Although the army wants to see the police on the front line of the outpost's evacuation, police deployment will provide only a thin layer of defense that could be easily frayed | Analysis
While the government passed a bill legitimizing the crime of the settlements, the very people who should protest were fixated on erecting and toppling a golden statue of Netanyahu.
The Israel Democracy Institute survey also shows 40 percent of citizens would support Israeli annexation of occupied territory.
The defense minister said that Israel should reach an agreement on the settlements with the new U.S. president in exchange for a ratification of President Bush’s letter to Ariel Sharon of 2004.
'It's alarming how many of Trump's advisers on Israel have a long history of close personal and financial ties to some of the most extreme settlements.'
The legislation, passed by 60 to 49 vote, would not apply to the unauthorized settlement outpost of Amona, slated for evacuation by December 25. Likud's Benny Begin opposed the bill.
Relocating the West Bank settlement of Amona to 'abandoned' Palestinian land contrary to international law, claims state.
Bowing to pressure from Netanyahu, Israel's attorney general says adjacent West Bank plot can serve as site for settlers from Amona – but political battle still awaits.
Addressing the Saban Forum in D.C., state secretary says the U.S. will not back 'unfair' UN action on Israel-Palestine.
It still isn’t clear what Trump will propose, but relying on him to give Israel permission to continue building in the settlements is akin to hoping to find a doctor who will prescribe desperately-sought but illegal drugs.