Search Results for : Reuven Rivlin

03 Oct
5:07

Abbas Congratulates Rivlin on the Jewish New Year

PA President Mahmoud Abbas today called his Israeli counterpart, Reuven Rivlin, to congratulate him on the Jewish New Year. During the call, they exchanged views on the latest developments in the Palestinian-Israeli relationship, and the two presidents expressed their hope to achieve peace between Palestinians and Israelis as soon as […]

07 Jun
2:47

Erekat Denounces Rivlin’s Visit To West Bank Settlements

Secretary of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Dr. Saeb Erekat, denounced Tuesday the visit of Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin to illegal colonies, built on Palestinian lands, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and said the visit constitutes a direct support to apartheid, and a violation of every […]

30 May
10:52

Rivlin: BDS and FIFA a ‘Strategic Threat’ to Israel

Israeli president Reuven Rivlin , this week, warned that the Palestinian push towards Boycott, Divestment and sanctions against Israel, in international universities, and Footbal Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) was a strategic threat to Israel.According to the PNN, Rivlin told members of University councils that the ongoing international BDS […]

06 Feb
9:14

Demonstrators Face Military Violence for Protesting Israeli President Rivlin’s Visit

February 6, 2015 9:14 AM IMEMC & Agencies Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

On Monday, February 2nd, Palestinian demonstrators faced military violence at the hands of Israeli forces in occupied Al-Khalil (Hebron). Protesters gathered in Bab Al-Zawiye, on the H1 (Palestinian administered) side of Shuhada checkpoint, to denounce Israeli president Reuven Rivlin’s visit to the illegal Israeli settlement of Beit Hadassah. Israeli soldiers […]

29 Oct
2:09

Rivlin: “Settlement Issue used by Palestinians as an excuse to End Peace talks’

October 29, 2010 2:09 AM IMEMC News News Report, Peace process, West Bank 0

On Thursday, Israeli Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin lambasted the Palestinian leadership, accusing them of using the issue of Israeli settlements as an excuse to end peace talks currently on hold in Washington.Rivlin made the comments during a meeting with French Senate president Gerard Larcher in Paris. Rivlin told his French […]

18 Nov
10:15

Netanyahu: “Government With Arab Coalition Partners Is A Serious Threat To Israel”

In a video message, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, “warned” that any government that has Arab (Palestinian) coalition partners “poses a serious threat to Israel.” In his message, Netanyahu stated that the Israeli President Reuven Rivlin asked him not to head to a new election. “We do not want a […]

28 Oct
3:19

The War On Truth: How Israel’s Social Media Trolls Conquered Facebook

Ramzy Baroud, Features, Days of Palestine On October 9, 2019, the social media platform, Facebook, deleted the page of the popular Palestinian news website, the Palestinian Information Center (PIC). This act, which was carried out without even contacting the page administrators, confirms that Facebook’s war on pro-Palestine voices is continuing […]

27 Sep
1:55

Netanyahu Tasked with Forming New Government

September 27, 2019 1:55 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

PNN reports that Israeli president Reuven Rivlin has called on premier Benjamin Netanyahu to form the new coalition government within the next six weeks. With a divided Knesset, Netanyahu now faces an uphill battle to secure support from at least 61 of 120 lawmakers. If his attempts fail, Rivlin could […]

05 Sep
5:11

PM Netanyahu Visits Hebron, Promises Jews Will Remain

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netnayahu, on Wednesday evening, carried out a provocative “visit” to al-Ibrahimi mosque, in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron, amidst tight security measures that affected the city’s Palestinian population and which came following another such “visit” by Israeli President Reuven Rivlin. Netanyahu said, at […]

27 Oct
5:30

Why Israel Sees BDS As A ‘Strategic Threat’

Asa Winstanley is an investigative journalist living in London who writes about Palestine and the Middle East. He writes for The Electronic Intifada where he is an associate editor and also a weekly column for the Middle East Monitor. As leaders of a state that is totally alien to the […]

06 Jul
8:37

Israel: We Will Not Allow Gaza To Be Rebuilt

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin pledged, on Wednesday, that the Gaza Strip will not be rebuilt so long as Hamas governs the besieged enclave. “Israel was and has remained the only actor in the region that conveys basic staples for the welfare of the residents of Gaza,” the Times of Israel reported Rivlin […]

03 Feb
9:08

Worldwide Actions Commemorate Ahed Tamimi’s 17th Birthday, Demand Freedom: Reports and Photos

Protests and actions around the world marked the 17th birthday of imprisoned Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi. With birthday songs, cakes and cards as well as strong, powerful protest actions against Israeli occupation and colonization, the streets of international cities marked days of action called for by Samidoun, the Free the Tamimi Women campaign and other organizations […]

25 Jan
8:41

Gazans Cannot Cope with ‘Unprecedented’ Economic Crisis

Motasem Ahmed Dalloul is a staff writer at the Middle East Monitor. He is a specialist in the Middle East affairs. Since October 2017, the knot around the neck of the Gaza Strip has been tightening due to the strict Israeli-Egyptian siege and the punitive measures imposed by the Palestinian […]

10 Aug
5:11

Azarya Incarcerated Despite Efforts to Postpone

August 10, 2017 5:11 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Former Israeli soldier Elor Azarya began his 18-month prison sentence on Wednesday, for the point-blank shooting and killing of a Palestinian in 2016 — after a last-minute attempt to postpone his incarceration. Azarya was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to a year and a half in prison, for shooting and […]

17 Jul
7:09

Israel Is Not As Christian-Friendly As You Think

By Kathryn Shihadah, If Americans Knew – The New Testament records that Jesus Christ took two loaves of bread and five fish, and fed five thousand people. Ancient believers identified the place where they believe this miracle happened and built a church on the site. Today the Church of the Multiplication […]

02 Jul
9:30

Don’t Historicize the Balfour Declaration: The Past is Still the Palestinians’ Present

by Yara Hawari  Overview The political turmoil in the United Kingdom following Prime Minister Theresa May’s re-election with a reduced, precarious majority and the implications for the UK’s negotiations to leave the European Union have overshadowed Britain’s other foreign policy concerns. Among other repercussions, it casts doubt on the way in […]

21 Jun
8:02

Report: Settlement Expansion Unprecedented amidst International Failure to End It

~ Madeeha Araj/ nbprs/pnn Since the beginning of the year, the West Bank, and especially East Jerusalem, is witnessing an acceleration of settlement construction, the largest in 25 years. Minister of Defense in Israel, Avigdor Lieberman, said that permits for building settlements in the West Bank, during the first half of […]

09 Mar
9:49

Queen Expected to Visit Israel in Marking Balfour Anniversary

March 9, 2017 9:49 PM IMEMC News & Agencies News Report 0

Britain’s royal family might accept an official invitation to visit Israel to mark the centenary of the Balfour Declaration, in a first visit of its kind since establishment of Israel, the Times reported, according to Al Ray. Reuven Rivlin, the Israeli president, extended the invitation during a meeting with Boris […]

28 Jun
7:43

Ban Ki-moon: 50 Years of Occupation of Palestine Hasn’t Brought Security for Israelis

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited Israel and Palestine. Following a meeting with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin in Jerusalem, Ki-moon noted that nearly 50 years of occupation of Palestinian land has not brought security for Israelis. Ban’s generalizing statements, void of specific criticism with regard to the illegal […]

Ban ki-Moon in Gaza (image from UN)
28 Jun
1:19

UN Secretary-General visits Israel and Gaza

The United Nations Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon traveled to Gaza Monday, following a meeting with the Israeli President in Tel Aviv. In a press statement following his meeting with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, Ban condemned an attack by a Palestinian several weeks ago in which four Israelis were killed. In 2016 […]

25 Jun
8:58

Abbas: Reports of Rabbi Calling for Poisoning Palestinian Wells are False

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas back peddled on controversial statements he made during a speech in front of the European Union parliament, on Thursday, that alleged Israeli rabbis had incited citizens to poison Palestinian water wells. A statement released by the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), late Friday evening, asserted that the […]

24 Dec
6:00

Former Shin Bet Chief Backs ‘Breaking the Silence’

December 24, 2015 6:00 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The former head of Israel’s Shin Bet intelligence agency has publicly backed a group of former soldiers under fire for whistle blowing on alleged abuses by the Israeli army. Former Shin Bet head Major General Ami Ayalon and retired senior police official Elik Ron published an advert, in Haaretz, supporting […]

07 Dec
1:12

Ahmad Dawabsha: Returning Home Will Be The Hardest Day

Ahmad Dawabsha does not sleep as easily as other children.He breathes heavily and fidgets in discomfort. The four-year-old’s body is positioned however his injuries allow, with his face framed by the beige body suit that protects him from his burns. Four months after the arson attack by Israeli settlers that […]

23 Nov
5:17

AAA Conference Passes BDS Resolution

With over 10,000 members, the American Anthropological Association (AAA) has become the largest scholarly institution in the United States to endorse the academic boycott of Israel when its general conference voted overwhelmingly, last night, for a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) resolution.The historic vote attracted an unprecedented 1176 votes, with […]

02 Oct
10:55

Settlers Set Palestinian Farmland Ablaze in Nablus Village

October 2, 2015 10:55 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report 0

Israeli settlers set fire to dozens of olive trees on Palestinian agricultural land near the Nablus village of Burin, on Friday, as tensions remain high in the occupied West Bank following the killing of two settlers and reprisal attacks on Palestinian villages. A Burin village committee member told Ma’an News […]

13 Sep
6:12

Israel Rejects Compensation For Burnt Historic Christian Church

September 13, 2015 6:12 AM IMEMC News Holy sites, Israel, News Report 0

The Israeli Tax Authority has rejected a claim for compensation by officials of the Catholic Church demanding compensation for the burnt Church of Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes, which was burnt which was burnt in an Israeli terrorist arson attack, last June.Israeli Channel 2 has reported, Wednesday, that tax officials, […]

14 Aug
7:24

Ali Dawabsheh, Cecil the Lion and the Biopolitics of Animal Life

How is it that outrage over the killing of Cecil the lion has spread so far, and yet many people in the United States have still not heard the name of Ali Dawabsheh, the 18-month-old Palestinian toddler who was burned to death on July 31?Dawabsheh was burned alive when a […]

20 Jun
5:38

Settlers Suspected in Church Arson Released

June 20, 2015 5:38 AM IMEMC & Agencies Holy sites, Israel, News Report 0

Israeli police detained and have now released 16 young Jewish settlers, Thursday, after an overnight arson attack damaged a revered shrine in northern Israel.The arson attack struck the Church of the Multiplication at Tabgha, on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, where many Christians believe Jesus fed the 5,000 […]

19 May
4:28

Clashes as Israel Marks Anniversary of East Jerusalem Occupation

May 19, 2015 4:28 AM IMEMC & Agencies Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli nationalists and police clashed with Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem on Sunday, as crowds of Jewish hardliners marched across the city to mark the 48th anniversary of its capture.Known as Jerusalem Day, the anniversary marks the seizure in the 1967 Six-Day War and later annexation of East Jerusalem in […]

06 May
11:22

Lieberman to Resign; Yisrael Beiteinu to Boycott Netanyahu Regime

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has announced that he will resign his position and that his political party will not take part in Israel’s incoming government.According to Al Ray correspondence (Andalou), Lieberman was quoted on Monday, by Israeli daily Haaretz, as saying that the coalition government currently being set up […]

04 May
6:53

Dozens Injured in Clashes between Israeli Police and Ethiopian Jews

A protest in Tel Aviv, Sunday, against racism and police brutality, initiated by Ethiopian Israelis, has left some 68 people injured and 43 now in police custody, according to the Israeli police.Violence engulfed Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square on Sunday night, as thousands of demonstrators rallied following a march across major […]

01 May
6:20

IMEMC Report: The Plight of Africa’s Exiles in Israel

Hundreds of Ethiopian Jews protested Thursday evening [April 30, 2015], near Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‘s residence in Jerusalem, against racism, discrimination and continuous violence suffered at the hands of Israeli police.The ongoing anger of the Falasha (exiles in Ethiopia’s Amharic language) against police racism bottlenecked in Jerusalem, yesterday, when […]

22 Apr
3:33

Israeli Leaders Refuse to Meet Former US President Carter

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have turned down a request from Jimmy Carter to meet during his upcoming visit to the occupied Palestinian territories, because of the former US president’s ‘anti-Israel’ stance, according to Israeli newspaper Haaretz.Al Ray correspondence reports that, according to an unnamed Israeli […]

16 Apr
4:12

Vandals Attack Christian Cemetery in Kufr Birim

April 16, 2015 4:12 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Vandals have smashed gravestones at a Maronite Christian graveyard in a village near Israel’s northern border with Lebanon, Israeli police said on Wednesday.Police opened an investigation after receiving a report about damage to a number of graves at the Christian cemetery in Kufr Birim, spokeswoman Luba Samri said, indicating that […]

08 Apr
2:44

Hebron Under Passover Siege

The southern West Bank city of Hebron is under what local Palestinians are calling a siege to enable tens of thousands of Israelis to celebrate the holiday of Passover this week by invading the city.Israeli forces are stationed at all entrances to Hebron, the largest city in the West Bank […]

31 Mar
1:14

Bedouin Solidarity March Winds Up at Israeli Presidency

A four-day march led by Palestinian-Israeli MPs, in solidarity with Israel’s impoverished Bedouin community, reportedly wound up at Israel’s presidency on Sunday.President Reuven Rivlin‘s office said Palestinian representatives delivered a report on the hardships faced by Bedouin villages to his wife, Nechama, as the head of state was in Singapore […]

26 Mar
3:59

Netanyahu Assigned with Forming of New Israeli Government

Israeli president Reuven Rivlin, on Wednesday, decided to assign Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form the new government, after the Likud party won 30 seats, majority, in the Knesset elections last week.According to Israeli media, Rivlin will be handed the results before the official publication by head of the national […]

11 Mar
2:14

Israeli Elections: 6 Things You Should Know

The legislative elections will be held in Israel on March 17th. The voters will renew the 120 members of the Knesset, the unicameral parliament. Since the first elections in the country, held in 1949, no party has ever had the absolute majority of seats in parliament.Six things you should know […]

19 Jan
1:41

Canadian Foreign Minister Met With Protests In Ramallah

January 19, 2015 1:41 PM Alexandra Halaby Diplomacy, News Report, Ramallah 0

Palestinian organizers of a protest in Ramallah tossed eggs and shoes at the convoy of Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird on Sunday. Dozens of demonstrators gathered outside the Foreign Ministry in Ramallah holding signs protesting Baird’s visit to the West Bank. Canada’s Foreign Minister John Baird was met with protests […]

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10 Jan
2:35

This Week in Palestine Week 02 2015

January 10, 2015 2:35 AM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Audio Link After Text Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for January 3rd, to the 9th, 2015. The Palestinian Authority signs ICC application, in the meantime Israeli attacks targeting Palestinian communities in Gaza and the West Bank leave two injured […]

07 Jan
7:09

Israel and US to break Backs of the Camels called Oslo Accords and ICC

Israel will be lobbying the U.S.’ Congress to enforce legislation to freeze funds for Palestine, should Palestine lodge charges at the ICC. Israel’s decision to withhold Palestinian tax funds caused presidential “double speak” in Israel and could be the final straw that breaks the back of the 1993 Oslo Accords. […]

06 Jan
7:10

Israeli President Rivilin Against Palestinian Tax Freeze

January 6, 2015 7:10 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said, Monday, that he opposed a freeze in the transfer of taxes to the Palestinians in response to their application to join the International Criminal Court.’Freezing taxes can be useful neither for Israel nor for the Palestinians,’ Rivlin told ambassadors accredited to Israel in a speech. […]

21 Oct
8:20

Israeli Forces Demolish Houses in Jerusalem, Jordan Valley, Settler Outposts Constructed near Nablus

Three Palestinian homes and three structures used for livestock in al-Tur, to the east of the Old City of Jerusalem, were demolished by Israeli bulldozers on Tuesday.According to residents. bulldozers from the Beit El settlement municipality were escorted by Israeli forces into al-Tur, where they demolished homes belonging to the […]

18 Dec
5:14

Knesset Head: “Jerusalem Not Part of Negotiations”

December 18, 2012 5:14 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli Settlement, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Head of the Israeli Knesset, Reuven Rivlin, of the Likud Party of Benjamin Netanyahu, stated that settlement construction in Jerusalem will continue, and claimed that Israel will never give-up control over occupied East Jerusalem under any peace agreement with the Palestinians.He claimed that Israel’s construction and control over the E1 […]

16 Oct
2:53

Knesset Disbands, Israel Spears For Elections

October 16, 2012 2:53 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israel has officially started its new season for the 12th Knesset elections after 100 Members of Knesset (MK), out of 120, voted for early elections, and set January of 2013 as the official date for the new elections.The Knesset held a 3-hour session that included speeches by Israeli Prime Minister, […]

09 May
1:57

Knesset To Discuss Formal Accession of Kadima to Government Coalition

May 9, 2012 1:57 PM Regina Qumsieh Jerusalem, News Report 0

The Palestinian News Network reported that the Knesset will be discussing today the agreement of the Kadima opposition party to join the Likud-led governent Coalition.The President of the Israeli Knesset, Reuven Rivlin, has indicated that he fears that recent political developments will prejudice the role of the Knesset because of […]

24 Feb
7:17

Extremist Israeli MK Denied US Visa For Terror Affiliation

February 24, 2012 7:17 AM Saed Bannoura International Politics, Israel, News Report 0

Extremist far-right Israeli Member of Knesset, Michael Ben Ari, of the fundamentalist National Union Party (Ichud Leumi), was denied a Visa to the United States for his affiliation with a terror group. The U.S. is referring to Ben-Ari’s affiliation with the Kach movement that is considered a terror group by […]

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26 Jan
8:35

Palestine Today 01 26 2012

January 26, 2012 8:35 PM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 3 m 13s || 2.94 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Thursday January 26th, 2012. Egypt rejects an invitation for the head of the Egyptian Peoples Council to visit […]

26 Jan
7:19

Egypt’s People’s Council Head Declines Invitation to Visit Israel

January 26, 2012 7:19 AM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Dr. Mohammad al-Kittani, the elected head of the Egyptian People’s Council, a political leader of the Freedom and Justice Party in Egypt, declined an invitation to visit Israel to deliver a speech in front of the Israeli Knesset.Al- Kittani wrote on his Twitter account that he rejected the invitation; this […]

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01 Sep
2:38

Palestine Today 08 31 2011

September 1, 2011 2:38 AM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 3 m 40s || 3.37 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday August 31, 2011. More Israeli settlers vandalism in the West Bank and Israel reveals the name of […]

31 Aug
11:35

Head of Knesset: Zionism is a Policyof Settlement

August 31, 2011 11:35 PM George Rishmawi Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Reuven Rivlin, head of the Israeli Knesset said on Wednesday that all ‘the land of Israel’ belongs to the Jewish people and peace will never prevail until the Palestinians accept to live together with the Jews on this land.Rivlin’s statement came during his visit to the illegal settlement of Itamar […]

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29 Oct
4:51

Palestine Today 10 28 2010

October 29, 2010 4:51 AM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file|| 7 m 50s || 7.17 MB || Welcome to Today in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Thursday, October 28, 2010. Wednesday Israeli soldiers and undercover units kidnapped seven children ages 11 to 15 in […]

27 Jan
3:44

Israeli Govt. Annuls Sentences Brought Against Settlers Who Refused to Leave Gaza

January 27, 2010 3:44 AM Saed Bannoura Feature, Israel, Israeli Politics 0

On Monday, the Israeli Knesset (Parliament) overruled the country’s court system by enacting legislation that overturns the sentences for Israeli settlers who refused to move from their homes built on stolen Palestinian land during Israel’s 2005 ‘disengagement’ with Gaza. OSCAILTIMAGE(attachments/jan2010/080808ipssettlerviolence.jpg 300 0) On Monday, the Israeli Knesset (Parliament) overruled the […]

23 Nov
10:56

Israeli legislators plan commemoration of Jewish terrorist Meir Kahane

November 23, 2009 10:56 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Knesset (Parliament) Member Michael Ben-Ari is organizing, with other legislators and supporters, a commemoration this month of the death of Rabbi Meir Kahane, whose organization, Kach, was declared a ‘terrorist cell’ by the US and Israeli governments in 1994 after a follower of the movement massacred a group of […]

07 Nov
9:55

Knesset approves the appointment of Olmert

November 7, 2005 9:55 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, Israel, News Report 0

Israeli Knesset approved on Monday evening the appointment of Ehud Olmert as the Israeli Minister of finance by 71-41 margin, and Matan Vilnai as Science Minister. The approval comes as a defeat to the Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who was attempting to name Olmert together with Roni Bar-On and […]

31 Oct
6:10

Sharon to Knesset: `“Separation Wall is a top priority`

October 31, 2005 6:10 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, Israel, News Report 0

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon addressing the Knesset during the opening of its winter session, said that Israel considers the construction of the Separation Wall in the West Bank as a top priority. In spite of all of the implications of the Separation Wall on the lives of the Palestinians, […]

06 Sep
9:09

Egypt denies Mubarak likely to visit Israel

September 6, 2005 9:09 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

Egyptian officials in Cairo denied reports that the Egyptian President Hosny Mubarak is planning to visit Israel, saying that he does not plan to leave Egypt until the end of the year. The statements of the Cairo officials came after the Israeli Foreign Minister Sylvan Shalom said on Tuesday that […]

07 Jun
9:48

From Guantanamo to Majeddo

June 7, 2005 9:48 PM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Palestinian detainees in Majeddo detention announced hunger strike starting Wednesday morning in protest to desecrating the Holy Koran by Israeli soldiers who raided the rooms of the detainees, on Tuesday morning. Prison commander tried to talk the detainees out of their strike claiming that he conducted an investigation with the […]

12 May
5:58

Israelis celebrate ‘Independence Day’, close Palestinian areas

As Israelis started celebrating the ‘Independence Day’, Palestinian areas were put under tight closure. Israel has been placing the West Bank and the Gaza Strip during all Israeli national celebrations and Jewish holydays under total closure, as a policy. During the coming four days, Palestinians will be denied access to […]

08 May
11:42

Comptroller: corruption; Israel’s greatest threat

‘Governmental corruption is the greatest threat Israel faces today,’ State Comptroller Eliezer Goldberg said Sunday. Goldberg unveiled the State Comptroller’s 55th Annual Report in a presentation to Knesset Speaker MK Reuven Rivlin. The report singles out Michael Eitan, a close aide to Israeli Agriculture Minister Yisrael Katz, for having appointed […]

29 Apr
4:14

This Week in Palestine – April Week 4

Download MP3  (7.38 MB) | Listen to Real Audio   (08:03 sec) For the period of 22 – 28 April 2005 This week in Palestine – a service of the International Middle East Media Center, IMEMC.org – for the week of Friday, April 22 to Thursday April 28, 2005. As Israelis celebrated […]

13 Mar
2:20

Knesset Speaker may meet Arab legislators in Cairo

During his visit to Cairo in the coming few days, Israeli Knesset speaker Reuven Rivlin may meet with heads of Parliaments from Arab states that do not have diplomatic relations with Israel.  Rivlin departs for Cairo on Sunday along with MKs Haim Oron (Yahad) and Majali Wahabi (Likud) to take […]

21 Jan
3:32

‘Rebels’ Considering Splitting Likud

January 21, 2005 3:32 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Members of the Likud rebels asked Knesset Speaker Likud MK Reuven Rivlin last week to join them in quitting the Likud and forming an independent Knesset faction. By law, a splinter faction must comprise at least one-third of the MKs in any faction. Since Likud has 40 MKs, it would […]

23 Aug
3:30

Likud MK Calls for Sharon-Netanyahu Rotation to Prevent a Likud Split

August 23, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Likud Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin suggested that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu must run together in the next elections to prevent a split in the Likud. ‘The two must agree to run together as Nos. 1 and 2 with a rotation in the middle of […]

06 Jul
3:30

Neck to Neck Vote Encourages Opposition to Seek Early Elections

The Israeli government survived Monday 6 no-confidence motion; the one presented by One Nation Party on policies that harms local religious council employees was a neck to neck vote; 56 supported and 56 opposed. As the Knesset law requires a 61 majority topple governments, Sharon’s government survived, but opposition registered […]

17 Jun
3:30

Sharon: I am Following in Begin’s Footsteps

previous similar acts, the Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon saidIMEMC & Agencies, June 17, 2004 In an attempt to relate his intended evacuation of settlements to previous similar acts, the Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said Wednesday he was following in the footsteps of former premier Menachem Begin, who evacuated […]

03 Jun
3:30

Likud Key Ministers to meet with Livni for further discussions

plan to be held between Senior Likud ministers Benjamin Netanyahu,IMEMC Staff & Agencies, June 3, 2004 A meeting for further discussions on the compromised disengagement plan to be held between Senior Likud ministers Benjamin Netanyahu, Limor Livnat, and Silvan Shalom and Immigration Absorption Minister Tzipi Livni Thursday, on her compromise […]

03 Jun
3:30

Likud Key Ministers to meet with Livni for further discussions

A meeting for further discussions on the compromised disengagement plan to be held between Senior Likud ministers Benjamin Netanyahu, Limor Livnat, and Silvan Shalom and Immigration Absorption Minister Tzipi Livni Thursday, on her compromise proposal for Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s disengagement plan. Israeli political sources said, Sharon needs to secure […]

02 Jun
3:30

Likud ministers to meet to discuss Livni’s compromise

held between the Likud Party ministers who oppose the Israeli PrimeIMEMC Staff & Agencies, June 2, 2004 Israeli Online newspaper Haaretz reported that a meeting will be held between the Likud Party ministers who oppose the Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s disengagement plan and the Immigrants Absorption Minister Tzipi Livni […]

02 Jun
3:30

Likud ministers to meet to discuss Livni’s compromise

Israeli Online newspaper Haaretz reported that a meeting will be held between the Likud Party ministers who oppose the Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s disengagement plan and the Immigrants Absorption Minister Tzipi Livni to discuss her proposed compromise plan. Livni’s proposal, which was welcomed by Sharon, suggests that the government […]

01 Jun
3:30

Lapid-Netanyahu Only Agreed to Meet Again

Netanyahu are to meet again Tuesday after failing to register anyIMEMC Staff & Agencies, June 1, 2004 Israeli Justice Minister Yosef Lapid and Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are to meet again Tuesday after failing to register any progress concerning the revised disengagement plan. Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s aides Monday said […]

01 Jun
3:30

Lapid-Netanyahu Only Agreed to Meet Again

Israeli Justice Minister Yosef Lapid and Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are to meet again Tuesday after failing to register any progress concerning the revised disengagement plan. Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s aides Monday said that if Netanyahu thinks Sharon’s diplomatic plans are so mistaken, he is free to resign. Lapid, Netanyahu […]

27 Apr
3:30

Independence Day Turned Into a Likud Political Debate

between supporters and opponents of disengagement. Knesset SpeakerIMEMC & Agencies, April 27, 2004 The Ceremony of Israeli Independence Day turned into a context between supporters and opponents of disengagement. Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin (Likud) dedicated Monday the torch he lit at the ceremony to pioneer settlers, including those in the […]

27 Apr
3:30

Sharon Warns: Fighting Rules Changed; Pledges: Painful Concisions

prime minister Ariel Sharon warned that anyone who harms Jews orIMEMC & Agencies, April 27, 2004 Speaking at the memorial of civilian victims on Monday, Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon warned that anyone who harms Jews or Israelis will find no shelter from punishment, saying that the fighting rules have […]

25 Apr
3:30

Netanyahu, Livant Refuse to Take Active Part in Pro-Disengagement

Israeli media sources reported that both Finance minister BenjaminCampaign IMEMC & agencies, April 25, 2004 Israeli media sources reported that both Finance minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Education Minister Limor Livnat rejected Sharon’s demand to take an active role in the pro-disengagement campaign, saying that supporting the plan does not mean […]

13 Jan
4:30

Sharon: ‘We never said that we will withdraw to the 1967 borders’

January 13, 2004 4:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

spoke two days ago in a press conference saying that Israel neverIMEMC & Agencies, January 13, 2004 Once again, Sharon throws another statement to the press when he spoke two days ago in a press conference saying that Israel never declared readiness to withdraw to the borders of 1967 indicating […]

17 Nov
12:06

Graffiti against Sharon found at Knesset inner Walls

November 17, 2005 12:06 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Diatribe graffiti against Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, were found at the Knesset last week, Israeli Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivilin told reporters on Thursday. Rivilin said the findings were handed over to police for investigation, and it launched a probe into the incident.   The Knesset Speaker stated that the […]