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Israeli Settlers

Wrestling With Ourselves

Daniel Raphael Silverstein | Posted 01.12.2016 | Religion
Daniel Raphael Silverstein

In 1920, Orot ("Lights"), a collection of works by the first Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook, was published, which included an essay c...

Here's Why These Palestinians Protected An Israeli Policewoman

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 08.07.2015 | Religion

Two Palestinian men protect a cowering Israeli policewoman in a photo showing a gesture of humanism. But protecting her from what? This striking phot...

Ultra-Orthodox Settlers Moving Into Heart of Palestinian East Jerusalem

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

The seemingly contradictory thinking here actually isn't. In fact, Israel's policies relating to Jerusalem as to the West Bank at large, are utterly consistent.

'Jesus Is A Monkey' Written On West Bank Monastery As Possible Settler Retaliation

Reuters | Posted 11.04.2012 | Religion

* Possible retaliation for settler eviction on Sunday * Vandals daub name of settlement, profane graffiti * Israel, Pale...

Orthodox Anti-Semitism Directed At Israel's Liberals

Carlo Strenger | Posted 02.07.2012 | Religion
Carlo Strenger

Israel's liberals are cast as the "Jewish villains." Overly cerebral, they bow to the "laws of the gentiles."

Outposts & the Abuse of Law in Service of the Settlements

Lara Friedman | Posted 12.11.2011 | World
Lara Friedman

Outposts are again taking center stage in the settlements debate, as the Netanyahu government announces two new policies aimed at legalizing illegal outposts and sending a clear signal that it values settlements over negotiations, and it prefers "Greater Israel" to peace.

Jerusalem 2011

Ir Amim | Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics
Ir Amim

By Dr. Menachem Klein To be an egalitarian city, the unification of Jerusalem would had to have held this as its vision. Jerusalem could have been a ...

Israel's Third-Rail Borders

Donald Kaul | Posted 07.31.2011 | Politics
Donald Kaul

The real Israeli-Palestinian problem is that both adversaries are convinced, with considerable justification, that the conflict between them is existential and that to give ground is to take the first step toward annihilation. It's hard to compromise issues like that.

Palestinian Leader Calls Israel Settler Murders 'Inhuman'

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Monday the killing of a Jewish settler couple and three of their children was "inhum...

Israel's Legitimacy: A Prophetic Strategy

Rabbi Sid Schwarz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Sid Schwarz

The government of Israel will need to do much more to make Arab Israelis believe that the country sees them as full citizens. American Jews would do well to give this issue more attention.

Under the Pretense of Law

Ir Amim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ir Amim

For over a year the Gawi, Kurd, and Hanun families have been sitting on the side-walk opposite the houses from which they were evicted, watching the settlers treating their former houses as their own.

A Report from the Battlefield of East Jerusalem

Hagit Ofran | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hagit Ofran

In East Jerusalem, there are Palestinian neighborhoods with tens of thousands of residents, which in the last months have been at the center of clashes between settlers, police, and residents.

60 Percent Of Israelis Say Settlements Should Be Removed, Survey Reports

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Three fifths of Israelis support dismantling settlements in the disputed territories, according to a survey conducted by the Harry S. Truman Institute...

Interview with Fakhri Abu-Diab: Can Non-Violence Work in Jerusalem?

Ir Amim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ir Amim

"The strength comes from my hope and belief that one day things will be better. It comes from our strong desire not to lose the children -- not to see them commit violence and end up in jail."

Why are Israelis Demonstrating in Sheikh Jarrah?

Ir Amim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ir Amim

Over the last few weeks, a coalition of Israeli organizations and many private citizens have protested against the eviction of Palestinian families from their homes in Sheikh Jarrah.

Sheikh Jarrah: A Case of Systemic Injustice

Ir Amim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ir Amim

On a sunny afternoon, Dina Goldstein and I hail a cab in downtown Jerusalem on our way to the Palestinian neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah in Northeast Jerusalem.

Huckabee Offers Palestinians State "Some Place Else"

Amjad Atallah | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amjad Atallah

In a move sure to antagonize the Onion for not having come up with it first, former U.S. presidential candidate Mike Huckabee endorsed Israeli control over the occupied West Bank and rejected the "two-state solution."

Dangerous Developments in East Jerusalem

Ir Amim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ir Amim

Israel is becoming an arena for unchecked action by extremist groups that acquire properties by questionable means, operate private police forces with State funding, and seek confrontation with the Palestinian population.

Palestinians Help Rescue Jewish Settlers After Car Crash

The Jerusalem Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Palestinians from the village of Tuqu' on Tuesday helped rescue a Jewish resident of the nearby settlement of Tekoa and her four-month-old son after t...

A Drive Through The Occupied Territories

J.D. Lasica | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
J.D. Lasica

Western journalists typically skim along the surface of the Middle East, covering the day-to-day outrages. Here is a video that shows a slice of life in a troubled land on a single afternoon.