World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 


Israel Urged To Fulfill its Obligations


Quartet Meets in London; Erakat Urges it to Compel Israel to Fulfill its Obligations

PALESTINE, June 23, 2005 (IPC+Agencies) ---On the eve of the Quartet meeting, Dr. Saa'b Erakat, the chief Negotiator urged the Quartet to press on Israel to implement its commitments particularly the release of the political prisoners in the Israeli jails.

Erekat said he demanded the Quartet representatives at the Palestinian National Authority in a meeting in Jericho "a swift intervention to bow Israeli government to fulfill its obligations regarding the release of the prisoners aside of any criteria."

The Middle East Quartet (Russia, the EU, U.S., and the UN), cosponsor the Road Map peace plan, will gather on Today Thursday in the British capital to assess US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice tour in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories.

Specifically, it is going to review the June 21 meeting in Jerusalem between President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.

A senior British official said on Tuesday the quartet also will discuss the Israel's planned withdrawal from Gaza

The Quartet meeting is to be attended by US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana and Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavro

The US daily NewYourk Times, World Bank president, James D. Wolfensohn's Wolfensohn is seeking to turn Israel's planned withdrawal from Gaza into an economic opportunity for many of the poorest Palestinians.

"Palestinians need to feel that in their own governed territory they can establish order, they can establish economic viability and hope, and can create jobs, " the daily quoted him saying in an interview at the American Colony Hotel in Jerusalem,

In a related development, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has said the international Quartet on Mideast peace will expand to a sextet with the accession of Egypt and Saudi Arabia, Egypt's official MENA news agency reported Wednesday.

According to Saudi press reports, Rice made the remarks during her visit to the Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, MENA said.

The accession of the two Middle East countries into the Quartet, which includes the United States, the United Nations, the European Union and Russia, will promote peace, Rice was quoted as saying.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Preliminary Results: MH17 Investigation Report

The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) is convinced of having obtained irrefutable evidence to establish that on 17 July 2014, flight MH-17 was shot down by a BUK missile from the 9M38-series. According to the JIT there is also evidence identifying the launch location that involves an agricultural field near Pervomaiskyi which, at the time, was controlled by pro-Russian fighters. More>>

ALSO:

At The UN: Paris Climate Agreement Moves Closer To Entry Into Force

The Paris Agreement on climate change moved closer toward entering into force in 2016 as 31 more countries joined the agreement today at a special event hosted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. More>>

ALSO:

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The End Game In Spain (And Other World News)

The coverage of international news seems almost entirely dependent on a random selection of whatever some overseas news agency happens to be carrying overnight... Here are a few interesting international stories that have largely flown beneath the radar this past week. More>>

Amnesty/Human Rights Watch: Appalling Abuse, Neglect Of Refugees On Nauru

Refugees and asylum seekers on Nauru, most of whom have been held there for three years, routinely face neglect by health workers and other service providers who have been hired by the Australian government, as well as frequent unpunished assaults by local Nauruans. More>>

ALSO:

Other Australian Detention

Gordon Campbell: On The Censorship Havoc In South Africa’s State Broadcaster

Demands have included an order to staff that there should be no further negative news about the country’s President Jacob Zuma, and SABC camera operators responsible for choosing camera angles that have allegedly made the President ‘look shorter’ were to be retrained... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On A Bad Week For Malcolm Turnbull, And The Queen

Malcolm Turnbull’s immediate goal – mere survival – is still within his grasp... In every other respect though, this election has been a total disaster for the Liberals. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
World
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news