Archive: September 2017

Sep. 01

Georgia on His Mind

Javier Solana announces a European mission to Georgia to ensure that Russia sticks to its cease-fire agreement.

Sep. 01

Israeli-Syrian peace talks postponed

Sep. 01

Javier Solana’s remarks after meeting with Georgia’s PM

Sep. 01

Related: EU freezes partnership talks with Russia

Sep. 02

Evangelical scholars issue statement on Jewish evangelism

The World Evangelical Alliance issued the Berlin Declaration calling for a renewed commitment by European Christians to take the gospel to the Jewish people.

Sep. 02

Assad: Peace with Israel is possible

Sep. 02

Syria warns of ‘catastrophic’ effect of any Israeli strike on Iran

Sep. 02

Analysis: Can Europe stand firm against Russia?

Sep. 02

Russia rejects EU partnership talks threat

Sep. 02

Russia will complete Iran nuclear plant

Sep. 03

Wall dating to Second Temple unearthed

Sep. 03

Solana, Sarkozy and Barroso to visit Moscow Sept. 8

EU high representative Javier Solana, French president Nicolas Sarkozy and European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso will visit Moscow and Tbilisi next Monday to pressure Russia to uphold its ceasefire agreement with Georgia.

Sep. 03

Sarkozy reaches out to Syria on peace prospects

Sep. 03

Olmert to introduce Disengagement II at cabinet meeting Sunday

Sep. 03

‘Israel-Syria talks to focus on borders’

Sep. 04

Sarkozy warns Iran it risks ‘catastrophe’ of Israeli strike

Sep. 04

Israel-Syria peace talks to commence in two weeks

Sep. 05

Solana to reveal his updated European Security Strategy

At an EU foreign ministers meeting, Friday and Saturday, foreign affairs chief Javier Solana will present his plans for updating the security strategy he crafted for Europe in 2003.

Sep. 05

Do Americans really know who evangelicals are?

Sep. 05

Abbas wants new U.S. president to begin Mideast peace push immediately

Sep. 05

Related: EU ministers map out Georgia peace mission

Sep. 06

How the EU plans to regulate blogs

The European Parliament has drafted a plan to silence the EU’s critics.

Sep. 07

ADL blasts evangelical conversion drive

Sep. 07

Israel considers paying settlers to leave West Bank

Sep. 08

Sarkozy, Barroso, Solana to press Moscow on troop withdrawal

Sep. 08

Russia opposed to EU mission in Georgia

Sep. 09

CNN paints Christian end-time views as ‘fringe’

NewsBusters.org suggests that the mainstream media is willfully ignorant of Christian end-time beliefs.

Sep. 09

EU delegation (including Solana) secures deal on Russia withdrawal

Sep. 09

Ireland may consider EU defence opt-out to pass Lisbon Treaty

Sep. 10

Solana wants swift mobilisation of EU mission to Georgia

“EU’s foreign policy chief, Javier Solana, called on Wednesday for swift action from member states to get the EU mission in Georgia on the ground by 1 October.”

Sep. 11

The Shape of Things to Come

A new Statewatch analysis, titled “The Shape of Things to Come,” shows how the EU is “pursuing unfettered powers to access and gather masses of personal data on the everyday life of everyone.”

Sep. 11

Walles: Sides agree to negotiate Jerusalem

Sep. 11

Theologians seek to ‘reframe’ view of Israel-Palestinian conflict

Sep. 11

Solana hoping to push forward Middle East peace process

Sep. 11

Solana fills the breach

An article in the New York Times last month said Javier Solana is the only person who can lead the Middle East peace process until the new U.S. administration gets its footing. It appears that Solana is eager to take on this role. As head off to the Middle East and then New York for a series of meetings on Middle East peace, he said “It is important to try and ensure that what has been achieved in the way of negotiations up until then is not lost and that we can continue to move on from the beginning of 2009. It will be an important responsibility for us to keep up the momentum.

Sep. 12

Solana: EU willing to work with Syria if Damascus changes policy

Sep. 12

Solana: Israel-PA talks were not carried out with enough urgency

Sep. 12

Solana meets Abbas in Ramallah

Sep. 14

King Abdullah: EU has pivotol role in Mideast peace process

EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana met with Jordan’s King Abdullah II on Sunday, who said the European Union must play a key role in the establishment of peace between the Israelis and Palestinians.

Sep. 14

Olmert reportedly offers 98.1% of West Bank to Palestinians

Sep. 14

Solana says EU will pressure Israelis, Syrians to make peace

Sep. 15

Olmert: We can’t miss this chance for peace

Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert urged Israeli leaders to make peace with the Palestinians or pay a heavy price, during his last briefing of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee before he resigns.

Sep. 15

Peres to replace Olmert at UN General Assembly

Sep. 15

Olmert: Notion of Greater Israel no longer exists

Sep. 16

Remarks by Solana at a joint press briefing with Amr MOUSSA, Secretary-General of the Arab League

Sep. 16

Remarks by Solana during his trip to Amman, Jordan

Sep. 16

The woman who may lead Israel

Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni has a 20 percent lead in the Kadima party election to be held on Wednesday. The winner may become Israel’s next prime minister and, thus, will take over the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks from the current prime minister, Ehud Olmert.

Sep. 16

Youth summit considers the role of faith in the world

Sep. 17

Kadima exit polls show Livni beating Mofaz by 10-12%

Sep. 17

Vote count finds Livni winning primary by very slight margin

Sep. 17

Olmert to Abbas: Annapolis door ‘not closed’

Sep. 17

Mofaz: Livni won by only 431 votes, we will appeal

Shaul Mofaz said he plans to appeal Tzipi Livni’s victory in the Kadima primaries. But Palestinian Authority leaders said they’re pleased with Livni’s win because she’s likely to make quick concessions to reach a peace agreement.

Sep. 18

Juncker rules out Lisbon treaty before 2010

Sep. 18

Solana: IAEA’s Iran report worries Russia, China

Sep. 18

Russia ratchets up U.S. tensions with arms sales to Iran and Venezuela

Sep. 18

After Kadima loss Mofaz announces political ‘time out’

Sep. 18

General Assembly chief: UN must adopt 1947 resolution on partition of Palestine

Sep. 18

Israel: Tzipi Livni prepares to take over as prime minister

‘The election of Miss Livni is a boost for the current Israeli-Palestinian peace process as she is one of Israel’s strongest supporters of attempts to reach a negotiated agreement with moderate Palestinians.’

Sep. 19

Abbas welcomes Livni’s Kadima victory

Sep. 19

Sa’ar: Livni wants ‘leftist’ government

Sep. 19

Nato plan for rapid-reaction force to counter Russian aggression

Sep. 20

Abbas: Time running out for two-states

Sep. 21

Israel’s Olmert hands in formal resignation

Israel’s prime minister Ehud Olmert officially resigned Sunday, leaving the Israeli/Palestinian negotiations in the hands of his successor.

Sep. 22

Germany and UK want global financial regulator

Sep. 22

Peres entrusts Kadima leader Livni with forming coalition

Sep. 22

UN General Assembly: AHLC calls for boosting the Palestinian economy

Sep. 22

UN General Assembly Update: OIC head calls for a resolution against insulting Islam

Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, the secretary-general of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), called on UN nations to make a resolution outlawing the publication of “blasphemous caricatures” of Islam.

Sep. 23

UN General Assembly: Summary of Solana’s remarks at the AHLC meeting

Sep. 23

Peace talks to go on as new Israeli government is built

Sep. 23

UN chief calls for ‘global leadership’

Sep. 24

Middle East peace talks could be completed within a year, Israel tells UN debate

“The current track of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations can still be completed within the next year, leading to two States living side by side in peace, security and mutual respect, Israeli President Shimon Peres told world leaders gathered at the General Assembly today.”

Sep. 24

UN General Asssembly: Alliance of Civilizations meets

Sep. 24

Hamas leader’s son: Group’s atrocities led me to Christianity

Sep. 25

When atheists attack

Sep. 25

AoC and Nike team up for ‘Human Race’

Sep. 25

Abbas, Bush stress need for peace push

Sep. 25

UN schedules last-minute session on Israeli settlements

The United Nations Security Council decided to schedule a formal session on Israeli settlements Friday, after receiving a request from Saudi Arabia on behalf of the Arab League.

Sep. 26

Israel asked U.S. for green light to bomb nuclear sites in Iran

Sep. 26

EU MEPs to ask U.S. Congress about funding for Irish No vote

Sep. 26

UN General Assembly: Secretary-General’s remarks to seminar on UN-EU cooperation

Sep. 26

UN General Assembly: Abbas voices hope that Arab-led initiative will bring peace

Sep. 26

Update: UN Security Council meeting on Israeli settlements

Sep. 26

Did U.S. government fund Irish No vote?

“The European Parliament’s delegation to the US will on its next trans-Atlantic visit ask Congress about allegations that the Irish anti-Lisbon Treaty campaign was funded out of America.”

Sep. 26

UN General Assembly: Middle East Quartet statement

Sep. 29

German foreign minister: U.S. will lose status as the superpower of the world financial system

Sep. 29

East Europeans on track for U.S. visa-free regime

Sep. 29

Olmert: We must leave most of West Bank

Outgoing Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert said Israel will have to give up most of the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Sep. 29

Tony Blair Faith Foundation launches search for 30 young ambassadors

Sep. 29

Sarkozy calls for ‘new international financial system’

Sep. 30

Solana’s address at the EU Monitoring Mission Headquarters in Georgia

Sep. 30

U.S. must take responsibility for global financial crisis, Brussels says

Sep. 30

Solana appoints new EU counter-terrorism coordinator

Sep. 30

Ministers ask EU to guarantee access to space

Sep. 30

Canada and Kuwait join Alliance of Civilizations

Canada and Kuwait have recently joined the growing list of countries and international organizations in the Alliance of Civilizations’ Group of Friends.

Sep. 30

‘Rice satisfied by Syria-Israel talks’

Sep. 30

Europe-wide ID cards scheme in the spotlight

Sep. 01

Solana tours Mideast for peace

“The EU’s foreign policy chief, Javier Solana, says that a timetable for renewed Israeli-Palestinian peace talks could be announced by late September.”

Sep. 01

Solana supports González EU presidency bid

Sep. 01

Netanyahu offers 9-month settlement freeze

Sep. 01

EU foreign policy chief Solana to tour Middle East

Sep. 01

Solana: Europe supports Palestinian premier’s state vision

Sep. 01

Report: Obama to mediate Israel-PA meeting

Sep. 01

Israel may soon agree on settlement freeze: Solana

Sep. 03

WEU: ‘Dormant pact’ or sleeping giant?

What does the future hold for the WEU 10-nation alliance? THE EU considers whether to scrap it or resurrect it.

Sep. 03

Solana: Assure Palestinians return to their land

Sep. 03

Zapatero (AoC co-sponsor) meets with Abbas

Sep. 03

US: Mitchell to resume talks in Mideast next week

Sep. 04

US attacks Israel over West Bank settlements

“The Obama administration attacked Israel on Friday for giving the green light to the building of hundreds of new homes in the occupied West Bank even as the two sides negotiate a freeze on settlement construction.”

Sep. 05

EU urges Israel to rethink settlement plans

Sep. 06

Solana: Settlements must stop

“European Union foreign ministers, meeting in Stockholm on Friday, criticized the decision in a statement by Javier Solana, the outgoing EU foreign policy chief.”

Sep. 06

Solana discusses regional peace initiative during visit to Lebanon and Egypt

Sep. 06

Alliance of Civilizations introduced to Ohio

Sep. 06

Abbas set to discuss regional issues with King Abdullah in Saudi Arabia

Sep. 07

Zapatero (AoC co-sponsor) to make first tour of Middle East

Sep. 07

‘Settlement freeze will last 6 months’

Sep. 08

UN wants new global currency to replace dollar

“Although a number of countries, including China and Russia, have suggested replacing the dollar as the world’s reserve currency, the UNCTAD report is the first time a major multinational institution has posited such a suggestion.”

Sep. 09

Obama to seal US-UN relationship

Sep. 09

EU: Israeli settlements are blocking Middle East peace

Sep. 09

EU declaration on Israeli settlements

Sep. 09

UN chief: Continued settlement construction is “contrary to int’l law”

Sep. 10

US-Israel-PA meeting set for September 22

“The Obama administration decided on Wednesday to schedule a tripartite US-Israeli-Palestinian summit at the U.N. center in New York for September 22 … The three leaders will declare the resumption of Middle East peace talks.”

Sep. 10

Moratinos: We support signing EU-Syrian Association Agreement ASAP

Sep. 10

Israel-Europe relations strained under Netanyahu

Sep. 10

Mideast Quartet to meet in New York: Erakat

Sep. 13

Will the U.S. adopt Solana’s Mideast ‘peace’ proposal?

“Negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians will resume next month on the basis of an understanding that the establishment of a Palestinian state will be officially announced in two years.”

Sep. 13

Irish support for Lisbon Treaty 62%, Business Post poll shows

Sep. 13

Web site featuring history of Europe’s integration (revival of the Roman Empire)

Sep. 13

Growing ties between Israeli, PA police forces (with help of Solana’s EUCOPPS)

Sep. 13

Peres and Mitchell meet in Jerusalem, discuss Middle East peace efforts

Sep. 13

Efforts intensify to resume peace talks

Sep. 15

Mounting troubles with the Int’l Criminal Court

Sep. 15

EU’s Solana: Iran meeting likely in Turkey with full U.S. participation

Sep. 15

Geneva Initiative unveils ‘recipe’ for Mideast peace

Sep. 15

EU countries practice ‘secret’ diplomacy, Hamas says

Sep. 15

Mitchell, Netanyahu meet in last-minute effort

“[Israeli] Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met with U.S. special envoy George Mitchell in Jerusalem on Wednesday morning, for the second time in two days, in a last-minute effort to reach an agreement over the settlements issue.”

Sep. 16

Netanyahu: The land of Israel will be divided

“The Israel HaYom newspaper reveals a leftist turn for Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. Speaking in an interview to be published Thursday, the Prime Minister admitted he had come to terms with dividing the Land of Israel.

Sep. 21

New EU high representative to be decided Oct. 30

“The post of EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs is also due to be filled next month following the retirement of incumbent Javier Solana.”

Sep. 21

‘Alliance of Civilizations’ comic book unveiled

Sep. 22

‘It’s time to move forward,’ Obama demands

“Israel, PA agree to restart negotiations; PM: Palestinians dropped preconditions, talks can resume within weeks; Abbas: ’67 borders must be guideline.”

Sep. 22

Text of Solana’s speech at Harvard: ‘Europe in the World’

Sep. 27

Obama: U.S. does not recognize ‘legitimacy of continued Israeli settlements’

“In declaring that it is time for Middle East peace ‘without preconditions,’ President Obama used his speech to the U.N. General Assembly Wednesday to fire a warning at Israel that ‘America does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlements.’”

Sep. 27

G-20 takes center stage in new economic world order

Sep. 28

Netanyahu’s envoys to meet with Mitchell

Sep. 28

Quartet statement on Middle East peace

Sep. 29

Patten signals interest in EU foreign minister job

Sep. 29

U.S. Secretary of State Clinton commends Alliance of Civilizations

“Speaking in New York City on September 11, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton underlined the importance of the UN Alliance of Civilizations.”

Sep. 01

Netanyahu: Israel committed to ‘secure, durable’ peace

Sep. 01

‘A moment of opportunity that must be seized’

On Wednesday, the White House re-launched direct negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians for the first time in nearly two years.

Sep. 04

Erekat: Israel has agreed to honor Olmert concessions

“Erekat claimed that PA President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu agreed at their meeting in Washington on Thursday that the peace talks would be resumed from the point where they were stopped two years ago under then-prime minister Ehud Olmert.”

Sep. 04

False apostles and prophets team up with evangelical leaders to ‘Pray and A.C.T.’

Sep. 06

Evangelical scholar troubled by theological ambiguity at Beck rally

Sep. 06

Mediterranean Union plans to join push for peace

Sep. 06

TheCall Sacramento: Another event featuring false prophets and evangelicals sharing a platform together

Sep. 07

Obama, Clinton call on US Jews, Muslims to support talks

Sep. 07

Christopher Hitchens: Don’t trouble ‘deaf heaven’ with prayers for me

Sep. 08

Clinton: Peace talks have ‘a certain momentum’

Sep. 10

Obama to Netanyahu: Extend building freeze amid talks

Sep. 11

New Javier Solana article: ‘The interdependence of countries is inescapable’

“The premise is clear: as the [economic] crisis made more evident than ever, the interdependence of countries is inescapable. In the face of today’s global challenges, the only possible response must be global. There is no possible alternative.”

Sep. 12

Assailants stab, beat Christian worshippers outside of Indonesia’s capital

Sep. 12

Building freeze isn’t ‘all or nothing’ proposition, PM says

Sep. 13

Obama seeks building halt as Middle East talks resume

“Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who started negotiations in Washington Sept. 2, meet for a second round today at the resort of Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt.”

Sep. 13

After a year of setbacks, U.N. looks to take charge of world’s agenda

Sep. 13

Stephen Hawking’s leap of faith

Sep. 14

Middle East peace talks falter over question of Israeli settlements

Sep. 20

Global ‘internet treaty’ proposed

Sep. 22

Quartet to call on Israel to extend settlement freeze

Sep. 22

Abbas could stay in talks even if settlement freeze ends

Sep. 26

‘Palestine new UN member in 2011 if talks succeed’

Sep. 26

Moratorium ends, but major building not expected

“Israel’s 10-month moratorium on new construction in the West Bank settlements expired at midnight Sunday, but Israel and the Palestinian Authority have agreed to devote another week to finding a compromise that will keep the recently relaunched direct talks from breaking down over the issue.”

Sep. 26

WCC leads churches in International Day of Prayer for Peace

Sep. 26

Olmert urges ‘int’l trusteeship’ for Holy Basin

Sep. 26

U.S. National Intelligence Council and European Union’s Institute for Security Studies release report on prospects for global governance

Sep. 27

Israel’s PM silent amid world criticism of moratorium’s end

Sep. 29

PLO: Talks won’t continue unless freeze decision reversed

Sep. 13

U.S. scrambles to avert Palestinian vote at U.N.

“The United States faced increasing pressure on Tuesday as the Palestinian quest for statehood gained support from Turkey and other countries, even as the Obama administration sought an 11th-hour compromise that would avoid a confrontation at the United Nations next week.”

Sep. 14

United States in last-ditch effort to set up Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

Sep. 14

Israel warns of ‘harsh’ consequences of Palestinian UN bid

Sep. 14

Solana’s ‘Palestinian September’

Sep. 15

Nobel Prize-winning physicist resigns over global warming

Sep. 15

3-year-olds branded ‘racist,’ ‘homophobic’ put in government database

Sep. 15

Netanyahu set for UN diplomatic showdown

Sep. 20

Israel PM departs for UN, says does not expect ‘warm welcome’