Archive: November 2017

Nov. 01

Saudi King to attend UN interfaith dialogue

Nov. 01

Bush to attend UN dialogue on religions

“President Bush will join several other world leaders at a General Assembly meeting to promote a global dialogue about religions, cultures and common values, U.N. and U.S. officials said Friday.”

Nov. 02

Happy birthday, Balfour Declaration!

Nov. 02

Solana participates in the Brookings Institution launch of the ‘Managing Global Insecurity’ Project

Nov. 02

Wikipedia founder warns about vast computer databases

Nov. 02

Israel, Palestinians to give briefing to Quartet

Nov. 02

Israel’s attorney-general: Olmert can continue talks with Syria

Nov. 02

Abbas meets Jordan’s king, sees no peace pact with Israel in 2008

Nov. 02

Mediterranean Union to meet Monday and Tuesday

“Foreign Ministers from all 43 states of the Euro-Mediterranean partnership meet in Marseille on 3-4 November to endorse plans for the mandate, structure and institutional governance of the Barcelona Process: Union for the Mediterranean.”

Nov. 05

Solana to present updated EU security strategy in December

Nov. 05

Barcelona to host Mediterranean Union headquarters

Nov. 05

Europe awaits ‘new deal’ from President Obama

Nov. 05

All-night parties cheer Obama in EU capital

Nov. 05

Exit polls: 78% of Jews voted for Obama

Nov. 05

‘Obama will be a great friend to Israel’

Nov. 05

Israel braces for Obama’s engagement in Middle East

“Israeli leaders have become accustomed to President George W. Bush’s reticence to push them into making tough decisions. In Barack Obama, they are bracing for a president who may not be so accommodating.”

Nov. 06

EU arms build-up under Solana continues w/o Lisbon Treaty

Nov. 06

Obama and EU to reinvent global politics, pundit says

Nov. 07

Solana plans for EU to take over Bosnia supervision

Nov. 07

France pushes for more EU engagement in Iraq

Nov. 07

EU unveils its vision for global financial reform

Nov. 07

Rice: Annapolis is vital and vibrant

Nov. 07

Bush punts unfinished Mideast peace deal to Obama

Nov. 08

Solana interviewed by BBC World News on Obama win

In an interview with BBC World News, EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana said Barack Obama’s victory is “very good” for Europe. (Scroll down to view video.)

Nov. 08

Solana: ‘Global problems require global solutions’

Nov. 08

Solana’s remarks at the ministerial meeting of the Union for the Mediterranean

Nov. 08

Solana congratulates Obama

Nov. 09

Israelis, Palestinians reaffirm Annapolis peace commitment

Israeli and Palestinian leaders renewed their commitment to the Annapolis process during a meeting with the Quartet held at Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheik.

Nov. 09

Blair: Obama can help forge Israeli-Palestinian peace

Nov. 09

UK’s Brown: Now is the time to build global society

Nov. 09

Quartet statement, 9 November 2008, Sharm el-Sheik

Nov. 10

U.S. supports ‘Defense Europe”

Nov. 10

Netanyahu willing to negotiate with Palestinians, but not through Annapolis process

Nov. 10

Olmert: We must cede parts of Jerusalem

Nov. 10

Solana hails Bosnia agreement to pursue EU reforms: report

Nov. 10

Catholic-Muslim forum in Rome exceeds expections, issues joint declaration

Nov. 11

EU-Russia talks may resume

Nov. 11

Why veins could replace fingerprints and retinas as most secure form of ID

Nov. 11

UN to host interfaith conference Wednesday and Thursday

World leaders including President Bush will gather in New York, Nov. 12-13, for a UN conference on interfaith cooperation. Watch the ‘Culture of Peace’ conference live here.

Nov. 11

Solana’s plans to boost EU military

Nov. 12

Ban’s remarks at the UN ‘Culture of Peace’ conference

Nov. 12

Bush, other leaders to promote interfaith dialogue at UN

Nov. 13

Carter: Obama will waste no time pursuing Middle East peace

Nov. 13

Some 70 world leaders attend UN interfaith conference

“The importance of events such as the UN conference, and other similar efforts … are raising the prominent role that religious groups can play in global affairs.” (View the archives of the conference here.)

Nov. 13

Livni tells Bush: Israel thanks you for your peace efforts

Nov. 13

UN interfaith conference: Pakistan’s leader backs moderate Islam

Nov. 13

Solana’s EUJUST LEX Mission for Iraq receives world’s most prestigious policing award

Nov. 14

Solana says Russian intervention unacceptable

Nov. 14

The ‘religionization’ of world politics

Nov. 14

Ban Ki-Moon, EU call on Israel to open Gaza’s border crossings

Nov. 14

Obama invited to address United Nations

Nov. 14

Solana urges Israel, Hamas to respect truce

Nov. 14

US laissez-faire to battle European ‘social market’ at G20

“Ahead of the G20 meeting of the world’s leading industrialised and emerging economies this weekend, the president of the United States and the president of the European Commission have laid down their markers for what should be the solutions to save the global economy.”

Nov. 14

World asked to help craft online charter for religious harmony

Nov. 16

Reshaping of world financial system outlined

“[T]he gathering in Washington of the nearly two dozen nations — from every region of the world — reflected the new balance of power emerging … a wrenching process that British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has dubbed ‘the birth pangs of this new global order’ … The Europeans got ‘virtually everything’ they sought at the summit, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said.”

Nov. 16

Obama links Israel peace plan to 1967 borders deal

Nov. 16

Netanyahu: I’ll continue talks with PA

Nov. 16

UN unveils masterpiece for Alliance of Civilizations room

Nov. 17

Irish voters may back Lisbon treaty, poll reveals

Nov. 17

Biden speaks with Solana

Nov. 18

Dennis Ross: Obama didn’t back Arab Peace Plan

Nov. 18

Ratify Lisbon Treaty before June 2009 European elections, says Constitutional Affairs Committee

Nov. 18

France wants new Mideast Quartet meeting this year

Nov. 19

PA to advertise Arab peace plan

Nov. 19

Miliband hopes ’09 brings change to ME

Nov. 19

Fourth EU crisis management exercise to be conducted

Nov. 19

EU limits Israeli participation in its programs

“The European Union’s Parliament has conditioned continued Israeli participation in EU programs [the ENP] on the boycott of Israeli companies and organizations based in Judea, Samaria or eastern Jerusalem.”

Nov. 20

Bosnia tension spurs EU to seek control

Nov. 20

WCC calls for a “new international financial architecture”

Nov. 20

EULEX starts “regardless”

Nov. 20

Iran said to have enough nuclear fuel for one weapon

Nov. 20

UN presents Miquel Barcelo’s Alliance of Civilzations room

“[D]espite its diversity of appearances, the dome presents many pictorial similarities from any angle. Similarly, although the people of the world differ in color and perspective, we share some universal values.”

Nov. 20

Rice meets with Solana on Mideast peace

Nov. 21

Sun sets on U.S.A. power: Report predicts end of dominance

Nov. 21

EU wants early foreign policy focus from Obama: Solana

“The European Union’s foreign policy chief says he expects U.S. President-elect Barack Obama to move quickly to address top trans-Atlantic goals, including Middle East peace, negotiations with Iran and slowing global warming.”

Nov. 21

Solana participates in launch of the “Managing Global Insecurity” project

Nov. 21

Report: A Plan for Action: A New Era of International Cooperation for a Changed World (Solana quote on page 7)

Nov. 21

Clinton would be well seen abroad as US secretary of state: Solana

Nov. 21

Obama tells Abbas he’ll work for peace and two-state solution

Nov. 21

U.S. foreign policy experts tell Obama to strengthen ties with UN

Nov. 22

Annapolis envoy likely to advise Obama

Nov. 22

Olmert in Washington to ensure continuity of US commitments

Nov. 23

‘Ceding Golan not too high a price’

Nov. 23

Bush hands over reins of U.S. economy to EU

“The results of the G-20 economic summit amount to nothing less than the seamless integration of the United States into the European economy.”

Nov. 24

Bush, Olmert have last meeting before ending terms

Nov. 25

Olmert: Peace agreement with Palestinians is possible soon

Nov. 25

Birthright screening out Messianic Jews

Nov. 25

Britain begins national ID plan

Nov. 25

Abdullah meets with Blair in Jeddah

Nov. 25

Solana expects EULEX deployment at the beginning of December

Nov. 26

Secret meeting on ‘calm’ held in Egypt

Nov. 26

Court: PM can continue negotiating

Nov. 26

EU, Syria move closer to signing association agreement

Nov. 26

Clinton, Obama and Israel

Nov. 26

Continued talks between Israel and Palestinians encouraging, UN political chief says

Nov. 27

Pope expected to visit Holy Land next year

Nov. 27

EU pledges billions for space program

Nov. 27

Fayad seeks steps against settlements

Nov. 27

Solana condemns the terrorist attacks in Mumbai

Nov. 28

Irish report backs second vote on EU treaty

Nov. 28

Proposal: Solana should become more involved in UN Human Rights Council

Nov. 28

UN General Assembly adopts six resolutions on Middle East

“Following two days of sometimes contentious debate on the conflict in the Middle East and the plight of the Palestinian people, the General Assembly today adopted by recorded vote six resolutions meant to promote the Palestinian people’s rights and limit Israel’s actions in Jerusalem and the Syrian Golan.”

Nov. 28

Solana finalizes plans for EU anti-piracy mission

Nov. 30

Obama to restore UN ambassador’s post to Cabinet rank

“To reinforce his intention to work more closely with the United Nations after the tensions of President Bush’s tenure, Mr. Obama plans to restore the ambassador’s post to cabinet rank.”

Nov. 30

Britain thinking of joining euro: Barroso

Nov. 30

EU paper on solving Mideast conflict worries Israel

Nov. 02

EU’s Javier Solana condemns house demolitions in East Jerusalem

Nov. 02

Mitchell to meet Netanyahu and Barak in continued push for peace talks

Nov. 02

Solana in Washington this week

Nov. 03

Sanhedrin to UN: Goldstone will bring judgment upon you

Nov. 03

Klaus signature completes EU treaty ratification

Nov. 03

Solana welcomes the signature of the Lisbon Treaty by Czech President, Vaclav Klaus

Nov. 05

EU to choose a president and foreign minister by Nov. 15

“In less than two weeks – Nov. 12 or 15, depending on scheduling – the Council of Europe is expected to decide on its first president, a ‘George Washington of Europe,’ and on a high representative for foreign affairs.”

Nov. 06

EU leaders to meet Nov. 9, spurring speculation on president (and foreign minister)

Nov. 07

Ban Ki-moon urges faith leaders to impact climate deal

“U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged religious leaders on Tuesday to push their governments to take bolder action on climate change at a key U.N. summit next month.”

Nov. 07

Obama stunned when leader has “nothing to add”

Nov. 07

Javier Solana reportedly to work for the Acciona group

Nov. 07

All for One?

“The Lisbon Treaty creates an EU president, sure. But it’s the new foreign policy czar who might really change the world.”

Nov. 09

Netanyahu: Abbas, let’s relaunch peace talks now

Nov. 09

EU leaders to discuss top jobs at Berlin dinner

“The [EU] leaders will try to agree on the two posts at a dinner in the German capital on Monday (9 November) evening, with Swedish Prime Minister Frederik Reinfeld having taken soundings in recent days from his EU peers.”

Nov. 09

Swedish PM: No names for EU jobs yet

Nov. 09

Europe on the rise

Newsweek reveals “How the financial crisis could leave Europe even stronger than America”

Nov. 10

The illusive foreign minister — who will it be?

Filling Javier Solana’s shoes is proving to be very challenging for EU leaders.

Nov. 10

Obama, Netanyahu meet on Mideast crisis

Nov. 11

EU to name president, foreign minister on Nov. 19

Nov. 12

Reinfeldt walks diplomacy tightrope in EU names circus

Nov. 12

Church bells to ring out warning on climate change

Nov. 15

Netanyahu threatens to retaliate if Palestinians declare statehood

Nov. 15

Erekat: PA planning to declare statehood

“The Palestinian Authority is mobilizing international support for declaring statehood, chief PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat said on Saturday. … The concept was first proposed by EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana, he said.”

Nov. 15

Interview with Javier Solana for Al Jazeera English: The Lisbon Treaty’s impact on the EU’s foreign policy

Nov. 16

EU foreign minister must be “superhuman”

Nov. 17

EU top jobs summit could drag on for days

“A deal on the EU top jobs remains far from reach ahead of a special summit on Thursday (19 November) that could require a follow-up meeting the next day.”

Nov. 17

A High Representative needs a grand strategy

Nov. 18

Obama criticizes new Israeli move on settlements

Nov. 18

Javier Solana: I am not yet ready for retirement

Nov. 18

EU no closer to consensus on names for top jobs

Nov. 19

EU rebukes Israel for Jerusalem settlement expansion

Nov. 19

Decision time looms for EU top jobs

“After weeks of speculation and recriminations over a lack of transparency, EU leaders will meet in Brussels on Thursday evening (19 November) to decide who will take up the new posts created under the Lisbon Treaty. … But the lack of consensus over either of the posts means a dark horse may yet steal the show.”

Nov. 19

Interview: Javier Solana resigning from top EU foreign job

Nov. 19

Little-known British peer emerges as top candidate for EU foreign minister

Nov. 19

EU chooses unknowns for new top jobs

Nov. 19

Baroness Ashton becomes Europe’s first foreign minister

“A British politician was tonight celebrating after becoming Europe’s first ‘foreign minister.’”

Nov. 23

Javier Solana talks about the Middle East

Nov. 24

Climategate: ‘Greatest scandal in modern science’

Nov. 25

Europeans baffled by EU’s choice of leaders

Nov. 25

Solana met Baroness Catherine Ashton, High Representative-designate

Nov. 27

The EU’s ‘nice’ stich-up

Nov. 30

Developing: Baroness Ashton ‘scandal’?

“Baroness Ashton of Upholland’s past came back to haunt her yesterday when the European Union’s new foreign affairs chief was forced to deny taking funds from the Soviet Union during her days as treasurer for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.”

Nov. 30

Javier Solana’s message for his last day in office

Nov. 30

EU’s quiet diplomat steps aside after 10 years

Nov. 30

EU foreign ministers likely to call for division of Jerusalem

Nov. 06

EU commissioner: Upgraded ties depend on peace

“Israel’s prospects for an upgraded relationship with the European Union will have to wait for a ‘decisive breakthrough’ in the peace process. So the EU’s commissioner for enlargement, and for the European neighborhood policy, has made clear to The Jerusalem Post.”

Nov. 06

US: Talk of Palestinian unilateralism unhelpful

Nov. 10

Obama: Israel construction plans unhelpful

Nov. 10

Abbas seeks urgent Security Council meeting over East Jerusalem construction

Nov. 10

US accelerates funding to PA with $150 million transfer

Nov. 10

Clinton: U.S. upset with Jerusalem housing announcement

Nov. 10

Report: U.S. policy toward Israel has been increasingly influenced by the hostility of the European Union

Nov. 10

Update on status of ENPI midterm reviews

Nov. 14

Palestinians could go to UN over settlements: negotiator

Nov. 14

U.S. offers Israel warplanes in return for new settlement freeze

Nov. 14

New settlement freeze expected to pass Israeli security cabinet by one vote

“By a margin of one, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is expected to pass his proposal for a 90-day settlement freeze when he brings the matter before the 15-member security cabinet.”

Nov. 14

Plan for Mideast talks bets on quick border deal

Nov. 15

PA looks for its own incentive package for negotiations

Nov. 15

US refuses to confirm offer of 20 F-35 fighter jets

Nov. 16

Israel, US working to avoid clashes over freeze plan

Nov. 18

Israeli PM insists he’ll win support for freeze; no Jerusalem deal yet

Nov. 22

Settlers to pitch protest tent outside PM’s office

Nov. 22

Knesset set to pass Jerusalem-Golan land referendum bill

Nov. 22

U.N. anti-blasphemy proposal meets firm resistance

Nov. 23

U.S. letter on freeze deal has been completed, Jerusalem Post learns

Nov. 23

European Commission proposes a network of local police, NGOs and religious congregations to fight ‘home-grown militants’

Nov. 26

How the EU could entice Israel to seek peace (hint: it involves the ENP)

Guardian columnist Khaled Diab says the European Union should “focus on a gradual, but systematic, downgrading of Europe’s relationship with Israel for as long as no progress is made to resolve the [Israeli-Palestinian] conflict.”

Nov. 30

WikiLeaked: John Kerry calls for Israel to cede Golan Heights and East Jerusalem