Tagged: Settlements

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
The Settlers’ Goal Is Not the Settlements Op-Eds & Analysis
Noam Sheizaf, +972 Mag

The Settlers’ Goal Is Not the Settlements

The settlements, the settlers, and the occupation are all entirely associated with one another in the Israeli consciousness. The Left and the Right agree on this, albeit with varying considerations: the Left wants to apportion blame for Israel’s continuing control over the West Bank...

on June 8, 2017
50 Years of Israeli Military Rule: Settlements & Settlers Fact Sheets
IMEU

50 Years of Israeli Military Rule: Settlements & Settlers

Today, there are approximately 650,000 settlers living on occupied Palestinian land in approximately 125 official settlements and more than 100 “outposts,” including approximately 300,000 in East Jerusalem and 350,000 in the rest of the West Bank.

on June 5, 2017
50 Years of Israeli Military Rule Fact Sheets
IMEU

50 Years of Israeli Military Rule

Since militarily occupying the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza, during the June 1967 War, Israel has destroyed more than 48,000 Palestinian homes and other structures, imprisoned more than 800,000 Palestinians using a military court system that human rights organizations have condemned, and built approximately 125 official settlements on occupied Palestinian land in violation of international law.

on May 31, 2017
The Legal Status of Jerusalem Fact Sheets
IMEU

The Legal Status of Jerusalem

Under international law, East Jerusalem (including the Old City and its holy sites) are not legally part of Israel. Since Israel's establishment in 1948, the US and international community have refused to recognize the sovereignty of any country to any part of Jerusalem in the absence of a permanent Arab-Israeli peace agreement.

on May 17, 2017
US Ambassador David Friedman Arrives in Israel News Roundup
Al Jazeera English

US Ambassador David Friedman Arrives in Israel

David Friedman, the controversial new US ambassador to Israel, has arrived in the country to take up his post, just days before a visit by US President Donald Trump. Friedman, who presented his credentials to President Reuven Rivlin...

on May 17, 2017
Palestinians Face Biggest Expulsion in Years by Settlers in Jerusalem News Roundup
Charlotte Silver, The Electronic Intifada

Palestinians Face Biggest Expulsion in Years by Settlers in Jerusalem

A private settler organization is planning “the most extensive expulsion scheme in recent years,” in the Batan al-Hawa area of Silwan in occupied East Jerusalem, the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem is warning.

on May 17, 2017
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