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West Bank Settlements

Israel Expands Settlements In Response To New Palestinian Gov't

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 06.05.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel gave the final go-ahead Thursday to build nearly 1,500 homes in Jewish settlements, saying the construction was a response t...

Reality Check: The US Does Have Leverage

Michael Shtender-Auerbach | Posted 06.09.2014 | World
Michael Shtender-Auerbach

Admittedly, the situation at the moment looks grim: After months of negotiations, a dozen personal visits from the secretary, and countless trips between Jerusalem and Ramallah, Israel is announcing new settlements and reneging on its agreement to release a small number of Palestinian prisoners this weekend.

Israel Approves 184 New Settlement Homes

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2014 | World

(Corrects Palestinian position on "Jewishness" of Israel) * New homes will be built in occupied West Bank * Jewish settl...

Israel Plans 1,400 More Settlement Homes

Reuters | Posted 02.26.2014 | World

JERUSALEM, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Israel plans to build 1,400 homes in its settlements in the occupied West Bank and will announce the projects next wee...

Welcome to Palestine

Clint Johnston | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Clint Johnston

I was on a dual-narrative tour, which offered a unique perspective into the everyday lives of Palestinians in Hebron. Both my Jewish and Muslim guide had half the day to share their city and their stories.

Israel Halts Plans To Explore New Settlements

AP | Posted 11.13.2013 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Tuesday abruptly halted a plan to explore the potential construction of thousands of new homes in West B...

Palestine's Complicated Borders: Complex as ABC

Rick Steves | Posted 07.16.2013 | Travel
Rick Steves

Israel has granted a certain amount of autonomy to the Palestinians, but with significant restrictions. The West Bank of the Jordan River is divided i...

Settlements in the West Bank, from an Israeli Point of View

Rick Steves | Posted 07.08.2013 | Travel
Rick Steves

While insulting and humiliating to Palestinians, Israelis believe the wall, along with the many police checkpoints associated with it, has thwarted thousands of terrorist acts.

Bibi Did Not Approve New Settlement Plans Since Reelection

AP | DANIEL ESTRIN | Posted 07.07.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has stopped approving new construction in West Bank settlements, two prominent Israeli activist gr...

New Housing Minister: Israeli Settlement Expansion Will Continue

Reuters | Posted 05.17.2013 | World

JERUSALEM, March 17 (Reuters) - Israel's new housing minister said on Sunday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's incoming cabinet would keep ex...

Israeli Forces, Palestinians Clash In West Bank

AP | EYAD MUGHRABI | Posted 04.04.2013 | World

BURIN, West Bank — Israeli troops fired tear gas and stun grenades at rock-throwing Palestinian protesters Saturday as soldiers tried to dismant...

Israel Set On Sweeping New Settlement Plan

AP | AMY TEIBEL | Posted 02.04.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Palestinians and Israelis hardened their positions Wednesday over a contentious new settlement push around Jerusalem, with Israel go...

U.S. Urges Israel To Reconsider Plan To Build More Settlement Homes

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2013 | World

WASHINGTON, Dec 3 (Reuters) - The United States urged Israel on Monday to reconsider its plan to erect 3,000 more homes in the occupied West Bank an...

UK, France May Recall Ambassadors To Israel Over Settlements

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2013 | World

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Britain and France on Monday weighed measures against Israel to protest at Prime Minist...

Israel Approves Controversial West Bank Settlement Construction

AP | ARON HELLER and KARIN LAUB | Posted 01.30.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel responded swiftly Friday to U.N. recognition of a Palestinian state, revealing it will build 3,000 more homes for Jews on Isr...

Why Building a Hotel in the West Bank Means So Much More

Dalia Hatuqa | Posted 11.19.2012 | World
Dalia Hatuqa

The number of Jewish settlers in the West Bank has almost doubled in the past 12 years. Numbers provided by Israel's population registry show a 4.5 percent increase in the past 12 months alone. It's highly unlikely that these settlers will be forced to move.

Bank Pays For Forcing Consumers To Pay Higher Fees

Reuters | Posted 09.23.2012 | Money

* Bank accused of boosting minimum payments on card balances * Cardholders: Higher minimum meant to generate more fees ...

Israel's Settler Populations Spikes

AP | AMY TEIBEL | Posted 09.08.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — Since Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was elected more than three years ago, the Jewish population in the West Bank has ballooned ...

Bibi Vows To Continue Settlement Construction

AP | DANIEL ESTRIN | Posted 09.01.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's prime minister says his government will continue settlement construction in the West Bank. A participant in a closed meeti...

Illegal West Bank Settlement Outpost Cleared

AP | Posted 08.29.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- Israel has finished evacuating some 30 settler families from an illegal West Bank outpost, encountering little resistance, police and the...

Israel Builds 300 New Settlement Homes

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 08.06.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's prime minister on Wednesday ordered construction of 300 new homes in a West Bank settlement, a move aimed at placating sett...

Paul Blumenthal

Israeli Settlement Backer Donates $1 Million To Defeat Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Even in the era of unbridled campaign contributions, Irving Moskowitz's $1 million donation in February to American Crossroads, the Karl...

A One-State Solution for Israel and Palestine

George Bisharat | Posted 06.10.2012 | World
George Bisharat

Would not a truly democratic state joining Jews and Palestinians become the "light unto nations" that Israel was always meant to be?

A Dangerous Proposal

Einat Wilf | Posted 06.02.2012 | World
Einat Wilf

To be a member of the Israeli left who believes that all Jews should have a voice in shaping Israel's future is to repeatedly witness good intentions ...

"Moral Equivalency" vs. Moral Responsibility: Israel, Iran, and the Israel-Palestine Conflict

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 04.28.2012 | World
Clarence B. Jones

The real threat to Israel may not only be Iran. It may be the danger and risks of internal self-corruption by the people and government of Israel of those cherished democratic principles underlying the founding of such a great nation as Israel.