Frustrated by the deadlock in Israeli-Palestinian peace process, the president has been considering stepping up pressure. U.S. envoy: 'We will always oppose unilateral proposals.'
UN Security Council
Avichai Mendelblit says measure would violate international law barring countries from applying its own lies to land beyond its borders.
Preme minister would prefer to fight for settlers' approval rather than avoid disapproval of the world after acquiescing to bill that retroactively legalizes outposts in the West Bank.
Throughout all its years of existence, the human rights NGO has tried to create a dialogue with Israeli society and the Israeli media, but has suffered from jaded reactions, alienation and incitement.
The occupation is not an internal Israeli matter and human rights are always a matter for the entire international community.
Likud lawmaker David Bitan's latest initiative comes a day after he threatened to strip B'Tselem's director of his citizenship for speaking about the occupation at the UN Security Council.
A government that can't or won't move a few shacks out of an illegal West Bank outpost will not reach an agreement with the Palestinians unless powerful pressure is placed on it, including harsh sanctions.
Americans for Peace Now responds: With the 50th anniversary of the occupation upon us, the hope for a two-state solution is dying. If there was ever a time to speak the truth about the settlements, it’s now.
At least Lara Friedman didn’t give the hate-filled, anti-Israel screed at the UN offered by B’Tselem. But on the terror and rejectionism on the Palestinian side, she was unaccountably silent.
Senior official says Palestinians will present UN Security Council resolution on West Bank settlements following elections, after U.S. vows to veto any move prior to November 8.