Archive: March 2009

Mar. 01

Mideast peace envoy Blair makes Gaza visit

Mar. 01

The special relationship is going global

Mar. 01

Brown woos Obama on global deal

Mar. 01

Mideast Quartet to meet alongside Gaza aid talks

“The international Middle East Quartet will meet on Monday on the sidelines of a conference on reconstruction in Gaza, the Egyptian foreign ministry spokesman told AFP on Saturday.”

Mar. 01

Clinton hopes to boost ties with Europe, Mideast

Mar. 01

Clinton: U.S. firm on commitment to two-state solution

Mar. 01

EU’s Solana meets with Abbas in Ramallah

Mar. 01

$2.8b. expected to be pledged to Gaza

Mar. 02

Over $4.4b. raised at Sharm for Gaza

“Palestinian officials from rival factions welcomed pledges of more than $4.4 billion to rebuild the war-torn Gaza Strip that were made at the donors conference held in Sharm e-Sheikh on Monday.”

Mar. 04

‘Peace integral to Israel-EU upgrade’

“The pace of the upgrade in Israeli-EU relations depends on the next government’s plans and outlook toward the peace process, Czech Ambassador Michael Zantovsky said at a press briefing on Tuesday.”

Mar. 04

US: ‘Inescapable’ movement to Palestinian state

Mar. 04

Solana’s remarks during a tour of the ruins of Gaza

Mar. 04

Solana’s remarks on the occasion of the Int’l Conference for the Reconstruction of Gaza

Mar. 05

Clinton criticises Israeli breach of ‘road map’

“U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton criticised on Wednesday Israel’s plans to demolish dozens of Palestinian homes in Arab East Jerusalem as a violation of its international obligations.”

Mar. 05

Sen. Kerry: Assad leaning toward West

Mar. 05

Clinton: There will be a Palestinian state, Jerusalem will be its capital

Mar. 05

Did Clinton, Abbas and Solana sabotage a Palestinian reconciliation?

Mar. 07

High Representative ‘Solano’

Secretary of “Mis”-state:
Hillary Clinton showed a startling ignorance of the EU’s most powerful man when she mispronounced his name Friday.

Mar. 07

Hillary Clinton: ‘Never waste a good crisis’

Mar. 07

EU and US vow to use crisis for green new deal

Mar. 08

EDA approves Solana’s military satellite system

“Space-based-related assets are critical to improve European military capabilities, including for information gathering,” Javier Solana, head of the EDA, said in a statement.” (Note: The six participating EU nations are all members of the 10 WEU nations.)

Mar. 08

No peace without shared Jerusalem: Olmert

Mar. 08

Top Obama adviser urges global effort

Mar. 08

World Bank offers dire forecast for world economy

Mar. 08

Solana: ‘No peace without implementing Arab Peace Initiative’

Mar. 08

WEU Assembly Recommendation 830 on the Multinational Space-based Imaging System

Mar. 09

Call for suspension of EU’s Association Agreement with Israel

“Israel is damaging the prospects for peace with Palestinians by grabbing land and violating civil liberties in East Jerusalem, according to an internal EU report.”

Mar. 09

Bucking the media trend on global warming ‘crisis’

Mar. 09

Revealed: UK police databank on thousands of protesters

Mar. 09

More Americans say they have no religion

Mar. 10

Pope, Peres to make official announcement on visit

Mar. 10

Solana: Helicopters — Key to Mobility

Mar. 10

Solana says Israel must stick to its word

Mar. 10

Atlantic stimulus rift grows

Mar. 10

Anti-Christian: A ‘socially acceptable prejudice’

Mar. 10

The coming evangelical collapse

Mar. 11

Aocistanbul goes live

“The official website of the Second Forum of the UN Alliance of Civilizations has been launched.”

Mar. 11

Solana interview on EU defense

Mar. 11

Rabbi: We must face the real interfaith challenge

Mar. 11

MEPs agree to ‘top secret’ category for EU documents

Mar. 11

Czech Presidency calls Middle East meeting in Brussels

Mar. 13

Islamic states: Criminalize defamation of Islam

“The resolution would attempt to influence ‘local, national, regional and international levels’ to incorporate such guarantees of this perceived freedom in their ‘legal and constitutional systems.’”

Mar. 13

U.S. may join Franco-German EU copter project

Mar. 13

EU may extend Gulf of Aden anti-piracy mission: Solana

Mar. 13

‘US, Europe agree on program to combat arms flow to Gaza’

Mar. 13

Majority of EU programs reach ‘cruising speed’ in 2010

Mar. 13

Nobel-prize winner backs world currency

Mar. 13

Catholics join Emerging Church conversation

Mar. 15

Solana threatens Netanyahu government

“‘Let me say very clearly that the way the European Union will relate to an [Israeli] government that is not committed to a two-state solution will be very, very different,’ said Javier Solana, the EU’s foreign and security affairs chief.”

Mar. 15

Giving the fingerprint: Home law raises concern

Mar. 15

Middle East peace players head to Brussels

Mar. 16

World cooperation on economy ‘unprecedented’: US

Mar. 16

Solana: Chad mission shows EU is effective in giving stability

Mar. 16

Europe (Solana) to Netanyahu: Agree to Palestinian state, or else

Mar. 17

Summit to consider extending EU Commission’s mandate

Mar. 17

Foundations join forces with AoC

Mar. 17

AoC president Sampaio receives North-South Prize

Mar. 17

Gedmin, Albright, Solana awarded defense medals

Mar. 17

Solana urges Israel to stop illegal settlements

“European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana has urged Israel to stop the expansion of illegal Jewish settlements, saying they represent ‘an obstacle to peace.’”

Mar. 19

EU Commission trains staff for future diplomatic corps

The high representative’s diplomats are being readied before the Lisbon Treaty has been approved.

Mar. 19

Leaked Australian blacklist reveals banned sites

Mar. 20

Israel’s chief of staff comes home early after doors close in Obama’s Washington

“Israeli Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi cut short his visit to Washington after getting an extraordinarily cool reception from the new U.S. administration.”

Mar. 20

Tony Blair Speech at the official opening of the new Baptist Centre in Jordan

Mar. 20

EU’s Solana welcomes Obama message to Iran

Mar. 20

Obama about to betray Israel, says former intel official

Mar. 22

Olmert warns Barak against joining Netanyahu’s government

“During the cabinet meeting, the prime minister [Olmert] noted that a government that does not accept the establishment of a Palestinian state as a guideline to the peace process would lead to Israel’s isolation.”

Mar. 22

Today in history: March 23, 1999

Mar. 22

Solana’s EDA to establish a European satellite communications procurement cell

Mar. 22

EU’s Solana rebuffs Russian call for new security structures

Mar. 22

Netanyahu seeking Obama meeting in May U.S. trip

Mar. 23

Poll: Majority of US Jews back Obama’s active ME engagement

Mar. 23

‘Fusion Centers’ expand criteria to identify militia members

Mar. 25

Assad: Peace possible with Netanyahu

Mar. 25

Netanyahu: I’ll continue peace talks

It appears Netanyahu took Solana’s threat seriously. After campaigning against peace talks with the Palestinians, he has now promised to resume them as soon as he takes office.

Mar. 27

Report: Obama to attend Alliance of Civilizations forum

Turkish media has reported that U.S. President Barack Obama will attend the second forum of the Alliance of Civilizations, to be held in Istanbul on April 6-7.

Mar. 27

UN panel touts new global currency reserve system

Mar. 27

Solana vs. Lieberman

Mar. 27

U.S. surveys flashpoint West Bank settlement

U.S. diplomats visited a Jewish settlement east of Jerusalem on Friday — sending a message that the Obama administration plans to oppose Israeli building activity in the West Bank.

Mar. 27

U.N. ‘climate change’ plan would likely shift trillions to form new world economy

Mar. 27

EU ‘delighted’ at Obama’s Mideast peace commitment

Mar. 27

Olmert: There’s not much time left for peace

Mar. 27

Israel-Europe ties showing strains

Mar. 27

EU sends Netanyahu (another) strong warning over two-state issue

Mar. 27

Solana and the ‘missing’ Operation Storm documents

Mar. 30

Great expectations ahead of G20 summit

World leaders will gather in London on Thursday to discuss plans for a new global economic order — building the framework for the mark of the beast.

Mar. 30

‘Netanyahu refused to nix two state solution’

Mar. 30

UK: All travel plans to be tracked by government

Mar. 30

N. Korean Christian: Situation inside is ‘very bad’

Mar. 31

Suspend EU-Israel trade agreement says UK Greens MEP

The EU received another call to end its association agreement with Israel — possibly setting the stage for the breaking of the seven-year ‘covenant with the many.’

Mar. 31

U.S. seeks seat on U.N. Human Rights Council

Mar. 31

Taking office, Netanyahu continues balancing act

Mar. 31

EU: Summit with Israel unlikely soon