9 Updates
Italy vows to stand by Palestinians
Photo Credit: Handout, Getty Images

Italy vows to stand by Palestinians

Jul 2 2013, 9:18pm CDT | by

Rome, July 3 (IANS/AKI) Italy would support the Palestinian people in their bid for statehood, President Enrico Letta has said.

Rome, July 3 (IANS/AKI) Italy would support the Palestinian people in their bid for statehood, President Enrico Letta has said. "I repeated to President (Mahmoud) Abbas a concept that I firmly...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

Italy vows to stand by Palestinians

Jul 2 2013, 9:18pm CDT | by

Rome, July 3 (IANS/AKI) Italy would support the Palestinian people in their bid for statehood, President Enrico Letta has said.

Rome, July 3 (IANS/AKI) Italy would support the Palestinian people in their bid for statehood, President Enrico Letta has said.

"I repeated to President (Mahmoud) Abbas a concept that I firmly believe in - that Italy will never abandon the Palestinian people," Letta said after a meeting with Abbas in the West Bank.

Letta also stressed the longstanding ties that bound Italy to the Palestinians.

"The historic ties between our peoples have existed for a very long time and they are relations I am happy to strengthen with this visit," he said.

Italy will hold bilateral talks for the first time in Ramallah later this year and has opened an office of Italy's foreign trade institute there, he said.

Letta said that during his meeting with Abbas, he stressed Italy's support for efforts being made by US Secretary of State John Kerry, Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu and Abbas to get the stalled peace talks moving.

"Italy is putting all its efforts into ensuring that the peace process goes in the right direction," Letta said.

He said he told Abbas that Italy and other European nations were "firmly convinced" that the two sides should not miss the latest chance to achieve peace.

"It really could be the last major opportunity," Letta said.

Abbas said Palestinians were eager to get back to the negotiating table as soon as possible and termed as "constructive" Kerry's recent diplomatic drive to achieve direct talks.

"We don't need a tent to meet Benjamin Netanyahu," Abbas said. "There is no reason why we can't meet in my home." he said, in reference to comments made by Netanyahu.

Netanyahu earlier said ahead of a meeting with Letta in Jerusalem: "I am ready to enter the peace tent with Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas and stay there until the white smoke rises."

Peace negotiations collapsed in 2010 in a dispute over Israel's construction of Jewish settlements on West Bank land the Palestinians want for a state.

--IANS/AKI

pm/

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
9

2 weeks ago

Sweden Becomes First European Union Nation to Recognize Palestinian Statehood

Oct 6 2014 1:36pm CDT | Source: Big Government

On Friday, Sweden -- a nation that took a stance of neutrality during World War II, which was defined by the Holocaust and resulted in the extermination of 6 million Jewish people -- said it recognized Palestinian statehood, making it the first major European country to do so. "A two-state solution requires mutual recognition and a will to peaceful co-existence. Sweden will therefore recognize the sta ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government
 

 
Update
8

2 weeks ago

The Israel Sermon Rabbis Should Dare to Deliver ...

Oct 2 2014 2:03pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

The New York Times on September 22, claims that rabbis have a hard time speaking to their congregants about Israel these days. Really? Is it that difficult to talk about Israel in the same multidimensional, sophisticated, loving yet critical way we talk about America? Here's one way to do it.... My friends, reports claim that, increasingly, rabbis fear talking about Israel to their congregations. Let me be clear: not this rabbi and not this c ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
7

2 weeks ago

Report: Kerry Planning New Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks Under Arab Auspices

Oct 2 2014 10:52am CDT | Source: Big Government

US Secretary of State John Kerry is reportedly seeking to hold new direct intensive talks between Israel and the Palestinians under the auspices of regional Arab nations. The Times of Israel, citing Israel’s Channel 10, reports that Kerry is calling for negotiations to last two months, and involve Arab countries such as Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Qatar. As part of the initiative, according to the rep ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government
 

 
Update
6

3 weeks ago

Liberal Group Channels Beyonce To Troll Netanyahu

Sep 29 2014 4:19pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- A new advocacy campaign is borrowing from Beyonce to push Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to support a two-state solution in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. J Street, an American advocacy group that promotes Middle East peace, has released a graphic depicting a cartoonish Netanyahu that reads, "If you like it then you should put a border on it." Netanyahu is shown in fron ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
5

3 weeks ago

How Hamas Can Claim Victory After Operation Protective Edge

Sep 25 2014 12:08pm CDT | Source: Big Government

Last month, following a 50-day war, Israel and the terrorist group Hamas reached a truce. Even though the Palestinians in Gaza claimed a death toll of over 2,100 people, nearly 500,000 displaced persons and rubble lining the streets where buildings used to be, Palestinians filled the streets of Gaza in celebration as Hamas leaders are declaring victory over Israel.  With so much death and destructio ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government
 

 
Update
3

6 weeks ago

Egypt Proposes Extending Gaza Strip Into Sinai, Establishing Palestinian State There; Abbas Rejects Proposal

Sep 8 2014 10:09am CDT | Source: Big Government

Egyptian President General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi recently proposed to Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas a plan to settle Palestinians in their own expanded state, including currently-Egyptian land in the Sinai.  According to the plan revealed by Israel’s Army Radio on Monday, Egypt would provide a 1,600 square kilometer area (625 square miles) adjacent to the Gaza Strip, an area that will make the Strip five times its size today, and approximately three times as large ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government
 

 
Update
2

7 weeks ago

A New U.S. Strategy for the Aftermath of the Gaza War

Sep 4 2014 7:37am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Israel and Hamas engaged in one of the longest wars in the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict this summer. The fundamental problem, which caused the war and all its destruction, is that Hamas is a terrorist organization whose charter calls for the destruction of Israel, and praises "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion," and claims among many other fiendish accusations that Jews started World Wars I and II. The Bush administration erred grievously in allowing Hamas to run c ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
1

7 weeks ago

What Makes Obama Angry

Sep 2 2014 8:35pm CDT | Source: Big Government

In response to Obama is the man who doesn't WANT to have a plan: Tuesday, British Prime Minister David Cameron strongly condemned ISIS, calling their latest atrocity - the beheading of journalist Steven Sotloff -   ‘an absolutely disgusting and despicable act’. He said he will chair a COBR meeting on the threat to a UK citizen tomorrow, and added: ‘My thoughts and prayers are with Mr Sotloff’s family and friends tonight as they ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Two people die in Pakistan bomb blast
Islamabad, Oct 23 (IANS) At least two people were killed and 12 others injured in an explosion that took place in Pakistan's Balochistan province Thursday, media reported.
 
 
Indian man reunited with family after 40 years
Dubai, Oct 23 (IANS) An Indian man, who had disappeared from his hometown in Kerala nearly 40 years ago, has been found by his family at a hospital in Dubai in the UAE, a newspaper report said.
 
 
Migrant workers in UAE exploited, abused: report
Manila, Oct 23 (IANS) Migrant domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are beaten, exploited and trapped in forced labour situations, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Thursday.
 
 
Mayor, wife behind attack on Mexican students
Mexico City, Oct 23 (IANS/EFE) The mayor of the southern Mexican city of Iguala and his wife were behind the Sep 26 attacks on teachers that left six people dead and 43 students missing, the Attorney General's office said.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Second MERS case reported in Qatar
Doha, Oct 23 (IANS) A 43-year-old man in Qatar has tested positive for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the second confirmed case of the deadly virus in 10 days, media reported Thursday. The patient had...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Two people die in Pakistan bomb blast
Islamabad, Oct 23 (IANS) At least two people were killed and 12 others injured in an explosion that took place in Pakistan's Balochistan province Thursday, media reported. The bomb was planted on a motorcycle, Dawn...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Trott extends contract with Warwickshire till 2017
London, Oct 23 (IANS) England batsman Jonathan Trott, whose mental issues led to his abrupt departure from last winter's Ashes tour, has confirmed his successful comeback to competitive cricket by signing a new three-...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Srikanth, Kashyap big movers in BWF rankings
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 23 (IANS) Indian men shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap jumped seven places each in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released Thursday while Olympic bronze medallist...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Alvin Stardust dead
London, Oct 23 (IANS) English singer Alvin Stardust died after a short illness. He was 72. Stardust's manager confirmed the news about his demise Thursday, reports mirror.co.uk. He was recently diagnosed with...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Indian man reunited with family after 40 years
Dubai, Oct 23 (IANS) An Indian man, who had disappeared from his hometown in Kerala nearly 40 years ago, has been found by his family at a hospital in Dubai in the UAE, a newspaper report said. Now in his 60s, Abdulla...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Srikanth, Kashyap, Saina rise in world rankings
Kala Lumpur, Oct 23 (IANS) Indian men shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap jumped seven places each in the latest released Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings Thursday while Olympic bronze medallist...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Flintoff signs for Big Bash side Brisbane Heat
Brisbane, Oct 23 (IANS) Former England captain and all-rounder Andrew Flintoff, who retired from international cricket in 2009, Wednesday confirmed that he will play for Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League (BBL) this...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
OPEC daily basket price falls again
Vienna, Oct 23 (IANS/WAM) The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) closed at $81.94 a barrel Wednesday compared to $82.09 Tuesday, the OPEC Secretariat said. The new OPEC...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Lopez to sign multi-million dollar deal?
Los Angeles, Oct 23 (IANS) Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez is reportedly in the final stages of securing a multi-million dollar deal to perform in Las Vegas. The 45-year-old is being offered $350,000 per show at The...
Read more on Celebrity Balla