Posts Tagged ‘settlement’

Malaysia Govt Receives $80Mil From KPMG in Settlement Over 1MDB Scandal

Malaysia’s government has received RM340.92 million ($80 million) from international accounting firm KPMG in settlement over the firm’s fiduciary duties in auditing the accounts of scandal-hit state fund 1Malaysia Development (1MDB) from 2010 to 2012, its Finance Ministry said on Thursday. This follows KPMG’s agreement in September last year to settle a civil suit filed […]

Israel advances plans for 3,557 new settlement units in occupied Jerusalem

The local committee for planning and construction of the Jerusalem Municipality yesterday approved plans for building 3,557 new settlement units in occupied Jerusalem, Peace Now revealed yesterday. According to the Israeli NGO which monitors settlement activities, the construction of the new units forms part of five plans. “One plan is between Har Homa and Givat […]

Settlers cut down dozens of olive trees in West Bank to expand illegal settlement 

Israeli settlers yesterday uprooted and chopped down more than a dozen olive trees in one area of the central occupied West Bank Salfit district, reported Wafa news agency. Saleh Shunnar, the landowner based in the Kafr Al-Dik village, said that settlers from the illegal Israeli settlement of Alei Zahav uprooted 50 olive saplings after they […]

Israel Plans to Double Settlement in Golan Heights

MEVO HAMA, Golan Heights—Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said Sunday the country intends to double the amount of settlers living in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights with a multimillion-dollar plan meant to further consolidate Israel’s hold on the territory it captured from Syria more than five decades ago. Bennett said the new investment in the region […]

Dubai Ruler Must Pay Ex-Wife $700M In Divorce Settlement

LONDON (AP) — A British court has ordered the ruler of Dubai to pay his ex-wife and their children close to 550 million pounds ($730 million), in one of the most expensive divorce settlements in British history. A High Court judge said Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum must pay 251.5 million pounds to his […]

The US keeps turning a blind eye to Israel’s settlement expansion

Israeli media have been pointing out that the Biden administration in Washington is not too bothered about the occupation state’s illegal settlement expansion. There is little reason to doubt the veracity of the claim. So far, US President Joe Biden has managed to maintain a fine balance between his agenda in favour of the two-state […]

Israel freezes settlement project that outraged US

The Israeli occupation Municipality of Jerusalem yesterday froze plans to build a large Jewish-only settlement on the land of an old Palestinian airport in occupied East Jerusalem, local media reported. According to the Times of Israel, the team at the Israeli Jerusalem District Planning Committee was convened in order to prepare the plan for the […]

US must pressure Israel to stop settlement expansion, Congress members say

Some 26 House Democrats yesterday urged US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to pressure the Israeli government to refrain from settlement construction in “Area E1” between Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank. Led by Congressman Mark Pocan, who recently visited Israel and the West Bank, the lawmakers expressed their “immense concern” about Israeli efforts to […]

EU diplomats affirm opposition to Israel settlement plans

The heads of missions and representatives from the European Union (EU) yesterday reaffirmed their opposition to Israel’s settlement expansion project in the occupied West Bank including East Jerusalem. The diplomats visited several areas in the occupied West Bank including the E1 area and Qalandia along the outer perimeter of occupied East Jerusalem, following a recent […]

City of Aurora agrees to pay $15M settlement after police killed innocent man

In order to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit filed over the death of an innocent, unarmed black man at the hands of five Colorado police officers and paramedics, the City of Aurora has recently agreed to pay a $15 million settlement to the victim’s family. At 10:30 p.m. on August 24, 2019, the Aurora […]

Ethiopia at a Crossroads: Civil War or Peaceful Settlement?

The government of Ethiopia has declared a state of emergency in the country, as the rebel forces of Tigray threaten to attack the capital, and the war that has been going on for a year is rapidly escalating and brings more and more troubles and misfortunes to Ethiopians. The United States has stated that the danger […]

The West’s Role In Israel’s Illegal Settlement Expansion

Above Photo: A view of the West Bank Jewish settlement of Ma’ale Efrayim in the Jordan Valley, June 30, 2020. Oded Balilty | AP Words Without Action Israel Is Doing What Any Colonial Power Does. It Expands At The Expense Of The Native Population. The Onus Is Not On Colonial Powers To Behave Themselves, But […]

Words without Action: The West’s Role in Israel’s Illegal Settlement Expansion 

The international uproar in response to Israel’s approval of a massive expansion of its illegal settlement enterprise in the occupied Palestinian West Bank may give the impression that such a reaction could, in theory, force Israel to abandon its plans. Alas, it will not, because the statements of ‘concern,’ ‘regrets’, ‘disappointment’ and even outright condemnation […]

Words without action expose the West’s role in Israel’s illegal settlement expansion

The international uproar in response to Israel’s approval of a massive expansion of its illegal settlement enterprise in the occupied Palestinian West Bank may give the impression that such a reaction could, in theory, force Israel to abandon its plans. It won’t because the “concerns”, “regrets” and “disappointment” — and even outright condemnation — are […]

Irish FM will raise settlement expansion concerns during his visit to Israel

Irish Foreign Minister, Simon Coveney, will be travelling to Israel after raising concerns over illegal settlement construction, as well as the blacklisting of six Palestinian human rights and civil society groups as terrorist organisations. It will be the foreign minister’s fifth trip in the last four years and his first since Israeli Prime Minister, Naftali […]

Israel approves 1,300 settlement units, more plans on the way

Israel approved plans for 1,300 new settlement units in the occupied West Bank, in the first move of its kind since US President Joe Biden took office.  The Israeli Ministry of Construction and Housing announced on Sunday that tenders had been published for 1,355 homes in West Bank settlements, which exist in contravention of international […]

Israel approves thousands of illegal settlement homes in East Jerusalem

An Israeli planning committee yesterday approved plans advancing the construction of thousands of homes in Givat Hamatos, an illegal East Jerusalem settlement that threatens to cut off parts of the city from its Palestinian residents and the West Bank. According to Peace Now activist Hagit Ofran, the Palestinian area of Khirbet Tabalya, southwest of the […]

King of Jordan Takes Over Regional Settlement

After years of tension between Amman and Washington under former US President Donald Trump, and a change of administration in the White House, Jordan’s King Abdullah II has firmly established his own authority over the long stalled Middle East settlement, as well as over other regional issues. The tensions with Washington peaked in early 2020 […]

Israel approves plans for Palestinian homes in Area C — along with 2,000 settlement units

The Israeli government has approved initial plans for thousands of new housing units in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, along with hundreds of Palestinian units in Area C, the part of the West Bank under full control of the Israeli government.  Israeli media reported on Wednesday that Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz […]

DARAA’S REBELS REFUSE SETTLEMENT AND CLASHES CONTINUE WITH SUPPORT FROM GREATER IDLIB

03.08.2021 South Front Video here Daraa has been in the spotlight in Syria, leaving both Greater Idlib and the ISIS terrorists in Deir Ezzor in the background. The situation is in a state of escalation, following several weeks of siege warfare by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and a subsequent settlement agreement. The settlement agreement […]

Zoom Reaches $85 Million Settlement Over User Privacy, ‘Zoombombing’

Zoom Video Communications, Inc. agreed to pay $85 million and bolster its security practices to settle a lawsuit claiming it violated users’ privacy rights by sharing personal data with Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn, and letting hackers disrupt Zoom meetings in a practice called “Zoombombing.” A preliminary settlement filed on Saturday afternoon requires approval by U.S. […]

COVID Vaccine Maker Johnson & Johnson To Pay $26 Billion As Settlement For Causing Opioid Epidemic

The COVID-19 vaccine maker Johnson & Johnson and others is set to pay $26 billion as settlement for causing the Opioid Epidemic. US pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson and America’s three biggest drug distributors have agreed to pay a combined $26 billion to end the legal liability for their roles in spurring the nation’s opioid […]

Boy Scouts of America Reaches Largest Pedophilia Settlement in U.S. History (Just the Tip of the Pedo Iceberg)

by Brian Shilhavy For the past 7+ years Health Impact News has been reporting the fact that the United States has the horrible distinction of being known as the #1 country in the world known for child sex trafficking. A Boy Scout marches in an LGBT Pride parade in New York City, June 28, 2015. […]

Boy Scouts reach $850 million settlement with tens of thousands of sexual abuse victims

More than 84,000 people are part of the lawsuit against the 110-year-old organization, which has been plagued with claims of abuse from volunteers and leaders since the 1960s. The Boy Scouts of America filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last year as it faced mounting legal costs to defend itself against claims of sexual abuse against […]

Boy Scouts of America Reaches $850 Million Settlement With Sex Abuse Victims

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) on Thursday reached an $850 million settlement with attorneys representing some 60,000 victims of child sex abuse seeking compensation through the nonprofit’s bankruptcy proceedings. According to a filing with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware, insurance rights will be signed over to a trust that would handle the abuse […]

Five Palestinians have been killed protesting illegal settlement — but ‘NYT’ covers ‘gentle stream’ in nearby kibbutz

Update: The day after this post appeared, the New York Times covered the illegal settlement, and buried the fact that several Palestinians have died protesting it. Last night Palestinians led a torchlit protest deep in the occupied West Bank against an “outpost” Jewish settlement that has been established on village lands in recent weeks. This […]

Palestine condemns Israel’s plan to build 534 new settlement units

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday condemned Israel’s plan to build 534 new settlement units in the northern occupied West Bank, Anadolu reported. “The Palestinian Foreign Ministry condemns in the strongest terms the expansionist colonial settlement project, which targets the entire area south of Nablus,” the ministry said in a statement, adding that “the […]

Stavanger Cathedral Built Over Viking Settlement, New Evidence Suggests

Archaeologists digging below the floors of the spectacular  Stavanger Cathedral  on Norway’s southwestern coast unearthed new evidence revealing more about the church site’s complex past. While excavating in crawl spaces below the church’s northern section, they found an assortment of animal bones, buried in a layer of darkened earth that showed other signs of human […]

Israel Bombs Syria, Attacks Al-Aqsa Mosque And Announces New Settlement Expansion

Although a ceasefire between armed groups in Gaza and Israel has been in place for a little over two weeks, Israel’s war on the Palestinian people has far from ceased. Since the first day of the announced ceasefire, May 21, the Israeli government has continued to attack Palestinians in Jerusalem on a daily basis. Israeli […]

The Fate of Tel Hazor: Canaanite Settlement Mentioned in Hebrew Bible

Tel Hazor is an archaeological site located in Upper Galilee, in the northern part of modern-day Israel. Archaeological excavations reveal that the site was occupied as early as the 3rd millennium BC. The site is best known, however, because it is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible. During the time of Joshua, Tel Hazor was a powerful […]

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