Free Newsletters - Space News - Defense Alert - Environment Report - Energy Monitor
. Military Space News .




WAR REPORT
Hamas could oust Abbas from W.Bank: Netanyahu
by Staff Writers
Jerusalem (AFP) Jan 1, 2013


The militant Islamic Hamas could wrest the West Bank from the western-backed rule of Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, just as it did in the Gaza Strip in 2007, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday.

"Everyone knows that Hamas could take over the Palestinian Authority," a statement from Netanyahu's office quoted him as telling members of a Jewish bible study circle meeting at his Jerusalem residence.

"It could happen after an (Israeli-Palestinian peace) agreement, it could happen before an agreement, like it happened in Gaza," he said, three weeks before a general election in which he will seek to boost his support among religious-nationalist settlers and their backers.

"Therefore, as opposed to the voices that I have heard recently urging me to run forward, make concessions, withdraw, I think that the diplomatic process must be managed responsibly and sagaciously and not in undue haste," he added, an apparent retort to recent comments from dovish President Shimon Peres.

Peres on Sunday urged Israel to resume peace talks with the Palestinians, saying Abbas was a willing partner with whom an agreement could be reached.

"There is not much time left," Peres warned.

Talks between Israel and the Palestinians have been on hold since September 2010, with the Palestinians insisting on a settlement freeze before returning to the negotiating table and the Israelis insisting on no preconditions.

On Monday Peres, whose constitutional role is largely ceremonial and is supposed to put him outside the political debate, said there was no fundamental reason not to talk to Hamas if it were to renounce violence.

"There is nothing wrong with talking with Hamas, if you get an answer," Peres told local Christian leaders at a New Year's reception in Jerusalem.

Israel and much of the international community formally shun Hamas as a terror organisation.

The so-called Quartet of Middle East peacemakers -- the European Union, Russia, the United Nations and the United States -- demands that Hamas recognise Israel, renounce violence and pledge to honour existing Palestinian agreements with Israel if it wants to become a diplomatic player.

.


Related Links






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News





WAR REPORT
Protest against Iraq PM blocks highway to Syria, Jorda
Ramadi, Iraq (AFP) Dec 23, 2012
About 2,000 Iraqi protesters, demanding the ouster of premier Nuri al-Maliki, blocked on Sunday a highway in western Iraq leading to Syria and Jordan, an AFP correspondent reported. The protesters, including local officials, religious and tribal leaders, turned out in Ramadi, the capital of Sunni province of Anbar, to demonstrate against the arrest of nine guards of Finance Minister Rafa al- ... read more


WAR REPORT
NATO to deploy Patriots in Turkey over next few weeks

U.S. seeks double Israel missile funding

NATO chief denounces Iran's allegations on Patriots

Russia shuts down Azerbaijan radar station: Baku

WAR REPORT
Thatcher 'warned France to cut off Exocets in Falklands war'

Raytheon awarded $254.6 million for Tomahawk missile

NATO says Syria regime firing 'Scud-style missiles'

Raytheon awarded contract for SM-2 production

WAR REPORT
Japan mulls US spy drones for marine surveillance: report

Autonomous Landing Hazard Avoidance Technology

US drone strike kills four in Pakistan: officials

Japan security firm to offer private drone

WAR REPORT
China opens its version of GPS to public

Raytheon's US Navy satellite terminals reach Full Rate Production milestone

General Dynamics' 30,000th Combat Search and Rescue Radio Goes to Work for USAF

Europe launches major British military satellite

WAR REPORT
Fused Reality: Blending Reality and Simulation

Russia may soon draft new law on military service for women

Supacat opens Australian design facility

NGC Provides Attitude Heading Reference For Sikorsky's S-76D Helicopter

WAR REPORT
US military braces for sweeping budget cuts

Saudi mulls German tank deal: report

Arabian monarchies to set up joint military command

Russia to triple state defense order by 2015

WAR REPORT
New York Times says reporter forced to leave China

Japan's PM seeks security ties with Australia, India: report

Chinese say country still not 'world power': poll

Three China ships in waters around disputed islands: Japan

WAR REPORT
Britain to fund graphene research efforts

Synthetic and biological nanoparticles combined to produce new metamaterials

Nanocrystals Not Small Enough to Avoid Defects

Nature Materials Study: Boosting Heat Transfer With Nanoglue




The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement