27 février 2014

IDF raises level of alert on Lebanese border following alleged strike

After Hezbollah has threatened to retaliate against Israel for its alleged role in a strike on a weapons convoy en route from Syria to Lebanon, the IDF Northern Command decided Wednesday evening to increase the state of alert for forces stationed along the border with Lebanon, fearing of retaliatory fire.Farmers whose lands are near the border were also instructed to stay away from the border fence. The IDF refused comment. Meanwhile, US Secretary of State John Kerry indirectly addressed the Monday night attack on a weapons convoy en... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Rodica à 21:31 - Permalien [#]

27 février 2014

Erekat: No peace talks beyond April

Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat on Thursday rebuffed US moves to extend an April deadline for nine months of talks with Israel, aimed at reaching a framework peace deal, saying Israel was acting in good faith."There is no meaning to prolonging the negotiation, even for one more additional hour, if Israel, represented by its current government, continues to disregard international law," the Palestinian official told AFP news agency, in an apparent reference to Israel's continued settlement construction in the West Bank. Army... [Lire la suite]
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27 février 2014


Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu reiterated on Tuesday that there can be no reconciliation with the Palestinians without recognition of Israel as a Jewish state. Speaking at a joint news conference in Jerusalem with visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Netanyahu said that boycotts of Israel only push peace further away and do not help the Palestinian economy. On Iran, Netanyahu reiterated that Tehran must not be allowed to manufacture nuclear weapons. Netanyahu said the visit to Israel by Merkel and her government reflects the... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Rodica à 21:26 - Permalien [#]