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Israeli Panel Suggests Legalizing Outpost Settlements

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A report commissioned by Israel’s government says the country should legalize dozens of unauthorized outpost settlements in the West Bank. The report issued Monday concludes that the West Bank is not occupied territory, a view that is at odds with most of the international community. This non-binding report was commissioned by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin […]

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Report: Construction of Israeli Settlements Up 20%

Posted January 10th, 2012 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A new report by Israel’s Peace Now movement says the construction of Israeli settlements increased by 20 percent last year compared to 2010, despite opposition from the Palestinians and the international community, which consider it an obstacle to peace. Peace Now director Yariv Oppenheimer, who announced the findings Tuesday, said that although 2011 was an […]

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