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European Policy Paper Suggests Banking Restrictions Against Israel

07/22/2015

Tel Aviv — A paper by an influential European think tank proposes that the European Union should restrict its dealings with Israeli banks as a way to combat Israel’s West Bank occupation.

Yaalon: Settlement Slowdown Temporary Since Obama Only Has Two Years Left

12/12/2014

Jerusalem — Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said his difficulties in advancing plans for settlement construction are temporary, since the Obama administration only has two more years left in power.

Leaked EU Document: Sanctions Against Israel Under Consideration

11/18/2014

The European Union is considering imposing sanctions on Israel for continued settlement building, according to a leaked document.

Everything You Need To Know About SodaStream’s Move

11/04/2014

Tel Aviv — SodaStream, the Israeli at-home seltzer machine company, announced last week that it would be closing its West Bank factory and moving the facility’s operations to southern Israel next year. Here’s what you need to know about SodaStream, the controversy that has bubbled up in its midst and what the actress Scarlett Johansson has to do with it.

Lapid: Yesh Atid Party Will Topple Gov’t That Attempts Annexation

06/09/2014

HERZLIYA, Israel — Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid said his centrist Yesh Atid party will topple Israel’s governing coalition should it move to annex any Israeli West Bank settlements.

Report: Netanyahu Promised Kerry To ‘Hold’ Settlement Construction

05/08/2013

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that he would put a hold on construction in West Bank settlements until mid-June.

UN General Assembly Adopts Nine Resolutions Condemning Israel

Resolutions describe the 'extremely difficult socioeconomic conditions' of Palestinian refugees.

12/20/2012

The United Nations General Assembly adopted nine resolutions on the topics of Palestinian rights and the Golan Heights.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says the peace process is in a "deep freeze." Getty Images

400-plus Jewish Clergy Press Netanyahu On E1 Construction

12/18/2012

More than 400 American Jewish clergy asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not to go ahead with new construction in a corridor connecting eastern Jerusalem to the West Bank settlement of Maale Adumim.

Emanuel Blasts Netanyahu For 'Betraying' Obama

Chicago mayor criticizes Israeli PM for construction plans, tax cutoff to Palestinians.

12/03/2012

Rahm Emanuel said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu betrayed the Obama administration by announcing a new settlement expansion and the cutoff of tax transfers to the Palestinian Authority.

Emanuel, the mayor of Chicago and President Obama's chief of staff in his first term, delivered the assessment over the weekend at the Saban Forum, an off-the-record Washington event.

President Barack Obama chats with Netanyahu and Emanuel in 2009. Photo courtesy the White House

New Outposts Built In West Bank

Settlements First To Have Municipal Approval Since 2005

10/31/2012

Two new settler outposts have been erected in the West Bank, with the approval of municipal authorities, Peace Now says.

The two outposts include mobile homes, infrastructure, electricity, water and roads, and even air conditioning, the Israeli organization said Wednesday in a report published on its website.

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