Construction in the West Bank's Givat Hamatos and Area E-1 makes a future Palestinian state unimaginable. And it can't be undone after next week's election
After months of waiting, President Trump finally unveiled his peace plan for Israel and Palestine on Tuesday, to the delight of PM Netanyahu, the disgust of the Palestinians and the bemusement of many. Chemi Shalev explains why. LISTEN FREE
Opposition legislators are furious over the Yesha Council of settlers’ big role in planning the day
Israel should accept the Gulf states’ proposal that envisions a construction freeze outside the settlement blocs
Gulf States Offer Unprecedented Steps to Normalize Israel Ties in Exchange for Partial Settlement Freeze
Various Sunni Arab countries offer to establish direct telecom lines with Israel, among other steps, if Israel makes gestures toward Palestinians, according to Wall Street Journal report
The UN condemnation of Israel's settlements matters only if you think there’s an 'international community' that really cares | Opinion
But there are doubts among those supporting settlements about the commitment and intentions of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Palestinian chief negotiator says the move, which follows more than a year-long low-key construction freeze, highlights need for UN Security Council resolution condemning settlements.
Ban Ki-moon says settlements are 'affront to Palestinian people' while Israel's UN ambassador uses 'terror dolls' to prove Palestinian incitement.
Haaretz investigation reveals deputy defense minister and a key Netanyahu supporter in the U.S. donated to groups campaigning to impose Israeli sovereignty over Temple Mount.
Funneling monies to settlements is the most successful sustained smuggling operation in Israel's history. The Haaretz probe of tax deductible private U.S. donations is part of a nascent, widening campaign for transparency.
Speaking in southern Israel, the former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. says Obama's worldview informs his unwillingness to use military force.
The decision to begin construction in Jerusalem settlements underscores both Israel's weakness in the international arena and Netanyahu's weakness within his coalition.
Projects in Jerusalem settlement Ramat Shlomo and neighborhood Ramot had long been frozen for fear of international backlash.
Rather than boycotting Israel, the EU’s new 'differentiation strategy' specifically separates out the democratic and internationally recognized Israel within the 1967 borders - with whom it seeks close ties - from the non-democratic and non-recognized settlements.
Former diplomat Dennis Ross ignores, in his new book, the fact that the more Israel moves away from being democratic and Jewish, the less successful U.S. policy is – by its own definition. He was part of the problem.
Rejecting any claim that settlements play a part in the current violence, Netanyahu has adopted data showing he's built less than his predecessors. But don't believe the statistics.
In meeting with settler leaders, president offers his support while urging to uphold 'strictest moral codes.'
U.S. says Israel's decision to push forward housing plan in East Jerusalem is 'incompatible with peace'; Kerry and Netanyahu discuss matter by phone; Netanyahu says 'committed' to settlement construction.
Order comes under pressure from settler movement and right-wing Habayit Hayehudi party; instruction is for planning only, not building; Palestinians: Housing plan is a 'dangerous step.'
She sees the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through Bibi’s eyes, which could be the reason she gets so much wrong.
Netanyahu tells settler leaders he is their 'greatest defender,' but his hands are tied by 'international' considerations.
Residents of Ma'aleh Rehavam claimed to have legally purchased land from Palestinians, leading to temporary injunction against demolition; structures in two other outposts slated for demolition.
Leader of Samaria council argues police can't ignore charge, drawing parallel to Yitzhar resident who called for stoning soldiers.
In a letter to Netanyahu, some 21 Knesset members, including seven deputy ministers, express vehement opposition to construction freeze as part of a deal with the Palestinians.
Finance Ministry cites Channel 2 report on allegedly illegal transfer of funds to the Yesha Council of settlements.
Bill would extend Israeli legal, administrative systems to West Bank settlements and lift restrictions on construction.
For Second Time in Two Weeks Israel Reassures U.S., Palestinians It Has Frozen New Tenders for West Bank Housing
Yedioth Ahronoth reported over the weekend that the tenders for 24,000 housing units in the West Bank were still going ahead, prompting the U.S. Embassy to ask for explanations.
‘I can’t remember the last time somebody received huge amounts of taxpayer money because housing units weren’t built in that person’s residential area,’ an opposition MK says.
This ritual of Uri Ariel as “bad cop” and Netanyahu as “good cop” can’t hide the reality for long. Netanyahu is enabling an extremist representative of the settlers to hold a job that involves enormous diplomatic sensitivity.