jonathan Pollard and set peace talks back on track, well... [Lire la suite]
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13 avril 2014

Nabil Shaath: Sanctions will not stop UN bid

The recent round of Israeli sanctions on the Palestinian Authority was dismissed by PLO official Nabil Shaath on Sunday when he said that the attempt to punish the Palestinians "will not stop us from joining international treaties and conventions," Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.Shaath is a member of the Central Committee of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) and his comments came in a meeting with a German delegation in Ramallah. Shaath told the German delegation that the PA blames Israeli negotiators for the... [Lire la suite]
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13 avril 2014

Diplomatic source: Israel will respond to continued PA unilateral moves

A senior diplomatic source says Israel will take further economic steps against the Palestinians if they continue unilateral efforts to upgrade their standing at the United Nations. According to the source, the Palestinians violated their commitment to refrain from unilateral steps during the period of the US-brokered peace talks. The source said Israel will respond to every violation, and it has many possible courses of action. Israel on Thursday announced it was deducting funds from the monthly tax revenue transferred to the... [Lire la suite]
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09 avril 2014

Hamas to PA: End cooperation with Israel

Hamas said on Wednesday West Bank Palestinians should "give full rein" to armed resistance against the Israel, and called on the Palestinian Authority to end its security cooperation with Israel, Ma'an reported.The moves came hours after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered government officials and offices to stop cooperation with Palestinian officials as part of a round of sanctions on the PA as peace talks between the two sides stalled in recent days. Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoun told Maan that Palestinian President Mahmoud... [Lire la suite]
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09 avril 2014

Israel to withhold funds from PA equaling amount paid each month to prisoners

Israel is considering subtracting from the monthly tax revenue it transfers to the Palestinian Authority the amount the PA pays terrorists and their families, a government official said Wednesday. According to the official, holding back the monthly tax revenues – or a part of them – is one option Israel is considering in response to the Palestinian Authority's unilateral application last week to 15 international conventions and treaties, a move that sent the diplomatic talks into a tailspin. The document said the PA received $786m in... [Lire la suite]
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09 avril 2014

Israel 'deeply disappointed' with Kerry's 'poof speech'

Israel was "deeply disappointed" in US Secretary of State John Kerry's placing the bulk of the blame for the breakdown on talks at Israel's doorstep, an official in the Prime Minister's Office said Wednesday. The anonymous official, speaking to the New York Times, said that it was the Palestinians who "violated their fundamental commitments" to the diplomatic process by applying last week to join 15 international conventions and treaties. The official was responding to Kerry's "poof speech" a day earlier in the Senate Foreign... [Lire la suite]
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08 avril 2014

Kerry says Israel responsible for peace talks crisis

US Secretary of State John Kerry commented on the crisis in peace talks, citing the delay in the release of Palestinian prisoners and the announcement of East Jerusalem settlement construction tenders as carrying the onus for its outbreak.Speaking in a hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday, Kerry said: "The prisoners were not released by Israel on the day they were supposed to be released and then another day passed and another day – and then 700 units were approved in Jerusalem and then poof…"Economy... [Lire la suite]
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