Critics say large construction in the area could cut east Jerusalem Palestinians off from the rest of the West Bank. Building in the areas has previously sparked international outcry.
By Tia Goldenberg, Associated Press
The list's publication escalates a looming showdown between Israel and the international community over its contentious settlement policies in the West Bank.
By Josef Federman, Jamey Keaten, Associated Press
In our news wrap Monday, Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard warned protesters they will face “decisive” action if nationwide unrest does not stop. Angered by a 50 percent hike in gasoline prices, people occupied streets and set fire to cars and…
The day before Israelis headed to the ballot box, the prime minister appeared to try to win last-minute support by pledging to extend sovereignty on all settlements within the West Bank, including "sites that have security importance or are important…
By Bryan Wood
Israelis head to the polls this week for the second time this year, due to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's failure to achieve a critical parliamentary coalition after the April elections. Netanyahu has enjoyed historic popularity, but this vote comes as…
By Alon Bernstein, Associated Press
Israel's prime minister on Thursday vowed to establish the first new West Bank settlement in over two decades "as soon as possible," promising to make up for the court-ordered demolition of an illegal settler outpost.
In our most recent interview with a top Obama administration official, Judy Woodruff sits down with Secretary of State John Kerry as the presidential transition nears. They discuss Secretary Kerry's assessment of the U.S.-Russia relationship, now that intelligence has confirmed…
By PBS NewsHour
Secretary of State John Kerry in a farewell speech blamed Israel’s settler movement and its “most right-wing government ever” for rejecting a two-state solution, explaining why the U.S. decided not to veto a UN resolution. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu…
By Josef Federman, Associated Press
Under heavy Israeli pressure, Egypt called off a planned vote in the Security Council hours before it was to take place. In the diplomatic activity ahead of the postponement, both Netanyahu and Trump issued nearly identical statements urging the U.S.
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