The fifth anniversary of Gilad Shalit’s cruel imprisonment by Hamas, without the Red Cross being allowed to visit him, sparked growing public pressure in Israel on the government to agree to a painful prisoner swap. As I watched the protest, my mind wandered back almost four...
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June 28, 2011 | 10:01 am
An Australian man accused of working for Hamas denied any association with the terrorist organization during an appearance in an Israeli courtroom.
Eyad Abu Arja, 46, was arrested at Ben-Gurion Airport in March and accused of training in Syria with Hamas. The indictment alleges...
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June 20, 2011 | 10:24 am
Leaders of the Palestinians’ Fatah and Hamas factions have called off a high-profile meeting set to announce a new government.
The meeting between Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, leader of the Fatah Party, and Damascus-based Hamas leader Khaled Meshal scheduled for...
June 14, 2011 | 4:03 pm
Palestinians said on Tuesday they were ready to form a unity government and expected to unveil its new cabinet at a meeting between President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal in Cairo next week.
Leaders from the two factions met for several hours in Cairo on Tuesday to...
June 12, 2011 | 1:24 pm
The Hamas-Fatah reconciliation appeared to be in jeopardy after Hamas rejected Fatah’s nominee for prime minister, Salam Fayyad.
Hamas on Sunday rejected Fayyad, the Palestinian Authority’s current prime minister, to lead the transitional Palestinian government until elections...
June 3, 2011 | 3:29 pm
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in his speech to the U.S. Congress on May 24, was like a battered fighter entering the final round of a championship bout. He knows his only chance to win is by a knockout. With nothing to lose, Bibi got up, and with the “Rocky” music blazing in...
May 31, 2011 | 10:56 am
May 26, 2011 | 10:46 am
The United States will help Israel buy four more Iron Dome short-range anti-missile systems, a Pentagon official said.
Lt.-Gen. Patrick O’Reilly, the head of the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency, told the Senate Appropriations Defense subcommittee Wednesday that the agency has...
May 26, 2011 | 10:25 am
Benjamin Netanyahu called his visit to Washington “important,” and said he found “broad American support for Israel’s fundamental claims.”
The Israeli prime minister made his comments upon his return to Israel following a visit to Washington, where he addressed both Houses of the...
May 26, 2011 | 8:41 am
May 24, 2011 | 3:49 pm
The White House declared on Tuesday that a two state solution would be in the interest of both Israel and the Palestinians, but stressed that it would not view Hamas as a partner for peace until the Islamist movement recognizes Israel.
“The U.S. very clearly believes that Hamas is a...
May 23, 2011 | 11:17 am
Mahmoud al-Zahar says US president’s plan for Mideast peace similar to that of George Bush, Ynet News reports.
The difference in tone between US President Barack Obama’s two policy speeches on Mideast peace sparked outrage among Palestinian leaders Monday.
Hamas spokesman Mahmoud...
May 23, 2011 | 7:48 am
May 22, 2011 | 2:32 pm
Hamas condemned U.S. President Barack Obama’s speech to AIPAC on Sunday, saying it will not recognize Israel despite U.S. demands.
In his second Mideast speech, Obama reaffirmed U.S. support for Israel and called on the Gaza-rulers to recognize Israel’s right to exist, as well as...
May 11, 2011 | 10:24 am
Hamas will accept a Palestinian state on 1967 borders but will not recognize Israel, a senior Hamas leader said.
Recognizing Israel would “cancel the right of the next generations to liberate the lands,” Mahmoud Zahar told the Ma’an Palestinian news service on Wednesday.
May 10, 2011 | 6:20 pm
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“You cannot begin to imagine the fear that infects everyone here. Even before Cast Lead, we felt it. But then, when the bombing began, it was devastating. And no one can know whether at any moment it will resume.”
Those are the words of Dr. Eyad Sarraj, the senior...
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May 5, 2011 | 10:38 am
British Prime Minister David Cameron during a meeting with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu called on Hamas to recognize Israel’s right to exist and join peace negotiations.
Cameron and Netanyahu met Wednesday night; the Israeli leader traveled to France on Thursday....
May 4, 2011 | 1:45 pm
Israel will not negotiate with a “Palestinian version of Al-Qaida”, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday.
The Israeli premier plans to impart the same message to French President Nicolas Sarkozy during their meeting on Thursday, in...
May 4, 2011 | 10:41 am
As someone who wants the world to pressure Israel into ending the occupation, who hopes the UN recognizes Palestine in September, and who roots for Palestinian leaders Mahmoud Abbas and Salam Fayyad, I say their agreement Wednesday to form a unity government with Hamas was a blunder....