Posts Tagged ‘Egypt’

No American Troops Promised to Israel

Posted on November 25, 2012 Akashma Online News

While the international media is busy with reports that Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu only agreed to the truce with Palestinians in Gaza if President Obama agreed to send U.S. troops into Sinai to stop the smuggling of arms from Iran into Gaza, Egypt is denying the story, saying it would never allow U.S. troops to be stationed in its country.
I annexed the official White House Press Release of the Conversation between Obama and Netanyahu, as you see nothing is said of troops for the Sinai.

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release
November 21, 2012

Readout of the President’s Call to Prime Minister Netanyahu

President Obama spoke to Prime Minister Netanyahu today and reiterated his commitment to Israel’s security.
The President made clear that no country can be expected to tolerate rocket attacks against civilians.
The President expressed his appreciation for the Prime Minister’s efforts to work with the new Egyptian government to achieve a sustainable ceasefire and a more durable solution to this problem.
The President commended the Prime Minister for agreeing to the Egyptian ceasefire proposal – which the President recommended the Prime Minster do – while reiterating that Israel maintains the right to defend itself.
The President said that the United States would use the opportunity offered by a ceasefire to intensify efforts to help Israel address its security needs, especially the issue of the smuggling of weapons and explosives into Gaza.
The President said that he was committed to seeking additional funding for Iron Dome and other US-Israel missile defense programs.

The Gaza Ceasefire: An Early Assessment

Posted on November 24, 2012 by Akashma Online News

by Richard Falk

The Gaza Ceasefire, unlike a similar ceasefire achieved after Operation Cast Lead four years ago, is an event that has a likely significance far beyond ending the violence after eight days of murderous attacks. It is just possible that it will be looked back upon as a turning point in the long struggle between Israel and Palestine. Many have talked about ‘the fog of war,’ but it pales besides the ‘the fog of truce making,’ and in our media-infected air, the outcomes along with conjectures about the future are already being spun in all possible directions. Supporters of every position give their own spin, and then proclaim ‘victory.’ But as with the violent phases of the conflict, it is clarifying to distinguish the more persuasive contentions and interpretations from those that are less persuasive. What follows is one such attempt at such clarification.

It remains too soon to tell whether the ceasefire will hold for very long, and if it does, whether its central provisions will be implemented in good faith. At this early moment, the prospects are not promising. Israel has already used excessive violence to disperse Palestinian civilians who gathered on the Gaza side of the border, with a few straying across into Israel, to celebrate what they thought was their new freedom now to venture close to the border. This so-called ‘no-go-area’ was decreed by Israel after its 2005 ‘disengagement’ has been a killing field where 213, including 17 children and 154 uninvolved, had lost their lives according to Israeli human rights organizations. Israeli security forces, after firing warning shots, killed one Palestinian civilian and wounded another 20 others with live ammunition. The Israeli explanation was that it had given warnings, and since there had been no agreement on new ground rules implementing the ceasefire, the old regime of control was still in place. It is notable that Hamas protested, but at this point has made no moves to cancel the ceasefire or to retaliate violently, but the situation remains tense, fragile, and subject to change.

Putting aside the precariousness of the current situation and the accompanying uncertainties, it remains useful to look at the process by which the ceasefire was brought about, how this sheds light on the changing dynamics of the conflict itself, as well as discloses some underlying shifts in the regional and global balances of forces.

First of all, the role and outlook of the Arab governments was far more pro-active than in past interludes of intensified Israel/Palestine violence. During attacks several leading foreign ministers from the region visited Gaza and were received by the Hamas governing authorities, thus undermining the Israeli policy of isolating Hamas and excluding it from participation in diplomacy affecting the Palestinian people. Egypt played the critical role in brokering the agreement, and despite the Muslim Brotherhood affiliation of its leaders. Mohammed Morsi, the Egyptian President, emerged as the key diplomatic figure in the process and widely praised by the West for his ‘pragmatism.’ This can be understood as recognition of Morsi’s capability as a statesman to address the concerns of both sides without intruding his own pro-Palestinian outlook. Indeed, the auspices of this brokered agreement inverted what Americans have brought to the table in past negotiations, a pretension of balance, a reality of partisanship. Read more…

Sinai Peninsula conflict Zone-Israel Egypt Treaty at Stake

August 11, 2012 1 comment

Posted on August 11, 2012 by Akashma Online News

Before you make your mind be sure to look the map of the Sinai Peninsula, which situated very strategically so Israel can not lose control of it, even thought officially gave it back to Egypt in the famous treaty of 1979, where there were conditions that Egypt has to comply with; like not to have military presence in the area, only Israel could patrol the Sinai peninsula. Also the commerce between Egypt and Israel has to stay active.

Masked Gunmen killed Egyptian soldiers

Sometimes our activism and our Passion for Palestine takes to take Palestine’s side. –I ‘m looking a different picture here.
At the beginning when the news got published, I immediately thought of Israel–We know that in conflicts of this nature Israel is the one country that gets the benefit most of the time, well that’s what we–Palestinian supporters think most of the time.
There are other elements into the Palestine resistance side of the conflict: the armed wings or militias that, on one instance we praise for their courage to stand up against Israel  trying sometimes almost suicide missions, on other, we see them as an obstacle for peace.
There are many groups not aligned with Hamas nor with Fatah and they act independently, and diplomacy does not work for them. They see diplomacy as a waste of time.
One of those groups in 2007 carried the attack in the Israel base that captured the IDF soldier Gilda Shilat. Hamas was not in control of the situation but after many underground talks with the leaders of the group Hamas consolidated the famous exchange of prisoners for Shilat few months ago.
Also do not forget that the Israel-Egypt treaty was due to security, Israel nor Egypt could control the Bedouins and the constant attacks to Israel so Israel exchange peace and security and gave back the Sinai Peninsula. Those same tribes that now control and profit from the tunnels in the Egyptian Side.
So it is premature to say that Israel did it, or  say that Palestinians factions did it crossing to Israel knowing that they will be killed, kind of suicide mission.

Every one have motives to create conflict between Israel-Palestine,  Palestine-Egypt and Egypt-Israel, there are many in Egypt that oppose the peace treaty with Israel, so they could be the ones,  to make believe that Israel did it, to take advantage of the animosity of the Egyptians against Israel, because after all Egyptian and Palestinians are like  brothers united by ancestral ties and religion.
Could be possible that Egyptian tribes could have done it,  making sure to looks like Israel prints to keep the tunnels open, do not forget they control and profit from them. They do not want Rafah crossing to be officially and permanently to be open to commerce and transit, is not good for business.

Or could be any of the groups, the armed militia that act independently from the central government …all of them have motives to create conflict…But something for sure..if it was a Palestinian group, they usually take responsibility for their acts, or maybe they are learning deceit and treason as Israel do, and do it under the veil of the doubt …..

Before you make your mind, be sure to look the map of the Sinai Peninsula, situated very strategically so Israel can not lose control of it, even thought officially gave it back to Egypt in the famous treaty of 1979,  where there are conditions that Egypt has to comply with; like not to have military presence in the area, only Israel  could patrol the Sinai peninsula. Also the commerce between Egypt and Israel has to stay active.

Another important aspect if the Red Sea, the Suez Canal ,  the Gulf of Aden.

It’s quite simple: Israel needs an outlet to the Red Sea for its shipping. The only Israeli presence on the islands is military to ensure that the shipping lanes are kept clear for its imports and exports, including military hardware to fight against Arab states. By international agreement, a multinational UN force is also stationed on the islands which “monitors the compliance of all parties” with this agreement. In reality, this means that American and Egyptian troops help to protect Israel’s shipping lanes through the Straits of Tiran, Saudi Arabia’s occupied sovereign territory. What would the people of Saudi Arabia say if they knew?

You be the judge..

What ever the truth is will emerge eventually but off course not before thousands of lives and maybe millions of innocent lives are lost.

-Mubarak Stepped Down from Powerمبارك يتنحى عن السلطة بعد طول انتظار

February 14, 2011 1 comment

مبارك يتنحى عن السلطة بعد طول انتظار

قرر الرئيس المصري حسني مبارك تنحيه عن السلطة والاستقالة، مساء الجمعة الموافق 11 شباط من العام 2011.

وقال عمر سليمان في بيان صحفي مقتضب عبر التلفزيون المصري :” قرر الرئيس مبارك تخليه عن منصب رئيس الجمهورية وكلف المجلس الاعلى للقوات المسلحة بادارة شؤون البلاد”.
وقد عمت الافراح ملايين المتظاهرين في انجاء مصر بعد 18 يوما من المظاهرات المليونية التي طالبت بتنحي الرئيس ورحيله.

سويسرا تجمد اصولا محتملة لحسني مبارك

قال متحدث باسم وزارة الخارجية السويسرية ان سويسرا جمدت اصولا من المحتمل انها مملوكة لحسني مبارك الذي تنحى عن منصب رئيس الجمهورية hgيوم الجمعة بعد ان حكم مصر 30 عاما.

وقال المتحدث لارس نوتشيل كما نشرت رويترز “يمكنني ان اؤكد ان سويسرا جمدت اصول الرئيس المصري السابق بأثر فوري.” وامتنع عن تحديد حجم الاموال التي يشملها التجميد.

اقالة الحكومة ومجلس الشعب والشورى
وقالت وكالة رويترز ان وزير الدفاع المصري المسير محمد حسين طناطوي يترأس المجلس الاعلى للقوات المسلحة.

وقال تلفزيون العربية ان المجلس الاعلى للقوات المسلحة سيقيل الحكومة ويحل مجلسي الشعب والشورى وان رئيس المحكمة الدستورية العليا سيشارك في حكم البلاد.

ومن المتوقع أن يصدر الجيش بيانا في وقت لاحق يوم الجمعة عقب تنحي الرئيس حسني مبارك بعدما قضى 30 عاما في السلطة>

البورصة والذهب
سجلت بورصة وول ستريت ارتفاعا اليوم الجمعة، (بعد خسائر لدى جلسة الافتتاح)، إثر إعلان الرئيس المصري حسني مبارك استقالته، على ما أفادت به وكالة الأنباء الفرنسية.

وتخلت أسعار الذهب عن خسائرها في اعقاب انباء تنحي الرئيس المصري حسني مبارك عن منصبه وصعدت في اواخر التعاملات يوم الجمعة لتسجل في نهاية جلسة التداول في لندن 1365.90 دولار ( الاونصة) مقارنة مع 1362.90 دولار في الاغلاق السابق في سوق نيويورك.

صعدت الاسهم الاوروبية في اواخر جلسة التعاملات يوم الجمعة في اعقاب ثلاث جلسات متتالية من الخسائر مدعومة بأنباء تنحي الرئيس المصري حسني مبارك.

هبطت العقود الاجلة للنفط الامريكي الى أدنى مستوى لها في 10 أسابيع يوم الجمعة بفعل موجة مبيعات اثارتها انباء تنحي الرئيس المصري حسني مبارك أدت الى انحسار المخاوف من عرقلة امدادات الخام من الشرق الاوسط.

كما وانخفضت تكلفة التأمين على الدين السيادي المصري من العجز عن السداد أو اعادة الهيكلة لمدة خمس سنوات بمقدار 25 نقطة اساس بعد اعلان نائب الرئيس المصري في التلفزيون الحكومي يوم الجمعة ان الرئيس حسني مبارك قرر التنحي عن منصبه.
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The Sleeping Giant Has Awaken-We The People

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