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HRW: Israeli banks complicit in settlement expansion

Israeli banks complicit in settlement expansion

Report dismisses claims by banks that under law they must provide services to illegal Jewish settlements in West Bank. A leading rights group says Israeli banks are contributing to the expansion of Jewish settlements in the West Bank by providing loans and mortgages for construction there. A report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) released on Wednesday says no Israeli law …

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EU slams Israel’s plans to set up new settlement units in al-Quds

EU slams Israel’s plans to set up new settlement units in al-Quds

EU slams Israel’s plans to set up new settlement units in al-Quds The European Union has denounced the Israeli regime’s plans to advance the construction of some “1,500 new settlement units” in the occupied East Jerusalem al-Quds, saying the controversial decision will “undermine” the so-called two-state solution. In a statement released on Friday, the EU further said it expected Tel …

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Israel to look into plans to build 2,000 settler units in Jerusalem al-Quds

Israel to look into plans to build 2,000 settler units in Jerusalem alQuds

Israel is expected to approve a series of plans to build thousands of new settler units in the occupied East Jerusalem al-Quds, media reports say. According to Israeli newspaper Haaretz, the plans are to be discussed at the Jerusalem District Planning Commission in the next two weeks. The daily said such diplomatically-sensitive plans were repeatedly delayed by orders from above …

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Israel okays plans for new settlement in occupied West Bank

Israel okays plans for new settlement in occupied West Bank

An Israeli panel has endorsed plans for the construction of a new settlement in West Bank in defiance of the international outcry against the Tel Aviv regime’s land grab policies in the occupied Palestinian territories. Israeli media outlets reported on Tuesday that the plans also envisages construction of some 1,800 other settler homes – a move which will deal a stinging …

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Israeli commander orders new settlement in West Bank

Israeli commander orders new settlement in West Bank

An Israeli commander has ordered the construction of a new settlement north of the occupied West Bank for settlers of a former “unauthorized” outpost. The chief of the Israeli military’s central command, Maj. Gen. Roni Numa, issued the order for the residents of the Amona outpost on Sunday, Israeli paper Ha’aretz reported. The settlers had rejected a number of alternatives, …

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Netanyahu’s hysterical rhetoric on Iran seeks to divert attention from West Bank settlement building

Netanyahu’s hysterical rhetoric on Iran seeks to divert attention from West Bank settlement building

.Talk of a ‘two-state solution’ remains nothing more than a convenient fig leaf for Israeli authorities Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave Theresa May a frightening account during their meeting of the threat posed by Iranian aggression to Israel and everybody else. In Mr Netanyahu’s eyes, Iran is a much more dangerous enemy than Isis or al-Qaeda, seeking “to annihilate …

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UK ‘helped push through UN settlement resolution’ branded ‘declaration of war’ by Benjamin Netanyahu

UK 'helped push through UN settlement resolution' branded 'declaration of war' by Benjamin Netanyahu

The resolution is swiftly becoming a central rift between President Obama and President-elect Trump, as well as increasing tensions across the globe The UK helped push through a UN resolution that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called an “act of war”. British diplomats at the UN helped craft the resolution so that it would sit better with the US, according …

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US abstains as UN demands end to Israeli settlements

US abstains as UN demands end to Israeli settlements

Washington (CNN)The United States on Friday allowed a UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlement construction to be adopted, defying extraordinary pressure from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government in alliance with President-elect Donald Trump. The Security Council approved the resolution with 14 votes, with the US abstaining. There was applause in the chamber following the vote, which represented perhaps the …

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Trump joins Netanyahu in urging US veto of UN bid to halt settlements

Trump joins Netanyahu in urging US veto of UN bid to halt settlements

Israeli prime minister and US president-elect take to Twitter to urge Obama to veto security council resolution Benjamin Netanyahu, right, with Donald Trump during their meeting at Trump Tower in New York in September. Photograph: Reuters * Donald Trump has echoed the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, in urging the Obama administration to veto a UN security council draft resolution …

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Britain condemns new Israeli settlement units

Britain condemns new Israeli settlement units

The British government condemned Israeli proposals for additional settlement housing units in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem on Thursday. “The UK condemns the Israeli authorities’ decision to issue tenders for a further 323 settlement units in East Jerusalem,” said Minister of State for Middle East Affairs Tobias Ellwood in a statement. “This follows recent development of plans for 770 …

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