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Israel Settlements

Russian President Says Israeli Settlement Freeze Needed

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERICHO, West Bank — Russian President Dmitry Medvedev gave a political boost to the Palestinians on Tuesday, backing their claim to east Jerusa...

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...

No Breakthrough In Clinton-Netanyahu Israel Settlement Meeting

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW YORK — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held lengthy talks here Thursday but failed t...

Abbas Speaks Out On Israeli Settlements

AP | DALIA NAMMARI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinian president on Thursday appealed to Israelis to choose peace over settlements, saying that opportunities for...

Israeli PM Defends Settlement Construction After International Criticism

AP | MATTI FRIEDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Three rockets fired from Gaza exploded in an industrial section of the Israeli city of Ashkelon Monday, the military said, causing n...

Palestinians Call For UN Session On Israeli Settlements

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinian president wants a U.N. Security Council session to discuss Israeli settlement construction, the official P...

Hillary Clinton Blasts Israel Settlement Expansion Plans

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday criticized Israel's latest building plans in east Jerusalem, an issue that h...

Palestinian Workers Build Israeli Settlements Despite Ban

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ARIEL, West Bank — It's a startling fact: The workers building Israel's West Bank settlements have generally been Palestinians – even thou...

Obama Admin 'Disappointed' In Israel Over Settlements

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Monday it was "disappointed" by Israel's refusal to extend a slowdown in settlement construction and ...

Israeli Leaders Slam Bill Clinton Over Immigrant Comments

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israeli leaders have sharply criticized Bill Clinton over comments the former U.S. president made this week calling Russian immigran...

Netanyahu Pushes For Israel Settlement Freeze After U.S. Offers Incentives

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Washington's new proposal for reviving Mideast talks, presented Sunday to Israel's Cabinet, rests on the bold expectation that Israe...

Obama Leads Criticism Of Israel Settlement Announcement From Indonesia

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Speaking from Indonesia, Obama told reporters that he was "concerned" over Israel's decision to build 1,300 new settlement homes in east Jerusalem, a ...

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 ...

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...

A Failing Grade for East Jerusalem Schools

Ir Amim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ir Amim

In East Jerusalem, more than half the children within the ages of compulsory education cannot matriculate into the public school system.

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...

Israeli Settlement Slowdown To End At Midnight

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

REVAVA, West Bank — Jewish settlers released balloons and broke ground on a kindergarten in celebration Sunday as a 10-month construction slowdo...

Contradiction in Washington Prevents Peace in the Middle East

Osamah Khalil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Osamah Khalil

Without American largess, Israel's occupation could not continue. The United States can either broker a final peace accord or it can continue to subsidize settlements -- it cannot do both.

Palestinian President Hints At Settlement Deal, AP Reports

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) JERUSALEM - The Palestinian president has left the door open to continuing peace negotiations with Israel even if it resumes settlement construct...

Avigdor Lieberman, Israel's Foreign Minister, Pushes For New Settlement Construction Amid Middle East Peace Talks

AP | MATTI FRIEDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's hard-line foreign minister said Monday that his party will try to block any extension of Israel's settlement slowdown, a mo...

Israel Settlements Cover 42 Percent Of West Bank

AP | MATTI FRIEDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — The Israeli military indicted a soldier Tuesday on a charge of manslaughter during last year's war in the Gaza Strip – the mos...

'Obama's Shack' Demolished By Israeli Forces

AP | DANIELLA CHESLOW | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israeli security forces demolished a handful of illegal structures in West Bank settlements Tuesday, including a wooden bunker that ...

Entitlement Runs Deep in East Jerusalem

Evan Pondel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Evan Pondel

Not all Palestinians share the pan-Arab dream. Some say they prefer to live peacefully among the Jews because the region historically has been a mutual homeland. But emotions usually trump peace.