Israel Political Brief May 7, 2013: PM Benjamin Netanyahu promised US Secretary of State John Kerry to put ‘hold’ on settlement construction

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Report: Netanyahu promised Kerry to put ‘hold’ on settlement construction

Source: JTA, 5-7-13

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….READ MORE

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Israel Brief May 3, 2013: Tapuach Junction outpost razed

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Tapuach Junction outpost razed

Source: Ynetnews, 5-3-13

IDF troops razed the outpost erected by Jewish settlers near Tapuach Junction, where fellow settler Eviatar Borovsky was stabbed to death on Tuesday by a Palestinian terrorist….READ MORE

Israel Brief May 1, 2013: Murder of Jewish settler sparks West Bank clashes

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Murder of Jewish settler sparks West Bank clashes

Source: JTA, 5-1-13

Israeli settlers and Palestinians clashed in the West Bank more than a day after the murder of a Jewish man by a Palestinian attacker….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief March 6, 2013: Haredi media personalities call for settlement boycott

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Haredi media personalities call for settlement boycott

Source: JTA, 3-6-13

Israeli haredi Orthodox media personalities are calling for a boycott of West Bank settlement products in response to the Jewish Home party’s position on drafting yeshiva students….READ MORE 

Israel Political Brief February 27, 2013: European Union diplomats recommend economic sanctions against settlements

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EU diplomats recommend economic sanctions against settlements

Source: JTA, 2-27-13

European Union diplomats in eastern Jerusalem have recommended economic sanctions against Jewish settlements in the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief February 11, 2013: Israel approves housing units for West Bank settlement

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Israel OKs housing units for West Bank settlement

Source: JTA, 2-11-13

Israel’s Defense Ministry approved the construction of 90 housing units in the West Bank settlement of Beit El….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief February 11, 2013: Beit El to get 90 new homes

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Beit El to get 90 new homes

Source: Ynetnews, 2-11-13

The Defense Ministry has granted the final approval needed for the construction of 90 new housing units in the West Bank settlement of Beit El, Ynet learned Monday….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief January 31, 2013: UN: Israel must withdraw from settlements immediately

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U.N.: Israel must withdraw from settlements immediately

Source: JTA, 1-31-13

A U.N. report on the impact of Jewish West Bank settlements on Palestinians said Israel immediately should begin withdrawing all settlers from the territory….READ MORE

Full Text Israel Political Brief January 18, 2013: PM Benjamin Netanyahu Expresses his Sorrow on the Passing of Ariel Mayor Ron Nachman

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PM Netanyahu Expresses his Sorrow on the Passing of Ariel Mayor Ron Nachman

Source: PMO, 1-18-13
יום שישי ז’ שבט תשע”ג

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, yesterday expressed his deep sorrow over the passing of his friend, Ariel Mayor and former MK Ron Nachman: “Today, I have lost a dear friend. Ron was a great Zionist patriot. I loved him very much. In his vision, he established and built up the city of Ariel. He was entirely devoted to the revival of the Jews in their land and to the construction of a flourishing city in Samaria. Until his last moments, he worked to strengthen and develop Ariel. We recently spoke about the recognition of a university in Ariel and he was very excited over an additional goal that he had secured for settlement in Israel.”

Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke with Dorit Nachman and conveyed his condolences, and those of the people of Israel, to the Nachman family and the residents of Ariel.

Israel Political Brief December 30, 2012: Israeli military completes West Bank Oz Zion outpost evacuation

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Israeli military completes West Bank outpost evacuation

Source: JTA, 12-30-12

The Israeli army finished evacuating the Oz Zion outpost in the West Bank, a day after soldiers came under attack by visiting teens….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief December 28, 2012: Israeli soldiers clash with outpost settlers

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Israeli soldiers clash with outpost settlers

Source: JTA, 12-28-12

Some 200 settlers clashed with Israeli security forces attempting to evacuate the West Bank outpost of Oz Zion….READ MORE

Israel Brief December 24, 2012: Ariel University Center gets final approvals for full recognition

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Ariel University Center gets final approvals for full recognition

Source: JTA, 12-24-12

Ariel University Center in the West Bank has been given final approval for recognition as a full university….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief December 18, 2012: Israel presses on with plan for 6000 new settler homes

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Israel presses on with plan for 6000 new settler homes

Source: Reuters, 12-18-12

Stung by de facto recognition of Palestinian sovereignty in a U.N. General Assembly vote last month, Israel announced it would expand settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief December 17, 2012: Jewish families ordered evicted from Hebron building

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Jewish families ordered evicted from Hebron building

Source: JTA, 12-17-12

The Israeli government will evict two Jewish families from their homes in a building in Hebron….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief December 17, 2012: Israeli soldier, Palestinian protester injured in West Bank clashes

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Israeli soldier, Palestinian protester injured in West Bank clashes

Source: JTA, 12-17-12

An Israeli soldier and a civilian security guard, as well as a Palestinian protester, were injured in clashes near the West Bank settlement of Yitzhar….REA MORE

Israel Political Brief December 10, 2012: European Union draft resolution slams Israeli settlements, carries no sanctions

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EU draft resolution slams Israeli settlements, carries no sanctions

Source: JTA, 12-10-12

A draft of a European Union resolution said the EU was “deeply dismayed” by Israeli plans for new construction in settlements but did not mention sanctions….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief December 10, 2012: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas seeks talks if Israel halts West Bank construction

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Abbas seeks talks if Israel halts West Bank construction

Source: JTA, 12-10-12

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas reportedly said he wanted to negotiate with Israel it if freezes construction for six months in the West Bank and Jerusalem….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief October 17, 2012: Report: PM Benjamin Netanyahu to ask Cabinet to approve panel’s findings on legality of settlements

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Report: Netanyahu to ask Cabinet to approve panel’s findings on legality of settlements

Source: JTA, 10-17-12

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will ask his Cabinet to approve some of the conclusions of a report that says West Bank settlements are legal under international law….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief September 24, 2012: Defense Minister Ehud Barak proposes unilateral withdrawal from outlying settlements, outposts

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Barak proposes unilateral withdrawal from outlying settlements, outposts

Source: JTA 9-24-12

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak proposed in a newspaper interview that Israel unilaterally withdraw from outlying West Bank settlements and outposts….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief August 13, 2012: West Bank outpost Bruchin is legalized

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West Bank outpost is legalized

Source: JTA, 8-13-12

The West Bank outpost of Bruchin received its charter, making it a legal settlement. Read more »

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