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Palestinians Try More Peaceful Resistance: Less Violence, More Protest Marches And Boycotts Of Settler Goods

New York Times | ETHAN BRONNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Senior Palestinian leaders -- men who once commanded militias -- are joining unarmed protest marches against Israeli policies a...

Amnesty International: "Much of Gaza was razed to the ground..."

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mya Guarnieri

Destroyed houses, tent camps, clouds of white phosphorous--these were just a few of the images of Gaza included in the video that accompanied Amnesty ...

US-Israel Rift Over Settlements Underscores Change In Relations

The Washington Post | Glenn Kessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The two-week-old dispute between Israel and the United States over housing construction in East Jerusalem has exposed the limits of American power to ...

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

Slapping Obama, or Please God, Keep Israel from Making Peace

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

Everyone who lives here is a hostage. We know it, even if we are often surprised anew by the specific people who are currently holding us hostage, staving off progress toward a future peace.

Loving Israel by Hating Obama

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

It's become a fashion, here and abroad: Jews who are convinced that they love Israel more than the rest of us have told anyone who would listen that one way to express love of the Jewish state is to revile Barack Obama.

GM as Parable, and Israel's Sudden Choice: Obama or Kahane

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

In the end, the disgrace shown the Arabs does deep disgrace to the perpetrator, but, more importantly, does the deepest disgrace of all to the State of Israel.

Exclusive Video: The Radical Settlers Behind Israel's Clash With Obama

Max Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Max Blumenthal

With neither side exhibiting willingness to back down, the stage is set for a contentious clash between Israel and the U.S. over settlement policy.

Netanyahu's West Bank Nightmare -- An Exclusive Video Report

Max Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Max Blumenthal

After spending a week on the West Bank, I concluded that the recognition by the U.S. and the West of a viable Palestinian state in partnership with Israel has never seemed more like a pipe dream.

Israel as Mini-Me

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Feffer

We are both settler states -- the Puritans, who escaped oppression in the Old World only to mete out oppression in the New, unfolded their Zionist project in the 17th century with their "city built upon a hill" as the New Jerusalem.