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Israel plans new east Jerusalem settlement – watchdog

Feb 19, 2020 - 9:25 AM

Peace Now says the plan 'also includes the demolition of dozens of Palestinian residential units that were built in the area without permits throughout the years'

CONTROVERSIAL. A picture taken on December 13, 2017, shows the Israeli and US flags placed on the roof of an Israeli settlement building in East Jerusalem and Jerusalem's Old City with the Dome of the Rock mosque in the center. Photo by Ahmad Gharabli/AFP

Israelis celebrate, Palestinians rail against U.S. settlement move

Nov 19, 2019 - 11:09 PM

The decision is the latest in a series of pro-Israeli moves by Donald Trump's administration

ISRAELI SETTLEMENTS. A picture taken on November 19, 2019 from the Palestinian village of Kifl Hares shows the Israeli Jewish settlement of Revava. Photo by Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP

In new pro-Israel shift, U.S. no longer calls settlements illegal

Nov 19, 2019 - 9:24 AM

US State secretary Mike Pompeo tells reporters, the US has concluded that 'the establishment of Israeli civilian settlements in the West Bank is not, per se, inconsistent with international law'

Israeli soldiers stand guard next to the site where the body of an Israeli soldier was found with multiple stabs near the settlement of Migdal Oz in the occupied West Bank on August 8, 2019. - An Israeli soldier's body was found with multiple stab wounds near a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank in what Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called a "terrorist" attack. The incident sparked a manhunt by security forces and risked boosting Israeli-Palestinian tensions weeks ahead of September 17 Israeli polls. (Photo by Menahem KAHANA / AFP)

White House says new Israeli settlements 'may not be helpful'

Feb 03, 2017 - 8:43 AM

The statement is a break from Donald Trump s previously full throated defense of Israeli settlement building

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

Netanyahu calls in US envoy in fallout over UN vote

Dec 26, 2016 - 7:39 AM

Their meeting comes after Israel earlier Sunday December 25 called in 10 representatives of 14 other states that voted for the resolution

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

Egypt agrees to UN Israel vote delay in call with Trump

Dec 23, 2016 - 3:10 PM

UPDATED The Egyptian turnaround surprises many but follows repeated expressions of admiration for Trump from Sisi

UN Security Council postpones vote on Israeli settlements – diplomats

Dec 22, 2016 - 11:41 PM

Egypt requests the delay to allow time for consultations on a resolution that will demand Israel to halt its settlement activities in the Palestinian territories and east Jerusalem

Israel PM approves 300 settler homes in occupied West Bank

Jul 30, 2015 - 10:00 AM

A senior Palestine Liberation Organization official denounces the plans to build new homes as war crimes and accuses Israel of sabotaging peace efforts

Israeli military bulldozers demolish the so-called Dreinoff buildings under an Israeli High Court ruling, in the settlement of Beit El, north of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, on July 29, 2015. Abbas Momani/AFP

Bethlehem eyes tourist boom after dark decade

Dec 22, 2013 - 2:00 PM

Bethlehem has seen a surge in visits to Christ s traditional birthplace raising hopes of a tourism bonanza in the West Bank town despite Israel s separation barrier

TOURIST AND PILGRIM DRAW. Armenian monks pray in the Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, West Bank, 20 December 2013. EPA/Atef Safadi