Search Results for : Yisrael Katz

05 May
8:12

Katz: “Settlement Construction Will Resume In September”

Israeli Transportation Minister, Yisrael Katz, stated that a full pace of settlement construction and expansion in the occupied West Bank will resume directly after the temporary settlement freeze ends on September 1.Katz added that settlement freeze is not a solution and that “the Jews will inhibit Israel eternity”. He also […]

10 Feb
5:53

Israeli Ministers Move Forward with Historic West Bank Settlement Plan

Dozens of Israeli ministers and senior officials from the Likud political party and other right-wing parties have signed a petition to settle two million Jews across the occupied West Bank. Israeli Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein and ministers Gilad Erdan, Miri Regev, Yisrael Katz of the Likud party, Ayelet Shaked and […]

11 Jan
6:53

Apartheid Road Opened in Jerusalem

Israeli occupation authorities, on Thursday, opened an ‘Apartheid Road’ in Jerusalem, which separates Palestinian drivers from Israeli settlers with a wall that extends up to 8 meters high. The street, which is 3.5 kilometers long and numbered “4370”, connects the settlement of Giv’at Binyamin (Adam settlement), to the Tel Aviv – […]

07 Nov
6:47

Israel Proposes Plan to Connect Israel to Middle East Countries (VIDEO)

Yisrael Katz, the Israeli Transportation and Intelligence Minister, traveled to Oman, for an international conference, to discuss his proposal for a new system of shipping by sea, in addition to a rail connecting Israel and the Middle East. During Muscat’s World Congress of the International Road Transport Union, Katz presented […]

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 […]

24 Oct
12:51

Israel Confiscates Thousands Of Dunams To Expand Colonialist Road

The Israeli government has approved, Wednesday, the expansion of Road #60, used by illegal colonialist settlers, between Hebron and Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank. Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the National Committee against the Wall and Colonies in Bethlehem, has reported that Israeli Transportation Minister, Yisrael Katz, has authorized […]

18 Aug
8:23

Israel Takes Out ‘BDS Insurance’ to Protect Eurovision

There’s perhaps no greater barometer to measure the lengths to which Israel will go to defame, attack and sabotage the global movement for Palestinian rights than its attitude towards BDS. The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, remember, is nothing more than an attempt to told Israel accountable under concepts of international […]

28 Jul
1:12

Palestinians Threatened with Settlement Expansion and Collective Punishment

Radical right-wing Israeli ministers have reportedly launched a verbal attack on Palestinians, following the killing of a settler and the wounding of three others, in a stabbing attack at the illegal Adam settlement last night. Palestinian sources said that far right government in Israel, having destroyed the peace process, is taking […]

16 May
8:25

Turkey Expels Israeli Consul Over Israeli Massacres In Gaza

The Turkish Foreign Ministry, on May 16, told Israel’s Consul General in Istanbul Yosef Levi Sfari to leave the country “for a while”, following indiscriminate violence and killings of Palestinian civilians by Israeli soldiers along the Gaza border. Turkey’s Consul General in Jerusalem was summoned by the Israeli Foreign Ministry on May […]

30 Mar
8:33

Israel’s Annexation Crusade in Jerusalem: The Role of Ma’ale Adumim and the E1 Corridor

by Zena Agha Overview In recent months, Israel has made a series of relentless attempts to annex settlements bordering Jerusalem. The most ambitious: The Greater Jerusalem bill, which sought to annex Ma’ale Adumim, Givat Zeev, Beitar Illit, and the Etzion bloc – a settlement cluster between Jerusalem and Hebron –and which was […]

11 Mar
7:58

When Left is Right: How Palestinians Can Burst Israel’s Political Bubble

by Amjad Iraqi on March 11, 2018 Overview Although no indictments have been issued yet, Israelis are speculating whether the latest developments in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption scandals finally mark the beginning of his political demise. The second-longest serving prime minister after David Ben-Gurion, Netanyahu has had a profound impact on Israel’s political scene […]

12 Jan
6:42

NGO That Rescued Jews from Nazis during WWII on Blacklist

The 101-year-old American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker organization that was honored with the 1947 Nobel Peace Prize for assisting and rescuing Jewish victims from the Nazi regime during World War II was among 20 organizations recently blacklisted by Israel. The South African human rights and Palestine solidarity organization, […]

01 Jan
10:29

Netanyahu’s Party Leadership Votes Unanimously to Annex West Bank

The Likud party leadership met Sunday and voted unanimously in favor of a resolution that effectively annexes the Israeli colonial settlements constructed on illegally-seized Palestinian land in violation of international law. During the discussion before the vote, Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan told the Likud Central Committee, “The time has […]

05 Oct
6:49

“Greater Jerusalem” Bill to Annex 19 Illegal Settlements

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged his support for the so-called “Greater Jerusalem” bill, which is tantamount to the annexation of 19 illegal settlements in the Jerusalem area, including Maaleh Adumim, where between 125,000 and 150,000 Israeli settlers live. Maale Adumim is the third largest settlement in population size, […]

20 Mar
7:55

BDS Activist Speaks About His Arrest by Israeli Police

Jeff Halper is the co-founder and director of ICAHD, the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions. He was born in 1946 in Minnesota and emigrated to Israel in 1973. Since then he has been a tireless advocate for justice and civil rights for all Israelis and Palestinians. He spent ten years […]

12 Feb
9:02

Israeli Transportation Minister: ‘Bennett wants to drag the entire country into a war’ (VIDEO)

Israeli Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz, on Sunday, slammed the Education Minister Naftali Bennett, saying that he wants to drag the “entire country into a war.” “Cabinet members should not criticize things just to gain political points. Here is a Cabinet minister and the head of a small party who wants […]

02 Nov
5:11

Settlements to be Connected through Light Rail

Israeli transportation minister, Yisrael Katz, has approved a plan to connect several illegal West Bank Israeli settlements around Jerusalem via light rail system. According to Jerusalem Online, the new light rail stations, made of four lines, will be connected to the already existing  light rail stations in Jerusalem. The lines […]

05 Oct
6:55

Operation Defensive Shield in Jerusalem

Israel may commence a “second Operation Defensive Shield” against Palestinians in both the West Bank and Jerusalem. According to Israeli Transport Minister Yisrael Katz (Likud), following weeks of clashes and tensions in these areas. Israel’s March 2002 Operation Defensive Shield was its largest military operation in the West Bank since […]

05 Oct
6:40

Netanyahu Threatens Major West Bank Crackdown

October 5, 2015 6:40 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Officials close to the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Sunday, said that Israel could launch another offensive on the West Bank, to halt what he called “Palestinian violence”, referring to the 2002 Israeli crackdown in the West Bank, in response to the Second Intifada.According to the Times of Israel, […]

15 Mar
8:57

Report: “Military Prosecutor Calls For Executing A Detainee From Hebron”

March 15, 2015 8:57 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Family of detainee Ziad Hasan ‘Awwad, from Ethna town, near the southern West Bank city of Hebron, said the Israeli military prosecutor in the ‘Ofer Military Court, is demanding the capital punishment for their son, accused of killing an Israeli officer.The family said the prosecution claims ‘Awwad killed Israeli officer […]

23 May
4:47

Israeli Minister To Present Bill To Expand Jerusalem Borders

[Thursday, May 22, 2014] Israeli Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz said he intends to submit a draft law expanding the boundaries of occupied Jerusalem, to include the settlement blocs of Maaleh Adumim and the Gush Etzion.The Likud Party official said his plan aims at what he called “preserving the Jewish identity” […]

23 Sep
11:43

Netanyahu Orders Court To Allow Settlers Back Into Hebron Home

September 23, 2013 11:43 AM Saed Bannoura Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Following the deadly shooting of an Israeli soldier in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, vowed to boost settlement activities, and ordered the Civil Administration, to take all needed measures to allow the return of Israeli settlers into Palestinian home […]

09 Aug
12:34

Israel Planning West Bank Settlement Railway

Despite PA rejection of the Israeli railway plan that would construct a 473 km long railway system running through most of the occupied West Bank, Israel pushes forward with the plan having already spent one million NIS on research and preparation.The Israeli railway plan for the West Bank was proposed […]

16 Nov
4:47

Two Palestinians, Including A Child, Killed In Jabalia

November 16, 2012 4:47 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

The Israeli Air Force fired, Friday, several missiles into Jabalia town, in northern Gaza, killing two Palestinians, including one child, and wounded seven other residents, mainly children, after an Israeli missile hit a home in the town.At least 22 Palestinians have been killed, and more than 245 have been injured […]

12 Nov
6:41

Large Scale Israeli Offensive On Gaza Likely

November 12, 2012 6:41 AM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli daily, Haaretz, reported that the office of Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is preparing the international public opinion for a large-scale military offensive against the Gaza Strip, adding that it seems that Netanyahu has already decided to conduct a large ground offensive against the coastal region.Haaretz stated that ministers […]

14 Sep
4:27

Court Rules Hebron Home Belongs To Settlers

September 14, 2012 4:27 AM Saed Bannoura Hebron, Israeli Settlement, News Report 0

The Israeli District Court in Jerusalem ruled, Thursday, that Al-Rajabi home in the southern West Bank city of Hebron is officially owned by the settlers, and ordered the Palestinian owner to pay the court NIS 50.000 in legal fees.The court ruling claimed that the settlers gained ownership of the home […]

28 Feb
1:02

Israeli government confirms plan for segregated settler train system

February 28, 2012 1:02 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli Settlement, News Report, West Bank 0

On Monday, Israeli officials announced their intention to construct a train system for Israeli settlers living in violation of international law in the West Bank.Although Israel’s Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz said that the proposed rail lines would eventually also serve the Palestinian population, the proposed 475 kilometers of rail lines […]

08 May
5:44

Israeli Officials Call For “Reoccupying” the West Bank

As the Palestinian leadership is gaining momentum among the international community in its intention to declare an independent state at the United Nations, several Israeli leaders started calling for isolating President Mahmoud Abbas and for redeploying the Israeli forces in Palestinian areas controlled by the Palestinian Authority.Israeli Information Minister, Yisrael […]

27 Sep
8:11

Talks Continue While Settlers Celebrate “Freeze End”

September 27, 2010 8:11 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli Settlement, News Report, West Bank 0

As the so-called temporary freeze on settlement activities in the occupied West Bank had officially ended. Talks between the United States, Israel and the Palestinian Authority are ongoing in an effort to overcome this obstacle, whilst Israeli settlers are celebrating the resumption of settlement activities. Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, […]

05 Mar
11:25

NCA holds a candle procession in solidarity with Gaza

March 5, 2008 11:25 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

The Christian National Assembly organized a candle procession in Jabal Al Zeitoon in Jerusalem on Monday at night in protest to the Israeli assaults against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.Several members and supporters of the assembly and several representatives on International organizations participated in […]

05 Mar
11:25

NCA hace una procesión con velas en solidaridad con Gaza

March 5, 2008 11:25 AM IMEMC News News Report 0

La Asamblea Nacional Cristiana organizó una procesión con velas en Jabal Al Zeitoon en Jerusalén el lunes por la noche en protesta por los ataques Israelíes contra el pueblo Palestino en la Franja de Gaza y Cisjordania. Varios miembros y simpatizantes de la asamblea y varios representantes de organizaciones Internacionales […]

04 Jan
6:33

Inside Rafah: Collective Punishment as Normalcy

Looking out over the Rafah skyline at dark from the roof of my apartment building most families are sleeping. The flicker of a few late night TVs can be seen through an occasional window.   The street lights shine down on the sidewalks, highlighting mounds of sand and scattered trash. […]

03 Jan
3:33

Netanyahu says Likud ministers will resign Sunday

January 3, 2006 3:33 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, Israel, News Report 0

Likud chairman, Benjamin Netanyahu announced, earlier on Tuesday, that the remaining four Likud ministers in the cabinet will resign from the government at the weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday. Netanyahu has been working in order to convince all Likud ministers to resign from the government since his election as a […]

23 Dec
4:01

Israel to step up assassinations of Jihad men

December 23, 2005 4:01 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

The Israeli army decided to step up assassination of Islamic Jihad resistance group in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, Israeli sources reported on Friday. This comes after the group claimed responsibility for firing some home-made shells at Israeli targets from the Gaza Strip on Thursday.   The army […]

21 Dec
10:48

Israel to cut off Gaza electricity supply in retaliation to Qassams

December 21, 2005 10:48 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

Israel is threatening to cut off the Gaza Strip’s electricity supply if the Qassam homemade shells continue targeting Israel’s vital facilities, an Israeli military source reported on Wednesday. During a high-level discussion among Israeli security officials, some argued that such a step would be ineffective because, according to the officials, […]

20 Dec
10:32

Netanyahu: `“I will clear out negative elements in Likud`

December 20, 2005 10:32 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, Israel, News Report 0

The newly elected chairman of the Likud party, Benjamin Netanyahu, said on Tuesday that will he will strive for unity among party ranks, and vowed to clear out what he described as the “negative and criminal elements which have penetrated the Likud”. Israeli online daily Haaretz reported that Netanyahu is […]

22 Nov
5:34

Shalom announces candidacy for Likud chairmanship

November 22, 2005 5:34 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, Israel, News Report 0

Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom declared, on Tuesday, that he would compete for the Likud chairmanship and for Prime Minister, Israeli online daily Haaretz reported. Shalom said at a press conference announcing his candidacy for the Likud, that he decided to contend for the Likud Chairmanship “and win” adding that […]

20 Nov
8:44

Peres vows future cooperation with Sharon

November 20, 2005 8:44 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, Israel, News Report 0

As the speculation that the Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon intends to split from the Likud party, which he headed for six years, he told the Israeli Vice Premier Shimon Peres, that he expects the two to work together in the future.     The statements of Sharon came as […]

26 Sep
9:22

Likud votes in favor of Sharon

September 26, 2005 9:22 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, Israel, News Report 0

The Likud Central Committee voted on Monday evening, in favor of the Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, by voting against holding early primaries for the Likud. Tzahi Hanegbi, Likud Central Committee Chairman, announced the results on Tuesday shortly after midnight, and declared that 1329 members supported early vote, while 1433 […]

21 Aug
11:11

Israeli Gov’t formally approves evacuation of final Seven settlements

August 21, 2005 11:11 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Settlement, News Report 0

Israeli government, on Sunday, formally approved the evacuation of the last seven settlement enclaves slated for demolition under the unilateral disengagement plan, by 16-4 vote, Israeli sources reported. Similar to last week’s vote, Likud Ministers limor Livnat, Tzachi Hanegbi, Danny Neveh and Yisrael Katz, opposed the step which covered the […]

09 Aug
11:50

Israeli cabinet is set to Okay 2006 budget

August 9, 2005 11:50 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The Israeli cabinet, meeting Tuesday, is set to okay the disputed 2006 state budget, Israeli media sources reported. The ratification of the budget comes two days after the Benjamin Netanyahu announced his departure from the Finance Ministry and the government. The sources said Labor ministers were expected to vote against […]

20 Jul
10:39

Peres: `“Agreement reached to sell hot-houses to Palestinians`

Israeli Vice Prime Minister Shimon Peres said on Wednesday that an agreement was reached, under American supervision, to sell hothouses in Gaza Strip settlements to the Palestinians. The Israeli radio reported that Peres made his statements during a meeting of the Israeli ministerial committee for disengagement; which was chaired by […]

03 Jul
3:51

Despite Sharon’s dismissal warnings, Netanyahu will skip Knesset pullout vote

The Israeli government overwhelmingly rejected Sunday a proposal, submitted by Agriculture Minister Yisrael Katz (Likud), calling for the delay of the disengagement plan until November 2005. Nineteen ministers voted against the appeal and only three Likud ministers supported it – Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Health Minister Danny Naveh, and Katz […]

31 May
3:10

400 Palestinian prisoners to be freed on Thursday

May 31, 2005 3:10 AM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Israel will free 400 Palestinian prisoners on Thursday, an Israeli defense ministry source said. The release will be carried out in cooperation between the defense ministry and the Israel Prison Service. Palestinian Authority sources have denied Israeli claims that the release was coordinated, saying it was an Israeli unilateral decision.   […]

28 May
12:14

Israeli Cabinet Okays release of 400 Palestinian prisoners

May 28, 2005 12:14 PM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Israeli cabinet approved Sunday the release of 400 Palestinian, representing the second dispatch of the 900 prisoners Israel promised to release during the February Sharm’s summit. Only three of the ministers opposed the release of prisoners, Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Health Minister Danny Naveh and Agriculture Minister Yisrael Katz. […]

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 […]

21 Mar
7:38

Sharon allows Likud MKs freedom to vote on budget

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon agreed to allow Likud MKs to vote their conscience on the 2005 state budget and on a bill mandating a referendum on the disengagement plan when those bills come before both the finance and constitution and law committees. Sharon’s decision followed the resignation of coalition […]

13 Mar
9:44

Mofaz: outposts will only be removed after pullout

Israeli defense minister Shaul Mofaz confirmed Saturday that unauthorized settlers’ outposts will not be removed until after the implementation of the disengagement plan. The evacuation of unauthorized settlements is an obligation, not a choice, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon told his cabinet on Sunday morning.  ‘The evacuation of unauthorized settlement […]

19 Feb
1:00

Netanyahu to vote against the Disengagement on Sunday

February 19, 2005 1:00 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The Israeli Minister of Finance, Benjamin Netanyahu has decided to vote against the disengagement plan in the government session that will be held on Sunday, Israeli media sources reported. {mosimage}Netanyahu’s decision is based on his objection to removing a statement in the decision which was included in the older version […]

15 Feb
5:57

Shinui considering supporting budget if allowed back to cabinet

February 15, 2005 5:57 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Shinui party signaled to Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon willingness to support the 2005 state budget in exchange to forming a secular Likud-Labor-Shinui government. {mosimage}With no progress achieved in coalition talks with ultra-orthodox Shas party, and with Likud rebels’ warnings to vote against the budget if Sharon does not […]

09 Feb
5:00

Against Sharon’s will, Shalom to lead campaign for referendum

February 9, 2005 5:00 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom said Tuesday he intends to lead the campaign for holding a referendum on disengagement; an idea that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon vehemently oppose. Shalom, who was not invited to Sharm Al-Sheikh summit, made the statements on the Israeli TV Channel 2 political talk show […]

08 Feb
4:47

Extreme-right faction fails to win seats in Likud secretariat

February 8, 2005 4:47 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Likud secretariat election ended with a major failure for the far-right Jewish Leadership faction, as Moshe Feiglin’sm the main candidate failed to win representation, Israel Radio reported on Tuesday. However, majority of the candidates recommended by Agriculture minister Yisrael Katz have won place in the secretariat, the most important governing […]

07 Feb
7:03

Worries in Likud of Right-Wing take over

February 7, 2005 7:03 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Some Likud ministers said they are concerned that right-wingers might take over the party, ahead of Monday’s elections for members of the Likud secretariat, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported on Monday. Minsiters Limor Livnat and Tzipi Livni, in a joint statement published on Sunday, voiced ‘concern about another step to accumulate […]

30 Nov
4:30

Sharon Aides, Shas Holding Talks Over State Budget

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

Representatives of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Shas party officials began negotiations over support for the annual budget on Tuesday afternoon in Jerusalem. MKs Eli Yishai headed Shas delegation, while Cabinet Secretary Yisrael Maimon headed Sharon’s team. Sharon Approached Labor on Joining Coalition 15:15 Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon […]

31 Oct
3:30

Cracks in Likud Rebel Camp

October 31, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Education Minister Limor Livnat is to meet with Sharon Sunday morning and is expected to withdraw her resignation ultimatum. Livnat together with Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took part in the ‘rebellion’ of Likud MKs prior to the Knesset vote on disengagement. Both issued a 14 day resignation ultimatum if […]

30 Oct
3:30

Sharon: `“As long as I am in power, Arafat will not be buried in Jerusalem’

October 30, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

The Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, said in the weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday that Israel will proceed with the Disengagement Plan despite Arafat’s health condition, and added; “As long as I am in power, Arafat will not be buried in Jerusalem”. The Israeli radio said that Sharon discussed during […]

27 Oct
3:30

U.S. Welcomes Knesset Approval of Pullout Plan

October 27, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The U.S. State Department on Tuesday praised the Knesset’s approval of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s unilateral disengagement plan and the removal of settlements from Gaza and four of the West Bank. Deputy spokesman of the State Department, Adam Ereli expressed the U.S. administration belief that this plan is a real […]

27 Oct
3:30

U.S. Welcomes Knesset Approval of Pullout Plan

October 27, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

The U.S. State Department on Tuesday praised the Knesset’s approval of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s unilateral disengagement plan and the removal of settlements from Gaza and four of the West Bank. Deputy spokesman of the State Department, Adam Ereli expressed the U.S. administration belief that this plan is a real […]

26 Oct
3:30

Sharon: ‘Won’t Give into Pressure or Threats’

October 26, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon reiterated his refusal to hold a national referendum on the disengagement plans despite threats by some of his key Likud ministers to quit the cabinet. Sharon said shortly after his disengagement plan won a resounding victory in a Knesset vote that he would not […]

25 Oct
3:30

Amidst Opponents’ Cries, Sharon Defends Disengagement as Strengthening Israel

October 25, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, opened the debate on his disengagement plan in the Knesset on Monday, saying that his plan would ‘strengthen Israel’. Sharon blamed Palestinian President, Yasser Arafat, for the crisis situation, claiming that Arafat converted a national struggle into a religious fundamentalist one. ‘Arafat chose the path […]

24 Oct
3:30

Israeli Cabinet Approve Settlers’ Compensation

October 24, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

During it’s Sunday weekly meeting, the Israeli cabinet approved by 13 to 6 vote the ‘compensation-evacuation law’ bill, which will compensate settlers evacuated under the disengagement plan. Likud ministers Yisrael Katz, Dan Naveh, Uzi Landau, Tzachi Hanegbi and Natan Sharansky, along with Zevulun Orlev of the National Religious Party voted […]

17 Aug
3:30

Likud Officials Seeking a Compromise Ahead of Convention

August 17, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Some Likud officials are seeking a compromise that allows delegates in the Likud convention to support Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, but setting conditions for a unity government with labor, Minister Tzachi Hanegbi said Tuesday. “We must concentrate our efforts now in finding common ground that would allow an agreed-upon resolution,” […]

08 May
3:30

Sharon: Must Find Ways to Carry Out Disengagement

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said that implementing the disengagementGhassan Andoni-IMEMC & Agencies, May 8, 2004 In a Friday condolence visit to Hatuel family in Ashkelon, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said that implementing the disengagement plan is important for the future of Israel. ‘We must find a way to implement […]

21 Apr
3:30

Sharon Advisors: Victory in Referendum not Guaranteed

disengagement will lead to the evacuation of all the settlements inIMEMC & Agencies, April 21, 2004 Israeli Agriculture Minister Yisrael Katz warned Tuesday that disengagement will lead to the evacuation of all the settlements in the northern West Bank. Katz was speaking to settlers in the West Bank settlement of […]

20 Apr
3:30

Shalom Supports Disengagement

that he supports Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s plan to unilaterallyIMEMC & Agencies, April 20, 2004 Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom announced Monday afternoon that he supports Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s plan to unilaterally disengage from the Palestinians. Shalom, who confirmed that evacuation from some settlements will strengthen others, announced his […]

19 Apr
3:30

Israeli FM Shalom Will Support Disengagement

that he will support Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s disengagementIMEMC Staff & Agencies, April 19, 2004 Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom announced on Monday afternoon that he will support Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s disengagement plan. Sharon met with Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom earlier Monday afternoon in an effort to convince him […]

18 Apr
3:30

Sharon Secured a Majority in The Cabinet Behind His Plan

will back Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s plan.IMEMC & Agencies, April 18, 2004 Israeli Education Minister Limor Livnat announced Sunday that she will back Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s plan. Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Agriculture Minister Yisrael Katz and Minister without Portfolio Uzi Landau on Sunday that he planned to support […]

07 Apr
3:30

Sha’ath Will Visit U.S. For Disengagement Talks

meet on April 21 with U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell and otherIMEMC & Agencies, April 7, 2004 Palestinian Foreign Minister Nabil Sha’ath said Wednesday he will meet on April 21 with U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell and other top U.S. officials in Washington to discuss Israel’s withdrawal from […]

22 Dec
4:30

A Plan Born Dead

both Palestinians and settlers. Settlers, wo stand on the fore frontGhassan Andoni-IMEMC-Analysis, December 22, 2003 Sharon, as he presented his “disengagment plan” trigered fears among both Palestinians and settlers. Settlers, wo stand on the fore front of the Greater Land of Israel camp, Likud hardliners, and relgous parties are seemingly […]

09 Jun
3:30

Addressing a stormy Likud convention on Sunday, Sharon: Most

“The people have spoken and brought us victory. They choseof the nation supports my peace efforts. Ghassan Andoni, IMEMC, June 9, 2003 “The people have spoken and brought us victory. They chose this path” Sharon told his party activists. Sharon told his party activists amid boos that at one point […]

05 Jun
4:16

The Regulation Draft Law – A Law to Legalize Theft

On Wednesday, the Knesset will discuss “the Regulation Draft Law” that is meant to legalize the illegal settlement construction on private Palestinian land. I find it hard to believe that such scandalous bill have been brought up as a serious draft law in the Israeli Parliament. It is even more […]

14 Apr
6:22

Israeli FM Could Face Fraud Charges

April 14, 2011 6:22 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Attorney-General, Yehuda Weinstein, informed Israel’s Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, that he is facing serious charges of money laundering, witness-tampering and fraud. Weinstein told Lieberman that he will be allowed to plead his case in person before the court decides whether to indict him or not. Such charges could force […]