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Obama Asks Congress To Approve $205 Million In Aid For Israel Rocket Defense

AP / Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is asking Congress to approve $205 million to help Israel speed up deployment of a new short-range rocket defen...

Jew vs. Jew? Protests, Threats Reach Fever Pitch over Israel

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

This week, New York City's Jewish community is riven by protests, counterprotests, and now, threats of Jew-on-Jew intimidation over the question of Israel and the Palestinians.

Joe Biden, East Jerusalem and a Religiously Divided Israel

Steven Gerber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Steven Gerber

A small, but vocal, segment of Israeli Jews has asserted its view of Judaism - one in which the most important overriding concern is that God gave the Land of Israel to the Jewish people.

Settlers Celebrate 1994 Slaughter of 29 Palestinians (Video)

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Most Israelis cannot stand the settlers but, thanks to Israel's parliamentary system and right-wing politicians like Binyamin Netanyahu, who suck up to them, they are running the country today.

A Storm Is Gathering in Silwan

Ir Amim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ir Amim

The plan to build an archeological park on the ruins of Palestinian homes in Silwan is meant to deepen Israel's hold on this focal point in the political contest between Israelis and Palestinians.

Israel OKs Work On 112 Settlement Apartments, Enrages Palestinians Ready For Peace Talks

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel and the Palestinians agreed to begin indirect, American-brokered talks, the U.S. Mideast envoy announced Monday – endin...

How Settlers Prevented The Construction of a Palestinian Hospital

Hagit Ofran | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hagit Ofran

This is how it has worked in the Occupied Territories since 1967. Settlers establish facts on the ground, apply pressure, threaten violence, and the IDF and the Israeli government give in.

Israeli Soldier Discharged Over Pro-Settler Sign

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — The Israeli military has discharged a soldier for waving a banner at a ceremony protesting the army's demolition of a West Bank sett...

Palestinians To Appeal To UN For State, As Peace Talks Stall

AP | MARK LAVIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

JERUSALEM — A Palestinian drive to ask the U.N. Security Council to endorse a state unilaterally, put forward by a top negotiator Sunday, appear...

Settlers Protest In Jerusalem Against Building Ban

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — About 10,000 West Bank settlers and their backers filled part of downtown Jerusalem Wednesday, listening to fiery speeches, dancing ...

Palestinian Officials Criticize US over Israeli Settlements

Washington Post | Howard Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM -- Palestinian officials on Sunday criticized the United States for what one called "back-pedaling" on demands that Israel stop settlement c...

Hillary Clinton: US Wants Israel To Stop Building West Bank Settlements 'Forever'

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton defended the U.S. stance toward Israeli settlement building to worried Arab allies on Wednesda...

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.

Israeli Aircraft Strike On Tunnels And Hamas Targets Kills 1, Hospital Says

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Witnesses say Israeli aircraft fired missiles at smuggling tunnels and other Hamas targets in Gaza. Hospital doctors sa...

Jewish Settlers Evict Arab East Jerusalem Family

AP | MICHAEL BARAJAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — (AP) Jewish settlers forced their way into a disputed house in east Jerusalem on Tuesday, using hired guards to evict an elderly Pal...

U.S. Envoy Arrives In Israel To Kick Start Mideast Peace Talks

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — U.S. Mideast peace envoy George Mitchell is in Israel to try and kick start Israeli-Palestinian talks before the two sides meet at t...

Settlers' Spin

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

The number of Jewish settlers living in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, an area that Palestinians regard as the heart of their future state, is swiftly approaching half a million.

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...

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...

US Settlements Stance Inconsistent With Past Agreements: Israeli Official

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's deputy prime minister said Tuesday the Obama administration's call to freeze West Bank settlement construction undermines p...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...