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East Jerusalem Settlements

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, ...

Netanyahu Announces New Settlements Hours After Prisoner Release

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 10.30.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Wednesday announced new construction in east Jerusalem — an area the Palestinians demand for their future ...

Israel Approves West Bank Settlement Expansion

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 07.30.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's Housing Ministry said Thursday it has given the final go-ahead for the construction of 300 new homes in a Jewish settlement...

Israel Set To Advance Construction In East Jerusalem

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 02.03.2013 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinians will ask the U.N. Security Council to call for an Israeli settlement freeze, President Mahmoud Abbas and ...

U.S. Urges Israel To Reconsider Plan To Build More Settlement Homes

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2013 | World

WASHINGTON, Dec 3 (Reuters) - The United States urged Israel on Monday to reconsider its plan to erect 3,000 more homes in the occupied West Bank an...

'Mega-Settlement' Would Create Jewish Band Around East Jerusalem

AP | By KARIN LAUB and DAN PERRY | Posted 12.17.2011 | World

JERUSALEM -- A plan for settling thousands more Jews in a strategic part of Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem has quietly cleared a key bureaucratic hurd...

Palestinians Furious Over New Israeli Settlement Plans For East Jerusalem

AP | MATTI FRIEDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — The Palestinians criticized an Israeli decision to push forward plans for 625 new homes in east Jerusalem, saying Thursday the proje...

Israeli PM Defends Settlement Construction After International Criticism

AP | MATTI FRIEDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Three rockets fired from Gaza exploded in an industrial section of the Israeli city of Ashkelon Monday, the military said, causing n...

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.