Israel’s Next Move: The Real Danger in US Decision to Normalize Illegal Jewish Settlements

U.S. foreign policy regarding the Israeli occupation has become a mere rubber stamp, that allows Israel’s extreme right-wing government to single-handedly determine the fate of the Palestinian people.

Israel Settlements Feature photo

It is hardly shocking that the United States government has finally decreed that illegal Jewish settlements which have been built in defiance of international law, are, somehow, “consistent” with international law.  U.S. foreign policy has been edging closer towards this conclusion for some time. Since his advent to the White House in January

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France and the EU, Recognizing Yet Supporting Apartheid Reality in Palestine

In the face of the US backing of Israel, EU foreign policy is inconsistent, weak and, ultimately, a failure. Alas, the idea which gained momentum during the early months of Trump’s presidency that the EU can develop a truly independent foreign policy position on Israel and Palestine has proven wrong.

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A recent statement made by the outgoing French Ambassador to the US regarding the nature of Israeli apartheid accentuates a larger ailment that has afflicted the European Union foreign policy. The EU is simply gutless when it comes to confronting Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestine.   Ambassador Gerard Araud was, of course, right when he

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In Latest Land Grab, Israel To Annex Palestinian Land Uprooting Over 100,000

Israel is planning to build at least 4,000 Jewish-only houses in the soon to be marked territory, to create a greater metropolitan region. The move would effectively thwart Palestine’s aspirations of statehood.

A general view of the West Bank Jewish settlement of Psagot near Ramallah, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. The Palestinians' "extreme and reckless" rejection of an Israeli suggestion that some Jewish settlers remain in a future Palestinian state proves that they don't want peace, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said Monday. The harshly worded statement follows a flurry of back-and-forth condemnations sparked by an Associated Press report that Netanyahu believes all Jewish settlers should have the right to remain in their homes in a future Palestine. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has backed legislation that would lead to the annexation of nearly 19 Palestinian settlements and uproot some 125,000 to 150,000 Palestinian people. Israel's prime minister expressed his support during the Likud meeting at Ma’aleh Adumim, the largest Israeli settlement in the West Bank. The

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As Talks Predictably Fumble, Israel Announces New Border Fences And Settlements

Low expectations follow Secretary of State Kerry as he travels throughout Middle East region.

Ahead of an upcoming visit by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Israel has announced plans to build even more settlement buildings in the Occupied Territories of the West Bank and a new barrier fence along the Jordanian border. Kerry is in the region visiting leaders in Egypt on Sunday and Saudi Arabia on Monday before heading to Jerusalem later

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EU-Israeli Talks On Science Program Stall Over Settlements Issue

Israel wants revisions on guidelines that forbid funds from going to illegal settlements.

Last week, EU and Israeli negotiators failed to agree on new funding rules for Israeli participation in Horizon 2020, a €80 billion (about $107 billion) European research funding program that will run from January 2014 for seven years. Israel says it will not take part under the new guidelines, published by the European Commission last July, which

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Israel Expands Settlement Funding, Undermining Hope In Peace Talks

The Israeli government announced plans to subsidize several settlements, potentially undermining the recently restarted peace talks with Palestinians.

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As Israeli and Palestinian leadership resume direct bilateral negotiations after a three year absence, the Israeli government has announced plans to subsidize several Jewish settlements on the West Bank, a move that Palestinian leadership believes will undermine the latest round of talks and the prospects of an agreement that will end the

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