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Israeli Settlers

Ultra-Orthodox Settlers Moving Into Heart of Palestinian East Jerusalem

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

The seemingly contradictory thinking here actually isn't. In fact, Israel's policies relating to Jerusalem as to the West Bank at large, are utterly consistent.

Israeli Settlers Briefly Held in Palestinian Village

AP | NASSER ISHTAYEH | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

KARYOUT, West Bank (AP) — Palestinians held more than a dozen Israeli settlers for about two hours Tuesday in retaliation for the latest in a string...

'Jesus Is A Monkey' Written On West Bank Monastery As Possible Settler Retaliation

Reuters | Posted 11.04.2012 | Religion

* Possible retaliation for settler eviction on Sunday * Vandals daub name of settlement, profane graffiti * Israel, Pale...

Israel Indicts 5 Alleged Jewish Extremists For Army Base Rampage

AP | Posted 01.08.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- Israel's Justice Ministry has indicted five alleged Jewish extremists in connection with a rampage at an Israeli army base in the West Ba...

Israeli Settlers Clash With Troops

AP | MATTI FRIEDMAN | Posted 02.11.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — Dozens of Jewish settlers broke into an army base in the West Bank early Tuesday and lit fires, damaged vehicles and threw stones at...

Orthodox Anti-Semitism Directed At Israel's Liberals

Carlo Strenger | Posted 02.07.2012 | Religion
Carlo Strenger

Israel's liberals are cast as the "Jewish villains." Overly cerebral, they bow to the "laws of the gentiles."

Outposts & the Abuse of Law in Service of the Settlements

Lara Friedman | Posted 12.11.2011 | World
Lara Friedman

Outposts are again taking center stage in the settlements debate, as the Netanyahu government announces two new policies aimed at legalizing illegal outposts and sending a clear signal that it values settlements over negotiations, and it prefers "Greater Israel" to peace.

UN Slams Israel For Failing To Protect Palestinians From Settler Attacks

AP | By FRANK JORDANS | Posted 12.11.2011 | World

GENEVA -- The U.N. human rights office called Tuesday for Israel to stop Jewish settlers from attacking Palestinian civilians in the West Bank, accusi...

Jerusalem 2011

Ir Amim | Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics
Ir Amim

By Dr. Menachem Klein To be an egalitarian city, the unification of Jerusalem would had to have held this as its vision. Jerusalem could have been a ...

Israel's Third-Rail Borders

Donald Kaul | Posted 07.31.2011 | Politics
Donald Kaul

The real Israeli-Palestinian problem is that both adversaries are convinced, with considerable justification, that the conflict between them is existential and that to give ground is to take the first step toward annihilation. It's hard to compromise issues like that.

Palestinian Leader Calls Israel Settler Murders 'Inhuman'

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Monday the killing of a Jewish settler couple and three of their children was "inhu...

'Price Tag': Israeli Settlers Rampage After Outpost Dismantled 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...

Palestinian House Inside Cage In Jewish Settlement

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIT IJZA, West Bank — The al-Ghirayib family lives in one of the stranger manifestations of Israel's 43-year occupation of the West Bank: a Palesti...

Israel's Legitimacy: A Prophetic Strategy

Rabbi Sid Schwarz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Sid Schwarz

The government of Israel will need to do much more to make Arab Israelis believe that the country sees them as full citizens. American Jews would do well to give this issue more attention.

Palestinians Furious Over New Israeli Settlement Plans For East Jerusalem

AP | MATTI FRIEDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — The Palestinians criticized an Israeli decision to push forward plans for 625 new homes in east Jerusalem, saying Thursday the proje...

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...

Under the Pretense of Law

Ir Amim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ir Amim

For over a year the Gawi, Kurd, and Hanun families have been sitting on the side-walk opposite the houses from which they were evicted, watching the settlers treating their former houses as their own.

A Report from the Battlefield of East Jerusalem

Hagit Ofran | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hagit Ofran

In East Jerusalem, there are Palestinian neighborhoods with tens of thousands of residents, which in the last months have been at the center of clashes between settlers, police, and residents.

60 Percent Of Israelis Say Settlements Should Be Removed, Survey Reports

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Three fifths of Israelis support dismantling settlements in the disputed territories, according to a survey conducted by the Harry S. Truman Institute...

Interview with Fakhri Abu-Diab: Can Non-Violence Work in Jerusalem?

Ir Amim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ir Amim

"The strength comes from my hope and belief that one day things will be better. It comes from our strong desire not to lose the children -- not to see them commit violence and end up in jail."

Why are Israelis Demonstrating in Sheikh Jarrah?

Ir Amim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ir Amim

Over the last few weeks, a coalition of Israeli organizations and many private citizens have protested against the eviction of Palestinian families from their homes in Sheikh Jarrah.

Sheikh Jarrah: A Case of Systemic Injustice

Ir Amim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ir Amim

On a sunny afternoon, Dina Goldstein and I hail a cab in downtown Jerusalem on our way to the Palestinian neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah in Northeast Jerusalem.

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...

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 ...

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...