Tagged: Settlements

A Palestinian Bedouin Village Braces for Forcible Transfer as Israel Seeks to Split the West Bank Op-Eds & Analysis
Alice Speri, The Intercept

A Palestinian Bedouin Village Braces for Forcible Transfer as Israel Seeks to Split the West Bank

Rayyah has lived in Khan al-Ahmar all of her 47 years. She raised nine children there, and 24 grandchildren; one more is on the way.

about 5 days ago
Israel Passes Controversial ‘Jewish Nation-State’ Law News Roundup
Al-Jazeera

Israel Passes Controversial ‘Jewish Nation-State’ Law

Israel's parliament on Thursday adopted a law defining the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people, provoking fears it will lead to blatant discrimination against its Palestinian citizens.

on July 19, 2018
The ‘Ultimate Deal’? For Israel, Maybe. We Palestinians Will Never Accept It. Op-Eds & Analysis
Hanan Ashrawi, The Guardian

The ‘Ultimate Deal’? For Israel, Maybe. We Palestinians Will Never Accept It.

The “ultimate deal” suffers from multiple fatal flaws and misconceptions that several successive US administrations have repeatedly failed to recognise. The spirit of the Palestinian people cannot be broken or brought into submission; nor will we ever succumb to external pressure and blackmail.

on July 19, 2018
Bedouin Village Emerges As Test Case for Israeli Settlers News Roundup
Mehul Srivastava, Financial Times

Bedouin Village Emerges As Test Case for Israeli Settlers

Within weeks, if not days, the Israeli army is planning a complete demolition of the Arab village to make space for the expansion of the nearby Jewish settlement of Kfar Adumim, the Red Village. “They could come at any time,” said Ahmed Abu Daud, who lives in Khan al Ahmar. “You go to sleep not knowing what will happen tomorrow.”

on July 2, 2018
As Israel Pushes to Build, Bedouin Homes and School Face Demolition News Roundup
David M. Halbfinger and Rami Nazzal, The New York Times

As Israel Pushes to Build, Bedouin Homes and School Face Demolition

For decades, Israel has wanted to clear a large section of the West Bank of several thousand Bedouins — who raise sheep and goats in the creases of the hills east of Jerusalem — to make room for the expansion of Jewish settlements.

on June 25, 2018
Quick Facts: Jerusalem Fact Sheets

Quick Facts: Jerusalem

Since Israel’s establishment in 1948, the United Nations and international community have not recognized the sovereignty of any country to any part of Jerusalem in the absence of a permanent peace agreement in the region.

on May 4, 2018
Netanyahu Backs Annexation of 19 West Bank Settlements News Roundup
Peter Beaumont, The Guardian

Netanyahu Backs Annexation of 19 West Bank Settlements

Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has backed legislation that would in effect annex settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories that are home to between 125,000 and 150,000 Jewish people. In comments made at a meeting of his Likud party at the large settlement of Ma’ale Adumim, Netanyahu said he would support the “Greater Jerusalem” bill.

on October 3, 2017
Israel Starts Work on New West Bank Settlement News Roundup
Al Jazeera

Israel Starts Work on New West Bank Settlement

Israel has begun construction of the first new settlement in the occupied West Bank in 25 years, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calling it an "honour" to build the illegal outpost in defiance of international law.

on June 20, 2017
Israel Resists US Push for Opening Palestinian Economy News Roundup
John Reed, Financial Times

Israel Resists US Push for Opening Palestinian Economy

The US is facing strong resistance as it presses Israel to ease its controls on the Palestinian economy as part of Washington’s efforts to revive the moribund peace process, according to Palestinian and US officials.

on June 19, 2017
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