Tag Archives: Diplomacy

Howto lie yourself into a scholarship – Hasbara Style!

Aug 15, 2013 | by @occpal While one must never lie on an application form,  Israel is now luring students with grants for it’s renewed hasbara (propaganda) campaign. Again. Instantly pops up the question…..: What the heck happened to the 1.6 Million USD they pumped in in 2011 to create the new media warriors??? Who […]

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Denmark, Finland to upgrade Palestinian diplomatic status

Maan News Agency | April 4, 2013 COPENHAGEN (AFP) — Denmark and Finland plan to upgrade the status of their respective Palestinian representative offices in Copenhagen and Helsinki to that of an embassy, the Danish foreign ministry said Saturday. “It is with satisfaction that we announce our joint intention to work with the Palestinians to […]

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#Potus2Palestine | Mustafa Barghouti: Palestinians are unenthusiastic about passive US President Obama‘s visit

19 March 2013 | IOA Mustafa Barghouthi at an Obama-visit press conference – 19 March 2013 (Image: Lazar Simenov) By Palestine Monitor – 19 March 2013 http://palestinemonitor.org/details.php?id=3si3dla3192ystwsc0iee At a press conference held today at the Palestinian Medical Relief Society in Al-Bireh, secretary general of the Palestinian National Initiative Dr Mustafa Barghouti stated two factors about […]

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Rizqa: All preparations in place to receive Sheikh Hamad Al Thani

[ PIC 22/10/2012 – 10:07 AM ] GAZA, (PIC)– Political advisor to the Palestinian premier Yousuf Rizqa said all preparations have been made to receive Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani and his delegation in the Gaza Strip. Rizqa told the Palestinian information center (PIC) that this visit would signal the need […]

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Spiegel: Israel’s deployment of nuclear missiles on subs from Germany

5 June 2012 | Israeli Occupation Archives Made in Germany: Israeli Dolphin-Class nuclear-weapon capable submarine Spiegel International – 4 June 2012 http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/israel-deploys-nuclear-weapons-on-german-built-submarines-a-836784.html The Spiegel’s special report on Israel’s German-made nuclear-capable Dolphin class submarines: Many have wondered for years about the exact capabilities of the submarines Germany exports to Israel. Now, experts in Germany and Israel […]

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The American ambassador’s Twitter diplomacy

Wednesday, August 10 2011| Noam Sheizaf | +972 Magazine The new American ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro, has a Twitter account. What does he tweet? For example, a message on his visit to a missile battery (in both Hebrew and English). @AmbShapiro And here is the video of my visit to see the Iron Dome […]

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Diplomacy Goes for Nought with Israelis

The situation is beyond absurdity. (Tamar Fleishman) By Stuart Reigeluth The Palestinians have been standing in line for decades, waiting to join the global family of nations, waiting for international recognition, waiting most of all for the superpower seal of approval. There is a historic irony in South Sudan skipping the line and becoming the […]

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Francis A. Boyle: Could Obama veto Palestine’s application to the United Nations?

  9 June 2011  –  — Israeli Occupation Archive By Francis A. Boyle, Information Clearing House – 8 June 2011 On November 15, 1988 the Palestine National Council (P.N.C.) meeting in Algiers proclaimed the Palestinian Declaration of Independence that created the independent state of Palestine. Today the State of Palestine is bilaterally recognized de jure […]

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Israel threatens unilateral steps if UN recognizes Palestinian state

29 March 2011 European diplomats have confirmed that such a message was conveyed several days ago. One diplomat said his country did not receive a serious response when asked what unilateral steps Israel might take. Another diplomat … said in light of the current deadlock in negotiations, international recognition of Palestinian statehood appeared unavoidable in […]

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EU’s ‘Magic Wand’ Diplomacy in Palestine

15:15 02/17/2011 .. There is only the Israel problem. By Stuart Littlewood – London ‘The Government are a friend to both Israelis and Palestinians,’ UK foreign secretary William Hague, a dedicated Israel fan, told Parliament this week. “We are calling for both sides to show the visionary boldness to return to talks and make genuine […]

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IOA: Netanyahu, Barak; Barak, Netanyahu – the more things change, the more they stay the same

17 January 2011 IOA Editor – 17 Jan 2011 As we said on these pages a few days ago, History doesn’t repeat itself, it simply continues… In the final analysis, whether  Barak stays in the Netanyahu government as the head of Labor, or as the head of a newly-created “Independent” section, or altogether retires from […]

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