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  • U.S. slams UNHRC for ‘disproportionate’ Israel focus

    March 19, 2013 | 6:47 am

    The Obama administration refused to participate in a U.N. Human Rights Council meeting on Israeli settlements and slammed the body for its "disproportionate" focus on Israel.

    The council, based in Geneva, on Monday debated a January special report on the settlements that called...

  • Israeli settlements high on agenda at Limmud U.K. 2012

    December 24, 2012 | 11:29 am

    A group that encourages Jews to oppose the Israeli occupation sparked a lively debate at its debut session at the 2012 U.K. Limmud Conference on Jewish life and identity.

    Yachad, which was founded in 2010, “aims to discuss the occupation not with the outside world, but within...

  • Peres: Settlements bad for the Jews

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 11, 2012 | 10:10 am

    Israeli President Shimon Peres said Tuesday that the West Bank settlements are bad for the Jews. JTA reports:

    “It is doubtful that a Jewish state without a Jewish majority can remain Jewish,” Peres said, inferring that settlements would lead to the inextricable inclusion of the Palestinians living on the West Bank.

    Peres’ remarks were an apparent response to the Levy Committee report, released Sunday, which stated that the West Bank settlements were legal because Israel does not meet the definition, under international law, of a military occupation.

  • Settlements are legal, but who cares?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 9, 2012 | 5:22 am

    A judiciary committee has concluded that Israeli settlements in the West Bank are in ‎fact legal. The West Bank, the committee believes, is not occupied territory and ‎therefore Israel has the legal right to settle it. Is it a legally viable conclusion? ‎One would find it hard...

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  • April 23, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 23, 2012 | 4:57 am

    The Fantasy of Zero Nukes

    Obama’s dream of a nuclear-free world has failed to inspire most members of the ‎nuclear club, and certainly not Iran and its ambition to acquire such armaments, ‎writes Amitai Etzioni in the National Interest. ‎

    Iran seeks a nuclear weapon to deter...

  • Clinton: Israeli settlement move counter-productive

    September 27, 2011 | 5:21 pm

    Israel’s decision to build 1,100 settlement homes on West Bank land is counter-productive to reviving peace talks with the Palestinians, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday.

    The decision appears to make it even less likely that the two sides will answer a call on...