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Netanyahu Visits the Netherlands, Praises Strong Stance on Iran

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, on a two-day trip to the Netherlands, lauded the support of the Dutch government in efforts to frustrate Iranian nuclear ambitions.

“The one issue in which we stand together is in opposing Iran’s nuclear ambitions,” Netanyahu said in a speech at the 17th-century Portuguese Synagogue in Amsterdam. “I thank the Dutch government for their strong stance on sanctions against Iran.”

Netanyahu also repeated an invitation to PA President Abbas to immediately revive direct talks.

 

Inter-Parliamentary Union Apologizes for Hamas Invitation, Participation

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Responding to a letter in which Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin threatened the Knesset’s withdrawal from the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) due to Hamas’ participation in a committee meeting on human rights, IPU secretary-general Anders Johnsson apologized and said he intends to honor his pledge and ban the terrorist organization from participating in any future activities.

Johnsson explained that Hamas members came as part of a Palestinian delegation to discuss Israel’s treatment of Palestinian prisoners. He apologized for the fact that the Palestinian delegation manipulated the meeting with its own agenda, but added that the committee rejected many of the Palestinians’ contentions.

 

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