Jewish Journal

Israel says it will stick with settlement plan despite condemnation

by Jeffrey Heller, Reuters

December 3, 2012 | 11:09 am

West Bank Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim, near Jerusalem, on Dec. 3. Photo by Ammar Awad/Reuters

Israel rejected concerted criticism from the United States and Europe on Monday over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to expand settlement building after the United Nations' de... read full article

  • Israel to expand settlements after U.N.‘s Palestine vote

    by Dan Williams, Reuters

    November 30, 2012 | 8:20 am

    Israel plans to build thousands of new homes for its settlers in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, an Israeli official said on Friday, defying a U.N. vote that implicitly recognized Palestinian statehood there.

    The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Prime Minister...

  • Netanyahu: No Palestinian state until negotiations, despite U.N. vote


    November 29, 2012 | 7:25 am

    The Palestinians will not achieve a state without first recognizing Israel as a Jewish State and sitting down to direct negotiations, Benjamin Netanyahu said.

    The prime minister of Israel made his remarks on Thursday morning, the 65th anniversary of the United Nations approval of...

  • Palestinians seek U.N. upgrade opposed by U.S. and Israel

    by Crispian Balmer, Reuters

    September 20, 2012 | 8:07 am

    The Palestinians will ask the United Nations to upgrade their status in the world body by year's end, enabling them to pursue Israel through the international courts, a senior Palestinian official said on Thursday.

    The request to become a non-member "observer state" rather than...

  • U.N. panel draft says no consensus on Palestinian bid

    by Louis Charbonneau, Reuters

    November 8, 2011 | 11:30 am

    A draft report by a key U.N. Security Council committee, obtained by Reuters on Tuesday, declared that members could not reach consensus on whether Palestine should be accepted as a U.N. member state.

    “The committee was unable to make a unanimous recommendation to the Security...

  • Panel holds first meeting on Palestinian U.N. bid

    by Louis Charbonneau, Reuters

    September 30, 2011 | 2:45 pm

    A U.N. Security Council panel on admitting new members to the United Nations met on Friday for the first time on the Palestinian bid to join the world body as Palestinians lobbied council members for support.

    After the closed-door meeting of the council’s standing committee on...

  • Council takes first step on Palestinian U.N. bid

    By Louis Charbonneau, Reuters

    September 28, 2011 | 3:38 pm

    The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday took its first step on the Palestinian application to join the United Nations by handing it to a committee that will review and assess it in the coming weeks.

    The standing committee on the admission of new members to the world body is comprised...

  • Opinion: Moral dimension of Palestinian statehood

    By Judea Pearl

    September 27, 2011 | 7:14 pm

    I felt terribly guilty when Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told the U.N. General Assembly: “Enough! It is time for the Palestinian people to gain their freedom and independence.” How can we deny to others what we claim for ourselves?

    Let there be no...

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