web analytics
November 27, 2014 / 5 Kislev, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post
IDC Herzliya Campus A Day on Campus

To mark IDC Herzliya’s 20th anniversary, we spent a day following Prof. Uriel Reichman, IDC’s founder and president, and Jonathan Davis, VP for External Relations, around its delightful campus.



US State Dept. Rejects Recent Israeli Announcements on Settlements

Mark C. Toner, DOS Deputy Spokesperson, on Monday night released this statement: The United States opposes all unilateral actions, including West Bank settlement activity and housing construction in East Jerusalem, as they complicate efforts to resume direct, bilateral negotiations, and risk prejudging the outcome of those negotiations. This includes building in the E-1 area as this area is particularly sensitive and construction there would be especially damaging to efforts to achieve a two-state solution.

We have made clear to the Israeli Government that such action is contrary to U.S. policy. The United States and the international community expect all parties to play a constructive role in efforts to achieve peace. We urge the parties to cease unilateral actions and take concrete steps to return to direct negotiations so all the issues can be discussed and the goal of two states living side by side in peace and security can be realized.

About the Author: JewishPress.com brings you the latest in Jewish news from around the world. Stay up to date by following up on Facebook and Twitter. Do you have something noteworthy to report? Submit your news story to us here.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

14 Responses to “US State Dept. Rejects Recent Israeli Announcements on Settlements”

  1. Adam Michael Birkbeck says:

    Tough.

  2. Gabriele Lamys says:

    Why the hell don’t they urge the PLO aka PA to stop every uniliteral step? Don’t they see that “peace talks” are long dead?!

  3. Anonymous says:

    And what exactly was that stunt the PLO pulled at the UN?

  4. No building and rockets flew out of gaza!! Israel, go and build it ur country!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    While this action is contrary to US policy, it is NOT contrary to Israel policy. Israel, keep building.

  6. Benjamin Rau says:

    Listening to anything the US government has to say is an infringement on the peace process, as is permitting Palestinians to reamin illegally in Israeli territories known as the Gaza Strip and the West Bank…

  7. Jim Qualls says:

    Standing with Israel. The U.S. has NO right to make demands on Israel.

  8. Anonymous says:

    The U.S. with its Muslim-terrorist-loving president – ha! Pretty soon, the U.S. won't have a single ally left! Former allies will look at all the friends that the U.S. betrayed and say, Never again will we believe anything the U.S. says. Pretty soon, the U.S. will be going under financially, and no one will care what it says. Pretty soon, no one will loan America money. Its dollar will no longer be the reserve currency of the world. It will have no friends except the lying, thieving, murdering Islamist terrorists, who will enslave Americans, destroy America just as they've destroyed Europe. WAKE UP, AMERICA! SUPPORT ISRAEL! DEFEAT JIHAD!

  9. Joe Ritchie says:

    Why must it always be Israel backing down. US does nothing to stop the terrorist.

  10. Joe Ritchie says:

    Why must it always be Israel backing down. US does nothing to stop the terrorist.

  11. And so the US will keep talking while Israel creates "facts on the ground" and the Palestinians, moderates and fanatics, secular and religious alike, are gradually pushed off their land because, in the words of that revered Zionist ideologue Jabotinsky himself, they happen to love the same land and will only abandon it by brute force, halleluja, the justification of ethnic cleansing is just the same "brute force" argument as that of terrorism, but just some day the US and the whole civilised world just might have had enough.

  12. Anonymous says:

    who cares.

  13. Israel should say to the state Dept. "go to hell'.
    just as the PA. did about the UN.Palestine Resolution!

  14. Israel should say to the state Dept. "go to hell'.
    just as the PA. did about the UN.Palestine Resolution!

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
Captain Or Cohen
IDF Selects First Female Commander of Navy Ship
Latest News Stories
Thanksgivukah

Thanksgiving is an American secular holiday that most Jews have no problem celebrating due to its lack of overt religious symbols (unlike the American holidays right before and after it). Still, there are always holdouts for some reason or another. Let’s hear what you do…

A Hareidi man instinctively recycles one of his plastic shopping bags into a hat protector from the rain.

MK Miri Regev said the law is a difficult and complicated one, and it requires a serious discussion about its downsides, and therefore shouldn’t be rushed into implementation.

Captain Or Cohen

The Navy has selected Captain Or Cohen to become the first woman appointed as an IDF Navy ship’s commander.

Three Gazans were captured overnight when they crossed over the security fence into Israel.

Over 200 hair salons across Israel took part in the annual nationwide drive to collect hair for the Zichron Menachem Cancer Support in Israel in partnership with Pantene Products Israel.

In 2014, cruise ship traffic to Israel decreased by almost two-thirds in comparison with the year before.

U.S. Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg had heart surgery on Wednesday, Nov. 26.

“The Israeli government is not interested in the collapse of the Palestinian Authority,” said Arbell, a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution who teaches at American University here. “There may be faults in Abbas and the leadership and in what they’re doing, but they’re still the safest bet.”

Shas head Aryeh Deri said this evening on Radio Kol Chai that if Netanyahu met his two non-negotiable conditions, Shas could join the coalition.

The man, a resident of Beit Safafa, tried on three different occasions last week to burn down the section of the hospital building where he worked.

The terrorist’s wife will now have to return to the Palestinian Authority, following the decision by Interior Minister Gilad Erdan.

The IDF says it will change its policies on soldiers who grow beards for religious reasons.

The proposal includes some extreme measures to fight the current wave of terrorism.

The Kinneret rose 3.5 centimeters overnight due to the heavy rainstorm that hit the country.

The father-son team recently gave a check to the family of Druze policeman Zidan Saif for his role in stopping the Har Nof Massacre.

More Articles from Jewish Press News Briefs
Thanksgivukah

Thanksgiving is an American secular holiday that most Jews have no problem celebrating due to its lack of overt religious symbols (unlike the American holidays right before and after it). Still, there are always holdouts for some reason or another. Let’s hear what you do…

A Hareidi man instinctively recycles one of his plastic shopping bags into a hat protector from the rain.

MK Miri Regev said the law is a difficult and complicated one, and it requires a serious discussion about its downsides, and therefore shouldn’t be rushed into implementation.

The Navy has selected Captain Or Cohen to become the first woman appointed as an IDF Navy ship’s commander.

Three Gazans were captured overnight when they crossed over the security fence into Israel.

Shas head Aryeh Deri said this evening on Radio Kol Chai that if Netanyahu met his two non-negotiable conditions, Shas could join the coalition.

The man, a resident of Beit Safafa, tried on three different occasions last week to burn down the section of the hospital building where he worked.

The terrorist’s wife will now have to return to the Palestinian Authority, following the decision by Interior Minister Gilad Erdan.

The proposal includes some extreme measures to fight the current wave of terrorism.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/state-rejects-recent-israeli-announcements-on-settlements/2012/12/03/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: