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Analysis: Israeli government challenges the law to embrace illegal settler outposts | IRIN Middle East

RAMALLAH/TEL AVIV, 14 May 2012 (IRIN) – Israeli settlers east of the separation barrier in the central West Bank occupy the land most critical for any future final status agreement under a two-state solution. But instead of limiting settlement expansion, critics say the Israeli authorities are setting a dangerous precedent by legalizing new outposts and undermining the law. God gave ...

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How to Revive The Peace Process: A Modest Proposal | The Daily Beast

The advent of a new unity government in Israel provides a fresh opportunity to revive the peace process. Kadima party leader Shaul Mofaz is on record favoring immediate recognition of a Palestinian state with provisional borders that would give them sixty percent of the West Bank, (to be followed by final status negotiations). However, it is unlikely that talks can ...

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Isreal Plots an Endgame | CounterPunch.org

Illegal Settlements Bonanza by RAMZY BAROUD Israel’s colonization policies are entering an alarming new phase, comparable in historic magnitude to the original plans to colonize Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem following the war of 1967. On April 24, an Israeli ministerial committee approved three settlement outposts – Bruchin and Rechelim in the northern part of the West Bank, ...

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Palestinian hunger strikes draw attention to Israeli detention practice | The Washington Post

ARRABA, West Bank — A stream of visitors passes through a simple concrete house in this sleepy village, bearing tribute plaques, floral bouquets and plaudits for a soft-spoken man who has become the latest icon for the Palestinian cause. Khader Adnan arrived home Wednesday after his detention without charge in an Israeli military prison, an early release he brokered by ...

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Settlers in West Bank outpost build new homes on private Palestinian land | Haaretz

Defense establishment sources admit construction in the outpost is illegal, and that no real steps have been taken to stop it; situation could spark crisis in Netanyahu’s coalition. By Jonathan Lis, Barak Ravid, Amos Harel and Chaim Levinson Some 20 homes that have been built in the Mitzpeh Cramim outpost during the past year could spark a similar coalition crisis ...

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Israeli response to fly-in proves West Bank is the Palestinians’ prison | 972mag.com

Last week I posted here a criticism of Ambassador Michal Oren’s Foreign Policy piece, titled “Israel’s Resilient Democracy.” One of Ambassador Oren’s claims was that the fact that Palestinians in the West Bank are deprived of voting rights is not enough to question the nature of Israel as a democracy. The existence of partially democratic enclaves within a democratic system ...

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Israel blocks entry to pro-Palestinian activists at airport | guardian.co.uk

Dozens of international pro-Palestinian activists have been refused entry into Israel in a large-scale security operation that ensured a high profile for the protesters’ attempted show of solidarity with the people of the West Bank. About 650 police officers, some in plain clothes, patrolled Ben Gurion airport on Sunday ready “to prevent disturbances and disruption”, according to police spokesman Micky ...

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Israel Defense Ministry plan earmarks 10 percent of West Bank for settlement expansion | Haaretz

For years Israel’s Civil Administration has been covertly locating and mapping available land in the West Bank and naming the parcels after existing Jewish settlements, presumably with an eye toward expanding these communities. The Civil Administration, part of the Defense Ministry, released its maps only in response to a request from anti-settlement activist Dror Etkes under the Freedom of Information ...

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UN human rights body to probe Israel’s settlement activities in West Bank | Haaretz

The United Nations’ Human Rights Council voted on Thursday to appoint a panel charged with evaluating the effects of Israeli settlement construction on Palestinian human rights in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. According to the text of the decision, the UN will “dispatch an independent international fact-finding mission, to be appointed by the President of the Human Rights Council, ...

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