Archive: April 2010
It’s puzzling — I don’t know how else to say it. It’s puzzling that the information FP has been trying to get out for years about Javier Solana and the 10-nation WEU has finally received major media attention — not-so-thanks to the criminal actions of a wacko militia group.
“The US’ decision not to invite any EU officials to a top-level security event in Prague is being seen as a fresh put-down by some in Brussels.”
“It was just a phrase at the end of President Obama’s news conference on Tuesday, but it was a stark reminder of a far-reaching shift in how the United States views the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and how aggressively it might push for a peace agreement.”
“US President Barack Obama informed his French counterpart Nicolas Sarkozy that he plans to continue to pressure the Israeli government to resume peace talks with the Palestinians – even if this costs him in elections to Congress in November, al-Sharq al-Awsat quoted Israeli sources in Paris as saying.”
“‘Israel’s Independence Day celebrates a double miracle in the life of the Jewish people,’” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said in a personal statement to the Jewish communities of the Diaspora released Monday, on the eve of Yom Haatzmaut.
“Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s key coalition partners seemed to give a tacit nod Thursday to the possibility of a building freeze within Jerusalem itself, despite a reiteration by Netanyahu that no such freeze would be enacted.”
“Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas urged the Obama administration on Saturday to impose a solution to the Middle East conflict that would give his people an independent state.”
“The Israeli government has imposed a de facto freeze on new Jewish construction in Jerusalem’s disputed eastern sector, municipal officials said Monday. The decision was made despite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s public insistence that building would not be stopped in the face of U.S. pressure.”