Israel’s “Formalization” Law

Colonos en Palestina, ocupaciones ilegales e ilegítimas. Pequeñas ciudades rodeadas de muros, vallas y armas.

Vista desde Belén de una colonia israelí en Cisjordania.

by Mitchell Plitnick On Sunday the Israeli cabinet unanimously passed a bill that would legalize settlement outposts in the occupied West Bank that were built on privately owned Palestinian land. If passed by the Knesset, the law could potentially be… Continue Reading  

Old Settlement Wine in New Peacemaking Bottles

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by Mitchell Plitnick During his meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry two weeks ago, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered “a package of meaningful measures in the West Bank.” Although Netanyahu was apparently vague about what those measures would… Continue Reading  

Rubio’s Biggest Donor Funded West Bank Settlement

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by Eli Clifton Last week I touched on Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) largely unnoticed Senate resolution demanding a “swift and transparent” investigation into the death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman. The resolution, which also accused Argentina’s president Cristina Fernández de… Continue Reading  

US on Israeli Settlements: A Policy Without A Policy

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by Mitchell Plitnick Some days, it must be really difficult to be the State Department’s spokesperson. It doesn’t seem like a bad job to have at all, but on certain questions it’s impossible to not look like an idiot. A… Continue Reading