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  • Israel launches crackdown on pro-settler vandals

    July 1, 2013 | 6:44 am

    Israel announced a crackdown on Monday against Jewish ultranationalists who vandalize Palestinian property, saying they were tantamount to terrorists and their attacks could fan sectarian violence.

    The move followed the arrest of a 22-year Israeli from an Orthodox Jewish town...

  • September 10, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 10, 2012 | 1:24 am

    In-depth

    The Priorities of the Jewish Voter

    When going to the polls in November, American Jews should consider the principle of pikuah nefesh (saving a life) above tikkun olam, writes Dovid Efune in Algemeiner.

    Living as we are today in perilous times, surely a candidate’s...

  • Migron evacuation: A look back and a look ahead

    September 4, 2012 | 9:53 am

    The evacuation of all 50 Jewish families in Israel’s Migron outpost was completed on Sunday evening without major incident. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the successful and peaceful evacuation—but vowed that his government would continue to strengthen Jewish...

  • Monastery torched in apparent price tag attack

    September 4, 2012 | 7:48 am

    A Christian monastery was vandalized and set alight in what appears to be a price tag attack.

    The door of the Latrun Monastery was set on fire early Tuesday morning, and the names of West Bank outposts were spray-painted on the walls, as was the epithet "Jesus is a monkey."

    No...

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  • Jewish families leave Migron outpost

    September 3, 2012 | 11:11 am

    All of the Jewish families living in the West Bank outpost of Migron reportedly have evacuated. 

    Families began moving out Sunday morning, as border police went door to door in the outpost handing out eviction notices. Some of the 50 families living on the hilltop reportedly left...

  • Migron must be evacuated in a week, Israel’s high court rules

    August 29, 2012 | 10:47 am

    Israel’s Supreme Court ruled that the West Bank outpost of Migron must be evacuated by Sept. 4.

    All 50 families must leave the outpost, the court ruled Wednesday in response to a petition filed by the families requesting a delay in the eviction until the modular homes being built...

  • Palestinian cars torched in price tag attack

    August 29, 2012 | 10:27 am

    Palestinian cars were torched and vandalized in a price tag attack near Ramallah in the West Bank.

    Israeli troops reportedly discovered one car burnt and two others spray-painted with slogans that read “Price Tag,” “Migron” and “Revenge to Arabs” in the early Wednesday morning...

  • Migron not evacuated as scheduled

    August 28, 2012 | 3:22 pm

    The Migron outpost in the West Bank was not evacuated as scheduled.

    The eviction had been scheduled for Tuesday, the same day that the Israeli Supreme Court conducted a hearing on a petition filed by the residents requesting a delay in the eviction until the modular homes being...

  • On the eve of evacuation, Migron projecting tranquility

    August 27, 2012 | 10:48 am

    Off a rough, paved road atop a mountain, on the thin stucco wall of a trailer home, black graffiti proclaims “Private Jewish land.” And underneath, in red, “Migron.”

    The trailer home is among dozens in Israel’s largest settlement outpost, deep in the central West Bank and...

  • August 27, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 27, 2012 | 12:19 am

    In-depth

    Azerbaijan and Iran: Mutual Hostility but Limited Rivalry

    Tensions between Baku and Tehran could adversely impact on Israel’s relationship with Azerbaijan, write Gallia Lindenstrauss and Iftah Celniker for the Institute for National Security Studies.

    The increased...

  • August 26, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 26, 2012 | 2:15 am

    In-depth

    Where Will Morsi’s Embrace of Ahmadinejad Lead?

    Writing in Algemeiner, Dore Gold warns that any renewed warmth between Cairo and Tehran could endanger Egypt’s ties in the Arab world.

    [T]here are presently a number of challenges that will make any Sunni-Shiite...

  • Evacuate Migron on time, state says

    August 20, 2012 | 4:23 pm

    The West Bank outpost of Migron must be evacuated on time, Israel’s State Prosecutor’s office told the Supreme Court.

    The eviction had been postponed from Aug. 1 to Aug. 21 to avoid the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and possible “price tag” reprisal attacks by settlers that could...

  • New date set for Migron settlement evacuation

    July 27, 2012 | 11:00 am

    Israel’s Supreme Court said that the evacuation of an illegal West Bank settlement must take place by Aug. 21.

    The judges granted the government request Friday to postpone the eviction of the Migron, home to about 50 families, until Aug. 21, according to Haaretz. An earlier...

  • Migron residents agree to relocation

    March 12, 2012 | 9:14 am

    Residents of Migron have signed an agreement with the Israeli government on relocating the illegal West Bank outpost.

    The agreement signed Sunday will allow the outpost’s approximately 50 families to move to a nearby hill over the next three years, meaning that they will not be...

  • Outpost homes razed, mosque attacked in alleged retribution

    September 5, 2011 | 2:40 pm

    Several hundred police officers arrived early Monday morning at the Migron outpost to raze three permanent homes.

    Hours later, a mosque in the West Bank near Nablus was vandalized in what is believed to be a “price tag” attack. “Price tag” refers to the strategy extremist settlers...

  • Settlers Struggle to Hold Biblical Israel

    By Dina Kraft

    January 8, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    A battered shipping container was Itai Harel's first home on this steep, windswept hilltop.

    Now he lives in a trailer with running water and electricity, and land has been leveled for more permanent housing in this illegal settlement outpost. He and his fellow young settlers are...