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UN Chief Demands Israel Scrap East Jerusalem Settlement Plan

Reuters | Posted 12.13.2014 | World

JERUSALEM, Oct 13 (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Israel on Monday to scrap plans to expand settlements in East Jerusalem, ...

Israel Approves 1,500 New Homes In Controversial Settlement Expansion

Reuters | Posted 02.16.2013 | World

JERUSALEM, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Israel approved plans to build 1,500 more Jewish settler homes in east Jerusalem on Monday, an official said, days aft...

Who Will Write Jerusalem's Story?

Ronit Avni | Posted 01.18.2012 | World
Ronit Avni

This is the real struggle taking place today in Jerusalem: a battle between those whose vision for the city hinges on guaranteeing full rights and a dignified existence for all residents, and those who place politics and divine decree ahead of the everyday needs of the people.

East Jerusalem's Har Homa Neighborhood Faces Political Turmoil

Le Figaro/Worldcrunch | Adrien Jaulmes | Posted 10.01.2011 | World

is a new website that delivers English editions of the best foreign-language news and journalism. By Adrien Jaulmes LE FIGARO/ Worldcrunch JERU...

Jerusalem 2011

Ir Amim | Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics
Ir Amim

By Dr. Menachem Klein To be an egalitarian city, the unification of Jerusalem would had to have held this as its vision. Jerusalem could have been a ...

Hamas and Israel Trade Hanukkah Gifts

Ira Chernus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ira Chernus

As Israeli Jews light the rest of their Hanukkah candles, they should keep in mind that the plan they may receive from Washington is very much the same plan Hamas just offered to them as a Hanukkah gift.

Under the Pretense of Law

Ir Amim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ir Amim

For over a year the Gawi, Kurd, and Hanun families have been sitting on the side-walk opposite the houses from which they were evicted, watching the settlers treating their former houses as their own.

Schumer: Obama's 'Counter-Productive' Israel Policy 'Has To Stop'

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

New York Senator Chuck Schumer harshly criticized the Obama Administration's attempts to exert pressure on Israel today, making him the highest-rankin...

Entitlement Runs Deep in East Jerusalem

Evan Pondel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Evan Pondel

Not all Palestinians share the pan-Arab dream. Some say they prefer to live peacefully among the Jews because the region historically has been a mutual homeland. But emotions usually trump peace.

In Addressing US-Israel Tension, a Chance to Advance Peace Process

Peter A. Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Peter A. Joseph

The American proposal for Israel-Palestinian relations offers Israel an opportunity to show that it too is committed to a strong U.S.-Israel relationship and to advancing peace and security in the region.

Reflections on Jerusalem Day in an Impoverished, Extremist, and Divided City

Ir Amim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ir Amim

Over time, Jerusalem has become the symbol of the Israeli "having it all" illusion. The attempt to "have our cake and eat it too" has no future and relegates the city to a chaotic state of uncertainty.

The Background on Jerusalem in International Relations

Ziad J. Asali, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ziad J. Asali, M.D.

Numerous recent developments have reconfirmed the centrality of Jerusalem to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Unilateral Israeli actions in...

Settlement Slapstick

Shan Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shan Wells

Israel and the U.S. have overcome worse spats than the current brouhaha over the announcement of new settlements in Jerusalem just as Biden arrived to reboot of the peace process.

What Obama Is Actually Trying To Do in Israel

The Atlantic | Jeffrey Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

There is much speculation that this kerfluffle over 1,600 theoretical apartments on the wrong side of the green line in Jerusalem will lead to a ruptu...

Joe Biden, East Jerusalem and a Religiously Divided Israel

Steven Gerber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Steven Gerber

A small, but vocal, segment of Israeli Jews has asserted its view of Judaism - one in which the most important overriding concern is that God gave the Land of Israel to the Jewish people.

Israel's Fictional "Undivided Jerusalem."

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

Israel's near hysterical reaction to a Swedish proposal to recognize East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state is framed in language that masks their real intent.

U.S. Taxpayers Are Paying for 1,600 New Homes in East Jerusalem

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Blake Fleetwood

The Peace Process isn't working anymore. U.S. taxpayers have given Israel more $80 billion in military and civilian aid in the last half century and w...

Hitler, Palestinian Mufti Photo Circulated By Lieberman To Justify East Jerusalem Construction

Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has ordered diplomats to use an old photograph of a former Palestinian religious leader meeting Adolf Hitler to cou...

Israeli Settlements: France Calls for Halt In E Jerusalem, Joining US, Russia

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

France has summoned the Israeli ambassador in Paris to demand a halt to Jewish settlement building in east Jerusalem, Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchne...

East Jerusalem Settlements: Russia Joins US In Calling For Construction Halt

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Russia called on Israel Tuesday to put an immediate halt to a controversial building project in occupied Arab east Jerusalem, saying the plan violated...