Israel Musings January 11, 2013: Netanyahu opposes any peace deal framework dividing Jerusalem

ISRAEL MUSINGS

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Netanyahu opposes any peace deal framework dividing Jerusalem

By Bonnie K. Goodman

According to a news report from Haaretz released early Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his senior cabinet ministers that he absolutely will not agree to dividing of Jerusalem in any framework for a peace agreement…READ MORE
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Israel Musings January 11, 2013: Israeli leaders oppose Kerry’s framework proposals as he is set to return

ISRAEL MUSINGS

ISRAEL MUSINGS: OP-EDS & ARTICLES

Israeli leaders oppose Kerry’s framework proposals as he is set to return

By Bonnie K. Goodman

United States Secretary of State John Kerry might have just left Israel and the Middle East region this past Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, but he is planning to return for the second time in a week on Monday, Jan. 13…READ MORE

Israel Musings January 11, 2013: Kerry’s 10th trip to Israel ends without peace framework agreement

ISRAEL MUSINGS

ISRAEL MUSINGS: OP-EDS & ARTICLES

Kerry’s 10th trip to Israel ends without peace framework agreement

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Secretary of State John Kerry returned to Israel for his 10th visit to Israel since March 2013 and the first of 2014 on Jan. 1, 2014 determined on creating a peace agreement framework between Israel and the Palestinians. Despite whirlwind…READ MORE

Israel Political Brief June 27, 2013: Israeli Supreme Court orders halt to construction in West Bank settlement

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF: ISRAEL NEWS

Israeli court orders halt to construction in West Bank settlement

Source: JTA, 6-27-13

Israel’s Supreme Court ordered the state to halt construction of 40 homes in the West Bank settlement of Nokdim….READ MORE

Israel Brief May 3, 2013: Tapuach Junction outpost razed

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ISRAEL BRIEF: ISRAEL NEWS

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

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ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF: ISRAEL NEWS

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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ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF: ISRAEL NEWS

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

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF: ISRAEL NEWS

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 March 25, 2012: Israel’s Supreme Court blocks government posponement of the 2015 demolition of Migron settlement

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Israel’s Supreme Court blocks Migron deal

Source: JTA, 3-25-12

Israel’s top court order blocked the government’s deferral of the demolition of an illegal West Bank settlement.

Citing the need to maintain the rule of law, the High Court of Justice ruled Sunday against an attempt by the government to postpone to 2015 the demolition of Migron, a settlement that the Palestinians say is built on their land.

After repeated deferrals dating back to 2006, the demolition was scheduled to take place at the end of the month. But the court gave the state until August to arrange an orderly transfer of Migron’s approximately 50 families.

High Court President Asher Dan Grunis said the ruling honored “the rule of law to which all are subject as part of Israel’s values as a Jewish and democratic state.”

The settlers, who deny that Migron is built on private Palestinian land, had signed a deal with the Netanyahu government this month agreeing to relocate to a nearby hill over the next three years.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in response to Sunday’s ruling, “The government of Israel, like all citizens of Israel, respect the court’s decisions and will act in accordance with the laws of Israel.”

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