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PM Netanyahu says he hopes Pres. Obama doesn't withdraw US support for Israel at the "final hour" during a UN Security Council vote.
“We are no longer traveling tomorrow,” a senior State Department official said simply. Abbas breached the conditions of his agreement by signing a PA application for membership in 15 United Nations agencies and organizations.
Incensed PA officials rejected the alternate proposal advanced instead of the prisoner release last Friday by Israel’s government.
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...
Any land that is handed over to the Palestinian Authority would end up in the hands of Hamas.
In a recent speech, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak suggested that Israel consider unilaterally disengaging from Judea and Samaria. "If it is impossible to reach an agreement with the Palestinians,” he said, “we should consider an interim arrangement, or even a unilateral disengagement.”
The funds were released as a result of intense lobbying on the part of the Obama administration.
The new initiatives come on the heels of the European Union's plan to invest in infrastructure in the Arab areas of Area C. According to the E.U.'s numbers only 5.8% of Judea and Samaria's Arabs live in Area C, which comprises 62% of Judea and Samaria.
Iran has the capability to produce an atomic bomb within a year, according to US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta in an interview on CBS News Monday night.