Archive: March 2009
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
Secretary of “Mis”-state:
Hillary Clinton showed a startling ignorance of the EU’s most powerful man when she mispronounced his name Friday.
“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.)
“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.”
“The official website of the Second Forum of the UN Alliance of Civilizations has been launched.”
“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.’”
“‘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.”
“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.’”
The high representative’s diplomats are being readied before the Lisbon Treaty has been approved.
“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.”
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.’