Israel settlements - updates

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Palestinian, UN alarm after Israel approves new settlement

Mar 31, 2017 - 7:40 PM

Israel s security cabinet gives its backing to the new settlement late on Thursday as the government presses ahead with settlement expansion in defiance of international concern

AMONA. A view of Amona from April 28, 2013. Image from Wikimedia Commons.

Israel authorizes 3,000 settler homes in West Bank – ministry

Feb 01, 2017 - 1:20 PM

Since the January 20 inauguration of Trump Israel has approved the construction of 566 housing units in 3 settlement areas of east Jerusalem and announced the building of 2 502 more in the West Bank

A picture taken on January 26, 2017 shows new apartments under construction in the Israeli settlement of Har Homa (foreground-L) situated in East Jerusalem, in front of the West Bank city of Bethlehem (background-R)  Ahmad Gharabli/AFP

U.S. House votes to repudiate anti-Israel UN resolution

Jan 06, 2017 - 1:27 PM

Incensed US lawmakers have assailed Barack Obama s outgoing administration for abstaining in the December 23 vote instead of vetoing the UN resolution essentially clearing the way for its passage

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. In this file photo, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (C), R-Wisconsin, swears in the newly elected members of the House of Representatives during the opening of the 115th US Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, January 3, 2017. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Israel says 'reducing' ties with nations over UN vote

Dec 27, 2016 - 5:32 PM

Israeli media have reported that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked officials to visit the countries that voted for the resolution as little as possible for now

'REDUCING' TIES? Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on December 25, 2016. File photo by Dan Balilty/AFP

Questions and answers on Israeli settlements

Dec 24, 2016 - 10:26 PM

The UN Security Council has recently passed a landmark resolution condemning Israeli settlements in east Jerusalem and the West Bank

SETTLEMENTS. A picture taken on October 2, 2016 shows a general view of an Israeli building site of new housing units in the Jewish settlement of Shilo in the occupied Palestinian West Bank. File photo by Ahmad Gharabli/AFP

Israel on defensive after landmark UN vote

Dec 24, 2016 - 8:29 PM

Michael Oren a former Israeli envoy to Washington says he saw the resolution as a lot like anti Semitism

LANDMARK VOTE. In this image released by the UN, Samantha Power (C), Permanent Representative of the US to the UN, votes to abstain during the December 23, 2016, vote on Israeli settlements. Photo by Manuel Elias/SC Chamber/AFP

New Zealand defends UN vote as Israel recalls ambassador

Dec 24, 2016 - 1:38 PM

New Zealand says the UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements should come as no surprise to the Jewish State

UN demands end to Israeli settlements after U.S. abstains

Dec 24, 2016 - 1:05 PM

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu immediately rejects the UN resolution that demands that Israel cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory

Israel plans 261 settler homes deep in West Bank: NGO

Jan 22, 2014 - 10:56 PM

Israel is set to expand the number of their settlements in the occupied territory of the West Bank

EXPANSION. Israelis wave their flags in a settlement at the West Bank. AFP File Photo