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U.S. Sharply Criticizes Israel Over Settlement Construction

AP | Posted 10.01.2014 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says that if Israel were to move forward with a controversial housing development in east Jerusalem, it would dist...

Sophia Jones

Here's What The World Thinks Of Israel's Controversial Land Grab

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 09.03.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- Israel has come under a barrage of criticism since announcing on Sunday its plans to seize 1,000 acres of Palestinian-claimed land -- roug...

Israelis and Palestinians at Harvard: Part 5 of 9

Paul Heroux | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics
Paul Heroux

Maurice from Lebanon said of the right of return that leaders on both sides lack courage in taking decisive decisions today about a comprehensive peace plan because of the refugee problems today.

Israeli and Palestinians at Harvard: Part 4 of 9

Paul Heroux | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Paul Heroux

An Israeli settlement is a Jewish community built on land captured from Jordan, Egypt and Syria in the 1967 war. There very existence is hotly debated. Settlements should be expanded according to some and demolished according to others. Truly, there is no easy solution to settlements.

Israeli and Palestinians at Harvard: Part 3 of 9

Paul Heroux | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
Paul Heroux

The security fence/wall that has been erected over the past several years has been recognized by every Israeli that I interviewed as a success in that it has unequivocally decreased terror attacks on Israel.

Israelis and Palestinians at Harvard: Part 2 of 9

Paul Heroux | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics
Paul Heroux

Anyone who spends time investigating the reason that there is no peace between Arab and Jew will likely find that the fingers point both ways and at times towards the U.S.

Israelis and Palestinians at Harvard: Part 1 of 9

Paul Heroux | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics
Paul Heroux

Many of the people I interviewed will be in a leadership capacity in their countries someday and their opinions and perspectives are important. I spoke with Israelis, Palestinians, Egyptians, Saudis, Iranians, Afghans and Pakistanis about this issue.

Israel Expands Settlements In Response To New Palestinian Gov't

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 08.05.2014 | 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 ...