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Israeli Settlements

President Trump And The Battle For Israel's Security And Soul

Robert K. Lifton | Posted 02.16.2017 | Politics
Robert K. Lifton

President Trump has declared that negotiating an Israeli-Palestinian agreement would be the "ultimate deal." Recently, he suggested adding the moderat...

There Will Be No Palestinian State Under Netanyahu's Watch

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 02.15.2017 | Home
Alon Ben-Meir

If Trump is serious about his desire to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for Israel's own sake, he must demand that Netanyahu commit himself to create a Palestinian state.

Yes, The Trump Administration Has Taken A Position On Israeli Settlements

Josh Ruebner | Posted 02.06.2017 | Politics
Josh Ruebner

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has taken full advantage of what he views as a more propitious climate in Washington, DC under the Trump administration to embark on a massive expansion of Israel's illegal settlement drive in the Palestinian West Bank.

Israeli Settlement Policy As A Strategic Arm Of The Religious Nationalists' Annexation Plan Can Harm United States Interests And Have Negative Implications For The American Jewish Community

Robert K. Lifton | Posted 01.02.2017 | Politics
Robert K. Lifton

In recent days, Israeli settlement activity has been the focus of considerable attention, condemned in a United Nations Resolution which the Obama Adm...

Kerry-Catured: The Parting Shot

Saad Khan | Posted 12.28.2016 | Home
Saad Khan

United States Secretary of State John Kerry is desperate to leave behind a relatively commendable legacy. At the fag-end of his tenure and riding high...

Creating a legal precedent: Palestine considers suing Israel in international sports court

James Dorsey | Posted 11.06.2016 | Home
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey The Palestine Football Association (PFA), in a first testing of Palestine's ability to fight its battle with Israel in internation...

Amnesty International Urges President Obama To End Military Aid To Israel Over Human Rights Abuses

David Palumbo-Liu | Posted 10.31.2016 | Home
David Palumbo-Liu

Amnesty International is not alone in making this request. The growing list includes most recently churches like the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the World Council of Churches and National Council of Churches, and others.

Punish Netanyahu

James Zogby | Posted 10.08.2016 | Politics
James Zogby

I was both understanding of and puzzled by the Obama Administration's reaction to Israel's announcement of new settlement construction in occupied Palestinian lands.

President Obama: Visionary in Cairo, Provincial in Jerusalem

Mohammad Tarbush | Posted 10.06.2016 | Home
Mohammad Tarbush

In Cairo nearly eight years ago, President Obama looked and sounded presidential. With elegance and grace, he expressed his vision of a future built on mutual respect between the United States and Arab and Muslim countries.

Israeli-Palestinian struggle returns to the soccer pitch

James Dorsey | Posted 09.25.2016 | Home
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused world soccer body FIFA of allowing FIFA-sanctioned matches to be played on occupied land in t...

Safran Foer's 'Here I Am' Explores Divorce Between Liberal Jewish Americans and Israel

Carlo Strenger | Posted 09.21.2016 | Home
Carlo Strenger

"Here I Am" is Jonathan Safran Foer's first novel after 11 years. Jacob Bloch, its anti-hero, after one well-received novel published when he was very young, is writing for television, and doesn't like it.

The Settlements: Self-Entrapment Of Existential Proportions

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 09.08.2016 | Home
Alon Ben-Meir

Israel's continued settlement activity--whether retroactively approving 'unauthorized' outposts or advancing plans for new units as was recently announced--represents yet another nail in the coffin of the peace process.

Trump Campaign's Love Affair With Israeli Settlers

Alan Elsner | Posted 09.08.2016 | Home
Alan Elsner

Even some very prominent Republican Jewish donors and bundlers, who gave tens of millions of dollars to previous GOP nominees, have withheld support for the Trump campaign this year.

Trump's Adviser Has Ties To Israeli Settler Movement

Alan Elsner | Posted 08.22.2016 | Home
Alan Elsner

So this is the settlement Donald Trump's adviser backs and helps finance. Born out of the seizure of Palestinian land, it incubates ultra-nationalism and stands as a physical obstacle to any eventual peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

Israel's Creeping Annexation Of The West Bank

Alan Elsner | Posted 08.18.2016 | Home
Alan Elsner

In recent months, alarming signs have been accumulating that Israel is stepping up its creeping annexation of most of the occupied West Bank, and in doing so killing any prospect of ever reaching a two-state peace agreement with the Palestinians.

Incentives And Peace [Part 1]

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 08.17.2016 | Home
Alon Ben-Meir

Unless distrust, insecurity, and illusions are first addressed, no incentives--however sweeping and compelling--will motivate Israel and the Palestini...

Deconstructing Netanyahu's Settlement Myth

Jamal Dajani | Posted 08.07.2016 | Home
Jamal Dajani

For years, Israeli politicians exploited the phrase ein partner (there is no partner) in order to dodge substantive peace negotiations with the Palest...

A Movement To End The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 07.14.2016 | Home
Alon Ben-Meir

The failure of the opposition to coalesce under a dynamic leadership and create a national movement to stop Netanyahu and demand peace now will put Israel's future in jeopardy.

On Settlements, Israel has Runs Circles Around One US President After Another

Alan Elsner | Posted 07.06.2016 | Home
Alan Elsner

Over the weekend, the Israeli Prime Minister's office announced plans to build 1,400 new housing units across the Green Line in response to a wave of ...

Palestinian Teen Kills 13-Year-Old Girl In Israeli Settlement

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 06.30.2016 | Home

JERUSALEM, June 30 (Reuters) - A Palestinian fatally stabbed a 13-year-old Israeli girl in her bedroom in a settlement in the occupied West Bank on Th...

Israel's Settlement Drive Is Becoming Irreversible, Diplomats Fear

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 05.31.2016 | Home

In the hills east of Jerusalem, overlooking the Palestinian city of Jericho and the Jordan Valley, stands a religious Jewish settlement whose red-tile...

Putting One's Ear to the Ground: Rumblings of Mounting Discontent

James Dorsey | Posted 05.27.2016 | Home
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey (Lecture at MEI Conference: The Middle East Peace Process After the Arab Uprisings) When Jeremy Bowen, the BBC's Middle East edit...

U.S. To Put Israel 'On Notice' As Patience Thins

AP | Andrew Hart | Posted 05.08.2016 | Home

The United States will endorse a tougher tone with Israel in an upcoming international report that takes the Jewish state to task over settlements, de...

Trump Says Israel Should "Keep Moving Forward" Building Illegal Settlements

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump reversed on his earlier pledge to be a neutral arbiter in the Israeli-Palestini...

We Need Obama as Foreign Policy Educator-in-Chief

Dr. Milton Mankoff | Posted 04.18.2016 | Politics
Dr. Milton Mankoff

Part of the allure of Obama when he first ran for president was the prospect of an intellectual in the White House who would make progressive decisions, but also begin the task of educating huge numbers of low information citizens about how the world works.