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  • EU, Russia condemn Israeli settlement expansion plans

    December 21, 2012 | 8:17 am

    The European Union and Russia on Friday denounced Israel's plans to expand settlements in the occupied West Bank and urged Israelis and Palestinians to take "bold and concrete steps towards peace."

    Israeli officials said this week they would press on with plans to build 6,000...

  • 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...

  • Israel’s Foreign Ministry tells diplomats to refuse mail with ‘problematic’ terms

    November 28, 2012 | 1:16 pm

    Israel's Foreign Ministry has instructed its diplomats to refuse to accept any official mail that uses "problematic terminology" such as the "state of Palestine."

    The instructions come ahead of Thursday's scheduled vote in the United Nations General Assembly on the Palestinians'...

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  • Israel angered by South African move on settlement goods

    August 23, 2012 | 9:31 am

    Israel accused South Africa on Thursday of behaving like an apartheid state by requiring Israeli goods made by West Bank settlers to be labeled as originating from occupied Palestinian territory.

    The rhetoric is likely to strain Israel’s relations with South Africa, whose ruling...

  • Delta removes ‘Occupied’ from Palestinian Territories on destination list

    February 8, 2012 | 10:38 am

    Delta Airlines removed the phrase “Occupied Palestinian Territories” from its list of Middle East destinations.

    The destination “Palestinian Territories” remained Wednesday after the airline reportedly received e-mailed and tweeted complaints.

    Links to the site were quickly spread...

  • Showdown in Hebron as IDF evicts settlers

    By Dina Kraft

    December 4, 2008 | 7:08 pm



    UPDATE: Settler violence follows Hebron evacuation

    JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Settlers rampaged through Hebron following the evacuation of a disputed building.

    Jewish youth entered the Palestinian areas of Hebron Thursday afternoon, setting set fires to cars, homes and trees, and throwing...

  • Clash of ‘right and right’ festers in Jordan Valley

    September 25, 2008 | 12:29 am

    A tragedy, as defined by Amos Oz, one of the Israel's most outspoken advocates of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, is "a clash between right and right." In the northernmost corner of the West Bank, Oz's maxim holds true; it is a place where wronged are...
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