25 janvier 2014

63 people die in Palestinian refugee camp near Damascus

More than 60 people have died over the past few months in a besieged Palestinian refugee camp in Syria's capital from a lack of food and medicine, an activist group said Friday.The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the first person died in the Yarmouk camp in June. It said a total of 63 people have died there since the siege began – 61 of which died in the past three months. Yarmouk, on the southern fringe of Damascus, is one of the worst-hit besieged areas in Syria. Activists and residents previously said... [Lire la suite]
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24 janvier 2014

Netanyahu in Davos: Palestinian intentions in talks will become clear soon

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu says it will become clear in coming days or weeks whether the Palestinians will join as partners in the peace process. Netanyahu held talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday morning along the sidelines of the Davos Economic Forum. Netanyahu described the meeting as good. He stressed that he does not intend to evacuate a single Jewish community in the Jordan Valley and not to uproot any Israeli from there. Netanyahu added that he is not ignoring the issue of an economic boycott of Israel,... [Lire la suite]
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23 janvier 2014

Kerry: Iran must stop supporting terror

In an exclusive interview given to al-Arabiya, US Sectary of State John Kerry commented on Syria, Iran and the peace process, during which he slammed Iran for supporting terror and promised military option still on the table should it backtrack from the Geneva deal.Syira was the main focus of the interview, but Israeli-Palestinian peace talks were not forgotten, and thus despite his best efforts, Kerry revealed some details in the secretive talks being conducted. After being asked what he mean by a 'framework' agreement between the... [Lire la suite]
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23 janvier 2014

Netanyahu at Davos: It takes three to tango for Mideast peace

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered an address at the annual economic forum in Davos on Thursday, focusing mainly on economic partnerships and Israel's entrepreneurial opportunities, but also taking questions on the peace process and Iran.Following his address, the prime minister was asked about Israel's talks with the Palestinians and said that he was "ready for a real, genuine, secure peace," adding that he hoped Palestinian President Mahmoud "Abbas is too, because if he is, I'm sure our American friends will only help." “I... [Lire la suite]
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23 janvier 2014

Rouhani: If Israel attacks Iran, it will rue the day

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned Israel on Thursday of attacking his country's nuclear facilities, saying Israel will "rue the day" if it does."Israel knows very well what the response would be. Israel knows well our regional capability," he told CNN's Fareed Zakaria. "When it comes to practice, the Israelis cannot do that. If they do such a crazy thing, our response will make them rue the day." On the ongoing nuclear talks with the West, Rouhani insisted Iran would not destroy any of its existing centrifuges. "In the context... [Lire la suite]
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23 janvier 2014

Netanyahu: Rouhani continues trying to fool the world

Iranian President Hassan Rounahi continues to try and "deceive the world," Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said from Davos, shortly after the Iranian leader addressed the World Economic Forum there.While Rouhani condemns the killing of innocent people, Netanyahu said in a statement, Iran itself recently executed dozens of innocent people. While he speaks about access to essential technology, the people of Iran are prevented from having open access to the Internet. And, Netanyahu said, while Rouhani speaks of eliminating external... [Lire la suite]
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23 janvier 2014

EU warns Israel, Palestinians of the cost of peace failure

"We have made it clear to the parties that there will be a price to pay if these negotiations falter," ambassador Lars Faaborg-Andersen told reporters. US Secretary of State John Kerry is trying to draw up a broad framework deal that would open the way for a final round of detailed discussions to end the generations-old conflict covering all the core elements dividing the two sides. However, despite more than five months of talks, there has been no sign of any imminent breakthrough. The EU has grown especially frustrated by Israel's... [Lire la suite]
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22 janvier 2014

Shin Bet thwarts al-Qaeda attack on Israel's US embassy

The Shin Bet says they have captured an al-Qadea terror cell which was planning numerous terror attacks on a number of central sites in Israel. The Jerusalem Magistrate's Court has cleared for publication that the Shin Bet has recently arrested three Palestinians, the most senior of which from east Jerusalem and the other two from the West Bank, and that the three were actively involved in planning at least two major terror attacks, including a suicide attack and truck bombing. According to suspicions, the cell was planning to... [Lire la suite]
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22 janvier 2014

Palestinians will not agree to Israeli presence in Jordan Valley

As US Secretary of State John Kerry prepares to present a framework plan to Israelis and Palestinians, the future of the Jordan valley is one of the questions the plan will address. The Jordan Valley, which runs along the border between Israel and the West Bank, has been under Israeli control since 1967. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said repeatedly that Israel must maintain a military presence in the Jordan valley as a buffer to stop attacks on Israel. But a senior Palestinian security expert disagrees. “No Israeli... [Lire la suite]
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20 janvier 2014

Harper: Canada supports Israel because it is right to do so

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper addressed the Knesset on Monday as part of his four-day visit to Israel and the West Bank. He became the first Canadian leader to address the Israeli government. In a speech full of praise for the Jewish State, Harper emphasized the strong ties between the two countries, even mentioning the Canadian army's use of Israeli technologies in Afghanistan. He told Israeli parliamentarians that Canada supports Israel because it is a moral imperative: “Canada supports Israel because it is right to do so.... [Lire la suite]
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