The Annexation of Palestine Could Be Closer Than You Think

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by Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man Senior Israeli government minister Naftali Bennett announced on Sunday that he will introduce legislation to effectively annex Israel’s third-largest settlement in the West Bank, Ma’ale Adumim, by the end of January. It is safe to assume, that… Continue Reading  

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  

Trump’s Victory Leaves Obama with Only One Option on Israel-Palestine

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by Noam Sheizaf The Obama administration is probably trying to figure out how to protect its two signature achievements – Obamacare and the Iranian nuclear deal – for the next two years, when the White House and both chambers of… Continue Reading  

Trump Election Already Bad News for Palestinians

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by Derek Davison Although President-elect Donald Trump and his foreign policy team are only beginning to develop their agenda for his coming administration, his surprising election on Tuesday may already be having an impact on Israel’s West Bank settlement policy.… Continue Reading  

Netanyahu’s Race-Baiting Was Long-Planned

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by Mitchell Plitnick Controversial comments by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about heavy voter turnout in Israel’s Arab sector were not one-time mistakes but part of a broader strategy executed by the Likud campaign, a report broadcast Monday by Israel’s… Continue Reading