616 articles tagged "Palestinians"
Another Fatah-Hamas unity pact
Netanyahu breaks off peace talks over Palestinian pact with Hamas. US may suspend PLO recognition
DEBKAfile Special Report April 24, 2014, 7:24 AM (GMT+02:00)

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Wednesday night April 23 broke off peace talks with the Palestinians pending reassessment, after Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah signed a unity pact with Hamas in Gaza City. The US informed Abbas that if Hamas and Jihad Islami, both listed as terrorist organizations, were co-opted to the Palestinian ...

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John Kerry
Like Helium Balloons, Kerry's Initiatives Soar High - But Don’t Come down to Earth
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 24, 2014, 12:13 AM (GMT+02:00)

The delegation to Geneva 2 representing Bashar Assad holds most of the levers and will make sure that there is no resolution suggesting his removal. Iran denies accepting any dismantling of its nuclear infrastructure, and Kerry misses a visit to Israel and the Palestinians.

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Maj. Gen. Majid Faraj
Abbas is Getting Ready to Name a Successor: Palestinian Intel Chief Majid Faraj
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 24, 2014, 12:13 AM (GMT+02:00)

After ditching another Mid East peace process, Abu Mazen is busy preparing his anti-Israel diplomatic intifada and grooming Palestinian Intelligence chief Maj. Gen. Majid Faraj as his successor.

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Ayman Zuwahiri fails in terror bid in Israel
Zuwahiri plotted Palestinian-Caucasian terrorist attacks on US embassy, Jerusalem Convention Center
DEBKAfile Special Report January 22, 2014, 5:41 PM (GMT+02:00)

The Shin Bet disclosed Wednesday, Jan. 22, that three Palestinians in custody were recruited by al Qaeda for suicide operations planned by Ayman Zuwahiri for execution with five North Caucasian terrorists arriving on fake Russian passports. The targets were the US Embassy in Tel Aviv, the Jerusalem Convention Center and Jerusalem-Maaleh Adummim buses. debkafile: It was the first time Zuwahiri took a personal hand in setting up attacks inside Israel with mixed teams from the Caucasus, the Gaza Strip, Syria and local Palestinians.

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Militias hold sway in Jenin Palestinian refugee camp
Heavily armed militias wrest control of West Bank Palestinian refugee camps from Palestinian Authority
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 7, 2014, 9:47 AM (GMT+02:00)

The rising level of Palestinian terrorism must be attributed largely to the 19 West Bank refugee camps falling into the hands of local armed militias run by a mix of terrorists, crime mobs and arms racketeers, who command big arsenals of illegal weapons, debkafile reports. The close to quarter of-a-million Palestinians living in those camps have veered out of the control of Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas and its security services. The militias’ sway is spilling over into the big Palestinian towns and the Palestinian neighborhoods of E. Jerusalem.

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Mahmoud Abbas
Abbas Secretly Launches Pre-1948 Palestinian Refugee Resettlement Plan in Gaza
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 28, 2013, 11:54 PM (GMT+02:00)

Abbas has gone behind US and Israeli backs to set up a mass transfer of Palestinian refugees from Syria to the Gaza Strip in fulfillment of his demand to accept the Palestinian refugees’ “rights” to return to their homes in pre-1948 Israel.

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With prisoners’ release, Palestinians demand Israel withdraw to 1949 lines, renounce E. Jerusalem
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 28, 2013, 11:01 PM (GMT+02:00)

It is hard to see why Israel is going through with the release of 26 Palestinian terrorists convicted for murder when the Palestinians have slapped down on the negotiating table 16 harsh terms - first revealed here by debkafile - that will defy even US Secretary of State John Kerry’s bridging skills. Each of those demands, such as Israel’s withdrawal to the 1949 armistice lines, forgo E. Jerusalem and accept 1948 refugees, is calculated to finally stall any diplomatic solution of the Middle East dispute.

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Mahmoud Abbas and Bashar Assad
Did Russian Secret Service Pull Strings for Palestinian Deal with Bashar Assad?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 24, 2013, 11:31 PM (GMT+02:00)

In the secret cooperation pact forged between Mahmoud Abbas and Bashar Assad, Syria’s Palestinian have-seekers gain repatriation and protection for opting out of the war.

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They sign a secret deal behind everyone's backs
DEBKAfile Exclusive: Palestinian Mahmoud Abbas signs cooperation accord with Bashar Assad
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 23, 2013, 9:19 PM (GMT+02:00)

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas this week signed a secret cooperation agreement with President Bashar Assad, debkafile reveals here for the first time. They concluded the deal unbeknownst to US Secretary of State John Kerry, shortly before he sat down in Rome Wednesday, Oct. 23, with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to discuss Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations. Abbas is the first Arab leader to break ranks with the united Arab front against Assad. He acted on behalf of an anti-regime minority, i.e. the Palestinians.

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First Iron Dome for Jerusalem
Syrian, Hizballah rockets for Palestinian anti-Israel proxy-reprisals. Syrian Sukhoi bombers over Cyprus
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 9, 2013, 10:08 AM (GMT+02:00)

Syria and Hizballah Sunday, Sept. 8, finished supplying rockets to dozens of Palestinian groups, some ad hoc inventions, and deploying them on the Syrian and Lebanese borders facing Israel, debkafile discloses. An array of Katyushas, Grads and Fajr-5s, with ranges of up to 70 kilometers, is now in place. That night, an Israeli anti-missile Iron Dome battery was deployed in the Jerusalem region for the first time. Also Sunday, two Sukhoi (Su-24) bombers flew over the British Cypriot air base of Akrotiri, the second Syrian over-flight in a week.

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Hamas, Gaza Strip
Tehran: For restored Iranian aid, Hamas must go back to supporting Bashar Assad
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 31, 2013, 7:18 PM (GMT+02:00)

Israel has twice switched its orientation toward the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip: In November 2012, Muslim Brotherhood-ruled Egypt, Qatar and Turkey, negotiated the ceasefire ending Israel’s Pillar of Defense operation against Hamas missiles. From July 2013, Israel has been cooperating with the Egyptian military and its champion, Saudi Arabia – witness permission for Egyptian Apache gun ships to fly over Gaza. So what happens when the Egyptian military launches a major operation against Hamas – in defiance of the US and Palestinian Authority, with whom Israel launched peace talks this week?

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John Kerry
Four US-Led Mechanisms Will Superintend New Israel-Palestinian Peace Track
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 25, 2013, 11:05 PM (GMT+02:00)

The Obama letters to Netanyahu and Abbas are key to the opening of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians as per Kerry’s initiative. He has set up four mechanisms for controlling every aspect of the talks.

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Binyamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama
Moscow & Tehran Won’t Let US Climb atop Kerry’s Peace Plan to High Ground in the Mid East
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 25, 2013, 11:05 PM (GMT+02:00)

For lack of a credible US military presence in the Middle East, Moscow and Tehran feel free to impede the progress of Kerry’s plan to revive Israel-Palestinian peace talks.

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John Kerry in Amman
DEBKAfile: Kerry obtains Israeli, Palestinian consent to negotiate interim accord, without borders issue
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 19, 2013, 11:45 PM (GMT+02:00)

US Secretary John Kerry announced Friday July 19 the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian talks in Washington as soon as next week. In this exclusive report, debkafile discloses for the first time that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas agreed the talks would seek an interim peace accord, creating a Palestinian state on broad areas of the West Bank from which Israeli would withdraw, subject to security arrangements. Israel accepted a partial settlement freeze. The Palestinians dropped their 1967 borders pre-condition for the talks.

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Obama and Ashton put their heads together
Obama uses EU to confront Israel with tough interlinked choices: borders or nuclear-armed Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis July 17, 2013, 12:15 PM (GMT+02:00)

To avoid a head-on clash with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, President Barack Obama set loose the Europeans in full cry against Jerusalem and its policies, by timing their new guidelines with John Kerry’s arrival in Amman. EU foreign affairs executive Catherine Ashton chairs the international negotiating forum with Iran. And so, the EU, with backing from Washington, gives Tehran a broad wink that a fresh round of nuclear diplomacy is worth their while now that Israel is on the run in the settlements-cum-borders dispute.

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Veteran Kibbutz Kalia on the Dead Sea
Kerry wants major Israeli concessions for Palestinians, including sovereign northern Dead Sea coast
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 28, 2013, 2:17 PM (GMT+02:00)

debkafile’s exclusive sources reveal that Secretary of State John Kerry wants Israel to make strategic and national concessions for buying Palestinian consent to sit down and talk – such as a Palestinian international airport in Jericho and withdrawal from the Dead Sea’s northern coast. Mahmoud Abbas is off the hook.

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Barack Obama
John Kerry Loses Clout for Middle East Diplomacy
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 16, 2013, 11:52 PM (GMT+02:00)

John Kerry finds the ground slipping from under his feet as he pursues Middle East peace initiatives on behalf of a boss beleaguered by scandal.

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Secretary of State John Kerry
Exclusive: Kerry plans dual track to peace
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 2, 2013, 9:37 AM (GMT+02:00)

US Secretary of State John Kerry has a novel plan for peace talks on two simultaneous tracks – Israel versus the Palestinians and, for the first time in its history, Israel facing the Arab League, debkafile reports exclusively. After obtaining Arab approval for “minor border amendments,” Kerry says more work remains to be done before talks.

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Binyamin Netanyahu and Binyamin Netanyahu
No Coherent US Israel-Palestinian Peace Policy - Only Small Steps Centering on… Hamas
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 12, 2013, 12:05 AM (GMT+02:00)

John Kerry faces more obstacles than realistic prospects for his many small steps toward reviving the Middle East peace process and bring Hamas as well as Abu Mazen to the negotiating table. For this he is counting on help from the Turkish prime minister and Qatari emir.

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A "nonviolent" Palestinian demo
Abbas schedules Palestinian "civil intifada” for April 15, to peak during peace talks
DEBKAfile Special Report April 7, 2013, 3:44 PM (GMT+02:00)

When he visits Ramallah Monday, April 8, US Secretary of State John Kerry will try and talk Mahmoud Abbas) out of launching his “civil intifada (uprising)” against Israel without guns on April 15,  the eve of Israel’s national Day of Remembrance for its War Dead and Independence celebrations. debkafile:  Taking a leaf out of Yasser Arafat’s textbook,  Abbas plans to accompany the peace talks Kerry is trying to set up next month with Palestinian unrest.  But there is no guarantee that his intifada won't explode into violence.

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