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‘Israeli punitive measures will topple the PA’

‘Israeli punitive measures will topple the PA’

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas attends the Arab foreign ministers’ meeting at Arab League headquarters in Cairo, on April 9, 2014. (photo credit: AFP/Mohamed El-Shahed) Palestinian officials warn Jerusalem against cutting ties, freezing tax money in retaliation for Ramallah’s unilateral push for recognition By Times of Israel staff Israeli punitive measures against the Palestinian Authority will lead to its collapse, a senior Fatah official said on Wednesday. Azzam Al-Ahmad said Israel and the US together would be responsible if the PA is toppled, and for the ramifications of such an eventuality, Israel Radio reported.   

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‘Kerry’s framework proposal could be explosive’

‘Kerry’s framework proposal could be explosive’

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to present a framework proposal to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas later this week • PMO: At no stage was there an agreement to free Israeli Arab prisoners. Shlomo Cesana, Mati Tuchfeld, Daniel Siryoti, Eli Leon and Yoni Hirsch Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry [Archive] |Photo credit: Amos Ben-Gershom/GPO Following Israel’s release of 26 Palestinian prisoners on Monday night and ahead of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s expected arrival in Israel later this week, U.S. officials are projecting optimism for…

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Israel to Abbas: No, Jesus was not a Palestinian

Israel to Abbas: No, Jesus was not a Palestinian

Foreign Ministry pans PA president’s ‘outrageous rewriting of Christian history,’ says he needs a hug from Santa By Raphael Ahren Mahmoud Abbas at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem in 2010. (photo credit: Najeh Hashlamoun/Flash90) Israeli officials reacted with bitter scorn to a Christmas message from Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in which he called Jesus a Palestinian and suggested Israel was to blame for the exodus of Christians from the Holy Land. “He should have read the Gospel before uttering such offensive nonsense, but we will forgive him because he doesn’t know what he’s doing,” Foreign Ministry spokesman…

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US ‘Will Force’ Israel-PA deal

US ‘Will Force’ Israel-PA deal

Report: US will lay down its own outline for an accord in January, is determined to reach solution by mid-2014. By Gil Ronen Amos Ben Gershom/GPO/Flash 90 The United States intends to try and force a peace agreement on Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA), IDF Radio reported Monday. The radio station says the US has informed Israel and the Palestinian Authority that if negotiations between them do not advance, Washington will propose its own solution, that will include a US position on every point that is in contention. In effect, according to the report, this will be an attempt…

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PLO official: Israel asked US out of negotiating room

PLO official: Israel asked US out of negotiating room

 Hanan Ashrawi claims Israel doesn’t want the Americans as witnesses in order to ‘exploit their power over the Palestinians’ By Elhanan Miller Elhanan Miller is the Arab affairs reporter at The Times of Israel Follow or contact:                                   (photo credit: AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) GFacebooktTwittermEmail^RSSNewsroommEmailGFacebooktTwitterRelated TopicsIsraeli-Palestinian peace talksHanan AshrawiTzipi LivniA PLO official accused Israel on Thursday of undermining negotiations by demanding the removal of the Americans from the negotiation room in a bid “to exploit their power over the Palestinians.”

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The saga of ancient ‘Palestinian Sussiya’ – The town that never was

The saga of ancient ‘Palestinian Sussiya’ – The town that never was

By Aryeh Savir Tazpit News Agency The saga began fifteen years ago, when an Arab family erected a tent, illegally, near the archeological site of the ancient town of Sussiya in the Hebron area. As time passed the tent became a makeshift structure, which expanded into several structures. To give this illegal settlement character, and with the supports of extreme left-wing activists, the ‘ancient’ town of ‘Palestinian Sussiya’ was invented. The town’s alleged plight of persecution by the Israeli authorities has been widely covered by the international press, who have been told of an ancient Arab town, whose residents have…

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UN verifies that BBC reporter’s son was killed by Hamas

Aryeh Savir Tazpit News Agency The UN Human Rights Council released an advanced version of its report on Operation 'Pillar of Defense', exonerating Israel and the IDF in many cases previously alleged that the IDF committed war crimes during the operation. When it relates to Gazan civilians that died during the operation it concedes that there was a legitimate military target in the area in most incidents during which civilians were killed by IDF fire. The report is cautious when presenting its findings of alleged violations by Israel of international law:"In some cases, more information would be required to make…

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Palestinian hip hop artists decry honor killings

By Anav Silverman Tazpit News Agency In cooperation with U.N .Women, a Palestinian hip hop group known as DAM, released a music video last month about the brutal reality of honor killing in Palestinian society. Entitled, “If I Could Go Back In Time,” the song describes the life of a young woman murdered by her family for refusing to go through an arranged marriage. Suhell Nafar, a member of the Lod-based hip hop group, which has performed internationally, explained that “the song is not a specific incident but it describes the phenomena of honor killing in general,” as reported by…

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Palestinian authority is corrupt

Palestinian authority is corrupt

By Aryeh Savir Tazpit News Agency Photo credit: Ehud Amiton/ Tazpit News Agency. A poll recently published by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PCPSR) reveals that the majority of Palestinian Arabs believe their government is corrupt, that there is no freedom of press under the Palestinian Authority and that Arabs living under Palestinian rule cannot freely criticize the Authority without fear of retribution. The poll was conducted separately among Arabs living in Gaza and Judea and Samaria. A total of 72.9% answered that there is corruption in PA institutions under the control of President Abu Mazin. 61.6%…

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A US Congressman warns the world of a second Holocaust, the slaughter of Jewish people

A US Congressman warns the world of a second Holocaust, the slaughter of Jewish people

Congressman Allen West, a Republican from the state of Florida, has warned that the state of Israel could become the site of a second Jewish Holocaust if the United States does not take further actions to protect the Jewish state against Iran. West, who is a veteran of the Iraq War, also warned that the current political turmoil in the Middle East could lead to a number of Arab and or Islamic states engaging Israel in a full blown Middle Eastern war. Congressman West said that creation of a Hamas led Palestinian state based on pre-1967 borders is the most…

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