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Israeli Settlements

Sifting Fact from Fiction in the Holy Land

Greg Barrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Greg Barrett

For ten days last month I visited the Holy Land of our warring monotheistic faiths and heard political and biblical lectures alongside Christian/spiri...

Despite Police Threats, East Jerusalem Protests Continue

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mya Guarnieri

In Sheikh Jarrah, more than 300 Palestinians, internationals, and Israeli activists continued their protests over the evictions of Palestinian families in East Jerusalem.

Clinton on Settlements: The Power of Words

Hagit Ofran | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hagit Ofran

Based on the zeal with which the media jumped on the non-story of Clinton's speech in Jerusalem, it is hard to avoid the impression that a lot of people are more interested in seeing Obama fail than succeed.

What Is Going on Today in the Settlements?

Hagit Ofran | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hagit Ofran

The talk and the press reports over the last few months about settlement construction and a settlement freeze have left many confused.

Israel's 'Settlement Freeze'

The Real News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
The Real News

Toufic Haddad, co-author of Israel, the Palestinians, and the U.S. War on Terror, and Palestine correspondent for The Faster Times speaks in Jerusalem to Lia Tarachansky of The Real News about Israel's "settlement freeze."

The Settlement Freeze -- Very Hard To Believe

Hagit Ofran | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hagit Ofran

At least in terms of words and declarations, there is a settlement freeze; in terms of deeds -- it is too early to know.

Netanyahu Today: First Hell Freezes, Then the Settlements

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Israeli prime ministers understood that Palestinians viewed the expansion of settlements as something unacceptable during negotiations. This all changed with an interview in Sunday's Washington Post.

The Cruel Dilemma Facing the Jews of Israel

Mort Zuckerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mort Zuckerman

The progress being made by the Palestinians, in terms of controlling the terrorists and criminal gangs, is one of the most promising developments to have occurred in decades.

The Moral Hazard of U.S. Global Interventions

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

Not unlike America's too-big-to-fail financial institutions, U.S. foreign clients tend to make their strategic calculations based not on what Washington says, but on what Washington does.

Jewish Nationalists Clash With Palestinians In East Jerusalem (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Bloody clashes have occurred in East Jerusalem after Jewish settlers moved into land formerly occupied by Palestinians. According to the BBC, the iss...

Can Arab/Muslim Countries Criticize Israel Under the UN Anti-Blasphemy Resolution?

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali A. Rizvi

How do the Arab/Muslim countries of the OIC plan to continue their criticism of the Israeli occupation and settlement expansion without, in a way, violating their own proposed resolution?

Deteriorating Reality in the Shadow of Catastrophic Scenarios

Ir Amim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ir Amim

Focusing public discussion on the possibility of a coming intifada creates its own perils. It shifts the public's attention away from the inherently dangerous policies being pursued in Jerusalem.

The Jerusalem McCain and Lieberman Didn't Visit

Hagit Ofran | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hagit Ofran

Yesterday, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) visited Jerusalem, in what turned out to be another ordinary identification visit with Israel.

Trust the Settlers to Lose the West Bank

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

If past experience is any guide, only the settlers themselves are capable of doing what is needed to bring about a pullout. And if present indications hold, at some point, they will do just that.

Mets' Citi Field to Host Pro-Settlements Hebron Fund

Rebecca Vilkomerson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Rebecca Vilkomerson

The US government should examine the appropriateness of US non-profits receiving tax breaks for providing funds to Israeli settlements that undermine US foreign policy and hopes for peace in the Middle East.

Palestinian, Israeli Farmers Fight Over Olive Groves

GlobalPost | Sara Sorcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Sara Sorcher AWARTA and SUSYA, West Bank -- The olive branch may be a universal symbol for peace, but in the West Bank, the olive harvest brings ...

Netanyahu, the Tunnels Opener

Hagit Ofran | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hagit Ofran

Last week, an incident that could have set the entire Middle East on fire was prevented. Netanyahu's secret plan to visit a disputed tunnel in the East Jerusalem Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan was canceled.

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.

New Construction in East Jerusalem: What It Really Means

Ir Amim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ir Amim

Even countries known for their support of Israel do not accept the legality of Israel's unilateral annexation of East Jerusalem. None has set its embassy in the capital.

It Will Take More Than a Wall To Silence Us

Jamal Juma' | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Juma'

If President Obama is to live up to his Nobel, then he should insist that trapping Palestine's emerging Gandhis and Mandelas behind walls is incompatible with a peaceful and just future.

Aristotle Negotiates the Middle East

Mitchell Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mitchell Cohen

Can we learn something from Aristotle about Israeli-Palestinian arguments? Who can persuade whom of what?

Did Obama Take His Eyes off the Palestine Ball?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

For a few minutes on Sunday I wondered what would have happened if I was reading rather than listening to US President Barack Obama's statement from H...

With Secretary Clinton, Why Envoys?

Taylor Marsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Taylor Marsh

Even though Sec. Clinton's power among Israelis is strong, she's not the one facing doubt. It's likely only Pres. Obama can make the Israelis move to meet the Palestinians.

Hope, Hype, and the Many Faces of Barack Obama

Hamdan Azhar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hamdan Azhar

We will fondly remember our nation's potential to be a force for good in the world under President Obama, but we will always wonder why that potential was never actualized.

West Bank Settlements Become Havens Of Israeli Surburbanites | Ilene R. Prusher | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Meet the Ovadiahs, the Allons, and the Cohens. They're new arrivals in Israeli neighborhoods where freshly laid red-tile roofs and toddler toys dottin...