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  • Israeli panel: West Bank settlements, outposts legal under int’l law

    July 9, 2012 | 10:39 am

    West Bank settlements are legal under international law, according to an Israeli committee set up to review the legal status of West Bank land.

    The Levy Committee, which was formed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and headed by former Israeli Supreme Court Justice Edmond Levy,...

  • Israeli panel backs legalizing settler outposts

    July 9, 2012 | 7:57 am

    A government-appointed committee on Monday proposed granting official status to dozens of unauthorized settler outposts in the West Bank, challenging the world view that Israeli settlement there is illegal.

    The non-binding legal opinion, which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had...

  • Netanyahu says he wants to legalize West Bank outposts

    April 4, 2012 | 12:20 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he will submit a plan to legalize several West Bank outposts and avoid the demolition of another.

    At Wednesday’s Cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said he asked Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein to “find a solution” for the Ulpana neighborhood...

  • Lieberman threatens to bring down government over outposts

    November 21, 2011 | 3:22 pm

    Israel’s Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman threatened to bring down the Netanyahu government if it orders the demolition of two West Bank outposts.

    Lieberman said Monday at a meeting of his Yisrael Beiteinu party that he would pull his party out of the government coalition, causing...

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  • Evacuation of two iIlegal outposts postponed

    November 10, 2011 | 4:04 pm

    Two illegal West Bank outposts set to be evacuated by the end of the year have a reprieve.

    The Israeli government informed the Supreme Court that the Givat Asaf outpost will be demolished in July, and that Amona will be demolished by December 2012. Both northern West Bank outposts...

  • Netanyahu tells coalition outposts must be razed

    November 8, 2011 | 10:28 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu raised the hackles of many members of his coalition when he said that illegal outposts must be razed.

    “The settlement movement is important to everyone and to me as well,” Netanyahu said Monday evening at a Likud faction meeting. “However,...

  • Raze illegal outposts, Israeli Cabinet orders

    March 8, 2011 | 10:21 am

    Israel’s Cabinet has ordered the demolition of all illegal West Bank outposts built on private Palestinian land by the end of the year.

    Monday’s decision, echoing one announced earlier this month, comes in response to a petition submitted by Peace Now to the Supreme Court calling...

  • 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...