The U.S. ambassador to Israel seemed to legitimize Jewish settlements in the West Bank and to minimize the extent of the Israeli occupation.
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu used the Yiddish word for pig to describe just what settlers can and cannot do.
Driving up to the hilltop outpost of Gvaot, I expected zealous, violent settlers. I was surprised by what I experienced instead.
The government said in a court brief that the law was “a humane, proportional and reasonable response to the genuine distress of Israeli residents.”
Israeli ambassador Danny Danon called the list “an expression of modern anti-Semitism.”
The outpost is named Yad Ahi, My Brother’s Hand, in memory of the three slain members of the Salomon family who were killeed in their home on Shabbat.
“We certainly prefer to have diplomatic connection and it’s good that Israel has seen fit to restore their post in New Zealand.”
FIFA delayed a Palestinian motion opposing Israeli settlement clubs, but members will not forget how Israel intimidated the world’s soccer body.
Could a possible Israeli ban on overnight visits to Bethlehem, Jesus’s birthplace, hurt Christian tourism in the Holy Land?
Israelis under 50 who don’t remember a time before Israel controlled the West Bank believe that the contested territory belongs to their state.