Does Human Rights Watch’s call for businesses to pull out of settlements mean hurting ordinary Israeli and Palestinian citizens? Sarah Saadoun says that idea doesn’t stand up to scrutiny.
Republican presidential candidate John Kasich criticized the Obama administration’s relations with Israel and defended Israel’s stance on peace with the Palestinians and settlements at a campaign appearance in New Hampshire.
The United States, European Union and the United Nations have issued unusually stern criticism of Israel, provoking a sharp response from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and raising Palestinians’ hopes of steps against their neighbor.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday slammed Israel’s settlement activities as “provocative acts” that raise questions about its commitment to a two-state solution amid growing Palestinian frustration over nearly 50 years of occupation.
Want to stay in a possibly dangerous and unauthorized Israeli settlement? Even if you don’t, you might accidentally.
Israel confirmed on Thursday it was planning to appropriate a large tract of fertile land in the occupied West Bank, close to Jordan, a move likely to exacerbate tensions with Western allies and already drawing international condemnation.
Human Rights Watch said businesses should stop operating in West Bank Jewish settlements because they violate Palestinian rights.
A mom of six was stabbed to death in her West Bank home by a terrorist who escaped capture.
Six youths from a West Bank settlement were sentenced to eight months in prison for attacking Israeli security forces.
Israel’s Ministry of Housing is working on plans for more than 55,500 units in West Bank settlements, according to a new Peace Now report.