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Funding illegal Israeli settlements? Priceless.

by Bernard Keane Visa, Mastercard and PayPal all enable donations to be made to US-registered groups funding illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank in defiance of international law. It appears at least one of the major credit cards also

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Posted in Israel, Oppression, Palestinian Territories, US - Israel relations, US Foreign Policy

West Bank mosque ‘set alight by Jewish settlers’

The attack left walls charred, books burned and graffiti scrawled on the walls Israel is investigating Palestinian suspicions that a mosque in the West Bank was set alight by Jewish settlers. Arsonists reportedly scrawled Hebrew graffiti on the walls of

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Posted in Israel, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Palestinian Territories, Religion and Politics

Israeli court recognizes Jewish pre-1948 property deed in East Jerusalem, allowing for the legal eviction of dozens of Palestinian families who will be replaced by Jewish families

Dozens of Arab families may be evicted from East Jerusalem neighborhood under court ruling Judges reject appeal by Palestinians claiming to own a large plot in the western portion of Sheikh Jarrah, enabling settlers to move ahead with plans to

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Posted in History, Israel, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Legal, Oppression, Palestinian Territories, US Foreign Policy

Tax-Exempt Funds Aid Settlements in West Bank

HAR BRACHA, West Bank — Twice a year, American evangelicals show up at a winery in this Jewish settlement in the hills of ancient Samaria to play a direct role in biblical prophecy, picking grapes and pruning vines. Believing that

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Posted in Journalism, Reports/Studies/Books, US - Israel relations

Netanyahu Takes Hard Line on Jerusalem Housing

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, under extraordinary pressure from the Obama administration to curb the construction of Jewish housing in Jerusalem, served notice on Monday that his government would not yield easily to American demands. In a speech to

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Why Biden condemned Israel’s announcement on new building

Israel announced on Tuesday that it would build 1,600 new housing units in Ramat Shlomo, a religious Jewish settlement in an area of the occupied West Bank annexed to Jerusalem by Israel. The announcement drew condemnation from Joe Biden, the

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International law is clear: Israeli settlements are illegal

By Iain Scobbie Eric Rozenman’s Dec. 11 Op-Ed article, “Israeli settlements are more than legitimate,” is legal nonsense that disregards history. He is correct in his observation that Article 6 of the Mandate for Palestine permitted “close settlement by Jews

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