Israel approves settlement deep in the West Bank for the first time in two decades but pledges future controls - Los Angeles Times

Israel's move to approve a new settlement deep in the West Bank brought international condemnation Friday, even as the government was bending to pressure from the Trump administration to limit the footprint of future settlement building. The decisions ...and more »

Israel Will Limit West Bank Settlement Construction in a Nod to President Trump - TIME

(JERUSALEM) — Israel will limit new settlement construction in the West Bank "when possible" to within areas already developed or at least to contiguous areas, President Benjamin Netanyahu's government announced as a gesture to President Donald ...and more »

Palestinian, UN alarm after Israel backs new settlement - Daily Times

JERUSALEM: The Palestinians and the United Nations on Friday condemned the Israeli cabinet's approval of the first officially sanctioned new settlement in the occupied West Bank in more than 20 years. The security cabinet gave its unanimous backing to ...and more »

Israel says will try to curb growth of settlements footprint - ABC News

Palestinians carry injured demonstrator during clashes with Israeli forces following a protest to mark the Land Day near the village of Madama, south of the West Bank city of Nablus, Thursday, March 30, 2017. Land Day commemorates the killing of six ...and more »

Trump appears to be changing his tune on Israel - Business Insider

Donald Trump Benjamin Netanyahu US President Donald Trump (R) looks to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hold a joint news conference at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 15, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria. President Donald ...and more »

Tel Aviv Diary: Why Did Trump's Guy Attend the Arab Two-State Summit - Newsweek

Most residents of Tel Aviv, and for that matter the rest of Israel, missed a very dramatic story: An Orthodox Jew from Queens, New York, attended the Arab Summit in Amman. While much of the coverage of the summit questioned why they were dealing with ...and more »

Palestinians warn: New settlement strengthens Israeli 'apartheid regime' - Jerusalem Post Israel News

Palestinians strongly condemned Israel's announcement that it has approved the construction of a new settlement in the West Bank, saying that "Israel continues to destroy the prospects of peace." ...and more »

Israel Says It Will Rein In 'Footprint' of West Bank Settlements - New York Times

A construction site in the Israeli settlement of Ma'ale Adumim, near Jerusalem, in February. Credit Oded Balilty/Associated Press. JERUSALEM — A day after approving the construction of a new settlement in the West Bank for the first time in more than ...and more »

U.N. Chief Alarmed By Israel's Approval Of New Settlement - Huffington Post

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is disappointed and alarmed by Israel's decision to build a new settlement on land the Palestinians seek for a state, his spokesman said on Friday. Israel's security cabinet on Thursday approved the ...and more »

Palestinians, UN decry Israel's approval of first new settlement in over 25 years - The National

Jerusalem // Palestinian officials and the United Nations on Friday condemned the Israeli government's approval of a new settlement in the occupied West Bank for the first time in more than 25 years. Israel's security cabinet gave its unanimous backing ...and more »