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 »

Israel's political Right applies pressure on Netanyahu to continue settlement construction - Jerusalem Post Israel News

Israeli politicians are not pleased with Netanyahu's promise that he would limit the settlement enterprise and were quick to pounce on the premier with vocal support of the settlement enterprise. netanyahu aipac. Prime Minister Benjmain Netanyahu ...and more »

American Re-Commitment: Why The Time Is Ripe For A Jerusalem Embassy - Daily Caller

Vice President Mike Pence revived the diminishing hope of many attendees at this week's American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference by announcing that the relocation of the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem remains under ...and more »

Israel's approval of new settlement alarms UN, Palestinians - Arab News

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaks during press conference at UN in Nairobi, Kenya, in this March 8, 2017 photo. (AP). NEW YORK: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is disappointed and alarmed by Israel's decision to build a new ...and more »

Netanyahu wants Trump to believe he's curtailing settlements even as he launches a new one - Vox

In the past 24 hours, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced both the creation of a brand-new settlement in the occupied West Bank (widely reported as the first new, officially sanctioned settlement in 20 years), and promised 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 »

Israel approved the first new settlement in the occupied West Bank in 20 years - VICE News

The Israeli government approved a brand new settlement deep in the West Bank late Thursday, the first new community in occupied territory in two decades. Over 600,000 Israeli settlers live in the occupied West Bank and east Jerusalem. But this is ...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 »

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 »