Posts Tagged ‘settlements’

Abbas aide fumes as Netanyahu eyes Israeli sovereignty over settlements

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s spokesman on Monday said any move that undermines “Palestinian rights” is “unjust and illegitimate,” following a report that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was seeking a public declaration from US President Donald Trump backing an Israeli move to extend sovereignty over Jewish settlements in the West Bank. Zman Yisrael, The Times […]

Israeli settlements are a regular destination on Birthright trips

For years, Birthright has been taking participants into the occupied territories, usually without their knowledge or consent. ‘At the end of the day, we Israelis always have been less than truthful about where those lines and boundaries are for tourists,’ one former tour operator says. Illustrative photo of Birthright visitors lining up to race […]

Revealed: US pressure on Ireland over Israeli settlements bill

Documents obtained from a Freedom of Information Act request by the TheJournal.ie reveal lobby groups and US politicians sought to influence the Irish government to stop the passage of the Occupied Territories Bill, banning the sale of goods from illegal Israeli settlements. The bill passed in both houses of Ireland’s parliament in December and January. […]

Trump’s ‘deal of the century’ will likely give Israel control over West Bank settlements

   The US peace deal for the Middle East includes establishing Israeli law over the Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, an Israeli TV channel has reported. The condition has been a no-go for Palestine. More than two years in the making and bogged down by delays, the Trump administration’s “peace deal” for Israel […]

Bank for International Settlements Leads the Basel III Revolution

Stalker Zone Real revolutions are taking place not on squares, but in the quiet of offices, and that’s why nobody noticed the world revolution that took place on March 29th 2019. Only a small wave passed across the periphery of the information field, and the momentum faded away because the situation was described in terms […]

A revolution in world economies is underway thanks to the Bank for International Settlements’ ‘Basel III’ policy

   Real revolutions are taking place not on squares, but in the quiet of offices, and that’s why nobody noticed the world revolution that took place on March 29th 2019. Only a small wave passed across the periphery of the information field, and the momentum faded away because the situation was described in terms unclear […]

PA official: Netanyahu will face a ‘real problem’ if he annexes settlements

Twitter suspends Hebrew accounts linked to Chinese Christian sect — report Twitter has suspended dozens of Hebrew-language accounts operated by an eccentric Chinese Christian sect, according to BuzzFeed. Citing an unnamed source familiar with the removals, the news site says the Church of Almighty God-linked pages posted content “amplifying” right-wing political messaging ahead of elections […]

The UN fails to name and shame firms aiding Israel’s illegal settlements

By Jonathan Cook in Nazareth The United Nations postponed last week for the third time the publication of a blacklist of Israeli and international firms that profit directly from Israel’s illegal settlements in the occupied territories. The international body had come under enormous pressure to keep the database under wraps after lobbying behind the scenes […]

Lest We Forget– NYT says Bush’s opposition to Israeli settlements cost him his reelection

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 5,998 other followers Source Article from https://theuglytruth.wordpress.com/2018/12/01/lest-we-forget-nyt-says-bushs-opposition-to-israeli-settlements-cost-him-his-reelection/ Related Posts Abbas aide fumes as Netanyahu eyes Israeli sovereignty over settlements Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s spokesman on Monday said any move that undermines “Palestinian rights” Israeli settlements are […]

EU: Israel demolish Palestinian homes to expand settlements

The European Union condemned on Saturday the Israeli demolition ‎of some 20 commercial structures in Shuafat Refugee Camp in occupied East Jerusalem, stressing its part of “illegal expansion of Israeli settlement.” On Wednesday, the Israeli occupation demolished buildings as part of the Jerusalem ‎municipality’s policy of expanding enforcement with ‎respect to illegally-built structures. ‎ The […]

Airbnb drops Israeli settlements from listings

Nora Barrows-Friedman Activism and BDS Beat 19 November 2018 Airbnb says it will take down hundreds of listings for properties in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. Shadi Hatem APA images In a major win for the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign, Airbnb, the popular vacation home rental website, announced on Monday it […]

Israeli Government Target Educational Institutions, Escalate Settlements Activities

Israeli settlers in the southern West Bank [Mamoun Wazwaz/Apaimages] Israeli settler violence – with IDF complicity – is becoming more and more commonplace, even targeting elementary schools. The government has also approved extensive Israeli settlement expansions and Jewish-only roads to be built on Palestinian land, which will result in isolation of Palestinian communities and loss […]

Israeli Government Provides Financial Safety Net for Investments In Settlements

The former Camp Gadi base in mid October, 2018.Gil Eliyahu Recently released Israeli documents show that Israel secretly funded an insurance company for settlers, in addition to planning for 20,000 new units in Ma’ale Adumim worth 3 billion shekels (over $800 million), an East Jerusalem settlement built on confiscated Palestinian land. In addition, settlement activity […]

France ends requirement to label goods from West Bank settlements

BDS French government suspends demand for West Bank product labeling JTA 4 Oct — French authorities have reportedly suspended their insistence on special labeling for West Bank products following a lawsuit alleging that the practice is discriminatory. The France office of the NGO Amnesty International complained about the suspension in a statement Wednesday. “Instead of […]

Islamic Jihad: Resistance Will Turn Zionist Settlements into a Place Not Suitable for Life

October 5, 2018 The newly elected Secretary General of the Islamic Jihad resistance movement, Ziad Nakhala, stressed that the Palestinian resistance can turn the Zionist settlements near Gaza into a place that is not suitable for life. “The resistance must take responsibility for this. It has the ability to turn the Gaza border region and […]

Dollar is no longer suitable for mutual settlements

Vestnik Kavkaza – Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov in an interview with International Affairs magazine on August 23 said “the time has come when we need to go from words to actions and get rid of the dollar as a means of mutual settlements, and look for other alternatives,” Russian news agencies reported. “Thank […]

Drowning among Israeli settlements, an ancient Christian village in Palestine struggles to survive

Nestled in the hilltops of the central occupied West Bank, an ancient Palestinian Christian village is gearing up for a fight against the Israeli occupation that it has all too much experience with. In late July, the village of Aboud, whose existence dates back two millennia, was handed an order by Israeli authorities confiscating some […]

Ambassador’s visits to settlements suggest Trump administration sees no Green Line

U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman visited an Israeli settlement last week during a long weekend of visits to settlements by senior Republicans that was splashed across social media, including a shindig in Jerusalem where former Governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee performed the Lynyrd Skynyrd song “Sweet Home Alabama.” Enjoyed visiting with Amb David Friedman, our […]

Irish senate passes bill banning products from Israeli settlements

The Irish senate has voted in favor of a bill banning the importation of products from illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory, paving the way for the country to become the first EU nation to enforce a boycott of Israeli settlement goods. The bill, which passed on Wednesday in the upper house of […]

Ireland bans products from Israeli settlements

Ireland’s senate voted on Wednesday evening in favour of bill banning importation of products from Israeli settlements built in occupied Palestinian land. The country became first EU nation to enforce such boycott. The bill, which has faced angry Israeli opposition, prohibits “trade with and economic support for illegal settlements in territories deemed occupied under international law.” Frances […]

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