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Report: Israel Breaks All Settlement Records

Reuters | Posted 03.11.2012 | World

* Peace Now: Chances for two-state solution diminishing * Settlements issue key to restarting frozen peace talks By Ori ...

Arthur Delaney

Foreclosed Homeowners Could Receive Checks Under Big Bank Settlement | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.11.2012 | Business

Foreclosed borrowers abused by their lenders won't get their homes back, but they could get a little cash from a settlement under negotiation between ...

Israel Orders New Housing Units In East Jerusalem

Posted 01.01.2012 | World

By IAN DEITCH -- The Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's prime minister is ordering the building of 2,000 new housing units for Israelis, m...

'Mega-Settlement' Would Create Jewish Band Around East Jerusalem

AP | By KARIN LAUB and DAN PERRY | Posted 12.17.2011 | World

JERUSALEM -- A plan for settling thousands more Jews in a strategic part of Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem has quietly cleared a key bureaucratic hurd...

The Settlements

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 12.03.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Mahmoud Abbas must know by now that he has been playing into Netanyahu's hand. He must change his strategy to bring him even better results. Negotiating borders will lead directly to the heart of the settlement issue, and will require their immediate resolution.

Israel Wants To Build Hundreds Of New Apartments In West Bank

Posted 09.17.2011 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel put out bids Monday to build 336 apartments in Jewish settlements in the West Bank, a new blow to international efforts to g...

How Would You Spend Your Denver Police Brutality Settlement?

The Denver Diatribe | Posted 08.27.2011 | Denver
The Denver Diatribe

The Denver City Council approved two more payouts to settle police brutality lawsuits last week. This got us thinking: what would we spend our cash money settlement on?

How To Blow A Billion Dollars

Georgialee Lang | Posted 08.24.2011 | Divorce
Georgialee Lang

These days millionaires abound, mainly because of the highly inflated value of real estate in certain locales. But billionaires? Far and few between. Think it's not possible for a billionaire to go broke? Think again.

Mahmoud Abbas: Mr. Consistency

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 07.12.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

While Western leaders have warmed up to Abbas and have been pleased with his consistency and demeanor, the Israelis neither recognized nor rewarded Abbas for this consistency and honesty.

Both Sides Now w/ Huffington and Matalin: The Fog of Wars, Education in America, Palin in Israel

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2010-06-28-bothsides_pull.jpgWith America "firing Tomahawks and teachers" (Jon Stewart), Mary and Wayne Barrett debate Obama's judgments in Libya and classrooms. Then, is the Jewish State a "zoning issue"?

Killing Fogel Family in Itamar Is Not Acceptable

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The strong disagreement over settlement doesn't excuse the brutal killings of the family of five in Itamar. If anything this senseless murder should cause genuine commitment from all sides to find an end to the 44 year old occupation in a peaceful way.

In Israel, the revolution has already begun

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

People often ask why, at a time when revolutionary fervor has seized nation after nation here in the Middle East, no revolt has yet begun in my countr...

Understanding Obama's Settlement Posture

Nadia Hijab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nadia Hijab

When the strongest UN member state asks the weakest not-yet-state to do something, coercion is a good word to describe it -- particularly as the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority depends on U.S. aid for its existence.

Obama's Veto Is the Wrong Side of History

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The saying goes that right is might, but apparently when it has to do with Israel, might becomes right.

Israel Must Get the Monkey of Occupation off its Back

Lara Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lara Friedman

Although the events that swept through Egypt in recent weeks had little to do with Israel, they still hold profound lessons.

In the Dark: Crimes, Capital Crimes, And GE Capital Crimes

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

If individuals committed crimes at GE, they should pay for their actions. That would be a service to GE's other employees, who would no longer be tainted by the misdeeds of a few senior-level people.

A Defining Moment for President Obama's Leadership

Susan Abulhawa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Susan Abulhawa

For Obama to veto a new resolution declaring certain Israeli settlements illegal now would surely corroborate the perception of him as a cowering and ineffectual president who cannot withstand entrenched political pressures.

Israeli Referendum Bill Could Hinder Peace

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN and DAN PERRY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's parliament passed a bill Monday that could complicate peace efforts with the Palestinians and Syria by making it very diffi...

The Other Jonathan

Nadia Hijab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nadia Hijab

The Israel prime minister recently appealed for the release of Jonathan Pollard from an American jail. Just a week later, Israel sent Jonathan Pollak to jail. The two men could not be more different.

Pickering, Hills, Sullivan, Beinart, Dobbins, More Ask Obama Administration to Support UN Resolution Condemning Illegal Israeli Settlements

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Clemons

A letter from concerned policy commentators and practitioners, academics, and former government officials about the resolution at the UN Security Council on illegal Israeli settlements has just been released.

Israeli Settlement Freeze Plan On Hold, Says Israeli Official

AP | DANIEL ESTRIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — The future of the Mideast peace process could rest in the hands of one very undiplomatic man: an outspoken 90-year-old rabbi who rec...

Palestinians To Take Israeli Settlement Battle To The U.N.

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH and JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinians plan to ask the U.N. Security Council in the coming days to declare Israeli settlements illegal and deman...

Protesters, Police CLASH In Arab Israeli Town

AP | DALIA NAMMARI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UMM EL-FAHM, Israel — Dozens of Jewish extremists hoisting Israeli flags defiantly marched through this Arab-Israeli town Wednesday, chanting "d...

The Return of "Plan B" and the Death of the Peace Process

Osamah Khalil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Osamah Khalil

The Obama administration is following the same failed path of its three predecessors to achieve peace. In other words, there is no Plan B.

Does Israel Feel The Need To Contribute?

Raymond Johansen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Raymond Johansen

With Prime Minister Netanyahu's government dependent on Foreign Minister Lieberman's right wing party, many see Kadima and Tzipi Livni as the "peace a...