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Israel Reaches Agreement to Relocate Amona Settlers

Israel Reaches Agreement to Relocate Amona Settlers

Jewish settlers ate lunch in Amona on Sunday. The settlers have accepted a government proposal to evacuate and move to a nearby location, but critics have decried the solution as just as illegal.
A Defiant Israel Vows to Expand Its Settlements

A Defiant Israel Vows to Expand Its Settlements

Housing construction last week on the outskirts of Ramat Shlomo, a Jewish housing development in East Jerusalem.

Trump questions U.N. effectiveness

Donald Trump is questioning its effectiveness of the United Nations, saying it’s just a club for people to “have a good time,” after the U.N. Security Council voted last week to condemn Israeli
The Interpreter: The Two-State Solution: What It Is and Why It Hasn’t Happened

The Interpreter: The Two-State Solution: What It Is and Why It Hasn’t Happened

A construction site in the Israeli settlement of Efrat in the West Bank.
Op-Ed Contributor: John Kerry and Israel: Too Little and Too Late

Op-Ed Contributor: John Kerry and Israel: Too Little and Too Late

John Kerry speaking at the State Department on Wednesday.
Arabic Social Media Unimpressed With ‘Bizarre’ John Kerry Mideast Speech

Arabic Social Media Unimpressed With ‘Bizarre’ John Kerry Mideast Speech

Arab social media users were not impressed with outgoing Secretary of State John Kerry's speech outlining his vision of a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Hilarion Capucci, Priest and Middle East Activist, Dies

Monsignor Hilarion Capucci, 94, was a Greek Melkite Catholic archbishop in Jerusalem when Israel convicted him in 1976 of using his diplomatic status to smuggle arms to Palestinian militants in the
Hilarion Capucci, Archbishop Jailed for Aiding Palestinian Militants, Dies at 94

Hilarion Capucci, Archbishop Jailed for Aiding Palestinian Militants, Dies at 94

Archbishop Hilarion Capucci in 2009 with activists opposing Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip.
Op-Ed Columnist: Israel as the Lights Go Out

Op-Ed Columnist: Israel as the Lights Go Out

Elon Moreh, an Israeli settlement in the West Bank, seen from the Palestinian village of Azmout, last week.

Video of Fatally Wounded Teenager Sparks Palestinian Rage

Graphic footage emerged of Israeli soldiers roughly carrying a young Palestinian man they had shot during a clash in the West Bank.
Trump Cites Israel’s ‘Wall’ as Model. The Analogy Is Iffy.
Netanyahu Says U.S. Embassy ‘Needs to Be’ in Jerusalem

Netanyahu Says U.S. Embassy ‘Needs to Be’ in Jerusalem

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel at a weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on Sunday. He said before the meeting, “Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, and it is proper that not only should
Israel’s Hard-Liners Want to ‘Go Big’: Annex a Settlement

Israel’s Hard-Liners Want to ‘Go Big’: Annex a Settlement

The Israeli settlement of Ma’ale Adumim, near Jerusalem in the West Bank.
Israel Ejects Settlers in Last Stand at West Bank Synagogue

Israel Ejects Settlers in Last Stand at West Bank Synagogue

Israeli security forces removed a settler from his home in the illegal settlement of Amona on Thursday.

Settlers in West Bank outpost resist eviction by Israeli police

Israeli forces clashed with protesters while evicting residents from a West Bank settlement on Wednesday. The Israeli supreme court ruled in November that the settlement, Amona, is illegal because it

Israel plans new West Bank settlement for first time in almost 20 years

Amid chaotic scenes, Israeli authorities forcibly removed hundreds of right-wing demonstrators and residents from an illegal settler outpost in the occupied West Bank Wednesday. But the clearance was

White House unexpectedly cautions Israel against accelerated West Bank settlements

The White House cautioned Israel Thursday night that the country’s accelerated settlement activity in the occupied West Bank could jeopardize Middle East peace efforts, a surprise response from an
Israel Passes Provocative Law to Retroactively Legalize Settlements

Israel Passes Provocative Law to Retroactively Legalize Settlements

The Israeli settlement of Almon in the occupied West Bank. Polls show that most Israelis still support a two-state solution, but their leaders and the reality on the ground are heading in the opposite