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Israel to advance plans for nearly 4,000 settler homes: official

Jerusalem - Israel is to advance plans for nearly 4,000 settler homes in the occupied West Bank as part of a push to greatly boost settlement growth, an Israeli official said Tuesday.

Israel holds controversial ceremony marking 50 years of settlement

Khirbat Safah - Israel on Wednesday hosted a celebration of 50 years of Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank and Golan Heights, angering the Palestinians and triggering a row with the supreme court.

Israel builds settlements 'at high rate': UN

New York - Israel continues to build settlements "at a high rate," the UN envoy for the Middle East said Monday, in defiance of Security Council demands for an end to the expansion of Jewish outposts.

Israel to debate expanding settlement in east Jerusalem

Jerusalem - Israeli authorities in Jerusalem on Sunday deferred for three days a debate on building permits that would create the largest Israeli settlement inside a Palestinian neighbourhood, city councillors said.

Israel plans most settlement homes since 1992: minister

Jerusalem - Israel has so far this year advanced its highest number of settlement projects since 1992, the defence minister said Sunday, despite warnings such plans will further cloud chances of a two-state solution.

Residents of historic Israeli settlement say they have returned home

Palestinian - For Yohanan Ben Yaakov, taking part in the creation of the first Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank in 1967 was like returning home, he says.

Residents of historic Israeli settlement say they have returned home

Palestinian - For Yohanan Ben Yaakov, taking part in the creation of the first Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank in 1967 was like returning home, he says.

Residents of historic Israeli settlement say they have returned home

Palestinian - For Yohanan Ben Yaakov, taking part in the creation of the first Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank in 1967 was like returning home, he says.

Israel ignores UN demand against settlements: diplomat

New York - Israel has ignored a United Nations resolution demanding it halt settlement building in the occupied Palestinian territory that was criticized by the Trump administration, the world body's Middle East envoy said Friday.

Israel-US team to discuss settlements says Netanyahu

Jerusalem - Israel and the US will set up a joint team to discuss Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday, days after talks with President Donald Trump.

Questions and answers on Israeli settlements

Jerusalem - Israel has announced a major expansion of settlements following US President Donald Trump's inauguration. Here are some key questions and answers on settlement building: - What are settlements?

Israel plans 2,500 settler homes in post-Trump expansion

Jerusalem - Israel has approved 2,500 settler homes in the occupied West Bank, officials said Tuesday, marking a major settlement expansion following the election of US President Donald Trump.

Israel may push for more settler homes after UN vote

Jerusalem - Israel could advance plans this week for thousands more settlement homes in annexed east Jerusalem despite a landmark UN resolution demanding an end to such activity, an official said Tuesday.

Senegal defends its UN Israel settlement vote

Dakar - Senegal on Sunday defended its vote at the UN Security Council to halt Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory, after Israel decided to recall its ambassador to Dakar and to suspend its aid programme."Senegal's position must be saluted.

Hamas welcomes landmark UN vote on Israel settlements

Gaza - Hamas on Saturday welcomed a landmark UN Security Council vote demanding a halt to Israeli settlements in occupied territory, with the Palestinian Islamist movement saying it marked an "important evolution.

UN demands end to Israeli settlements after US abstains

New York - The UN Security Council demanded that Israel halt settlements in Palestinian territory, after the United States refrained from vetoing a resolution condemning its closest Middle East ally.

UN Security Council to vote on Israeli settlements

New York - The UN Security Council votes Friday on demanding Israel halt settlements, a measure which could see the United States take the rare step of refraining from wielding its veto to protect its closest Mideast ally.

Egypt agrees to UN Israel vote delay in call with Trump

Cairo - Egypt said Friday it agreed to delay a vote on a UN Security Council resolution against Israeli settlements during a phone call between President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and US President-elect Donald Trump.

UN Security Council postpones vote on Israeli settlements

New York - The UN Security Council on Thursday postponed a vote on a draft resolution demanding that Israel halt its settlement activities as President-elect Donald Trump weighed in and said the United States should veto the measure.

UN Security Council to vote on Israel settlements

New York - The UN Security Council will vote on Thursday on an Egyptian-drafted resolution demanding that Israel immediately halt its settlement activities in the Palestinian territories and east Jerusalem.

Draft law on settler homes passes first hurdle in Israel

Jerusalem - A controversial draft law that could lead to the legalisation of nearly 4,000 settler homes in the occupied West Bank passed a preliminary vote in Israel's parliament on Monday.

Israeli ministers approve draft bill to legalise outposts

Jerusalem - Israel's ministerial committee for legislation on Sunday approved a controversial draft bill aimed at legalising wildcat Jewish settlements built on private Palestinian land, parliamentary sources said.

Netanyahu supports 'settlement at any time' after Hebron incident

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed strong support Sunday for Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank as he faced pressure from hardline right-wing members of his coalition over an incident in Hebron.

Israel condemns EU settlement labelling, summons envoy

Jerusalem - Israel firmly condemned the European Union's backing on Wednesday of the labelling of products from its settlements and summoned the bloc's envoy over the move, which it called "discriminatory".

Superstore Macy’s takes a hit in decapitation case

A major settlement was negotiated on Monday, August 11th, between Macy’s and the family of a 65-year-old man, Roy Polanco, who was decapitated in 2009 by machinery at a distribution center.

Israel bombs Gaza Strip on day of national grief

Gaza - Israeli warplanes bombed dozens of sites Tuesday in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip as tens of thousands of mourners said goodbye to three Jewish seminary students found murdered the day before.

West Bank settlement starts double in 2013: Israel

Jerusalem - Starts on new settlement building in the occupied West Bank increased by 123.7 percent last year, Israeli government data showed on Monday.The release by the Central Bureau of Statistics came hours before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was t...

Netherlands stores to label Jewish settlement products

The Hague - In the wake of a similar decision by the UK, the Netherlands has asked its retail chains to clearly label Israeli products made beyond the 1949 ceasefire line, as not being made in Israel.

Israel pushes ahead with illegal settlements plan

On Monday, Israel announced that it was still going forward with plans to build more than 1,000 settler homes in East Jerusalem.

Britain and France protest Israeli settlement move

London - The British and French governments have recently protested Israel's decision to move ahead with new settlement construction, by summoning the Israeli ambassadors.
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