633 articles tagged "Palestinians"
Mahmoud Abbas crucified by Arab TV
Palestinian leader says Al Jazeera's "exposé" is distorted
DEBKAfile Special Report January 24, 2011

The first take of the "Palestine Papers run Sunday night, Jan. 23, appearing on the Qatar-owned Arabic Al-Jazeera TV network is a transparent attempt to discredit Palestinian Authority leaders, especially Mahmoud Abbas and Saab Erekat, as ready to sell their people out by exaggerated concessions to Israel - especially on Jerusalem and Temple Mount. Both dismiss the "papers" as a pack of half-truths and distortions.

debkafile reveals they were sold to the TV network by a disgruntled Palestinian staffer fired from the PA's NFU-Negotiating Support Team.

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Non-veto would spark a US-Israel crisis
Obama to withhold veto on Palestinian settlement condemnation
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 22, 2011

President Barack Obama is about to withhold the US veto from a Palestinian-Arab motion due to be tabled at the UN Security Council condemning Israel for its settlement policy in the West Bank and Jerusalem, debkafile's Washington sources report. If he does, he will be the first US president to let an anti-Israel motion go through the Security Council and building on the West Bank and even in the forty-year old suburbs of East Jerusalem would become illegal.

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Ehud Barak
He Made His Move amid Secret Diplomatic Opening with the Palestinians
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 21, 2011

Behind the obvious effects of the defense minister's parting with Labor and creation of a new party, there were two unpublished determining factors: A new opening for talks with the Palestinians and the defense minister belief that he cut short a dangerous coup against the government with military overtones.

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Palestinian would-be suicide killer shot dead
Israeli soldier killed in surging Palestinian violence
DEBKAfile Special Report January 8, 2011

Since Friday night, Jan. 7 - when Israeli paratrooper, Sgt. Nadav Rutenberg, 20, from Moshav Ramot Hashavim, died and four others were injured during an ambush from the Gaza Strip - Palestinian terrorists have stepped up attacks in Gaza and the West Bank, debkafile's military sources report. Saturday, a Jenin suicider armed with two pipe bombs was shot dead trying to rush an Israeli checkpoint in the Jordan Valley. Four mortar shells from Gaza injured 3 foreign workers.

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Barack Obama
US Seeks Europe's Support for New Interim Accord Policy
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 30, 2010

The US, Russia and Israel have come around to an interim accord as the only way out of the impasse in talks with the Palestinians. Obama has canvassed European leaders. If the Palestinians continue to hold out, they will feel a chill wind blowing in from Washington.

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Israel's opposition leader Tzipi Livni meets Palestinian PM Salam Fayyad in New York
Palestinians in foredoomed bid to exploit Obama, Netanyahu, EU shaky states
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 13, 2010

The Palestinians believe they can use international misfortunes to fast-forward their national goals. They watch US President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu grappling with political woes and the European Union in a life-and-death struggle to save the euro and at least five economies from falling off a cliff edge. Seeing a big chance for gain, Palestinian lead negotiator Saeb Erekat has produced the astonishing new figure of 7 million refugees whom Israel must accept.

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Hillary Clinton writes The End
US drops Palestinian-Israeli track, cultivates Turkey
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis December 11, 2010

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had the thankless task of writing finis on the Obama administration's two-year effort to persuade Israelis and Palestinians to talk peace. It was time "to grapple with the core issues of this conflict" - borders, refugees, settlements, water and Jerusalem – she said, without mentioning timetables. debkafile reports the administration has now turned to a new plan for employing Turkey - first to broker a deal with Iran, then an Israeli-Syrian accord.

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Mahmoud Abbas: His "no" is maybe
Palestinian "no" to talks faces US, Egyptian, Saudi opposition
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 2, 2010

Saturday, Oct. 2, the PLO Executive Committee gave Mahmoud Abbas the mandate he requested for breaking off the US-sponsored "direct talks" with Israel until all Jewish construction ceases on the West Bank and Jerusalem. debkafile's Middle East sources report however that this negative is neither total nor final because it is unacceptable to Washington, Cairo and Riyadh. He has therefore left the door partly open to more diplomacy.

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Hebron
But Hamas Creates Facts with Innovative Terror Methods
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 2, 2010

Using new tactics imparted by Iranian Guards and Hizballah, Hamas terrorizes West Bank highways to sabotage US Middle East diplomatic initiative and topple Mahmoud Abbas.

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Separate scripts
Clinton upholds deal with Israel - Obama reneges
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 23, 2010

debkafile reports Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is misleading his ministers by presenting the direct talks opening with the Palestinians on Sept. 2 as a diplomatic victory. He has omitted to disclose that the Obama administration has reneged on the secret deals for paving the way to the talks. One part was US non-reaction to the Bushehr reactor start-up, another to refrain from twisting Israel's arms in negotiations with the Palestinians.The White House is standing by neither.

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Martha and Barack Obama
Obama May Personally Launch the Dialogue from Cairo
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 19, 2010

Obama considers personally launching direct Israeli-Palestinian talks from Cairo. Not all his advisers think it's a good idea.

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Mahmoud Abbas
Peace Process Thrown Off-Track As Two Middle East Leaders Fall Ill
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 9, 2010

The Obama-Netanyahu assurances of early direct peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians have run into an unexpected delay: Mahmoud Abbas has succumbed to cancer and is preparing for major abdominal surgery.

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Israel seeks US assurance on nuclear issues
Netanyahu-Obama talks to stress nuclear issues - Iran's and Israel's
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis July 6, 2010

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was assured of a much friendlier and correct White House welcome for his fifth encounter with President Barack Obama July 6 - compared with his unmannerly reception in March. Still, five time bombs are ticking under their seats.The most combustible are Iran's drive for a nuclear weapon and the future of Israel's reputed nuclear arsenal. The US and Israel clearly do not see eye on eye on how and when to take action against Iran.

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Barack Obama, Mahmoud Abbas and Binyamin Netanyahu
But Obama, Abbas and Netanyahu Can't Overcome Their Mutual Antipathy
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 14, 2010

That the proximity talks between Israel and the Palestinians are bound to fail is an open secret although the West Bank is ripe for a deal. But Obama, Netanyahu and Abbas can't overcome their mutual antipathy to save the day.

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James Jones
The US President's Six Wise Men Outweighed Mitchell and Ross
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 9, 2010

Obama is persuaded by veteran presidential advisers of yore to impose an American solution on the parties to the Middle East conflict, curtail Israeli influence in Washington and "liberate" Arab support for the US. The Mitchell-Ross "incremental" approach is shelved.

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Binyamin Netanyahu
Israelis and Palestinians Quietly Nix Obama's "Borders First" Plan
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 9, 2010

Even if Israel were willing, it could not perform a massive shake-up of its defensive posture in the time allotted for handing 96 percent of the West Bank to the Palestinians, while Abbas, Fayyad and Co. bide their time for the US sledgehammer to work on Israel.

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Obama Charts Future Frontiers for Israel, Palestinian State
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 9, 2010

The US president advocates a Middle East peace plan whereby Palestinian state borders would enclose 96 percent of the West Bank and 133,000 Israelis evacuated. The 4 percent left with Israel would include Jerusalem.

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Israeli helicopter in action in Gaza
An Israeli major and sergeant killed in Hamas cross-border attack
DEBKAfile Special Report March 26, 2010

A Hamas cross-border attack on Israeli forces outside Kissufim Friday, March 26, killed an officer, Maj. Eliraz Peretz, Dep. Commander of Golani 12 battalion, 31, from Eili, and 1st Sgt. Ilan Seviatsovsky, 21 from Rishon Lezion.
Two Israeli soldiers were also injured in the heavy fighting which followed when an Israeli tank and artillery force which crossed in to shell the attackers was ambushed by a second Hamas unit firing anti-tank weapons and bombs. Israel says Hamas is accountable for the attack.

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George Mitchell and Mahmoud Abbas
Washington Wonders If the Abbas-Fayad Duo Is Such a Strategic Asset
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 26, 2010

While Mahmoud Abbas sulks over peace talks, prime minister Salam Fayad wants his US military advisers out of Palestinian territory by 2013.

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Jerusalem on high alert for Palestinian violence
Palestinian "Day of Rage" passes with low-key local outbreaks
DEBKAfile Special Report March 16, 2010

The Palestinian and Israeli Arab masses failed to show up in Jerusalem for the Day of Rage, called for Tuesday, March 15 in a bid to stir up a third uprising (intifada) against Israel. No more than 500 teenagers were out on the streets. Around 14 policemen and three dozen Palestinians were injured in clashes - none seriously, and 60 arrested. In case of more trouble, a high police alert will be maintained until the weekend.
 

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