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  • Settler leader urges followers to step up ‘peaceful protests’

    May 6, 2014 | 12:24 pm

    The head of a West Bank religious seminary that Israeli troops seized last month has called on followers to increase “peaceful protests.”

    “We must do our part to continue and increase these peaceful protests,” Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh, dean of the Od Yosef Chai yeshiva in the...

  • West Bank housing starts rise by more than 120 percent for 2013

    March 3, 2014 | 11:53 am

    New housing starts in the West Bank rose by more than 120 percent in 2013 compared to the previous year, according to official Israeli data.

    Approved work began on 2,534 new West Bank homes and apartments in 2013, compared to 1,133 in 2012, Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics...

  • Palestinian vehicles vandalized as Borovsky mourning period ends

    May 29, 2013 | 9:55 am

    Palestinian-owned vehicles were torched and vandalized in the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem, apparently in recognition of the end of the 30-day mourning period for slain Israeli settler Eviatar Borovsky.

    “Regards from Eviatar” and “30 for Eviatar” were spray-painted on walls...

  • Murder of Jewish settler sparks West Bank clashes

    May 1, 2013 | 10:11 am

    Israeli settlers and Palestinians clashed in the West Bank more than a day after the murder of a Jewish man by a Palestinian attacker.

    Jewish settlers threw rocks at passing Palestinian cars, and settlers and Palestinians threw rocks at each other in the northern West Bank on...

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  • Israel-Palestinian peace talks: A ‘peace frame of mind’ is needed

    February 13, 2013 | 8:10 am

    For Israel to reach peace with the Palestinians, a fundamental adjustment of attitudes will be required — on both sides.

    It should start by both sides recognizing that peace is not a gift that one party can bestow on the other or that one party needs more than the other. It’s not...

  • Jewish settlers to move into contested Hebron building

    October 12, 2012 | 11:59 am

    Israel’s defense minister, Ehud Barak, has reportedly ordered authorities to allow the Jewish owners of a building in Hebron to move into it.

    According to Haaretz, Barak on Thursday ordered the Civil Administration -- a military body responsible for civilian matters in...

  • Jewish settlers won’t go quietly as eviction looms

    June 15, 2012 | 8:38 am

    The clock is ticking for 30 Jewish settler families in the West Bank.

    Israel’s Supreme Court has said their homes sit on privately-owned Palestinian land and as an eviction deadline draws near, they say they will not go quietly.

    “They will have to drag me out of here,” said Yoel...

  • Video shows settlers firing on Palestinians

    May 21, 2012 | 10:22 am

    A video distributed by an Israeli human rights organization shows Jewish settlers firing at a group of rock-throwing Palestinians as Israeli soldiers look on.

    Settlers from the West Bank village of Yitzhar clashed May 19 with residents of the Palestinian village Asira al-Qibliya. A...

  • Jewish settlers evicted from Hebron home

    April 4, 2012 | 12:11 pm

    Jewish settlers were evicted from a home near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron without incident.

    Israeli security forces on Wednesday evacuated the Jewish families from the home they had entered a week ago. The evacuation reportedly took only a few moments.

    The evacuation was...

  • Settlers remain in Hebron home after eviction deadline

    April 3, 2012 | 2:19 pm

    Jewish settlers remained in a home near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, despite the passing of a deadline for them to prove their ownership or vacate the building.

    Hours after the Tuesday afternoon deadline for the evacuation of the building passed, Israeli Prime Minister...

  • Netanyahu seeks delay in Hebron home eviction

    April 3, 2012 | 8:18 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu requested a delay in the eviction of Jewish settlers who moved into an Arab-owned home near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron.

    Netanyahu on Monday evening asked Defense Minister Ehud Barak for the delay until the several dozen settlers...

  • 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...

  • Settlers, officers hurt in outpost demolition

    January 19, 2012 | 10:26 am

    Six West Bank settlers and three police officers were hurt during the demolition of an illegal outpost near Jericho.

    Settlers threw rocks at police early Thursday morning when they gathered at an outpost near Mitzpeh Jericho to raze six dwellings. Police responded with tear gas,...

  • Israeli military bans a dozen settlers from the West Bank

    January 5, 2012 | 10:42 am

    The Israel Defense Forces has issued orders banning 12 settlers from the West Bank.

    The right-wing activists—residents of Yitzhar, Havat Gilad, Elon Moreh and Ramat Migron—may not enter the West Bank for periods of three to nine months. They are accused of violence against Palestinians.

    The 12 also are accused of planning and executing attacks against Israeli soldiers.

    They were served with the restraining orders early Thursday.

  • West Bank mosque set alight following outpost razing

    December 15, 2011 | 8:09 am

    A mosque in the West Bank was set alight hours after Israeli soldiers demolished two structures in an illegal outpost.

    The interior of a mosque in a village near Ramallah was torched after being soaked with gasoline on Thursday morning. The words “war” and “Mitzpe Yitzhar,” the...

  • Israeli soldier arrested for leaking information to settlers

    October 25, 2011 | 10:59 am

    An Israeli soldier was arrested on suspicion that he leaked information on military operations in the West Bank to settlers.

    Though no specific charges have been made, it is suspected that the soldier’s actions allowed extremist settlers to disrupt Israeli army operations and carry...

  • Bibi wants task force on legalizing West Bank Jewish homes

    October 11, 2011 | 9:37 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered the creation of a task force to find ways to legalize West Bank homes built on private Palestinian land.

    The Israeli leader’s instruction to Justice Minister Yaakov Neeman came Monday, according to Haaretz,  in the wake of a letter from...

  • Jewish settlers and supporters march in West Bank

    September 20, 2011 | 4:39 pm

    Hundreds of Jewish settlers and their supporters marched in the West Bank.

    Marchers started out Tuesday evening from the West Bank settlement of Itamar toward the Palestinian city of Nablus. The march started from the Fogel home, where five members of the family were killed in a...

  • Israeli military base vandalized allegedly by settlers

    September 7, 2011 | 7:59 am

    An Israeli military base has been vandalized in what is believed to be retribution against the army by settlers.

    The base was infiltrated early Wednesday by unknown assailants, who vandalized thirteen army vehicles by puncturing tires, shattering the windows, and spraying graffiti...

  • Israeli army trains settlers to confront protests

    August 30, 2011 | 8:33 am

    Israel’s military has been training Jewish settler security units to cope with any eruption of Palestinian protests alongside a planned bid for statehood at the United Nations next month, settler and military officials said on Tuesday.

    Israel has long permitted settlers to carry...

  • Settlers blamed for West Bank mosque arson

    June 7, 2011 | 8:41 am

    Palestinian security sources have blamed Jewish settlers for torching a mosque in a West Bank village.

    Burning tires were rolled into the mosque in Maghayer village near Ramallah, setting rugs in the building on fire, according to reports.  The building sustained fire damage; no...

  • 'Some West Bank settlers would be willing to evacuate for right price'

    April 6, 2011 | 5:20 pm

    Danny Dayan, the chairman of the Yesha Council of West Bank settlements, told U.S. officials that some settlers would be willing to move to Israel proper in exchange for financial compensation, according to confidential State Department cables obtained by WikiLeaks.

    Dayan also said...

  • Are Israeli settlers human?

    April 5, 2011 | 7:15 pm

    A few years ago, British poet and Oxford don Tom Paulin offered a view on what should be done to certain Jewish settlers. “[They] should be shot dead,” he told Al-Ahram Weekly. “I think they are Nazis, racists. I feel nothing but hatred for them.” As for Israel itself, it...

  • Settlers attack soldiers in West Bank

    April 21, 2010 | 11:39 am

    An Israeli soldier was injured while preventing Israeli settlers from entering a Palestinian village.

    Residents of the West Bank settlement of Yitzhar on Tuesday evening tried to enter Madma, located south of Nablus, reportedly to protest the 10-month freeze on building in the...

  • Settlers accused of vandalizing Palestinian village

    April 14, 2010 | 12:54 pm

    Residents of a nearby Jewish settlement are accused of vandalizing a West Bank Palestinian village.

    Stars of David and racist slogans were spray-painted early Wednesday morning throughout Hawara, near Nablus, including on the local mosque. Hundreds of olive trees were uprooted and...

  • Barak to Settler Leaders: Evacuate Outposts

    September 2, 2009 | 8:40 pm

    Some 23 unauthorized outposts will be evacuated, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak told settler leaders. Barak met with leaders of the Yesha Council of Jewish Communities in Judea and Samaria Monday at the main Israeli army base in Tel Aviv.

    He said the outposts, which the...

  • Analysis: Unchecked settler violence sparks fears of new intifada

    By Leslie Susser

    December 11, 2008 | 12:31 am

    JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Concerned by settler violence against Palestinians and Israeli soldiers, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has ordered Israeli security forces to apply a zero-tolerance policy toward extremist settlers.

    Olmert and the country's top security officials fear that unchecked...

  • 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...
  • I remember Gush Katif

    By  Orit Arfa

    August 10, 2008 | 3:58 pm

    The third anniversary of the 'Disengagement' is upon us with the coming of Tisha B'Av, and I'm not sure how many Jewish newspapers are covering it.

    We've forgotten about the good people of Gush Katif, Gaza -- their spiritual and physical suffering after being left homeless by the...
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