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An open letter to Richard Gere - Ynetnews

Op-ed: Your activity for human rights is important, but before taking a stand, you should know the facts. Because the things you said help neither peace nor the Palestinians. All they do is perpetuate the lies and the rejectionism. Ben-Dror Yemini ...and more »

Why Israel Is Nothing Like Apartheid South Africa - New York Times

JERUSALEM — Among critics of Israel, it has become ever more common to accuse the Jewish state of imitating apartheid South Africa. This month, an obscure United Nations agency, the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, whose ...and more »

Israel set to approve first new settlement in 20 years - Washington Post

JERUSALEM — Israel's government on Thursday appeared set to approve the construction of a new Jewish settlement in the West Bank for the first time in 20 years, despite fierce opposition from Palestinians and a recent request from the White House to ...and more »

Israeli guidelines point to largely unconstrained settlement expansion - The Guardian

Plan outlined by Benjamin Netanyahu would allow building within boundaries of existing blocks, adjacent to them, or close to the blocs. Peter Beaumont in Jerusalem. Fri 31 Mar 2017 06.14 EDT First published on Thu 30 Mar 2017 19.00 EDT. Share on ...and more »

Netanyahu vows to move ahead on new settlement plan - Free Malaysia Today

JERUSALEM: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Thursday to move ahead on a plan to create Israel's first new settlement in the occupied West Bank in more than 20 years despite international concern over the issue. “I promised to create a new ...and more »

Israel Approves First New Settlement in Decades - New York Times

JERUSALEM — Israel's government on Thursday approved the establishment of a new settlement in the West Bank for the first time in more than two decades, and also laid the groundwork for further expansion despite a request from President Trump to hold ...and more »

Israelis and Palestinians Learn Each Other's History on the Ground - Tablet Magazine

BETHLEHEM — As the bus approached Aaida Refugee Camp, Amichai Korda remembered the last time he was there. It was 2003, and Korda, a combat soldier in the 931st infantry battalion of the Nahal Brigade, had just finished medic's training. The Second ...and more »

Israel Hits Back Against Boycott - Huffington Post

On March 19, Israeli tax officials arrested Omar Barghouti, a prominent Palestinian human rights defender and co-founder of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Omar and his wife Safa, an Israeli citizen, were detained for 16 hours and ...and more »

Fact-checking Israeli Ambassador Mark Regev - Middle East Monitor

Israel's Ambassador to the UK, Mark Regev, places a premium on speaking at university campuses. The context? Israel's uphill struggle to assuage a growing sense of frustration and anger at a Benjamin Netanyahu-led government seen as a serial violator ...and more »

Occupied: Land before honour on Palestine Land Day - The New Arab

Comment: For decades, Palestinians have seen their land confiscated through illegal Israeli land grabs, and their homes demolished to make way for Israeli settlement building, writes Otman Aitlkaboud.and more »