Huge cache of confidential Palestinian documents leaked

by Herb Keinon, JPost With the Palestinian Authority making an international incident over every plan to build in Jewish neighborhoods in Jerusalem beyond the Green Line, a cache of some 1,600 documents –mostly from the Palestinian Negotiating Unit — shows that in 2008 the PA was willing to recognize eventual Israeli control over all those…

Palestinian state by Septemeber 2011

by Hossam Ezzedine, AFP Most of the world’s nations will announce recognition of a Palestinian state by September 2011, Palestinian foreign minister Riyad al-Malki said on Sunday. “The majority of the international community will recognise an independent Palestinian state” by September, Malki told a group of Palestinian journalists in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Malki…

Netanyahu defends construction in Jerusalem

by Attila Somfalvi, YNetnews.com The Prime Minister’s Office on Monday issued a statement following Sunday’s demolition of the Shepherd Hotel in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, denying any connection to the event in a bid to curb global criticism. “Yesterday’s activities at the Shepherd Hotel were conducted by private people in accordance with…

Mubarak says Israel needs to review its policies

by JPost Staff Israel needs to reexamine its policies and initiate steps to build trust with the Palestinian Authority so that negotiations can be restarted, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak told Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Thursday. The two leaders met in Sharm e-Sheikh and held a lengthy, friendly and comprehensive discussion that focused on the…

Jordan: Swift action needed for peace

by AFP Jordan’s King Abdullah II on Wednesday urged “swift action” to help push forward the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, warning against wasting more time, a palace statement said. “Efforts for having serious and effective peace talks should continue, based on a two-state solution, which is the only way to achieve regional stability and security,”…

P.A.’s Abbas Reiterates – “We Won’t Agree to the Presence of One Israeli” in Palestinian State

by Morton Klein, Zionist Organization of America Palestinian Authority (PA) president Mahmoud Abbas has reiterated that a future Palestinian state, if established, will be Jew-free saying, “We have frankly said, and always will say: If there is an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital, we won’t agree to the presence of one Israeli…