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Israeli Settlements: Plans for 2,000 Homes to be Approved Next Week

Jerusalem (MEMO) – Israeli authorities are expected to advance plans as soon as next week for up to 2,000 new settlement homes in the occupied West Bank. According to a report in Haaretz on Monday, citing an unnamed senior government official, most of the homes in question will be advancing to another stage in the planning process. However, some plans will be […]

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Fake Companies in Jordan Buy Land in Occupied West Bank for Jewish Settlers

Amman (MEMO) – A local official revealed on Tuesday that a network of fake companies based in Jordan has been established in order to buy Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank for Jewish settlers, Al-Araby Al-Jadeed has reported. The settlers, it is claimed, are from the settlement of Amona, which Israel also regarded as illegal; and evacuated earlier this […]

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Israel Wants Land Not Peace In The Middle East

“With every new settlement, the prospect of peace and the future of a Palestinian state becomes less achievable.” ~ Dr Rami Hamdallah Prime Minister of the State of Palestine. (TFC) – Palestine/Israel  Is Israel above international law? It sure seems like it believes that it is. On December 23, the United Nations Security Council passed resolution 2334, […]

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Israeli Arabs Stage General Strike Over Settlement Activity

(GPA) Tel Aviv – A strike swept through Arab areas of Israel last week as a wave of new demolitions were carried out in an Arab town in northern Israel. Wednesday saw a strike that closed down stores, schools and local government offices across Arab majority areas of Israel. The strike was staged in solidarity […]

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Jerusalem Officials Abruptly Cancel Vote on Illegal Settlements

(teleSUR) Jerusalem – Despite the decision to cancel the vote, Israeli Occupation Forces demolished several Palestinian-owned facilities Tuesday night. Jerusalem’s city officials have decided to cancel a vote that would have looked into approving some 618 illegal settlements in the Israeli-occupied side of East Jerusalem. The vote would have been the first act of open […]

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In Wake of UNSC Vote, Israel Approves Hundreds of New Settlements

(GPA) Tel Aviv – Following the vote on Friday by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) calling for a halt to further Israeli settlements in the West Bank, the Jerusalem Planning Committee has approved hundreds of new settlement homes in East Jerusalem. The Israeli government began approving new settlements over the weekend that were previously deemed […]

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Breaking: UNSC Passes Resolution Calling for Halt of Israeli Settlements

(GPA) New York – In a surprising move, the United States today abstained from a vote in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on the legality of Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory. With the passage of the measure introduced by New Zealand, Malaysia, Venezuela and Senegal the Israeli settlements in Palestine are officially recognized as […]

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Trump Wants Obama to Veto UN Vote Against Israeli Settlements

(teleSUR) Palestine –  The resolution would demand Israel “immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory.” U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the Obama administration on Thursday to veto a U.N. Security Council draft resolution calling for an immediate halt to illegal settlements on occupied Palestinian land. Netanyahu […]