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  • Death of Palestinian teen spurs rising violence

    3 weeks ago

    Violence increased in eastern Jerusalem following the death of a Palestinian teenager who was shot a week earlier by Israeli troops during a demonstration.

    On Monday, the day after Muhammad Abd Al-Majid Sunuqrut, 16, died in Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital, protests began in eastern...

  • Soldier shooting at eastern Jerusalem bus stop seen as terror attack

    August 4, 2014 | 8:42 am

    An Israeli soldier in uniform waiting at an eastern Jerusalem bus stop was shot in the stomach in what police said was likely a terror attack.

    The soldier, in his 20s, reportedly is hospitalized in critical condition following Monday’s attack near the Hebrew University campus in...

  • More riots erupt in eastern Jerusalem over youth’s slaying

    July 4, 2014 | 1:28 pm

    Israeli police prevented dozens of Palestinian rioters from breaking through a gate into Jerusalem’s Temple Mount compound in violence connected to the slaying of a Palestinian youth.

    The attempt to break into the compound through the Old City Chain Gate was one of a number of...

  • Israel OKs more eastern Jerusalem construction

    June 18, 2014 | 3:15 pm

    Israel approved the construction of 172 new dwellings in Har Homa, a Jewish neighborhood in eastern Jerusalem.

    Jerusalem City Councilman Yosef Pepe Alalu of the Meretz party, who opposes the construction, announced the approval Wednesday morning in an interview with the French...

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  • Israel promotes plans for 2,372 settler homes in the West Bank

    March 21, 2014 | 10:39 am

    Israel has promoted building plans for 2,372 homes in eight Israeli settlements in the West Bank in the past month, on land the Palestinians want for a future state, an anti-settlement watchdog has said.

    The plans, the largest of which is for 839 homes in the Ariel settlement...

  • Israel says it will announce more settlement building

    October 24, 2013 | 1:33 pm

    Israel said on Thursday it would press ahead with plans to build in existing Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, in an apparent bid to appease hardliners opposed to peace talks with the Palestinians.

    Local media said new building tenders could be...

  • Kerry says Israeli settlements should not disrupt mideast talks

    August 12, 2013 | 4:12 pm

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday that Israel's announcement of new settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem "were to some degree expected," and urged Israelis and Palestinians to move head with peace talks due to resume this week.

    "What this underscores is...

  • Kerry presses Netanyahu on Jerusalem building

    June 3, 2013 | 8:03 am

    Secretary of State John Kerry in a phone call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu raised U.S. unhappiness with Israel’s announcement of new building in eastern Jerusalem.

    Jen Psaki, a spokeswoman for Kerry, was asked about such a conversation during the daily briefing...

  • Palestinian vehicles vandalized as Borovsky mourning period ends

    May 29, 2013 | 9:55 am

    Palestinian-owned vehicles were torched and vandalized in the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem, apparently in recognition of the end of the 30-day mourning period for slain Israeli settler Eviatar Borovsky.

    “Regards from Eviatar” and “30 for Eviatar” were spray-painted on walls...

  • Oberlin College Student Senate endorses divestment resolution

    May 7, 2013 | 10:56 am

    The Oberlin College Student Senate endorsed a resolution that calls for the college to divest from six companies that do business in the West Bank, eastern Jerusalem and Gaza.

    Following a three-hour discussion, the resolution was approved "by majority" on Monday, the Oberlin...

  • Scottish church says Jews have no scriptural claim to Holy Land

    May 3, 2013 | 11:16 am

    The Church of Scotland published a paper denying that "scripture" provides a basis for Jewish claims to Israel.

    The paper, entitled “The Inheritance of Abraham,” rejects "claims that scripture offers any peoples a privileged claim for possession of a particular territory.” The...

  • Netanyahu says he would put peace deal to referendum

    May 2, 2013 | 9:15 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday he would put any peace deal with the Palestinians to a referendum, raising expectations that direct negotiations might soon resume following a two-year stalemate.

    It was the second time in just three days that Netanyahu...

  • Nobel Peace Laureate David Trimble speaks in support of Israel at UN Human Rights council debate on Israeli settlements

    March 18, 2013 | 4:30 am

    Nobel Peace Laureate David Trimble, member of the British House of Lords, will be taking the floor shortly in this morning's UN Human Rights Council debate on a new report by a fact-finding mission on Israeli settlements, to deliver the following statement on behalf of the Geneva...

  • New Israel housing minister pledges more settlement building

    March 18, 2013 | 2:24 am

    Israel's new housing minister said on Sunday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's incoming cabinet would keep expanding Jewish settlements to the same extent as his previous government.

    The remarks came two days ahead of a visit by U.S. President Barack Obama who has urged...

  • Israel-Palestinian peace talks: A ‘peace frame of mind’ is needed

    February 13, 2013 | 8:10 am

    For Israel to reach peace with the Palestinians, a fundamental adjustment of attitudes will be required — on both sides.

    It should start by both sides recognizing that peace is not a gift that one party can bestow on the other or that one party needs more than the other. It’s not...

  • Netanyahu: Israel will build in Jerusalem despite criticism

    December 19, 2012 | 8:59 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday his government would press ahead with expanding Jewish settlements around Jerusalem despite Western criticism of its plan to build 6,000 more homes in territory Palestinians seek for a state.

    In addition to several...

  • E. Jerusalem Arabs arrested for attacking Jewish man

    December 13, 2012 | 11:18 am

    Three Arab teenagers from eastern Jerusalem were arrested on suspicion that they attacked a haredi Orthodox Jewish man.

    The teens, all 16, told police after they were arrested Thursday that they attacked the Jewish man because they had been attacked previously by Jews, according to Israel Radio.

    They are accused of injuring the 20-year-old man on Wednesday evening as he walked through the Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem.

  • Palestinians warn Israel must be held accountable over settlements

    December 4, 2012 | 8:53 am

    The Palestinians accused Israel in a letter to the United Nations of planning to commit further "war crimes" by expanding Jewish settlements after the Palestinians won de facto U.N. recognition of statehood and warned that Jerusalem must be held accountable.

    In the letter to U.N....

  • 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...

  • Israel faces European backlash over settlement plan

    December 3, 2012 | 7:49 am

    Israel faced concerted criticism from Europe on Monday over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to expand settlement building after the United Nations' de facto recognition of Palestinian statehood.

    Britain, France and Sweden summoned the Israeli ambassadors in their...

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

    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...

  • European NGOs call for Settlement boycott

    November 1, 2012 | 11:11 am

    A new report by 22 aid, development and church groups from nine European Union (EU) countries calls for the EU to stop buying goods from Jewish settlements in the West Bank and Jewish businesses in East Jerusalem. The report finds the EU imports some $300 million from Israeli...

  • Report: Israeli police filmed beating cuffed Palestinian

    October 10, 2012 | 11:21 am

    Authorities in Israel are reportedly investigating the alleged beating by police of a Palestinian man in cuffs in Jerusalem.

    According to the online edition of Haaretz, the beating took place on Oct. 5 during riots that broke out after the weekly Friday afternoon prayers in East...

  • Everyone knows Israel’s true capital

    August 22, 2012 | 12:44 pm

    In international relations there is sometimes a situation of political make-believe whereby states conduct themselves in a manner that actively and consciously ignores reality.

    On some occasions this is warranted in order to avoid a crisis or mitigate conflict. And once-relevant...

  • Construction to resume on West Bank security fence

    July 5, 2012 | 9:13 am

    Construction will resume on Israel’s West Bank security fence, five years after it was halted due to budget shortfalls.

    The construction of a segment of the barrier around the Gush Etzion bloc south of Jerusalem was approved Wednesday by Israel’s Supreme Court, according to reports....

  • 45 years too many

    June 7, 2012 | 6:13 pm

    This week, we are marking 45 years since Israel took control over East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip. Some will celebrate this date simply as the anniversary of a brilliant victory.

    Others of us will reflect with regret on how this remarkable triumph has, in the...

  • Palestinian leaders reject Netanyahu letter to Abbas

    May 14, 2012 | 8:28 am

    Palestinian leaders reportedly have rejected the contents of a letter delivered by Benjamin Netanyahu’s personal envoy Isaac Molho to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah.

    “The content of [Netanyahu’s] letter did not represent grounds for returning to...

  • March 27, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 27, 2012 | 6:15 am

    Peter Beinart’s False Prophecy

    The journalist’s new book, The Crisis in Zionism, is misleading and riddled with loose with the facts of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, writes Bret Stephens in Tablet Magazine.

    Beinart’s habit of what is either inexplicable sloppiness or...

  • U.N. Security Council states condemn Israel over housing

    December 21, 2011 | 9:20 am

    Members of the U.N. Security Council criticized Israel’s decision to construct additional housing in the settlements and the United States for blocking a vote to condemn the action.

    The four European Union nations on the council—Britain, France, Germany and Portugal—issued a joint...

  • Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister: We won’t accept less than full U.N. seat

    November 3, 2011 | 8:19 pm

    The Palestinians will not accept anything less than full U.N. membership and do not want an upgrade to an observer state in the world body, their foreign minister said on Thursday.

    Riyad al-Malki’s remarks suggested the Palestinians would not seek such an upgrade once their bid for...

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