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Illiberal Israel - Project Syndicate

After a half-century of occupying Palestinian territory, Israel is succumbing to its deepest ethno-centrist impulses, and increasingly rejecting recognized boundaries. Israel is now joining the growing club of illiberal democracies, and it has Prime ...and more »

Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the "Regularisation Law" adopted by the ... - EU News

The European Union condemns the recent adoption of the "Regularisation Law" by the Israeli Knesset on 6 February. This law crosses a new and dangerous threshold by legalising under Israeli law the seizure of Palestinian property rights and effectively ...and more »

Explained: Israel's New Palestinian Land-grab Law and Why It Matters - Haaretz

Israel's parliament voted on a bill that expropriates private Palestinian land in the West Bank. What does the new law change, who is affected and why is it such a big deal? Allison Kaplan Sommer. Feb 07, 2017 12:42 PM. 0comments Print Zen Subscribe ...and more »

Amona and the Settlement Regularization Bill: The Politicization of Suffering and the Threat to the High Court - Lawfare (blog)

Last week, after years of stays and delays, the Israeli government finally enforced a ruling of the country's High Court and began dismantling the settlement of Amona. In scenes of resistance designed to haunt policymakers who favor further withdrawals ...and more »

As Trump era begins, what does Israel actually want in the West Bank? - The Times of Israel

The settlements grow apace, peace remains stalled and Israel's intentions seem a genuine mystery in Western capitals. Yet the question has a surprisingly simple answer, one which hasn't changed since 1948. By Haviv Rettig Gur 9 February 2017, 9:24 am ...and more »

Israel Passes Provocative Law to Retroactively Legalize Settlements - New York Times

JERUSALEM — Israel's Parliament passed a provocative law late Monday that would retroactively legalize Jewish settlements on privately owned Palestinian land, pressing ahead with a statement of right-wing assertiveness despite the likelihood that the ...and more »

Settlements law spells trouble for Jordan - Jerusalem Post Israel News

PROTESTERS IN Jordan hold Jordanian and Palestinian flags as they march in protest against Israel.. (photo credit: REUTERS). The Settlement Regulation Law passed on Monday night leaves Jordan in the lurch, poses a fresh challenge to the stability of ...and more »

Germany: trust in Israel 'profoundly shaken' - EUobserver

Germany and France have spoken out in strident terms against Israel's plan to confiscate privately-owned Palestinian land by legalising settler outposts. “The confidence we had in the Israeli government's commitment to the two-state solution has been ...and more »

UN: Israeli settlement law crosses 'thick red line' - Chicago Tribune

Palestinian laborers work at the construction site of a new housing project in the Israeli settlement of Ariel near the West Bank city of Nablus on Jan. 25, 2017. (Jack Guez / AFP/Getty Images). Tribune news servicesContact Reporter. The United Nations ...and more »

Legalizing the theft of Palestinian land has been Israeli policy since Day 1 - Mondoweiss

Last night, the Israeli Knesset passed a law that retroactively legalizes the theft of Palestinian land property by Jewish settlers. The law, officially called the “Regularization Law”, has been deemed an outright legalization of theft by politicians ...and more »