Posts Tagged ‘settlement’

Canadian government to appeal landmark decision on labels for West Bank settlement products

Last Friday, just before winding down for the weekend, Canada’s attorney general announced he was appealing a recent federal court ruling that banned labeling wines made in West Banks settlements as products of Israel.  The announcement was not unexpected, especially as Canada is gearing up for the federal elections on October 21. However, it put […]

Purdue Pharma Expected To File Bankruptcy Amid Settlement Negotiations "Hitting An Impasse"

The makers of Oxycontin, Purdue Pharma, are now expected to file for bankruptcy after settlement talks regarding the nation’s opioid crisis have “hit an impasse”, according to ABC News.  This impasse puts Purdue’s federal trial over the opioid epidemic on track to start next month and sets the stage for significant legal drama involving state […]

Secret Japanese Settlement in British Columbia

Dishes and bottles found at the site in the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve. (Bob Muckle) Hidden Japanese Settlement Found in Forests of British Columbia by Brigit Katz Smithsonian.com In 2004, archaeology professor Robert Muckle was alerted to a site within the forests of British Columbia’s North Shore mountains, where a few old cans and a […]

The Grand “Israeli” Failure after Hezbollah’s Op in Avivim Settlement

Translated by Staff, Agencies “Israeli” comments on the “Israeli” army’s failure continue, as it received a blow yesterday [Sunday, Sept 1, 2019] by the Islamic Resistance in Salha, the “Israeli” occupied Lebanese southern village. Giora Zlatz, the head of the so-called “Upper Galilee Regional Council”, criticized his government, claiming that it had not implemented the […]

Bayer Shares Pump-n-Dump On Rumor & Denial Of $8 Billion Roundup Settlement

Bayer shares soared 11% on Friday on reports that Bayer had proposed to pay up to $8 billion to settle more than 18,000 US lawsuits alleging that Roundup – which it inherited during its acquisition of Monsanto – causes cancer. However, Bayer shares soared as much as 11% on the news, though they quickly shed […]

Israel approves 2,300 new settlement units deep in the occupied West Bank

Israel has advanced plans for more than 2,300 illegal settlement units deep in the occupied West Bank, Israeli settlement watchdog Peace Now has reported.  The Higher Planning Committee (HPC) of the Israeli Civil Administration, the body responsible for authorizing settlement construction, convened over the course of Monday and Tuesday and approved 2,304 housing units, along […]

‘Huge win for Palestinian activism’: Canadian court rules settlement wines can’t be labeled “Product of Israel”

A federal judge in Canada ruled earlier this week in favor of pro-Palestine activists that wines produced in Israeli settlements in the West Bank should not be able to carry “Product of Israel” labels. The landmark ruling in Kattenburg vs. Attorney General of Canada was decided by Justice Anne Mactavish, who said in her decision […]

Peace in Ukraine? The friends and foes of a Kiev-Moscow settlement (By Stephen Cohen)

Some 13,000 people have reportedly already died in Donbass in fighting between forces backed by Washington and Moscow. For many on both sides of the border, the war is a personal tragedy due also to the at least tens of millions of inter-married Ukrainian-Russian families. (The names of some of them will be familiar to […]

Israel’s Far-Right Seizes on Settlement Rape Case to Boost Electoral Prospects

WEST BANK, PALESTINE — Signs of blood libel are all over the case of a Palestinian worker accused of raping a seven-year-old Jewish girl in a religious Jewish settlement in the West Bank. Politicizing a horrifying tragedy such as this is tantamount to sacrilege, and this case, which is all over Israeli headlines, is more […]

Netanyahu, Trump celebrate new ‘Trump Heights’ settlement in the occupied Golan

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu unveiled the sign marking the location of the newest illegal settlement in the occupied Golan Heights on Sunday. The soon-to-be settlement’s name? “Trump Heights.” Standing in front of the massive plaque, written in Hebrew and English with emblems of the US and Israeli flags on top, Netanyahu spoke to officials at […]

Israel unveils illegal ‘Trump’ settlement in Golan Heights

Netanyahu yesterday inaugurated the settlement – called “Ramat Trump”, Hebrew for “Trump Heights” – hailing the US President as a “great friend” of Israel. The development will extend the existing settlement of Bruchim, located in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights captured by Israel during the war of 1967. […]

11 MKs visit evacuated settlement, declare ‘mission’ to return permanently

Eleven right-wing lawmakers on Thursday visited an evacuated settlement 14 years after it was razed along with three other northern West Bank settlements as part of the Gaza disengagement, and offered their support for a bill that would allow Israelis to permanently return. The trip was part of a broader campaign of Samaria Regional Council chairman Yossi […]

20,000 new illegal settlement units built since Trump and Netanyahu came to power

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- An Israeli report issued om Tuesday revealed that Israel went on a spending binge in its West Bank illegal settlements following the election of President Donald Trump. 20,000 new illegal settlement units have been built in the occupied West Bank since Benjamin Netanyahu came to power in 2009. Meanwhile, spending on West […]

‘Trump Shtetl’: Netanyahu pledges to Name Illegal Golan Settlement After US President

In a move that is meant to express the deep gratitude of the illegal occupiers of UN recognized territory in Palestine and Syria, Israel’s embattled far-right nationalist Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has pledged to name the Zionist entity’s newest illegal settlement in the occupied Golan Heights after U.S. President Donald J. Trump. In late March, […]

Irish parliament passes bill to ban Israeli settlement goods

Ali Abunimah Rights and Accountability 24 January 2019 A bill to outlaw trade in goods from Israeli settlements has been passed by the lower house of Ireland’s parliament, a major step on its journey into law. On Thursday, the Dáil overwhelmingly approved the Occupied Territories Bill by a vote of 78-45, dealing a big defeat […]

Ireland passes BDS bill banning israel (apartheid state) settlement goods

Ireland passes BDS bill banning Israel settlement goods Israel summons Irish Ambassador over the BDS bill Ireland has advanced a bill which will prevent the sale of goods from Israel’s illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank. The lower house of the Irish parliament – the Dail – yesterday voted in favour of a bill […]

Andy Lopez Settlement Reached, After Five Years

Andy Lopez Settlement Reached, After Five Years Above Photo: Big Man summons his strength despite his declining health to testify on behalf of Andy at the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on Jan. 7, 2014. – Photo: Vesta Copestakes On Oct 22, 2013, two days after Big Man’s 47th Black Panther Party Anniversary Celebration, held […]

Merry Christmas, Israel is building 2,191 new settlement housing units on Palestinian land

A man waves a Palestinian flag waves near the West Bank settlement of Ofra, near Ramallah (photo credit: Issam Rimawi/Flash90) In 2018, the government advanced thousands of housing units, including most which can be found in isolated settlements deep inside the West Bank, outside Israel’s pre-1967 borders. These are settlements that, in any two-state solution, Israel […]

UPDATE: Israel to Build 2,191 New West Bank Settlement Units

Peace Now movement stated, Wednesday evening, that the Israeli Administration Supreme Planning Council has approved the construction of 2,191 housing units in West Bank settlements.   The movement explained, in a statement, according to Al Ray, that 87% of the housing units will be built in isolated settlements […]

Airbnb denies Israeli claims that company is reversing West Bank settlement ban

Airbnb is denying claims by Israel’s tourism minister that the company was going to reverse its November decision to remove listings in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. Tourism Minister Yariv Levin said in a Facebook post on Monday that following meetings with Israeli government officials, Airbnb would not be implementing its November […]

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