The agreement established a timetable for the
The Declaration calls for:
- Five years of limited autonomy for Palestinians in those areas.
- Election of Palestinian Legislative Council within nine months.
- Establishment of a Palestinian police force.
- The question of
The Oslo Accords did not envisage creation of another
state (only some autonomy) and it has not brought peace to
A three-month-old baby was killed and eight people injured when a car, driven by known terrorist - 21 year-old Abdur Rahman Slodi, slammed into pedestrians at a Jerusalem light railway stop. "We can confirm that this was a terrorist attack. The driver is a resident of Silwan and has a terrorist background. He has served time in jail for terror activity," said police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld. A Hamas spokesman openly welcomed news of a terror attack in Jerusalem. (Hours after a Palestinian terrorist drove his car into a crowd waiting at a light rail station in Jerusalem, the US consulate, ‘friends of Israel’, in the city issued a memo referring to the attack as a "traffic incident".)
PA chief negotiator Saeb Erekat threatened Israel again with unilateral UN Security Council moves against Israel next month, and he blamed Israel for the Hamas terror attack in Jerusalem on Wednesday. "We regret all loss of life. At the same time we reiterate that the Israeli occupation of Palestine remains the main source of violence and instability in the region."
A Border Patrol officer serving in Eastern Jerusalem has for the first time revealed the police helplessness in dealing with the "silent intifada" that has been gripping the capital in recent months, as Arab rock, firebomb and even gunfire attacks rise sharply.
"We feel like our hands are tied," a combat officer revealed.
"How can it be that they have ammunition inside of Jerusalem and we are standing like dolls begging them?" asks the officer, noting on the constant incidents of shootings in the French Hill neighborhood, Kalandia, and violent riots on the Temple Mount for hours on end.
The Arab terrorism in the capital continued on Thursday, with rock-hurling terrorists attacking a kindergarten, wounding a bus driver lightly, and throwing rocks at the Jewish neighborhood of East Talpiot until police managed to disperse them.
Food for Thought by Steven Shamrak
numerous Islamic attacks on Western targets, including killing solders in
Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon was denied meetings with top American officials during his visit to the United States this week. While Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon did see Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, the officials said the White House and State Department rejected Israeli proposals for meetings with Vice President Joe Biden, national security adviser Susan Rice and Secretary of State John Kerry.
With the self-imposed deadline of November 24 looming over the negotiations between the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) and Iran, Ayatollah Khamenei, Iran’s Supreme Leader and effective ruler, outlined Iran’s 11 “Red Lines for Nuclear Talks.” These included a "red line" of retaining enough centrifuge capacity to produce approximately 38 uranium nuclear bombs per year.
United Nations voted in five countries to begin serving two-year stints on the
Security Council, beginning on January 1. The good news is that the
Minister Avigdor Lieberman called for the suspension
of the Israeli-Arab soccer team Bnei Sakhnin from the Israeli Premier League and urged that
strong measures be taken against it after its representatives paid tribute to
former Knesset Member Azmi Bishara
(Balad), who is suspected of spying for Hezbollah. (They love living in
US Providing Safe Heaven for Nazis
Ukrainian is interested in expanding military ties with the Jewish
state. The call for Israeli drones by Foreign Minister Pavlo
Klimkin comes after reports last month that a
proposed sale of Israeli weapons - including drones - to
Military wing of Hamas, the Izz a-Din al-Qassam Brigades, is openly stating that the group is rebuilding the network of tunnels used for terror attacks. The commander of the digging team, Abu-Khaled, said that the tunnel's repairs had started "during one of the humanitarian ceasefires reached during the war."
discussion of an extension beyond the self-imposed deadline - the second since
talks began in January, with the aim of ending international concerns over the
nature, purpose, size and scope of the Iranian program - has already started
despite five weeks left on the clock.
Ghomi, an adviser to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali
Khamenei, said, “Confronting Israel is the common goal of all Muslim countries.”
“The (Islamic) Revolution’s missiles, in north and south (of
Quote of the Week:
“If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything” - Irene Dunne, a movie star (commonly attributed to Malcolm X).
Diplomatic Assault is More Dangerous than Hamas
by Michael Oren
In his address to the United Nations General Assembly, Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas proved that he is not a partner for peace. And a Palestinian leader who accuses the State of Israel, which arose from the ashes of the Holocaust, of committing genocide in Gaza, apartheid and ethnic cleansing, has no intention of becoming a partner for peace either.
previous General Assembly speeches, Abbas denied the Jewish people's historical
connection to the
plan basically sets an impossible ultimatum for
must not forget that we are not operating in a void. The
We must not wait for the point in which we have lost control over our future. The Zionist approach is to initiate for our future.