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Israel Settlements

Amid Heightened Tensions, Israel Approves 200 New Settlement Homes

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 01.12.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli authorities gave preliminary approval Wednesday to build 200 homes in a Jewish area of east Jerusalem, a move that threaten...

EU: Israel's New Settlement Plans Threaten Ties

Reuters | Posted 12.03.2014 | World

BRUSSELS, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Plans for new settlements in East Jerusalem pose a threat to peace and Israel's relations with the European Union, the 2...

U.S. Sharply Criticizes Israel Over Settlement Construction

AP | Posted 10.01.2014 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says that if Israel were to move forward with a controversial housing development in east Jerusalem, it would dist...

Israel Expands Settlements In Response To New Palestinian Gov't

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 08.05.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel gave the final go-ahead Thursday to build nearly 1,500 homes in Jewish settlements, saying the construction was a response t...

Israel Approves 184 New Settlement Homes

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2014 | World

(Corrects Palestinian position on "Jewishness" of Israel) * New homes will be built in occupied West Bank * Jewish settl...

Why I Oppose the 'Boycott Israel' Movement

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

Who are we to support punishing all Israelis for the crimes of their government when we ourselves are equally complicit in the crimes of ours?

Israeli Settlers Briefly Held in Palestinian Village

AP | NASSER ISHTAYEH | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

KARYOUT, West Bank (AP) — Palestinians held more than a dozen Israeli settlers for about two hours Tuesday in retaliation for the latest in a string...

Official: Israel Planning New Settlement Construction

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 12.25.2013 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel likely will announce new plans for construction in Jewish settlements next week, an official said Wednesday, a move that is ...

Israel Halts Plans To Explore New Settlements

AP | Posted 11.13.2013 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Tuesday abruptly halted a plan to explore the potential construction of thousands of new homes in West B...

Report: Israel Steps Up Settlement Housing Starts

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

JERUSALEM, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Housing starts in Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank are up by 70 percent this year, the anti-...

Israel Advances Plans To Build 900 Settlement Homes

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 10.13.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- Israel is moving forward with building nearly 900 new homes in east Jerusalem, an official said Tuesday, a decision that angered Palestin...

Settlement Construction Clouds Middle East Peace Talks

Reuters | Posted 10.13.2013 | World

By Crispian Balmer JERUSALEM, Aug 13 (Reuters) - A 10-minute drive from where negotiators will sit down on Wednesday to resume long-st...

Israel Approves Controversial Move On Eve Of Peace Talks

AP | KARIN LAUB and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 10.11.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel approved building nearly 1,200 more settlement homes Sunday and agreed to release 26 long-held Palestinian security prisoners...

Israel To Reject EU's Euros Over Settlement Clause

AP | KARIN LAUB and IAN DEITCH | Posted 10.09.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Europe's tough new stance against Jewish settlements could cost Israel hundreds of millions of dollars in EU research grants, puttin...

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...

Watchdog: Israel Trying To Legalize Unauthorized Settlements

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 07.16.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — An Israeli watchdog group on Thursday accused the government of taking steps to legalize four unauthorized settlement outposts in th...

Israel Moves Ahead With 300 New Settler Houses In West Bank

AP | TIA GOLDENBERG | Posted 05.09.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- Israel has given preliminary approval to build nearly 300 housing units in a West Bank settlement, a spokesman said Thursday, bringing a ...

Bibi Did Not Approve New Settlement Plans Since Reelection

AP | DANIEL ESTRIN | Posted 07.07.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has stopped approving new construction in West Bank settlements, two prominent Israeli activist gr...

Palestinian Family Says Son Who Killed Israeli 'Did His Duty'

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2013 | World

By Noah Browning SHWEIKEH, West Bank, May 2 (Reuters) - Ali Zaghal read the mysterious text message early on Tuesday morning with drea...

First Israeli Settler Killed In West Bank Since 2011

Reuters | Posted 06.29.2013 | World

JERUSALEM, April 30 (Reuters) - A Palestinian man stabbed and shot dead an Israeli settler in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, the Israeli ambulan...

Obama: Israeli Settlements Not Constructive

AP | Posted 03.21.2013 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank -- President Barack Obama says he's told Israel's leaders the U.S. does not consider settlement activity in the West Bank to be co...

New Housing Minister: Israeli Settlement Expansion Will Continue

Reuters | Posted 05.17.2013 | World

JERUSALEM, March 17 (Reuters) - Israel's new housing minister said on Sunday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's incoming cabinet would keep ex...

Diplomats Call On EU To Block Israeli Settlements In Jerusalem

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 04.29.2013 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Nearly two dozen European diplomats have urged the EU to intensify efforts to block Israeli settlement in and near Jerusal...

The Rule of Illegal Law in Israel: Another Upcoming Eviction in East Jerusalem

Moriel Rothman-Zecher | Posted 02.25.2013 | World
Moriel Rothman-Zecher

Why should Israeli Jews be allowed to use documents from before 1948 to reclaim ownership of houses lived in by Palestinians for decades when there are thousands of Palestinian refugees with pre-1948 ownership documents who are not even allowed to visit their old homes?

Israel To Build 942 More Homes In East Jerusalem

AP | AMY TEIBEL | Posted 02.24.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- Israel has advanced the process of building 942 more settler homes in east Jerusalem under a new fast-track plan to tighten its grip on t...