Posts Tagged ‘settlements’

Only 19.7% of Americans agree with US State Dept on Israeli settlements

Mike Pompeo and Benjamin Netanyahu attend a meeting in Jerusalem, October 18, 2019. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently declared, “we will no longer recognize Israeli settlements as per se inconsistent with international law.” Few Americans agree. by Grant Smith, reposted from Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) IRmep Poll: “International law SHOULD APPLY to […]

Now they tell us! Peace processors say enabling Israel settlements has been US policy for 4 decades

What do Paul Wolfowitz, Dan Kurtzer, Aaron Miller, and Prince Andrew have in common? These four  privileged older white guys have all sought (and been granted) exposure in the corporate media recently. Paul Wolfowitz, one of the prime architects and advocates of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, was given this fine platform on the NYT’s opinion […]

Palestinian teen is shot dead in army attack near Hebron settlements

West Bank / Jerusalem Israeli forces shoot and kill Palestinian teen in Hebron IMEMC/Agencies 1 Dec — Updated: A Palestinian teenager was shot dead, on Saturday night, by Israeli soldiers in the town of Beit Awwa, west of Hebron City in the southern occupied West Bank. The Palestinian News and Info Agency reported that Israeli […]

Israel’s Next Move: The Real Danger in US Decision to Normalize Illegal Jewish Settlements

It is hardly shocking that the United States government has finally decreed that illegal Jewish settlements which have been built in defiance of international law, are, somehow, “consistent” with international law.  U.S. foreign policy has been edging closer towards this conclusion for some time. Since his advent to the White House in January 2017, President […]

UN Report On Israeli Settlements Speaks Truth, World Refuses To Listen

Photo from May 14, 2019 of the Israeli settlement of Neve Yaakov in the northern area of east Jerusalem and the Palestinian district of Hizma (background) in the West Bank. (Photo by AHMAD GHARABLI) The latest UN report states that Israel’s “civilian settlements” in occupied territory are a breach of the Fourth Geneva Convention and […]

Trump administration reversal on settlements crystalizes a longstanding call from Israel

This week the Trump administration unilaterally decided that West Bank settlements are no longer illegal, making a sovereign Palestinian state less likely and bringing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict one step closer to a one-state solution. This presents a challenge to advocates of a two-state solution because it is now abundantly clear that the two most powerful […]

‘Orwellian absurdity’: US reversal on settlements draws international outrage

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Monday that the US was softening its position on Israel’s network of settlements in the occupied Palestinain territory, saying it was revoking the notion that settlements are illegal under international law — a notion recognized by the rest of the world as factual and true. “The Trump […]

Trump’s reversal of US policy on settlements is widely condemned, including by Sanders and Warren

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s announcement this afternoon that the Trump administration no longer regards West Bank and East Jerusalem settlements as illegal under international law, thereby repudiating global opinion and 50 years of U.S. policy, was widely condemned, including by presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Here are some of the reactions from […]

Moscow slams US decision to ‘legalize’ Israeli settlements in West Bank, says it puts spanner in the works for peace process

“We consider Washington’s decision as another step aimed at scrapping the international legal base of the Middle East settlement,” Moscow stated, adding the US move will only further undermine the “already tense situation in Palestinian-Israeli relations.” Russia’s position remains unchanged, viewing Israeli settlement construction on the West Bank has no legal force and exists at […]

All Products From Israeli Settlements Must Be Labelled: EU Court In Landmark Ruling

In a controversial new landmark ruling that has enraged and frustrated Israeli leaders, Europe’s top court has ordered that all goods produced by Israeli settlements in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights be labeled as such. Specifically the European Court of Justice decision on Tuesday forbids any products from settlements to be labeled […]

UN expert calls for boycott of Israeli settlements products

Related Posts Only 19.7% of Americans agree with US State Dept on Israeli settlements Mike Pompeo and Benjamin Netanyahu attend a meeting in Jerusalem, October 18, 2019. Secretary of Now they tell us! Peace processors say enabling Israel settlements has been US policy for 4 decades What do Paul Wolfowitz, Dan Kurtzer, Aaron Miller, and […]

US ambassador says evacuating West Bank settlements ‘would be a recipe for disaster’

Off topic, but well worth reading: Exploiting The Ignorant: A Recent Example—An Analysis (18 October 2019) by Professor Lawrence Davidson Part I—Demi Lovato Gets Baptized In the 4 October 2019 issue of Rolling Stone magazine it was reported that the 27-year-old “pop, pop-rock, and R&B” singer-actress Demi Lovato had made a trip to Israel in […]

Netanyahu says he will annex Jewish settlements in Hebron if re-elected

“I intend to extend sovereignty on all the settlements and the [settlement] blocs,” including “sites that have security importance or are important to Israel’s heritage,” Netanyahu told Army Radio on Monday. The West Bank has been illegally occupied by Israel since 1967, following the Six-Day War. Hebron is the largest city in Palestine. In a […]

Abbas blasts Netanyahu’s pledge to extend sovereignty over settlements

Nabil Abu Rudeineh, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s spokesman, on Sunday censured a statement by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in which he repeated a pledge to apply Israeli sovereignty over settlements in the West Bank. “This matter is a continuation of the attempts to create an unacceptable status quo that will not lead to peace, […]

Netanyahu repeats pledge to annex West Bank settlements

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has repeated a provocative pledge to annex all the Palestinian territories on which Israeli settlements are built in the occupied West Bank, as he strives to shore up support for his right-wing Likud party ahead of September elections. Back in April, and days before Israeli general elections, the Israeli […]

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 […]

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