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US To Israel: Cancel Controversial Settlement Plan

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) -- The U.S. is pressing Israel to scrap a contentious east Jerusalem building project whose approval has touched off the most serious d...

Mitchell, Netanyahu Meet Over Settlement Freeze: What The Criteria Should Include

Hagit Ofran | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hagit Ofran

Following the meeting between US Senator Mitchell and Israeli PM Netanyahu, it seems that Israel and the US are getting close to some kind of agreemen...

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...

23 Israeli Settlements To Be Evacuated Soon: Ehud Barak

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In a sign that Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak and US Middle East envoy George Mitchell are making headway in their London talks over the Middle E...

Lieberman: As Settler, Will Stay Out Of West Bank Negotiations

Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Monday that he had deliberately chosen to avoid taking part in the debate over West Bank settlement, as his ow...

Israeli Settlers' 'Obama Hut' Constructed To Mock Cairo Speech

Jerusalem Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A day after US President Barack Obama reiterated his call to stop settlement activity during a speech in Cairo, defiant settlers continued to erect il...

Dear President Obama

David Suissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Suissa

Now that you have brought your can-do spirit and sense of optimism to that most intractable of conflicts between Israelis and Palestinians, I thought ...

"Natural Growth": Netanyahu's Road Map to a Mid East Roadblock

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Unlike his predecessors, Obama appears no longer willing to engage in the vexing winking and nodding that has characterized American attitudes to Israeli settlement growth in the past.

Maoz Esther: Israel Evacuates West Bank Outpost In Gesture To Obama

Israel News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In an apparent nod to diplomatic pressure exerted by the Obama administration, Israeli security forces evacuated the West Bank settlement outpost of M...