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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry set off this morning for the Jordanian capital to meet Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in hopes of heading off a diplomatic disaster. State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki told reporters in Europe the goal of the meeting is to “continue to narrow the gaps between the parties.”
Kerry is on a mission to convince Abbas to reverse his position that he has no intention of continuing negotiations with Israel over the U.S. sponsored “framework agreement.”
Nine months of negotiations for a final status agreement have resulted in little more than Israel’s release of 78 PA terrorists and the opening of more roadblocks at pivotal points leading to Arab cities along major arteries in Judea and Samaria as a “good will gesture” to jump start the talks.
No significant negotiations have taken place since November 2013 despite the move.
Abbas made his position clear at the Arab League summit yesterday in Kuwait, saying the PA did not need new agreements that would be “buried” by Israel through reservations and preconditions. The PA leader has continued to maintain his insistence that Israel pull back to the 1949 Armistice line. Both the PA and the Arab League have refused to recognize Israel as a Jewish State – a red line for Israel in the negotiations – and both insist the PA create its desired independent state on “all the territories that were occupied in 1967.”
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A 13 year old boy was maced by a gang in Paris. He was an easy target due to his kipa and tzitzit. What should the family do?
Miracles were added in France late last week when a soldier accidently fired a volley outside a Jewish center, harming no one.
F-16 fighter jets were scrambled to escort two US airliners faced with bomb threats as they headed to Atlanta airport Saturday afternoon.
The Hezbollah terror group says it will attack Israel with “wisdom” and take Lebanon into consideration.
This is the first time since 2012 that the dollar-shekel rate broke the 4.0 mark.
Most of the victims are showing at least some improvement, but the injuries are serious…
Berlin refuses to name German companies who helped Syria build its chemical weapons program.
Strange. It wasn’t considered as big a deal when it was Shimon Peres who was invited to the White House right before elections in ’96.
Netanyahu will reportedly be offering a spot on the Likud list to Caroline Glick.
Apparently the Arabs believe that all these years they voted for Labor, they were not voting for a Zionist party.
Fatah is calling on Palestinian Arabs to protests against Israel on Jan. 26, and to boycott Israeli products
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed his rage and demanded the release of the hostages.
Seven Americans have volunteered to each take 100 lashes in place of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi.
Modern “knights” fought it out during a Medieval fighting championship in Rishon LeTzion on January 22, 2015. The International Medieval Fighting event in Israel hosted teams from France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia.
“In case someone murders me, all the data is saved.”
NY Councilman Greenfield exposes anti-Zionists as Anti Semites: “They are upset because Hitler didn’t finish the job.”
His philosophy was ‘a pintele yid is noch a yid.’ Every Jew is precious no matter what label they carry….
Jeremy Gimpel and Ari Abramowitz take on Imam Anjem Choudary – and the outcome was unlike anything one would find on mainstream media.
Few traces remain of the glory days of Jewish life in the kingdoms of Sicily and Naples, but the demise wasn’t due to the eruption of nearby Mount Vesuvius. Rather it was a manmade volcano called the Edict of Expulsion from Spain – and not even an invitation to return in Shevat of 1740 could […]
He is suffering from a blood disease, His condition has improved slightly.
The fruits of medical science were to be available to all of us – not just the young.
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