Israel Musings January 11, 2013: Netanyahu opposes any peace deal framework dividing Jerusalem

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Netanyahu opposes any peace deal framework dividing Jerusalem

By Bonnie K. Goodman

According to a news report from Haaretz released early Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his senior cabinet ministers that he absolutely will not agree to dividing of Jerusalem in any framework for a peace agreement…READ MORE

Israel Musings January 11, 2013: Israeli leaders oppose Kerry’s framework proposals as he is set to return

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Israeli leaders oppose Kerry’s framework proposals as he is set to return

By Bonnie K. Goodman

United States Secretary of State John Kerry might have just left Israel and the Middle East region this past Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, but he is planning to return for the second time in a week on Monday, Jan. 13…READ MORE

Israel Musings January 11, 2013: Kerry’s 10th trip to Israel ends without peace framework agreement

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Kerry’s 10th trip to Israel ends without peace framework agreement

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Secretary of State John Kerry returned to Israel for his 10th visit to Israel since March 2013 and the first of 2014 on Jan. 1, 2014 determined on creating a peace agreement framework between Israel and the Palestinians. Despite whirlwind…READ MORE

Israel Political Brief September 10, 2013: Palestinian official: Kerry guaranteed 1967 lines for peace talks

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Palestinian official: Kerry guaranteed 1967 lines for peace talks

Source: JTA, 9-10-13

A senior Palestinian official said U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry “guaranteed in writing” that Israeli-Palestinian peace talks would start with the 1967 lines….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief September 8, 2013: EU sending diplomats to Israel to talk about new settlement guidelines

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EU sending diplomats to Israel to talk about new settlement guidelines

Source: JTA, 9-8-13

The European Union will send to Israel a diplomatic team to talk to Israeli officials about implementing the EU’s new settlement guidelines….READ MORE

Israel Musings September 3, 2013: Israeli-Palestinian peace talks continue this week in secrecy & little progress

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Israeli-Palestinian peace talks continue this week in secrecy & little progress

By Bonnie K. Goodman

On Sept. 1, 2013, Nabil Sha’ath, a senior Palestinian leader leaked to Israel Radio that Israel and the Palestinians met the evening before, Saturday Aug. 31, 2013 for the fifth peace talks meeting. The next day on Sept…

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Israel Musings August 13, 2013: Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with PM Benjamin Netanyahu about settlement building announcement

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Kerry speaks with Netanyahu about settlement building announcement

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Kerry speaks with Netanyahu about settlement building announcement

August 13, 2013
United States Secretary of State John Kerry spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Aug. 13, 2013 about Israel’s new construction plans in East Jerusalem and the West Bank settlements. Kerry announced this peace talks development during…READ MORE

Israel Musings August 9, 2013: Israel decides to refuse any EU agreements with settlement guidelines

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Israel decides to refuse any EU agreements with settlement guidelines

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Israel decided on August 8, 2013 that it will boycott any agreement with the European Union (EU) unless they drop major stipulations of the guidelines they published last month which cuts off funding and projects to any area beyond Israel….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief July 18, 2013: Full text of the European Union’s guidelines for Israel’s settlements and areas beyond the 1967 borders

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Full text of the European Union’s settlement guidelines

New directives prohibit Israeli companies located beyond the 1967 lines from receiving prizes, grants, or financing

Source: Times of Israel, 7-18-13

The Times of Israel has obtained a copy of the new European Union directive concerning EU funding for entities established beyond the 1967 border lines including the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights.

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