Posts Tagged ‘settlements’

Israeli NGO: Israeli settlements grew under Trump presidency

Construction of illegal Jewish settlements in occupied Palestinian territories surged during first year of US Trump presidency, Israeli Peace Now revealed on Sunday. Peace Now said that the Israeli occupation began construction of 2,783 illegal settlement units in 2017. That was about 17 per cent higher than the annual average since Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin […]

Vermonters Call On Ben & Jerry’s To End Complicity With Israel’s Occupation And Settlements

Vermonters Call On Ben & Jerry’s To End Complicity With Israel’s Occupation And Settlements Above Photo: natasha harris_/Flickr Most everybody knows that Ben & Jerry’s makes premium ice cream and champions “Peace” and “Love.” What they don’t know is that this socially responsible business and strong supporter of Occupy Wall Street is making ice cream in Israel […]

Big Pharma Paid Millions In Secret Settlements After Antidepressants Linked To Mass Murder

Every time there are reports of a mass shooting, there are a number of people who automatically question whether the suspect had mental health issues or was taking prescription medications such as antidepressants. While history has shown that the most notorious mass shooters in this century were taking antidepressants or Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) […]

The European Union must act to end its complicity with illegal Israeli settlements

Omar Barghouti gave this speech at the European Parliament on March 7 at the invitation of Portuguese MEP Ana Gomes, for a panel on “The Israeli Settlements in Palestine and the European Union.” Despite Israel’s descent into unmasked, right-wing extremism, particularly with the current escalation of its brutal military occupation and repression, and its rhetoric […]

EU to supply electricity to Israeli settlements

Ali Abunimah Power Suits 7 March 2018 From left to right, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands after signing energy deals at a summit in Thessaloniki, Greece, in June 2017, that Palestinians say will fuel Israeli impunity. Vasili Ververidi Xinhua The European Union will […]

Upcoming Likud bill is Israel’s latest attempt to annex the settlements

Israel’s ruling Likud party announced last Sunday a new bill that seeks to apply Israeli domestic law directly to settlements. The bill, expected to be introduced in two weeks, is an exact copy of a decision unanimously approved by the Likud Central Committee on December 31, 2017, which would de facto annex all Israeli settlements. […]

UN Releases Report: 206 Corporations Profit From Israeli Settlements

BETHLEHEM – The United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released a report on Wednesday identifying 206 companies from around the world that are doing business linked to Israeli settlements, which are built in the occupied West Bank in violation of international law. The long-delayed report was initially intended to include the names […]

’Israel’ Fears Hezbollah Infiltration into Northern Settlements

Local Editor 01-02-2018 | 11:45 Roni Daniel, the military commentator for “Israel’s” Channel 12, said that in recent years the “Israeli” army has been carrying out large-scale engineering work to reshape the terrain on the border with Lebanon in a bid to prevent a [Hezbollah] infiltration into the northern settlements. “In exchange for every settlement […]

Israel plans 3 new Jewish settlements in occupied Jordan Valley

Israeli occupation government to build three new Jewish settlements in occupied Jordan Valley, housing about 10,000 Jewish settlers, and to expand existing settlements with 14 new neighbourhoods. On Tuesday, Israeli housing ministry and Jewish National Fund (JNF) released the plan for the illegal building in the occupied Jordan Valley. The plan includes the establishment of […]

Massachusetts lawmakers to vote on anti-BDS bill after going on free trip to Israel and West Bank settlements

On December 7, a day after President Trump announced that the U.S. was recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, 13 Massachusetts legislators made their way to Israel as fully-subsidized guests of a lobby group, the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Boston.  They were due back on December 17. They were accompanied by JCRC head […]

Israel And US Hide Corps Supporting Israeli Settlements

Israel And US Hide Corps Supporting Israeli Settlements Above Photo: A bulldozer belonging to Israeli authority demolishes three building of Palestinians in the Masafer Yatta neighbourhood of southern Hebron, West Bank, on August 14, 2017, under the observation of Israeli forces. (Photo by Mamoun Wazwaz / Anadolu Agency / Getty Images) In December 2016 the United […]

Is Dutch foreign minister lying about Israeli settlements deal?

Ali Abunimah Rights and Accountability 20 November 2017 A Dutch government-backed promotion at a Shufersal store in Pisgat Zeev settlement in the occupied West Bank, on 17 November, two days after Dutch foreign minister Halbe Zijlstra told parliament the promotion was not taking place in settlements. The Dutch foreign minister has misled parliament about a […]

Top Israeli official admits that boycotting just the settlements is meaningless

Ladies and gentlemen, this is huge. A professional Israeli propagandist – Ron Brummer, chief of operations in Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs and Hasbara, has said recently: “Israel does not have two different economic ecosystems, like, Israel within the green line and Israel over the green line. If you want to divest from the West […]

Good advice from Israeli official. “Boycotting our illegal settlements is meaningless, you may as well boycott israel” #BDS

Ladies and gentlemen, this is huge. A professional Israeli propagandist – Ron Brummer, chief of operations in Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs and Hasbara, has said recently: Israel does not have two different economic ecosystems, like, Israel within the green line and Israel over the green line. If you want to divest from the West […]

Israel confiscates more Palestinian lands to expand illegal settlements

Israeli occupation authorities notified on Tuesday Palestinian farmers that they intend to expropriate land in Tulkarem in occupied West Bank in order to expand illegal Israeli settlement of Avnei Hefetz. The Israeli occupation authorities informed the Palestinian liaison office that Israel intends to use the land in the village of Shofeh in order to open […]

FIFA okays settlers’ footballers to continue playing in illegal settlements

Global soccer body FIFA will not intervene to prevent settlers’ soccer teams to play in the illegal settlements built on occupied Palestinian lands, FIFA Head Gianni Infantino said on Friday. The Palestinian Football Association (PFA) filed a complaint against six Israeli teams playing in the illegal Israeli Jewish settlements, stating this is contrary to FIFA […]

‘One step further into the annexation of the West Bank’: Israeli cabinet to vote on annexing West Bank settlements into Jerusalem

Israeli cabinet members on Sunday will vote on a bill seeking to annex large swaths of land into the Jerusalem municipality. The bill, coined the “Greater Jerusalem Bill,” will go to Knesset vote after what is expected to be an approval by the cabinet, however moving through the Knesset could prove difficult, as religious hardliners […]

Danish pension fund blacklists four Israeli companies linked to settlements

Following a report released by Danwatch in January, Denmark’s third largest pension fund, Sampension, moved to exclude four publicly traded companies from their portfolio due to their investments in illegal Israeli settlement activities. The move is a major win for the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which has increasingly come under fire in recent […]

American pressure over settlements ‘temporary,’ says Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told leaders of Israeli Jewish settlers that US pressure on Israel over settlement is “temporary,” officials at Netanyahu’s office told Haaretz on Wednesday. The officials also said that Netanyahu had convinced US to take the distinction between settlement blocs and isolated settlements off the table. During a meeting with Israeli settlement […]

Israel Moves To Thwart UN List Of Companies Complicit In Illegal Settlements

The Israeli government and its allies are mobilizing to try and thwart a United Nations list of companies complicit in illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). These efforts are taking place in parallel to significant initiatives by figures within and outside of the Israeli government to normalize the presence of the settlements, moves […]

Settlements Are Israel’s ‘Defensive Wall’ Says Defence Minister

According to Israel’s Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman, ilegal settlements in the occupied West Bank act as a defensive shield to ensure Israel’s security. Speaking at an event celebrating the Jewish New Year, Lieberman stressed that settlements were increasingly necessary as Israel faces threats from missiles and cyber-attacks. From my perspective, it’s clear that the settlements […]

PLO slams Israel’s approval of 4,000 new settlements in East Jerusalem al-Quds

Press TV – The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) says the Tel Aviv regime’s approval of plans to construct over 4,000 new settler units in the occupied Palestinian territories shows it does not believe in a so-called two-state solution. On Wednesday, a senior PLO executive committee member, Ahmad Majdalani, said Tel Aviv’s approval of the plans are another attempt […]

A burning Zionist and non-Zionist debate the settlements

What follows is a translation of a debate I had with Jonatan Møller Sousa in Copenhagen, aired as a podcast (in Danish) by Action Aid Denmark on the 50th anniversary of Israel’s 1967 war and ensuing occupation earlier this month. Sousa calls himself a ‘burning Zionist’, whilst I regard myself a non-Zionist. Sousa has been the […]

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Israel pushes to legalize West Bank settlements as Trump arrives in Tel Aviv

Israel plans construction of 15,000 new settlements in E. Jerusalem Israel’s security cabinet created a committee on Sunday night tasked with legalizing West Bank outposts and illegal settlements, the Jerusalem Post reports. The new body will include members of the prime minister’s office, the Defense Ministry and civil administration.  Last December, the Israeli parliament, the […]

Massachusetts Dems Battle Over Proposal To Condemn Illegal Israeli Settlements

A Jewish settler carries an rifle as he participates in a protest against the Palestinian bid for statehood, outside the Jewish settlement of Kiryat Arba, near the West Bank town of Hebron (A.P/Bernat Armangue) Advertisment The Massachusetts Democratic Party has been plunged into turmoil by a proposed resolution stating that […]

Anti-settlements resolution could be ‘last straw’ for many Massachusetts Dems, warns party boss in AIPAC’s pocket

State Democratic Party heavyweights are sounding a red alert against a provocative proposal for their state committee to declare opposition to Israeli settlements in the West Bank without specifically mentioning Palestinian violence, a step some top leaders fear would lead to an exodus of Democratic voters… Grossman… said it feeds a “one-sided blame game,” which […]

Israeli rabbi who advocated rape of ‘comely gentile women’ during war becomes chief army rabbi

Just on my way to my flight from Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport, I noticed this cover headline in the Yediot Aharonot newspaper front page: “New IDF Chief Rabbi: It is permissible to rape during war”. Under that: “Major Col. Eyal Qarim has declared in the past “draft of girls is totally forbidden” – and claimed […]

David Cameron Authorizes Deployment Of More Forces On Russian Borders

David Cameron has authorized more troop deployment to other European countries in a show of force against Russia in the aftermath of leaving the European Union (EU). The British prime minister, who was attending a NATO summit in Warsaw, Poland, is expected to make a case against those who doubt London’s commitment’s to the security […]

Meet Israeli war minister

By Mahmoud el-Yousseph Meet the new Israeli War Minister Avigdor Lieberman. He is a former night club bouncer from the Republic of Moldova who moved into an illegal Jewish settlement in the Israeli occupied Palestinian West Bank. Lieberman has the following on his resume: He declared on Israeli TV that if appointed as defence minister, […]

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