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Israel Builds Settlements ‘at High Rate’: UN News Roundup
AFP

Israel Builds Settlements ‘at High Rate’: UN

United Nations (United States) (AFP) - Israel continues to build settlements "at a high rate," the UN envoy for the Middle East said Monday, in defiance of Security Council demands for an end to the expansion of Jewish outposts.

on September 26, 2017
Israel Set to Advance Plans Next Week for Some 2,000 New Homes in West Bank Settlements News Roundup
Barak Ravid, Haaretz

Israel Set to Advance Plans Next Week for Some 2,000 New Homes in West Bank Settlements

Israel’s Civil Administration is expected to advance plans as early as next week for up to 2,000 new homes in West Bank settlements, a senior government official said on Sunday. Most of the plans in question will simply be moving onto another stage of the planning process, the official said, with only a few tenders for immediate construction slated to be approved. If the plans aren’t advanced next week...

on September 25, 2017
Palestine’s Struggling Palm Sector News Roundup
Hana Salah, Al-Monitor

Palestine’s Struggling Palm Sector

The Palestinian territories produce fresh and dried dates that are popular in the West Bank and in the Gaza Strip, but this promising sector is facing many challenges due to Israeli constraints on exports and Israel’s control of water resources in the West Bank. In addition, the palm sector does not have a strong council of representatives to support farmers and teach them how to fight the red palm weevil (RPW)...

on September 25, 2017
Conan Talks With Pro-Palestinian Activists News Roundup
Conan O'Brien, Conan

Conan Talks With Pro-Palestinian Activists

Conan's full exchange with Pro-Palestinian activists at the West Bank separation wall. Conan calls the wall "sad" and "not normal." He then poses the question to the activists, "what do you see as the solution?"

on September 20, 2017
How Israel Robs Palestinians of Citizenship News Roundup
Jonathan Cook, The Electronic Intifada

How Israel Robs Palestinians of Citizenship

Israel has quietly revoked the citizenship of thousands of members of its large Palestinian minority in recent years, highlighting that decades of demographic war against Palestinians are far from over. The policy, which only recently came to light, is being implemented by...

on September 20, 2017
Trump to Netanyahu: ‘Good Chance’ for Peace Between Israel and the Palestinians News Roundup
Barak Ravid and Amir Tibon, Haaretz

Trump to Netanyahu: ‘Good Chance’ for Peace Between Israel and the Palestinians

U.S. President Donald Trump told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday that he wants to achieve an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal and that he still believes doing so is possible.

on September 19, 2017
Drowning in the Waste of Israeli Settlers News Roundup
Jaclynn Ashly, Al Jazeera

Drowning in the Waste of Israeli Settlers

Salfit, occupied West Bank - Jamal Hammad remembers when the al-Matwa spring in Salfit city was a popular destination for locals. Several decades ago, the area would often be crowded with Palestinians hiking in the valley and families picnicking alongside the clear, flowing stream.

on September 19, 2017
Politics of Water: Stealing Palestinian Resources News Roundup
Shaddad Attilli, Al Jazeera

Politics of Water: Stealing Palestinian Resources

The announcement in July of a water prices agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) has been hailed as a model of Israeli-Palestinian cooperation as well as a major achievement of the Trump administration's efforts to broker a comprehensive peace deal in the Middle East.

on September 18, 2017
Remembering the Sabra and Shatila Massacre 35 Years On News Roundup
Nabil Mohamad, Al Jazeera

Remembering the Sabra and Shatila Massacre 35 Years On

On September 16, 1982, following the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, the right-wing Christian Phalange militia stormed the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in West Beirut and began a massacre which ended in the deaths of hundreds, maybe thousands, of mostly Palestinian civilians.

on September 18, 2017