5 articles tagged "Middle East talks"
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Saleh Al-Aruri, new Palestinian terrorist mastermind
Israel holds back on punishment for Palestinian murder of civilian to save Mid East talks
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 24, 2013

The Palestinian sniper who Tuesday, Dec. 24, shot dead an Israeli civilian from Gaza sent Israeli leaders into an agony of indecision over how to fight back against surging Palestinian terrorism without derailing US-sponsored Middle East peace talks. That afternoon, Israeli warplanes struck a Hamas base in Gaza, fairly mild punishment. Binyamin Netanyahu had hoped that by holding back, he could bring the talks to a successful conclusion. But he was wrong. The Palestinians ran off with the initiative of a new terrorist command center in Gaza and Istanbul.

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UN Security Council
Palestinians to apply to Security Council next week for UN membership
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 7, 2011

Wednesday, July 6, the Palestinian Authority notified the Obama administration that early next week it would file a request with the UN Security Council for admission to the UN as a full member recognized as an independent state within the 1967 borders. But debkafile reports the US got in first, having agreed with European powers and Russia to have the request put on ice by the Security Council consenting to discuss it behind closed doors - without setting a date.

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Benjamin Netanyahu
Obama Kicks the Can Back to Netanyahu
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 25, 2010

Both Washington and Jerusalem have been holding out for written commitments focusing on a 90-day moratorium on settlement building. Neither document will be forthcoming as misunderstandings grow into resentment.

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Hillary Clinton
Seek UN Trusteeship for West Bank, Gaza Strip, Golan
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 21, 2010

Palestinian leaders Mahmoud Abbas and Salam Fayad are planning to apply for UN trusteeship over future state territory - anything rather than negotiating an accommodation on borders and other issues with Israel.

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MI Research Chief Brig. Gen. Yossi Baidatz
Israeli Military Intel downbeat about Palestinian flexibility in talks
DEBKAfile Special Report May 4, 2010

Israeli Military Intelligence Research Director Brig. Gen. Yossi Baidatz warned Tuesday, the day before proximity peace talks are launched by US envoy George Mitchell, "We do not recognize in Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas a true attempt to be flexible on the core issues." He will stall and then blame Israel.

The MI officer also told a Knesset panel the long-range solid-fuel rockets Syria has transferred to Hizballah can be launched from deep inside Lebanon.

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