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Lid geworden op: za 21 aug 2010, 16:08

vr 20 mei 2011, 18:06

Als het aan Barack Obama ligt dan moet Israël oprecht hard aan de bak om de vrede te bevorderen in het Midden-Oosten. Gisteren liet Obama tijdens zijn toespraak duidelijk merken dat Israël zal moeten conformeren aan de eisen van de Palestijnen en de rest van de wereld, om zo actief een bijdrage te leveren aan het vredesproces in het Midden-Oosten. Heeft Obama hiermee de situatie op scherp gezet in het Midden-Oosten?? Ontstaan hierdoor straks de Verenigde Arabische Staten? Een machtig pact in het Midden-Oosten dat voor een stabiele regio zal zorgen op politiek en economisch vlak??



Op Nu.nl staat een artikel dat mijns inziens nogal mild is ten aanzien van de uitspraken die Obama gisteren deed... Leest U even mee??

WASHINGTON - De Amerikaanse president Barack Obama heeft donderdag in een tv-toespraak gezegd dat de Israëlische regering ''dappere maatregelen'' dient te nemen om het vredesproces in het Midden-Oosten weer op gang te krijgen.



De Palestijnen dienen het bestaansrecht van Israël te erkennen en geweld tegen dat land af te zweren.

Dat zei de Amerikaanse president Barack Obama tijdens zijn rede in het ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken in Washington. Er moet volgens Obama een oplossing komen voor het conflict tussen Israël en de Palestijnen, gebaseerd op de grenzen van 1967.

Volgens Obama heeft het voor de Palestijnen geen zin om bij de Verenigde Naties te streven naar erkenning van een Palestijnse staat.

De komende dagen zal blijken of Obama's betoog in goede aarde valt. De Israëlische premier Benjamin Netanyahu brengt een bezoek aan de Verenigde Staten en vrijdag staat een ontmoeting gepland met Obama. Dinsdag geeft Netanyahu een toespraak in het Huis van Afgevaardigden.

Eerste reacties

De eerste reacties op Obama's rede gaven donderdag weinig aanleiding voor optimisme over het vredesproces. Netanyahu liet in een verklaring weten niets te voelen voor de door Obama voorgestelde terugkeer naar de grenzen van voor de zesdaagse oorlog in 1967 als basis voor een vredesakkoord.

Obama zei overigens dat er grond zal moeten worden geruild tussen Israël en de Palestijnen. De strengislamitische Palestijnse beweging Hamas, die de baas is in de Gazastrook, liet weten ''concrete stappen'' te willen van Obama, en ''geen slogans''. De Palestijnse president Mahmoud Abbas verwelkomde het betoog van Obama.

Hamas

Hamas, de strengislamitische Palestijnse beweging die de baas is in de Gazastrook, reageerde ook negatief op de toespraak van Obama. Hamas wil ''concrete stappen, geen slogans'' van de Amerikaanse president.

Arabische wereld

Obama ging in zijn toespraak uitvoerig in op de recente omwentelingen en het geweld in de Arabische wereld. Hij zegde onder meer steun toe aan Egypte en Tunesië, landen waarvan de dictators in de afgelopen maanden werden verdreven tijdens volksopstanden.

Beide landen kunnen rekenen op financiële hulp uit Washington als ze doorgaan met democratische hervormingen.

Obama sloot niet uit dat meer autoritaire leiders in de regio tot aftreden worden gedwongen. Hij zei dat de universele rechten van de mens de ''topprioriteit'' zijn in het buitenlandbeleid van de VS. Obama noemde onder meer het recht op vrijheid van meningsuiting, religie en gelijke behandeling van mannen en vrouwen.

Syrië

Over de situatie in Syrië zei Obama dat het bewind in dat land heeft gekozen voor het vermoorden van mensen die het beschouwt als tegenstanders.

De autoritaire president Bashar al-Assad moet volgens Obama zijn koers wijzigen en meewerken aan het omvormen van de dictatuur tot een democratie. ''Hij kan leiding geven aan die verandering, of hij moet wegwezen'', aldus Obama.

Demonstreren

Syrische burgers gingen in de afgelopen weken massaal de straat op om te demonstreren tegen de dictatuur in hun land.

Het veiligheidsapparaat van Assad trad keihard op tegen vreedzame betogers. Volgens de VN werden tot nu toe tussen de 700 en 850 mensen vermoord door het regime van Assad.

Kaddafi

Obama kritiseerde in zijn rede ook de Libische dictator Muammar Kaddafi, die met grof geweld probeert te voorkomen dat hij wordt verdreven.

En Obama uitte kritiek op het bewind in Bahrein, een bondgenoot van de Verenigde Staten, dat recentelijk keihard optrad tegen betogers die meer democratie eisten. Bahrein biedt onderdak aan een belangrijke Amerikaanse marinebasis.

Tja, dat zijn nogal wat eisen die Obama daar stelt... Persoonlijk ben ik dan ook erg benieuwd naar hoe de ontmoeting tussen Barack Obama en Benjamin Netanyahu zal verlopen... Zal dit de verhoudingen tussen Israël en de 'nieuwe wereld' op scherp zetten??

Tja... Roept U maar...
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zoiets als kijk die obomba het voor ons Palestijnen (moslims) opnemen laten we maar geen zelf-plofkabouters die kant op sturen.
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za 21 mei 2011, 03:37

Netanyahu to Obama: No return to 1967 lines

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Washington (CNN) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday firmly rejected President Barack Obama's call for an approximate return to the borders that existed before the 1967 Middle East war, telling the U.S. leader that such a move is impossible in light of current security concerns and demographic realities.

The two leaders pledged to work together, however, in the pursuit of a comprehensive Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement.

"Israel wants peace. I want peace," Netanyahu said while meeting with Obama at the White House. But "peace based on illusions" will eventually fail, he warned.

This is a "moment of opportunity," Obama said. "Obviously there are some differences between us on precise formulations and language, but that's going to happen between friends."

Israel's security remains a "paramount" consideration for the United States, Obama added.

Both men stressed that the presence of the militant group Hamas in a Palestinian government would be extremely problematic for future peace talks. The United States and Israel consider Hamas a terrorist group.

Obama's call Thursday for an approximate return to the 1967 borders, which made official a long-held but rarely stated U.S. position, has increased tension between the two longstanding allies at a moment of turbulent change in the Arab world.

Israel seized the West Bank, Gaza, Golan Heights and Sinai Peninsula during the 1967 war. The Sinai has since been returned to Egypt. Israel annexed the Golan Heights in 1981, a move not recognized by the international community and condemned by Syria, which still claims the land.

Hamas now controls Gaza, while the more moderate Palestinian group Fatah administers the West Bank, site of a growing number of Israeli settlements. Ultimately, the Palestinians are aiming to unite Gaza and the West Bank under the authority of a new state.

The Israeli government has repeatedly said, among other things, that peace talks with the Palestinians cannot seriously proceed without firmer security guarantees and a clear recognition of the Jewish state's right to exist.

Regardless, Obama said Thursday that the borders of Israel and a Palestinian state "should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps, so that secure and recognized borders are established for both states."

Obama's position largely agreed with the Palestinian negotiating stance on border issues in the staggering peace process, now stalled by disputes over Israeli settlements in the West Bank and the role of Hamas in the Palestinian leadership.

At the same time, Obama reiterated unwavering U.S. support for Israel's security Thursday, and he endorsed certain negotiating positions of Netanyahu's government, including an incremental handover of security responsibilities by Israel when conditions on the ground allow it.

He also said a future Palestinian state would have to remain "nonmilitarized."

Obama sought to undercut momentum for a declaration of Palestinian statehood at the United Nations in September, warning that "symbolic actions to isolate Israel (at the U.N.) won't create an independent state."

The president said he recognizes that two "wrenching and emotional issues" remain unresolved: the future status of Jerusalem, which is claimed by both sides, and the fate of Palestinian refugees who claim Israel as their homeland.

Netanyahu, considered hawkish on security matters, reacted coolly to the president's speech. He has argued that the 1967 borders are now "indefensible" for Israel, and noted that major population centers are located beyond those lines.

Hamas also rejected the terms outlined in the speech, calling them "empty of concrete significance."

Israel, meanwhile, announced the approval Thursday of new projects to build 1,500 housing units in Har Homa and Pisgat Zeev, which are outside the 1967 borders. Roye Lackmanovich, an Interior Ministry spokesman, said the projects had previously received initial approval.

Israeli officials said before Friday's meeting that Netanyahu intended to use the occasion not only to stress his opposition to a restoration of the 1967 lines, but also to seek specifics on the type of security guarantees envisioned by the president, including the assertion that a Palestinian state would remain nonmilitarized.

Netanyahu also wanted Obama to clarify his stance on both Hamas and the so-called "right of return" for Palestinian families who left Israel after the state's founding in 1948. Israel has repeatedly warned that it cannot allow those families to return without sacrificing its identity as a Jewish state.

Netanyahu made clear after Friday's meeting that the families of the 1948 refugees cannot settle within Israel's borders.

While Netanyahu and other conservative members of the Israeli government have been critical of Obama in the wake of Thursday's speech, the president also has defenders within the Knesset, Israel's parliament.

Tzipi Livni, an opposition leader and former foreign minister, applauded Obama's call for a two-state solution.

"An American president that supports a two-state solution represents the Israeli interest and is not anti-Israeli," Livni said. "President Obama's call to start negotiations represents Israel's interests."

Also, the group known as the Middle East Quartet -- which includes the United Nations, Russia, the European Union and the United States -- issued a statement Friday offering its "strong support" for Obama's "vision of Israeli-Palestinian peace."

The White House has been heavily focused on Middle East issues this week. Obama met with Jordan's King Abdullah II on Tuesday and will address the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, an influential pro-Israel lobbying group, on Sunday.


Bron: http://edition.cnn.com/2011/POLITICS/05 ... tml?hpt=T2
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za 21 mei 2011, 18:12

Wij ook, ik zie het allemaal liever niet naar de Phillisteinen gaan.. The name "Palestine" is the cognate of an ancient word meaning "Philistines" or "Land of the Philistines".[7][8

Het is eigenlijk net zo kansloos als namecalling..
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Lebanon fires on Israeli warplanes: security official

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JERUSALEM — Lebanon's military fired anti-aircraft artillery at Israeli warplanes that were flying over Lebanon, a senior Israeli security official said on Tuesday.

"Our aircraft have been targeted by the Lebanese anti-aircraft guns while flying over southern Lebanon, and there was no damage," the official who requested the anonymity told AFP.

A military spokesperson neither confirmed nor denied the report.

Lebanon issues almost daily reports of Israeli violations of its air space, but its military rarely opens fire unless the planes fly within range of its guns.

The overflights violate UN Security Council Resolution 1701, which ended a devastating 2006 war between Israel and Lebanon's Shiite Hezbollah militia, but Israel argues they are needed to monitor arms smuggling.

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IDF on high alert as Palestinians prepare for Naksa Day

Palestinians in Lebanon cancel march to border following Hezbollah pressure; IDF chief orders Northern Command to augment means of crowd control intended to avoid casualties if border breached; IDF sources say West Bank incidences unlikely.

The Israel Defense Forces Northern Command is on high alert this morning ahead of a possible attempt by thousands of Palestinian refugees from the Damascus area to storm the border of the Golan Heights as a way of marking Naksa Day, the anniversary of the beginning of the Six-Day War.

The IDF Central Command and Southern Command also declared a high alert in case of an outbreak in violence near the West Bank and the Gaza Strip respectively, although the northern border seems the most likely area for clashes.

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Security - 3 Israeli war planes violate south air space

NNA - 2/6//2011 - The guidance directorate of the Lebanese army issued the following:

On Wednesday at 6:10 and 20:50, an Israeli reconnaissance war plane violated the Lebanese air space over Naqora Village and executed circular maneuvers over the south region.

Also on the same date at 21:45, a similar plane violated the Lebanese air space and executed circular maneuvers over Damour and Naqora, then left the air space on Thursday at 5:55 towards the occupied territories.

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Diplomats hint of impending Israeli war

Western diplomats are talking about the possibility of a large-scale Israeli war against Lebanon in the coming months, saying that Israel had finalized military, logistic and intelligence preparations for such an aggression.

These diplomats add that the political crisis in Lebanon could be exploited by some influential regional forces to achieve their own ends, highlighting the decline of Syria’s role in Lebanon due to the anti-regime protests which have been sweeping Syria since mid-March.
This recalls the saying, “Lebanon’s security is Syria’s security,” and there is increasing talk that Lebanon and Syria could be witness to events that recreate the image of the Middle East based on new rules set by the major world powers.

Amid this gloom, a European diplomat, who is closely following developments in the Arab region including the Syria regime’s crackdown on the opposition, which received additional support during their conference in Antalya last week, said that the reforms promised by Syrian President Bashar Assad remain only in the realm of possibilities, without serious attempts at their implementation.

According to the diplomat, these promised reforms are considered strategic maneuvers by the Syrian regime in the eyes of the international community, which is calling for the serious implementation of reform and for an end to the regime’s brutal crackdown against protesters across Syria.

“Assad has good intentions and is ready to serve his people who love and respect him, but his problem lies in his lack of initiative, which might be due to his entourage’s desire to clamp down on all the dissidents of the brutal regime with an iron fist” the diplomat said, summarizing his view on the matter.

The diplomat then described three conditions set by Western states, mainly European ones, that the Syrian regime must meet in order to resume dialogue and open the door for political and economic cooperation, if Western states are not embark on a military intervention, which could jeopardize the stability of the entire region.

The first condition is to implement a comprehensive reform policy, which should include granting the people all freedoms, permitting opposition parties to operate politically, and allowing room for the transition of power through free elections, monitored by a specialized European mission, whose winners would be subject to the term limits set by the Syrian constitution.

The reforms should also include the effective and not only symbolic repeal of the state’s emergency law, as the heavy-handed pursuit of protesters in some Syrian cities suggests that the regime has become imprisoned by its fear of future internal and external developments.

The second condition is a gradual distancing of Syria from the Islamic Republic of Iran, which has benefited from its alliance with Syria to support resistance movements in Lebanon, Palestine, and even Iraq.

The condition also demands that Syria ceases supplying these movements, Hezbollah and Hamas in particular, with money and arms and pushes it to become involved in the peace project desired by the West, whose goal is a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine based on 1967 borders.

As for the third condition, it calls for Syria to contribute to resolving the Lebanese Cabinet crisis by instructing its allies to retreat from their hard-line positions and prohibitive conditions, even if it means returning to Saudi-Syrian negotiations, which have proven capable of helping rival political parties reach agreements when the two states wished it.

The Syrian leadership has begun to realize the magnitude of the growing international pressures against it, the diplomat said.

He added, quoting Lebanese and Arab observers who visited the Syrian capital in the last few weeks, that some officers are protesting before the leadership against the repressive methods being used in the regime’s crackdown and are refusing to obey the orders of political and military officials on the pretext that they have family members participating in the uprising.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on June 06, 2011, on page 2.

Read more: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Politi ... z1OX8h7LTa
(The Daily Star :: Lebanon News :: http://www.dailystar.com.lb)


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di 07 jun 2011, 12:26

Allemaal de bak in. Wodans avatar eerste facepalm ooit?
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Egypt detains Israel 'officer' for spying

EGYPTIAN authorities have arrested an alleged Israeli officer working for the Mossad intelligence agency on charges of spying, the official MENA news agency reported yesterday.

The Supreme State Security prosecutor ordered the man's detention for 15 days pending investigations into alleged "spying on Egypt with the aim of damaging its economic and political interests", MENA said.

Egyptian state television said the "Mossad officer", an Israeli national, had arrived in Egypt shortly after the start of the January 25 uprising that toppled president Hosni Mubarak, seeking to "incite chaos and sectarian strife".

Egypt's intelligence services had suspected the man "who was posing as a foreign correspondent" covering anti-regime protests in Cairo's Tahrir Square of spying and monitored his movements and phone calls before his arrest, MENA said.

Israel's foreign ministry said it was unaware of any reports of Israeli citizens being detained in Egypt.

Israeli commentators said reports that an Israeli citizen had been arrested for spying for the Mossad in Cairo seemed strange.

"I can't imagine that there will be any Israeli reactions, but anyone who knows even a little bit about these things knows that you don't have an Israeli with an Israeli passport sitting in a foreign capital collecting things," said Channel 2 news analyst Ehud Yaari.

Last year, Egypt - which signed a 1979 peace treaty with Israel - said the confessions of an Egyptian accused of spying for Israel had led to three espionage cells being dismantled in Lebanon and Syria.

Bron: http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/eg ... 6074082688

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Zo hypocriet zijn ze dus.
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