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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,...

  • Evacuation of Ulpana neighborhood begins

    June 26, 2012 | 4:15 pm

    Residents and supporters of the Ulpana neighborhood in the West Bank held a morning prayer service as moving vans arrived to evacuate them from the disputed properties.

    The first 15 families living in the outlying neighborhood of the Beit El settlement are scheduled to move to...

  • June 26, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 26, 2012 | 2:13 am

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    American Jews’ Cowardly Retreat from the term “Zionism”

    Writing in the Jerusalem Post, Professor Gil Troy reprimands the American Jewish community for its abandonment of the word ‘Zionist’, even though it clearly subscribes to the philosophy.

    American Jews’ gutless...

  • Ulpana residents agree to leave peacefully

    June 20, 2012 | 4:45 pm

    An Israeli government committee approved a compromise agreement with the families of the Ulpana neighborhood under which they would leave voluntarily.

    Under the agreement approved Wednesday, the five buildings in the outlying neighborhood in the West Bank settlement of Beit El that...

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  • June 20, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 20, 2012 | 2:33 am

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    Syria Tests Russia’s Global Role

    The United States should not be looking to Russia, with its limited influence and own ‎interests, for a solution to the crisis in Syria, writes Paul J. Saunders in the National ‎Interest. ‎

    Russia has taken the same...

  • Israeli Police conducts large-scale drill ahead of West Bank evacuation

    June 18, 2012 | 12:10 pm

    Israel Police began an extensive drill on Monday in preparation of the expected evacuation of the Ulpana Hill neighborhood in the West Bank settlement of Beit El.

    More than a thousand police officers took part in the Jordan Valley drill, joined by special forces, mounted units and...

  • 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...

  • Activists attack contractors at Ulpana site

    June 13, 2012 | 2:44 pm

    Activists threw rocks at contractors inspecting the Ulpana neighborhood in preparation for the evacuation of five apartment buildings there.

    The inspection came as caravillas, or portable homes, were being delivered Wednesday to a military base adjacent to the community where the...

  • June 11, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 11, 2012 | 3:28 am

    Noteworthy

    Middle East Peace Fantasies and the Israeli Reality

    The international community and the Israeli left are mistaken if they believe Netanyahu will abandon Israel’s settlers, writes Arik Elman in Algemeiner.

    To think that in Israel, today, there’s a viable constituency...

  • Israel’s West Bank plans stir U.S. furor, settlers’ ire

    June 7, 2012 | 2:41 pm

    Israel’s government coupled its compliance with a Supreme Court order to remove buildings from a neighborhood on the outskirts of the Beit El settlement with the announcement of new construction in several West Bank areas.

    The latter action drew a sharp rebuke from the United States...

  • Netanyahu: I will fire any minister who votes to legalize Ulpana homes

    June 5, 2012 | 3:31 pm

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a sharp warning to government ministers on Tuesday, threatening that anyone who votes for a bill to legalize homes on the settlement of Ulpana Hill, which was built on privately-owned Palestinian land, will be fired.

    The Prime Minister’s...

  • Netanyahu Ulpana plan is not a precedent, AG says

    June 5, 2012 | 1:15 pm

    A plan to relocate five apartment buildings from the Ulpana neighborhood on the outskirts of the Beit El settlement in the West Bank is not a precedent for similar situations, Israel’s attorney general told Benjamin Netanyahu.

    Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein provided an official...

  • Ulpana activists begin march to Jerusalem

    June 4, 2012 | 11:08 am

    Hundreds of settlement activists began marching Monday from the Ulpana neighborhood on the outskirts of the Beit El settlement in the West Bank toward Jerusalem.

    The protest march is against plans to raze five apartment buildings in Ulpana, which are on land claimed by Palestinian...

  • Bibi stalls bills legalizing Ulpana

    May 23, 2012 | 10:11 am

    Two bills that would have legalized an outlying neighborhood of a West Bank settlement, bypassing a Supreme Court decision, were stalled in the Knesset by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

    On Wednesday, Netanyahu asked lawmaker Zevulun Orlev of the Jewish Home Party to...

  • Ulpana residents ask Supreme Court to reconsider evacuation order

    May 14, 2012 | 10:40 am

    Two Ulpana residents have asked Israel’s Supreme Court to reconsider its evacuation order against the neighborhood on the outskirts of the Beit El settlement in the West Bank.

    Sunday’s petition, also submitted by the Forum for Law in Israel, asks the court to revoke its decision on...

  • Israel’s Cabinet to discuss legalizing Ulpana outpost

    May 10, 2012 | 2:10 pm

    Israel’s Cabinet will meet in a special session to discuss legalizing the Ulpana outpost in the West Bank, despite a Supreme Court ruling calling for its demolition.

    The meeting will be held Friday, a day after National Union Party head Yaakov Katz and Zevulun Orlev of the...

  • Israeli court orders removal of settlement houses

    May 7, 2012 | 10:56 am

    Israel’s Supreme Court rejected on Monday a government request to delay the demolition of five apartment buildings in a Jewish settlement in the West Bank, ruling the houses must be removed by July 1.

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition government agreed last year to...

  • Battle lines drawn in the West Bank’s Ulpana neighborhood, with far-reaching implications

    May 1, 2012 | 11:17 am

    Alex Traiman stands under a tarp in his spacious backyard as his 10-year-old, Tmima, turns cartwheels on the lawn.

    “This is our home,” Treiman says, pointing to his single-floor apartment filled with books and children’s toys. 

    “We did not come here to trample on anyone’s...

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