Monthly Archives: June 2010

When Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Arrive, Turks Play Nice

JERUSALEM - Despite reports of daily anti-Semitic rhetoric from the Turkish government, cancelled Turkish-Israeli sporting games, and the cancellation of thousands of summer vacations to Turkey by Israeli tourists, the Turkish attitude toward the...

What’s Really Happening in Gaza; What’s Really Not Happening in the West Bank

http://www.gloria-center.org/blog/2010/06/bit-more-on-gaza-strip-diplomacy Elsewhere, I have explained in great detail the changes in Israeli policy as well as the implications of Western policy in the Gaza Strip: economic normalization meaning also normalization of the existence of a...

Open Letter from Mayor of Jerusalem to UN Sec’y Gen’l

June 24, 2010 Mr. Ban Ki-moon Secretary-General United Nations New York, NY 10017 USA Dear Secretary-General, I, as the Mayor of Jerusalem, am committed to improving the quality of life of all residents of Jerusalem and decided from the moment I...

Plenty of blame to go around in Gaza

When Israel boarded another ship bound for Gaza last weekend and escorted it to an Israeli port without incident, it demonstrated to me that both sides, Israel and the activists, hold blame for the...

CANADA AND UNWRA: THE FALLOUT – WHAT HAS THE PALESTINIAN AND JORDANIAN...

Vic Toews, currently Canada’s Minister of Public Security visiting Jordan in January 2010. All photos courtesy of Minister Toews. Minister Toews visiting Jordan, January 2010. Minister Toews visiting Jordan, January 2010. Minister Toews meeting in Ramallah with...

Israel Appoints Commission Of Investigation

JERUSALEM - Israel has appointed a commission to investigate the events of the May 31 Turkish flotilla: Maj. Gen. (res.) Amos Horev, a former officer of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) General Staff and...

Gaza Regime Has 5,000 Missiles In Place

JERUSALEM - Israel Security Agency director Yuval Diskin said Hamas as well as the Islamic Jihad have deployed 5,000 missiles and rockets in Gaza. Mr. Diskin said the weapons have a range of up to...

Turkey: “All-Inclusive Boycott Of Israel”

JERUSALEM - The relationship between Israel and its long-standing friend in the region, which has deteriorated consistently over the past several months, has now reached a new low. The Turkish ambassador to Israel, who was...

Israel Gathers Intelligence On Terror In Turkey

JERUSALEM - The Israel Defense Force (IDF) Intelligence Branch has decided to step up activity focusing on the IHH, the organization that led the recent flotilla of ships from Turkey on May 30. Israeli security...