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The decrease comes as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is currying favor with his right-wing to show that he is strong on settlement construction.
“Yesterday I promised that we would establish a new settlement point in Binyamin in response to the serious attacks. Today we do it.”
The including of the three communities on the list “is a clear statement by the government that it will continue to develop and strengthen the settlements [in Judea and Samaria],” Gallant said.
Palestinian Authority reiterates refusal to return to negotiating table unless Israel halts settlements, releases prisoners.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Extremist activists smash Palestinian car windows, throw Molotov cocktail into a home, roll burning tires into 2 West Bank villages.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF, JONAH MANDEL, AND BEN HARTMAN
“Not one single brick” was Netanyahu’s slogan for whenever settler leaders urged him to approve new construction, a reference to a phrase he heard from Obama in one of their first meetings.
By YAAKOV KATZ
The Americans, it seems, don’t want initiatives until they unveil their master plan.
The Israeli government announced last Monday it will go ahead with a plan to settle longstanding land disputes with the country’s Beduin population.
By ROBERT W. NICHOLSON
What caused this international uproar? Personal antipathy towards Netanyahu, baseless anti-Israel sentiment or the specter of anti-Semitism?
By JONATHAN ROSEN
When it comes to the Israeli settlement enterprise, settlers and Peace Now activists seem to exist in parallel realities.
By AARON MANN
Why does the US insist that pressuring Israel over settlements is the
way to bring Abbas back to peace talks, when Abbas says it isn’t?
By DAVID HOROVITZ
Former prime minister Ariel Sharon had promised the international community he would remove the outposts, but Netanyahu has worked to authorize them.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Meeting with to determine response if West Bank building resumes. Abbas: "If freeze ends, will consult Palestinian bodies, Arab League."
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