Unlike so many others, Shimon Peres did not become intoxicated by military power and by the illusory dream of state sovereignty throughout the ancient homeland of Israel.
In Ofra, a settlement near Ramallah, residents hand out photographs of Peres planting a tree there at the time of their founding 41 years ago.
Israeli education minister says he will craft a bill that will 'legitimize in one thrust' all Jewish construction in the West Bank.
According to draft proposal, the quasi-governmental agency would gain powers in West Bank currently held by Civil Administration
Jewish human rights group contends JNF exploits American tax-exempt status to promote projects in West Bank – in clear defiance of official U.S. foreign policy.
If mass pressure is exerted against him, endangering his tenure in office (which in any case is shaky), Amona will not be demolished.
The PM fails once again to convince the U.S. president the settlements are not an obstacle to peace, as the two leaders ignore the elephant in the room: A possible UN Security Council move to secure Obama's legacy.
In New York meeting, which lasted about half an hour, Netanyahu pushed back against Obama's remark, U.S. official says. Possibility of U.S. move in UN Security Council was not discussed, Israeli official says.
Legislators to the right of Prime Minister Netanyahu say an evacuation of settlers from the private Palestinian West Bank land would tear apart the cabinet.
'This should in no way be interpreted as a change of our policy on settlements, which is long-standing and clear,' embassy official says after diplomatic slip up.