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Settlements in Palestine

Americans Seeking Justice in Israel Need Not Apply, But Can We Have Our Spy Back, Please?

Yousef Abukhdair | Posted 11.04.2012 | World
Yousef Abukhdair

How can Israel continue to stand in the way of transparency and justice for an innocent young American killed in their jurisdiction but request clemency for Jonathan Pollard -- who willingly admitted to his seditious crimes against his own country?

"Palestine Papers" Offer Hope, Not Despair

Noah Efron | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Noah Efron

The final positions were not that far apart, the movement was constant and in the right direction, and the sides spoke to each other not as irascible enemies as partners in negotiation. Pundits-be-damned, peace was possible.

Getting Tear Gassed: A Ni'lin Protest Against Wall in The West Bank (VIDEO)

Levi Felix | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Levi Felix

In the end, both Israel and Palestine are just flexing the power they have, little or great, playing the media game they know, and doing what they think is best.

Brzezinski: Israeli Expansion of Settlements Is Against U.S. National Interest

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nathan Gardels

Israel and America are hardly about to part ways, but the government of Benjamin Netanyahu has now pitted the interests of his right wing political coalition against US national interests.

Marwan Barghouti: The 'Palestinian Nelson Mandela'

GlobalPost | Matt Beynon Rees | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The most important man in Palestinian politics is neither president nor prime minister. He doesn't shuttle between meetings at the U.S. ambassador's r...

Mahmoud Abbas Resists U.S. Pressure To Resume Peace Talks

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - The Palestinian president on Wednesday resisted U.S. pressure for a resumption of peace talks with Israel, repeating h...

President Mahmoud Abbas: No Peace Talks Until Israel Freezes Settlement Construction

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Thursday that peace talks with Israel will not resume until Israel completely freezes construction in the ...

Fruit Trees Now Victims of War

Linda Buzzell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Linda Buzzell

Have you been following the sad story of the Palestinian olive trees being attacked and destroyed by Israeli settlers?

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...

2,500 Israeli Settlement Housing Units Approved By US: Israeli Newspaper

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Despite consistent US efforts to convince Israel to freeze all settlement activities in the West Bank, in accordance with the 2003 Road Map, US offici...

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...

EU Slams Israel On Settlements

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Foreign Ministry on Monday said the EU ambassador to Israel was called in for explanations after the European Commission said Israel's settlement ...

Obama Settlement Stance Draws Fire From All Directions

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Though President Obama is reported to be taking an unprecedentedly harder line on Israel's settlement activities, expressed through statements by rank...

The Coming Storm: Obama and American Jewry

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Sunshine Jewish patriots who back Israel when convenient will be pitted against those who stand with Israel even when it means losing their invitation to the White House Chanuka party.

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...

UN: Israel Demolitions Must Cease

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has issued a report detailing the difficulties facing Palestinians in East Jerusalem who ...

Illegal West Bank Settlement Enjoys State Funding: BBC

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

An unauthorised Jewish settlement in the West Bank, illegal even under Israeli law, appears to benefiting from state funding, the BBC has uncovered....

Another West Bank Settlement Expansion: Silence = Death

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Did you ever consider what the State of Israel could accomplish if it didn't dedicate its resources to security (legitimate) and maintaining the occupation (illegitimate)?

The Violence And Settlements Anathema, Part 2

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

George Mitchell must address the two core sensitive issues that both Israelis and Palestinians place tremendous importance on -- ending the violence and fundamentally shifting the settlements policy.