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  • Peace Now: Israel has plans for over 55,500 West Bank housing units

    December 28, 2015 | 9:42 am

    Israel’s Ministry of Housing is working on plans for more than 55,500 units in West Bank settlements, according to a new Peace Now report.

    More than half the units are for construction east of the security barrier and include more than 8,000 units in the controversial E1 area,...

  • March backing settlement housing draws thousands

    February 13, 2014 | 1:41 pm

    Several government ministers were among thousands who marched in support of settlement building in a corridor connecting eastern Jerusalem and the West Bank.

    The demonstrators, who marched to the controversial E1 corridor from the West Bank settlement of Maale Adumim, were...

  • Palestinian tent city in E1 corridor dismantled

    January 17, 2013 | 11:17 am

    Israeli police dismantled a Palestinian tent city set up in the controversial E-1 area.

    The Israeli forces removed some 25 protest tents late Wednesday night located in the area between Jerusalem and Maale Adumim on land the Palestinians say is necessary to form a state. The...

  • Israel’s Supreme Court allows evacuation of E-1 Palestinian tent city

    January 16, 2013 | 12:23 pm

    Israel's Supreme Court ruled that the government can dismantle a Palestinian tent city set up in the controversial E-1 area.

    The court on Wednesday lifted a temporary injunction on dismantling the Palestinian outpost, called Baab al Shams, or "sunny gateway” in Arabic.


  • Obama: ‘Israel doesn’t know what its own best interests are’

    January 15, 2013 | 9:27 am

    President Obama has said privately that "Israel doesn’t know what its own best interests are,” columnist Jeffrey Goldberg wrote.

    In a column posted on the Bloomberg website late Monday, Goldberg wrote that when Obama was told that the Israeli government had approved plans to...

  • Palestinians erect outpost in E1 area

    January 11, 2013 | 10:14 am

    Palestinian residents erected an outpost in the E1 area east of Jerusalem.

    According to Ynet, approximately 200 Palestinians erected about 50 tents in the area in response to plans announced by the Israeli government in November to build settlements along the E1 corridor which...

  • U.S. rabbinical students deliver more than 700 letters against E1 to Netanyahu’s office

    January 7, 2013 | 9:37 am

    American rabbinical students studying in Israel delivered more than 700 letters expressing concern about settlement expansion to the office of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

    The letters, from American rabbis, cantors, rabbinical students, and cantorial students, are in...

  • December 20, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 20, 2012 | 12:39 am


    The Real Obstacle to Peace: Israel’s Critics

    Jonathan Tobin of Commentary Magazine hits back at those condemning Israel's Jerusalem construction, but not Palestinian calls for the Jewish state's end. 

    But the real hypocrisy isn’t the fact that all those countries...

  • More than 400 Jewish clergy press Netanyahu on E1

    December 18, 2012 | 9:29 am

    More than 400 American Jewish clergy asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not to go ahead with new construction in a corridor connecting eastern Jerusalem to the West Bank settlement of Ma'ale Adumim.

    "We fear that building settlements in E1 would be the final blow to...

  • December 12, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 12, 2012 | 1:17 am


    With Their New Status, Palestinians Will Observe a Bursting Israeli Jerusalem

    Writing in Algemeiner, Kevin Bermeister argues that construction throughout Jerusalem is necessary, and will beneft the city's Muslim, Christian and Jewish residents. 

    The tide of...

  • SodaStream Super Bowl ad buy has BDS movement’s eye

    December 10, 2012 | 11:21 am

    SodaStream's purchase of a Super Bowl commercial has the BDS movement in the U.S. saying it will step up its campaign against the Israeli firm.

    Soda Stream, the maker of home soda machines, will pay about $3.5 million for a 30-second spot for the game. The company reportedly had...

  • December 7, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 7, 2012 | 12:28 am


    Netanyahu's Christmas Present

    Writing in the National Interest, Akiva Eldar examines possible U.S. responses to Israel's announcement of construction in E1. 

    The decision to build 3,000 units in area E1 is described as a "punishment" for the UN General Assembly's...

  • Living next to E1, Maale Adumim residents reflect Israeli consensus on settlements

    December 6, 2012 | 12:54 pm

    From the terrace of the mall in Maale Adumim, a West Bank settlement eight miles from Jerusalem that serves as a bedroom community for Israel’s capital city, customers get a panoramic view of the Judean Desert to the east.

    Arab and Jewish towns dot the hilltops, roads snaking...

  • Palestinians appeal to U.N. over Israel’s E1 housing plan

    December 6, 2012 | 9:12 am

    The Palestinians appealed to the United Nations Security Council to stop Israel from making plans to build 3,000 apartments in a controversial area outside of Jerusalem.

    In a letter to the Security Council, the U.N. General Assembly and the U.N. secretary-general, the Palestinian...

  • December 6, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 6, 2012 | 1:01 am


    Egypt's Struggle for Power

    Marina Ottaway tells the Council on Foreign Relations that compromise is still elusive in the secularist-Islamist battle for control of Egypt. 

    There is a real struggle for power in Egypt right now between the Islamist forces, mostly...

  • Reform movement raps Israeli settlement plans, Palestinian U.N. upgrade

    December 5, 2012 | 3:11 pm

    The Union for Reform Judaism criticized Israel for its decision to build new settlement housing and the Palestinians for unilaterally seeking upgraded status at the United Nations.

    The newly adopted policy statement was adopted overwhelmingly on Sunday following a debate at the...

  • Israel moves ahead with E1 settlement plans; EU summons envoy

    December 5, 2012 | 8:30 am

    Israel moved ahead with plans to build 3,000 settler homes in one of the most sensitive areas of the West Bank, as the European Union summoned Israel's envoy to add its voice to a storm of international protest.

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday the...

  • State Dept. warns ‘E-1’ construction would damage two-state prospects

    December 3, 2012 | 4:46 pm

    Building in the E-1 area between eastern Jerusalem and the West Bank settlement of Maale Adumim would be "especially damaging" to efforts to reach a two-state solution, the State Department said.

    "The United States opposes all unilateral actions, including West Bank settlement...

  • U.S. repeats opposition to new Israeli settlements

    December 3, 2012 | 10:12 am

    The United States on Monday reiterated its opposition to new Israeli settlement activity on West Bank land including in the site known as "E1," which it said could be especially damaging to efforts to achieve a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

    "The United...

  • 5 quick notes on retribution

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 2, 2012 | 8:13 am


    Israel decided to punish the Palestinians for the UN vote by building in E1, or at least declaring to be preparing to be building in E1, or to be doing "preliminary zoning and planning preparations" for building in E1 at an undeclared future date. I'd urge all observers not to...