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West Bank Settlements

March 14, 2011, News Update

Richard Valeriani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Valeriani

MARCH 14, 2011, NEWS UPDATE Libyan dictator Gaddafi repulsing rebels with air power. Why does NATO keep saying NayTo no-fly zone over Libya? G...

Jewish Family, Including Baby, Stabbed To Death In West Bank

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

West Bank - A Jewish couple and three of their children were stabbed to death in bed in a West Bank settlement in what Israeli officials said Saturda...

Israeli Settlers Rampage In West Bank

AP | MARK LAVIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — A new Israeli weapons system knocked down a Palestinian anti-tank rocket in its first combat test Tuesday, the military said, showin...

Mubarak's Turn

Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gary S. Chafetz

Today, the situation in Egypt is not so dissimilar to that of October 6, 1981 at 1 pm. Back then, Mubarak was vice president and Anwar Sadat was president. Now, nearly 30 years later, it's Mubarak's turn.

The Palestine Papers Might Help the PA Create a Palestinian State

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mya Guarnieri

The Palestine Papers help pave the way for two scenarios: The eventual establishment of a democratic, bi-national state or the PA continuing its push for international recognition of a Palestinian state.

An Initial Reaction to the Palestine Papers

Omar Baddar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Omar Baddar

According to newly released documents Palestinian negotiators have privately conceded large parts of East Jerusalem to Israel, including areas where Israeli settlement expansion continues to the public protest of the Palestinian leadership.

Can't We All Just Get Along? A Modest Proposal for Settlements on the Israeli West Bank

Scott Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Scott Baker

Share the buildings, share the land, save the world.

A Three-State Solution?

Chuck Freilich | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chuck Freilich

A unique opportunity for peace now exists -- if only Israel would stop settlements. No one in the Mideast believes the former contention, but the entire world believes the latter. Both are false.

The Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process: How to Turn the Current Mess Into a Success

Steven L. Spiegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steven L. Spiegel

Skeptics will claim that a basic agreement in principle on which settlements are going to stay in Israel and which are going to be evacuated, is not possible in 60 days. So why should and might the parties accept this idea?

No Olive Branch: Battles Rage In West Bank Olive Groves

The Guardian | Harriet Sherwood in Luban A | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In recent weeks, there have been numerous reports of trees being stripped of their fruit overnight. Rabbis for Human Rights claimed that the olives fr...

Avigdor Lieberman, Israeli Foreign Minister, Says No Extending Settlement Slowdown In West Bank

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Dozens of men believed to be plainclothes Palestinian security personnel broke up a gathering of activists opposed to new ...

Israel-Palestine Negotiations On The Rocks After Israel Approves New Construction

AP | DALIA NAMMARI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GAZA City, Gaza Strip — Palestinian officials say an Israeli strike has killed one and wounded two in northern Gaza. Two large explosions were ...

U.S. Gets Another Shot At Mideast Peace Talks

AP | SALAH NASRAWI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SIRTE, Libya — Arab ministers agreed Friday to give the United States another month to try to persuade Israel to renew curbs on West Bank settle...

Israel Weighs New Curbs On West Bank Settlements

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

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Israel's prime minister has been sounding out key Cabinet members on extending a freeze on new construction in West Bank s...

Collateral Damage: The Hidden Costs of the Ariel Boycott

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Boycotts focus on arresting the most valuable yet vulnerable freedoms: freedom of thought. Like a cluster bomb, boycotts are not particularly surgical in its strike, instead reeking extensive collateral damage.

Israeli Settlements Keep Growing As Peace Talks Come And Go

AP | MATTI FRIEDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

REVAVA, West Bank — The American president was pushing hard for a Mideast peace agreement when six Jewish families arrived on this West Bank hilltop...

The Settlement Freeze: Painted Into a Corner?

Rabbi Brant Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Brant Rosen

It's bewildering to me that the issue of settlements can somehow considered to be a pesky distraction to the peace process. They are a central obstacle to the peace process.

Hot or Not? About Climate and Peace Talks

Shai Baitel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shai Baitel

President Obama has the tough task at hand to create a warm and constructive atmosphere, come up with creative proposals and exert pressure at the right time, on the right party.

The West Bank: A Firsthand Look

Kate Lowenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kate Lowenstein

Four days after the Gaza flotilla incident, I boarded a flight to Tel Aviv and made my way to Ramallah to visit a friend.

Tax-Exempt U.S. Funds Aiding West Bank Settlements In Direct Opposition To Obama's Stated Peace Plan Goals

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HAR BRACHA, West Bank -- Twice a year, American evangelicals show up at a winery in this Jewish settlement in the hills of ancient Samaria to play a d...

US Gives Abbas Private Assurances Over Israeli Settlements

The Guardian | Rory McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Exclusive: Americans consider withholding veto protecting Israel at UN if building goes ahead at Ramat Shlomo...

Why Are 110,000 Orthodox Israelis Rioting to 'Protect' Segregated Schools?

Eileen Read | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eileen Read

It is with American ears that revere the separation of church and state that we listen in awe to extreme religious happenings in the Middle East. Som...

Never Again Should We Be Silent

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

President Obama's abysmal attitude toward the State of Israel and his humiliating treatment of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is shocking.

With "Friends" like Israel Does the USA Need Enemies?

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Talking about "Israelis" in a general or negative way sometimes makes it harder for the Israelis who are willing to deal with the Arabs to make a deal...

Israeli Soldier Stabbed To Death In West Bank

AP | TIA GOLDENBERG | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — A knife-wielding Palestinian police officer killed an Israeli soldier Wednesday as he sat in a jeep stopped at a traffic light in th...