Rassegna Stampa Elezioni Israeliane 2009

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President Obama tells Israel: stop expanding settlements

Posted by claudiacampli su 19 maggio, 2009

Times online

Tom Baldwin in Washington

 President Obama yesterday embarked on his most daunting diplomatic challenge yet by telling Israel to take “difficult steps” towards peace, allow a Palestinian state and halt settlement expansion on occupied land. His talks with Binyamin Netanyahu, Israel’s hardline Prime Minister, marked the start of an intensive focus on the Middle East. Mr Obama hopes to re-start a peace process that has stalled under a succession of US presidents. Leggi il seguito di questo post »

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Binyamin Netanyahu’s delicate balancing act with Barack Obama

Posted by claudiacampli su 16 maggio, 2009


James Hider

When Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, lands in Washington tomorrow he will have to attempt a delicate and complicated balancing act. His performance when he meets President Obama on Monday will have a profound effect on the Middle East for years to come. Leggi il seguito di questo post »

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Leon Panetta’s mission to stop Israel bombing Iranian nuclear plant

Posted by claudiacampli su 14 maggio, 2009


James Hider in Jerusalem

America’s spy chief was sent on a secret mission to Israel to warn its leaders not to launch a surprise attack on Iran without notifying the US Administration. Leggi il seguito di questo post »

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Palestinian Rivals to Try Once More for an Accord

Posted by claudiacampli su 28 aprile, 2009



Published: April 28, 2009

CAIRO — The rival Palestinian groups Fatah and Hamas ended a fourth round of reconciliation talks here on Tuesday without success, but agreed to convene one more time to try to reach an accord.

Egypt, which has been mediating the talks, set May 15 as the new deadline for reaching an agreement, according to Moussa Abu Marzouk, a senior Hamas leader based in Damascus who participated in the meetings. Leggi il seguito di questo post »

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Report: Hizbullah planned 3 simultaneous attacks in Sinai

Posted by claudiacampli su 14 aprile, 2009

Ynet news

Egyptian daily al-Ahram publishes parts of terror cell head Sami Shihab’s investigation in which he reveals organization’s plans to attack Israeli, local targets in Sinai in response to assassination of Hizbullah operative Imad Mughniyah
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Egypt Accuses Hezbollah of Plotting Attacks and Arms Smuggling to Gaza

Posted by claudiacampli su 14 aprile, 2009



CAIRO — Egypt released new details on Monday of what it said was a Hezbollah plot to smuggle weapons into the Gaza Strip, to attack Israeli tourist sites in the Sinai Peninsula and to fire on ships in the Suez Canal. Leggi il seguito di questo post »

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ANALYSIS / Israel is profiting from Egypt-Hezbollah quarrel

Posted by alicemarziali su 12 aprile, 2009

By Amos Harel and Avi Issacharoff, Haaretz COrrespondents


In what was apparently one of Hezbollah Secretary-General Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah’s most important speeches since taking office in 1992, on Friday he admitted for the first time in the organization’s history that it was operating on Egyptian soil. Nasrallah mentioned the swearing-in of Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet, but it was clear that, in the context of Friday’s speech, the real enemy was the Egyptian regime.

Nasrallah did not try to contradict Egyptian reports about the uncovering of Hezbollah’s network in Egypt: “We do not deny it and we do not apologize.” He claimed only that the reports were inaccurate – there were “only” 10 Hezbollah operatives in Egypt, not 50, as Cairo had stated. Hezbollah was merely trying to provide logistical assistance to the Palestinians besieged in the Gaza Strip, Nasrallah said. But he did not make do with a partial confession of the facts. He excoriated the Egyptian regime for failing to act to lift the siege on Gaza and accused it of collaboration with Israel and the United States.

Nasrallah’s first reference to the dramatic reports from Cairo, on Thursday, also launched a wave of criticism from the Egyptian opposition, which mocked the regime of President Hosni Mubarak for making Hezbollah the main enemy, instead of focusing on the injustices perpetrated by Israel.
Nasrallah’s address once again highlights his willingness to gamble, to the point of direct conflict between his organization and the country until recently considered the leader of the Arab world. Nasrallah has been insulting Mubarak since the 2006 Second Lebanon War, when Hezbollah found out that Cairo was pressuring the Olmert government to continue its military attack on Hezbollah.

The Egyptian response, for now, is somewhat hesitant, despite the firm steps it has taken on the ground. The most senior official to mention the affair as of last night has been a representative of the general prosecution in Cairo. So far, only anonymous officials have been quoted, warning that Mubarak would not allow Hezbollah to turn his country into a second Lebanon. Weekend editorials in the Egyptian press called Nasrallah an “Iranian agent.” In terms of practical steps, the past two days have seen reports of the uncovering of a rocket factory in Egyptian Rafah, the arrest of smugglers on the Israeli border and the capture of a man attempting to smuggle $2 million to Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

The conflict between Egypt and Iran and Hezbollah might also impact the upcoming elections in Lebanon. It is unlikely all voters will be happy about the affair, which highlights Iran’s control over Hezbollah and creates tension between Beirut and Cairo.

Israel, which can regard the events with some satisfaction, is keeping a low profile. Hezbollah’s penetration into Egypt, now facing a close race for Mubarak’s successor, leaves no doubt as to Iran’s intentions. This may result in increased security coordination between Israel and Egypt against arms smuggling into the Strip, and will apparently also dictate Cairo’s continued cool stance toward Gaza.


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For Egypt, Promise of 1979 Peace Still Unfulfilled

Posted by gaetanoditommaso su 5 aprile, 2009

CAIRO — In the past week, Egypt marked the historic 30-year anniversary of its peace treaty with Israel without any public celebration and only the barest public mention.

It is not surprising, really, that there was no cheering here. The timing could hardly have been worse, with memories still fresh of the Israeli offensive in Gaza.

But mention of the anniversary also served as a reminder of promises unfulfilled. Egyptians were told that the treaty would lead to a comprehensive peace, and it did not. They were told that it would allow the government to focus on political, social and economic development, instead of war. But they still live in an authoritarian state, defined for many by poverty.

Egyptians were told that the treaty would give them a voice to advocate for the Palestinians. But few see it as having turned out that way.

“Today Egypt is not influential in anything,” said Osama Anwar Okasha, a leading Egyptian television writer. “It is a third-class country in this region. Egypt was the leading country and it gave up this leading role. Now it is like a postman, delivering messages.”

The public mood is dark all around right now, and the sentiment points to the treaty as the start of Egypt’s decline and diplomatic impotence.

“Of course the treaty is not the cause of all of this, but it was the initial seed,” said Fahmy Howeidy, a writer and political analyst in Cairo.

The peace treaty between Israel and Egypt is a bedrock of the Middle East peace process, positioning Egypt as a key player in every international diplomatic effort to resolve the Palestinian conflict. It is a pillar of Egypt’s foreign policy, as well, and an institutional given among Egypt’s governing class. President Hosni Mubarak has demonstrated that he is committed to the treaty, and to the diplomatic process and political system that built and supports the treaty. Leggi il seguito di questo post »

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‘Israel, Palestinians to renew peace talks this month’

Posted by valecardia su 4 aprile, 2009


Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesman Hosem Zaki said he does not know about preparations for Netanyahu’s visit.

London-based Arabic language newspaper Asharq al-Awsat reported Saturday that peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians will be renewed at the end of April, according to Israel Radio. Leggi il seguito di questo post »

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Analysis: Arab summit in Qatar – a demonstration of weakness

Posted by Andrea Pompozzi su 1 aprile, 2009

Apr. 1, 2009

The yearly gathering of Arab leaders which took place this week in Doha was supposed to be a summit of reconciliation; instead it laid bare the depth of the chasm in the Arab world, which was revealed in all its helplessness.

Scheduled to run for two days – March 30 and 31 – it closed its doors at the end of the first day. Leggi il seguito di questo post »

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