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Israel losing international support, says British ambassador | guardian.co.uk

Matthew Gould says Jewish state losing mainstream political support over lack of peace progress and West Bank expansion by Harriet Sherwood in Jerusalem The British ambassador to Israel has said international support for the Jewish state among those in the political mainstream is eroding, driven by settlement expansion in the West Bank and continued restrictions on Gaza. There is “growing ...

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Israel’s huge reward | Salon.com

s President Obama given up on Israel? The U.S. may soon give the country its biggest defense paycheck yet Has President Obama given up on Israel? The U.S. may soon give the country its biggest defense paycheck yet By Nina Burleigh As progressives total up the ways Obama dashed their hopes for the elusive change we can believe in, there ...

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European FMs criticize Israel, settler violence | JPost

Italy and the Netherlands toned down a statement on the Middle East by EU foreign ministers Monday that, even with their intervention, sharply criticized Israel and settlement violence. According to Western diplomats, the two countries – led this time by Italy – moderated some of the language in the three-page “Conclusions on the Middle East Peace Process” that emerged following ...

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US to Grant Extension of $3.8 Billion in Loan Guarantees to Israel | Antiwar.com

The Obama administration told Israeli officials this week that the U.S. plans to extend for three years $3.8 billion in loan guarantees to Israel. The Israeli government was reportedly worried that the extension would not be granted after several months of delay in Washington’s response. But Deputy U.S. Secretary of State Thomas Nides and Deputy U.S. Treasury Secretary Neil Wolin ...

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Israel faces tougher line from EU after former heads call for Palestinian state

Twenty-six European grandees have urged the EU to adopt a tougher stance towards Israel including taking “concrete measures” and exacting “consequences” over continued settlement building on occupied land, which they say is illegal under international law. The former EU leaders said that in the face of “the ongoing deterioration of the situation on the ground”, the EU, in co-operation with ...

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US Middle East peace plan flounders

The White House has abandoned its attempts to pressure Israel to halt Jewish settlement construction as a means to kickstart peace talks after three weeks of failed negotiations. The collapse of the talks is a frustrating blow to the Obama administration which offered billions of dollars in financial and diplomatic inducements to persuade the Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, to ...

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