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Israeli settlement could be approved next week – AlertNet

JERUSALEM, Jan 16 (Reuters) – A plan to build 1,400 new homes for Jews on Israeli-annexed West Bank land could be approved as early as next week by Israel’s Jerusalem municipality, a city council member said on Sunday. Meir Margalit told Reuters the Jerusalem city planning commission was set to consider on Jan. 24 the building plans for Gilo, an ...

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Displacement risk for Palestinians in East Jerusalem | IRIN

JERUSALEM/RAMALLAH, 17 January 2011 (IRIN) – UN agencies and European Union (EU) officials in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) are calling for the implementation of international humanitarian law to protect the Palestinian population in East Jerusalem from forced displacement. UN, Palestinian Authority and EU officials say East Jerusalem is occupied territory, requiring protection of the civilian population by international humanitarian ...

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Tunisia and reshaping the Arab world | Mazin Qumsiyeh

A Note from Mazin Qumsiyeh, Professor at Bethlehem University and Author of “Popular Resistance in Palestine” (Pluto Press) Here in Palestine, we face a relentless assault not only on us and our lands but on truth, on decency, on nature, on dignity, and, dare I say, on God.  Israeli authorities are working overtime to transform the Holy City of Jerusalem ...

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Obama’s Pro-Israel Record | The Progress Report

Earlier this week, Israel announced plans to build more than one thousand new settlement units in occupied East Jerusalem, the first such announcement since a similar move in March during a visit by Vice President Biden led to serious tension between the two governments. Settlements have been a major sticking point in the negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians, with ...

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Works in progress: the partitions of Iraq and Palestine | The Only Democracy?

In Palestine/Israel, Israel’s security forces are now drilling the concentration, in camps, and mass deportation to the Palestinian Authority of Palestinian citizens of Israel: On Sunday, October 10, military affairs reporter, Carmela Menashe, reported (in Hebrew;) that a large scale drill simulated “extreme scenarios of violent protests in the Arab sector following accords with the Palestinian Authority on population exchange. ...

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Michael Brenner: Palestine and Washington’s Alchemy

The Obama administration is turning its alchemic powers toward Palestine. It is aiming to fashion a ‘success’ out of the shambles created by its lame failure to stand up to the Israeli government of Bibi Netanyahu. This is the sternest test to date of its talent at conjuring virtual realities. A tip-off as to what the latest Middle East machinations ...

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