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Israeli PM, Cabinet Discuss Military Options on Turkey

Posted September 9th, 2011 at 3:21 pm (UTC-5)
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Israel says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Cabinet have discussed “various theoretical options” in the event of a military escalation with Turkey. A statement from Mr. Netanyahu’s office Friday said such a decision will be made if and when necessary. The remarks come a day after Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey’s […]

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Erdogan: Turkish Warships Will Escort Aid Vessels to Gaza

Posted September 9th, 2011 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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Turkey says warships will accompany any of its vessels carrying humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip to protect them from Israeli interference. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told al-Jazeera television Thursday that Turkey will continue its attempts to deliver aid to Gaza, but will not allow a repeat of last year’s Israeli raid on the […]

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Erdogan: Turkish Warships Will Escort Aid Vessels to Gaza

Posted September 9th, 2011 at 3:00 am (UTC-5)
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Turkey says warships will accompany any of its vessels carrying humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip to protect them from Israeli interference. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told al-Jazeera television Thursday that Turkey will continue its attempts to deliver aid to Gaza, but will not allow a repeat of last year’s Israeli raid on the […]

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UN Secretary General: Palestinian Statehood “Long Overdue”

Posted September 9th, 2011 at 12:35 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S., Britain, France, China and Russia are permanent members of the Council with veto privileges. The talks between Israel and the Palestinians stalled a year ago after expiration of an Israeli moratorium on settlement construction in the West Bank. Palestinians oppose Israeli construction on land that they want as part of a future state.

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Erdogan: Turkish Warships Will Escort Aid Vessels to Gaza

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 9:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkey says it will monitor international waters in the Mediterranean Sea and send warships to escort its vessels carrying humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip, protecting them from Israeli attack. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told al-Jazeera television Thursday that his country will not allow a repetition of last year’s deadly Israeli raid on the […]

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Palestinians March for Statehood Recognition

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Palestinians have launched a series of public relations efforts for their bid to join the United Nations as a full member state, a day after U.S. envoys tried to persuade them to drop the bid. About 100 Palestinian officials and activists marched Thursday to the U.N. office in Ramallah, where they presented a letter stating […]

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Turkish Ruling Party: Ankara Has Not Burned All Bridges With Israel

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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A Turkish ruling party official says Ankara has not eliminated all options with Israel despite imposing sanctions on the Jewish state for refusing to apologize for a deadly raid on a Turkish vessel last year. Justice and Development (AK) Party deputy chairman Huseyin Celik said Thursday the Turkish embassy in Israel and the Israeli embassy […]

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Palestinians March for Statehood Recognition

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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Palestinians have launched a series of public relations efforts for their bid to join the United Nations as a full member state, a day after American envoys tried to persuade them to drop the bid. About 100 Palestinian officials and activists marched Thursday to the U.N. office in Ramallah, where they presented a letter stating […]

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Israel Says Dispute with Turkey Will Pass

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 4:11 am (UTC-5)
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Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak says Turkey and Israel will not become enemies, and that the dispute between the two countries over the Israeli raid on a Turkish aid flotilla last year will pass. His comments Thursday on Israeli radio came after Turkey said it is suspending military trade and cooperation with Israel and increasing […]

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US, Palestinian Talks End With No Change on Statehood Issue

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Talks between Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and U.S. envoys have ended with no apparent shift in a Palestinian plan to seek statehood recognition in the United Nations this month. The French news agency quotes an aide to Mr. Abbas as saying differences between the two sides remained “wide” on Wednesday, following talks in the West […]

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