UN vote exposes the true face of Israel’s settlement policy

by Natasha Roth In the summer of 1967, before anyone was aware of just how durable Israel’s occupation of Palestinian and Syrian territory would prove, a movement emerged calling for the newly conquered land to become part of “Greater Israel.” Formed… Continue Reading  

US Presidents & Israel-related UNSCRs: The Historical Record, 1967-Present

by Lara Friedman [Given the controversy provoked by the U.S. abstention on the UN Security Council resolution on Israeli settlements in the Occupied Territories, we are referring readers to a memo and chart that contributor Lara Friedman prepared three months… Continue Reading  

What the UN Security Council resolution means

by Michael Omer-Man The UN Security Council on Friday passed a resolution condemning Israeli settlements, reaffirming their illegality, calling on Israel to cease all settlement activity, and rejecting any unilateral Israeli changes to the borders — including the annexation of East Jerusalem.… Continue Reading  

Trump Goes All In With the Settlers

by Paul R. Pillar Presidents-elect of the United States generally have hewn to the dictum that the country has only one president at a time, and that this is especially important with foreign policy.  The incoming president plans, appoints, announces,… Continue Reading  

John Bolton, Contender for Top Trump Role, Spoke at Settler Fundraiser

 by Eli Clifton President-elect Donald Trump’s decision to pick David Friedman, the president of American Friends of Beit El, a charity which raises tax-deductible contributions to fund the Beit El settlement in the West Bank, as the next U.S. ambassador… Continue Reading