Foreign Ministry: EU resolution ignores main obstacle to peace

by Jpost.com staff and AP, Jerusalem Post A resolution passed by European Union foreign ministers Tuesday to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of both Israel and a future Palestinian state “ignores the primary obstacle to achieving a resolution between Israel and the Palestinians,” according to a Foreign Ministry statement released after the vote. The statement said…

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Israeli Initiative – Chapter 4: UNRWAs Foundation, Mandate and History

By Yoav Sorek After Israel’s War of Independence ended, UN General Assembly resolution 302 (IV) founded the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) on December 8, 1949. UNRWA began operations in May 1950, with 860,000 registered refugees. UNRWA’s mandate was to carry out relief and works programs…

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Not everyone in the Mideast wants peace

By CLIFFORD D. MAY, Scripps Howard News Service Because the Obama administration is keen to restart negotiations between Israeli and Palestinian leaders, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has offered a 10-month freeze on West Bank settlements. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has responded by demanding more — as a pre-condition, before he will talk. Just…

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Egyptian doctors accuse Israeli doctors of stealing Palestinian body parts

by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik, Palestinian Media Watch The Palestinian Authority libel that Israel deliberately harvests organs from dead Palestinians has caught on in the Arab world. Last month Egyptian authorities temporarily denied Israeli doctors entry into Egypt to participate in a medical conference. The head of the Egyptian Medical Syndicate explained that…

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Will the Third Temple be built in 2010?

by Israel Today Staff According to a centuries-old rabbinical prophecy that appears to be coming true, on March 16, 2010, Israel will begin construction of the Third Temple in Jerusalem. During the 18th century, the Vilna Gaon, a respected rabbinical authority, prophesied that the Hurva Synagoge in Jerusalem, which was built during his day, would…

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Will the Third Temple be built in 2010?

By Israel Today Staff According to a centuries-old rabbinical prophecy that appears to be coming true, on March 16, 2010, Israel will begin construction of the Third Temple in Jerusalem. During the 18th century, the Vilna Gaon, a respected rabbinical authority, prophesied that the Hurva Synagoge in Jerusalem, which was built during his day, would…

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