Monday, December 11, 2017

settlements

  • UNSC resolution a “very powerful base” for advancing BDS efforts | December 27, 2016
    The resolution adopted last Friday by the UN Security Council, reaffirming the illegality of all Israeli settlements and demanding an end to settlement construction, was welcomed by most Palestinian analysts as a good legal base to advance the BDS campaign, take Israel to the ICC and demand sanctions. But words must be translated into action. .....
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  • Here’s what pro-Trump Israeli campaigners think about Palestine | September 07, 2016
    The Palestine Monitor spoke to ROI co-chairman Marc Zell to find out what motivated the Israeli pro-Trump lobby, and what a Trump victory would mean for Palestine. As an American-born lawyer who now lives in the illegal settlement Alon Shvut in the Southern West Bank, Marc repeatedly used the term ‘Judea-Samaria’ to refer to the area, and made it.......
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  • BDS Momentum and Debate in 2013 | December 28, 2013
    In December, a major European business firm and an important American academic association made headlines when they endorsed sweeping boycott measures against Israeli institutions, capping a momentous year of growth and debate surrounding the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israeli violations of Palestinian rights and ... .....
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  • East Jerusalem park prevents expansion of two Palestinian neighborhoods | December 03, 2013
    On Thursday 14 November, the Israeli District Planning and Construction Committee ordered plans to construct a national park on lands belonging to the East Jerusalem neighborhoods of Al-Issawiyyeh and A-Tur. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) condemned the decision, stating that the construction of the park would confiscate ... .....
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  • Emmy Awards recognize Palestinian struggle | December 02, 2013
    Emad Burnat, Bil‘in resident and film Director, along with co-Director Guy Davidi and Producer Christine Camdessus, won the award for Best Documentary at the 41st International Emmy Awards, last Monday 25th November in New York, for their production of 5 Broken Cameras. .....
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  • Israel to maintain control over Jordan Valley via construction of Wall | November 08, 2013
    On Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced his plans to construct a barrier along the Jordanian border, according to the Israeli daily Maariv (Hebrew). The wall will be built upon completion of the ones along the Egyptian and Syrian borders and will pass through the Jordan Valley, closing off the West Bank from Jordan. .....
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  • Waste water and pollution threaten Salfit | October 21, 2013
    Untreated wastewater runs like a small creek along the side of the road by the village Salfit, near the Israeli settlement of Ariel in the occupied West Bank.  Plants wither around the water and a stench hangs in the air.  Stretching back into town, the olive groves show little sign of the contamination in the soil, but Saleh Afaneh, Head of ... .....
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  • European Union Bans Settlement Funding | July 21, 2013
    On June 30th the European Union(EU) published a directive that bars its 28 member states from contracting agreements for funding, awarding scholarships, prizes or research grants to residents in the Israeli settlements. Any future contracts between the EU and Israel will include a “territorial applicability clause” indicating the exclusion of.. .....
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  • Nonviolent Resistance in the South Hebron Hills | July 09, 2013
    Villages in the South Hebron Hills experienced three days of continuous Israeli army and settler violence between the 4th and 6th of July. This escalation of violence occurred just days after the sixth annual Popular Resistance Festival was held in the village of Khalett Athaba, located in Israeli Firing Zone 918 in the hills south of Hebron.. .....
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  • Israel Seizes Bedouin Outhouse | July 03, 2013
    The confiscation of an outhouse in the Bedouin village of Umm al Khair near Hebron last week signifies just how far Israel’s policies in the West Bank extend in preventing villagers from establishing a home. Israel’s Civil Administration, which oversees policy implementation in Area C of the West Bank, deems nearly every structure in the village......
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  • Settlement Expansion and the Prospects for Peace | June 21, 2013
    Since the onset of US Secretary of State John Kerry’s visits to revive the staled peace talks between Israel and Palestine there has been a sharp increase in settlement expansion plans in the West Bank, with construction rising 335% in the first quarter of 2013.  In the month of June alone, Israel announced its plans to build 1000+ new homes in ... .....
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  • Systematic Displacement: Attir and Israel’s “Bedouin Problem” | May 29, 2013
    In the early hours of the morning the Israeli Authorities and their convoy of vehicles arrived atop the hill that looks down upon the small Bedouin community of Attir in the Negev Desert. At 7 AM Israeli forces descended into the town below, destroying 18 buildings, uprooting some 500 trees and leaving more than 80 people homeless. .....
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  • Sheikh Jarrah: The struggle continues | May 20, 2013
    Hundreds of demonstrators marched in Sheikh Jarrah this Friday, 17 May 2013, in opposition to the ongoing settlement campaign in East Jerusalem. Weekly protests have been taking place here for years as Israelis, Palestinians and international activist alike have joined together against the eviction of Palestinian residents and the intrusion ... .....
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  • Israel Approves Nearly 300 New Homes in Beit El Settlement | May 20, 2013
    On Wednesday, May 8 2013, Israel approved the construction of 296 new homes in the Beit El settlement near Ramallah. This move is likely to increase tensions as US Secretary of State John Kerry is seeking to revive peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians that have stalled since 2010. .....
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  • Israeli settlement policy poised for further aggressiveness | April 24, 2013
    The new Israeli government Netanyahu-Lapid-Bennet-Lieberman coalition is set to pursue the most aggressive West Bank settlement building policies to date. Having settlers within the government cabinet is not a new phenomenon, but the current batch of ministers marks the highest percentage of settlers, not to mention the most radical. .....
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  • Obama‘s visit to Palestine tainted with hypocrisy | March 28, 2013
    US President Barack Obama made headlines around the world for his trip to Israel and Palestine, with many praising him for his pro-peace rhetoric during a speech to Israeli university students. But behind his verbal opposition to the settlements, Obama has done more to promote settlement construction than perhaps any other US president, and his... .....
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  • Beit Safafa to be sliced by settler only highway | March 15, 2013
    “No, no Route 4!” a young Palestinian boy yelled out in Arabic. His cries are directed towards the white washed Jerusalem stone walls and heavily tinted windows of the Jerusalem Municipality. He is speaking about Route 4, a controversial, illegal settler-only road that upon construction will slice directly through the predominantly Palestinian... .....
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