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  • Right-wing settlement activist speaks up

    By Ryan Torok

    June 13, 2013 | 4:27 pm

    The director and co-founder of the Israel Land Fund (ILF), a right-wing, Israel-based pro-settler group, told a small crowd of hawkish Israel supporters that “Arabs are eating the sovereignty of Israelis in our capital” during a local event on June 6.

    Aryeh King appeared at...

  • State Dept., ADL slam attacks on Palestinians

    August 17, 2012 | 1:53 pm

    The U.S. State Department and the Anti-Defamation League condemned a firebomb attack on Palestinians believed to have been carried out by settlers.

    “We note that the Government of Israel has also condemned this heinous attack and pledged to bring the perpetrators to justice,” the...

  • State terrorism report praises Israel, counts settler attacks as terror

    August 1, 2012 | 10:11 am

    The U.S. State Department’s annual report on terrorism said Hamas and Hezbollah continued to destabilize the Middle East, described Israel as a “resolute” partner in counterterrorism and listed as “terrorist incidents” extremist settler attacks on Palestinians.

    “Both Hamas and...

  • Settlers ordered to leave Hebron house

    April 2, 2012 | 10:21 am

    Jewish settlers who moved into an Arab home near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron have 24 hours to leave, the Israeli army said.

    An eviction order issued Monday says the several dozen settlers, including families with young children, must leave by 3 p.m. Tuesday or they will be...

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  • Israel not halting settler attacks on Palestinians, EU report says

    March 14, 2012 | 10:27 am

    Israel is not doing enough to stop the large increase in attacks on Palestinians by Jewish extremists, according to an internal European Union report.

    The report by the 22 heads of mission of EU countries’ ambassadors in Ramallah said there were 411 assaults in 2011, compared to 266...

  • Israel arrests troops for anti-Palestinian vandalism

    December 6, 2011 | 2:09 pm

    Three Israeli soldiers were arrested on Tuesday for suspected involvement in pro-settler vandalism and arson, the military said, following a series of attacks in the West Bank that have exacerbated tensions with Palestinians.

    Mosques have been torched, graffiti daubed, and...

  • Israel holds suspects in settler deaths, mosque fire

    October 6, 2011 | 6:56 pm

    Israel said on Thursday it had arrested five Palestinians in the West Bank in connection with the stoning of a vehicle that overturned, killing a Jewish settler and his baby late last month.

    Their arrest earlier this month was announced after Israel said it was holding a Jewish...

  • Amona Violence an Uncertain Harbinger

    By Leslie Susser

    February 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Had Ariel Sharon been able to continue as Israeli prime minister, his main strategic goal would have been establishing a new long-term border between Israel and the West Bank.

    That remains the primary aim of his Kadima Party, but last week's violent clashes between settlers and...

  • 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...

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