settlements


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Palestinian Territories
A general view shows the West Bank Jewish settlement of Efrat, on March 10, 2022.

Booking.com issues West Bank warning

'Please review any travel advisories about your stay in this area, which may be considered conflict-affected'

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Palestinian Territories
An exterior view of the Tiny House during Booking.com's "Tiny House With Big Personality" Curated By Kevin Hart on September 27, 2018 in New York City

Booking.com to warn travelers against staying in Israeli settlements

'Certain areas affected by conflict may pose a greater risk to travelers'

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Politics
A picture taken on November 15, 2020, shows a view of porta cabins in Givat Hamatos, an Israeli settlement suburb of east Jerusalem.

Israel moves forward with controversial Jewish neighborhood in east Jerusalem

Several buildings of twelve, six and four stories will be built on a plot of about 370 hectares

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Diplomacy
Le Premier ministre Yaïr Lapid s'adresse à Israël au sujet de l'opération de Tsahal à Gaza, le 5 août 2022

Israeli PM Lapid refuses to meet with Norway's foreign minister

Tensions over Nordic country's decision to label Israeli settlement products

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Palestinian Territories
Settlers of the Nachala Settlement Movement set up tents near Hebron, with the intention to establish illegal outposts in the West Bank, on July 20, 2022.

Thousands of Jewish activists flock to West Bank to build outposts

'I'm for Israel enforcing the law in every square meter of illegal construction in the West Bank'

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Palestinian Territories
An Israeli soldier stands guard near the Jewish settlement of Ariel in the West Bank, on October 14, 2021.

Gantz warns settlers against building illegal West Bank outposts

'This is an illegal activity, which the security forces have been instructed to prepare for and prevent'

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Palestinian Territories
The Israeli settlement of Revava in the West Bank, on September 27, 2010.

Expanding Israeli settlements in West Bank test US position ahead of Biden trip

'The settlement enterprise has taken off, it cannot be stopped now'

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Palestinian Territories
A Banksy wall painting showing an Israeli border police officer and a Palestinian in a pillow fight in The Walled Off Hotel in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, on March 3, 2017.

Palestinians wary of Biden’s Mideast trip

'Biden will do nothing to change the existing reality... no horizon for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict'

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Politics
David Elhayani, chef du Conseil régional de la vallée du Jourdain à l'extérieur du bureau du Premier ministre à Jérusalem, le 04 février 2020.

Settlement councils demand Yesha leader quit over backing coalition West Bank bill

Campaign is backed by opposition that votes against any government initiative

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Culture
Israeli dancers perform at the Teatro Rialto in Madrid, Spain, on June 3, 2022.

Israel joins EU’s 'Creative Group,' settlements excluded

The EU will invest heavily in Israeli artists who initiate cross-cultural events with European artists

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Diplomacy
The Norwegian Parliament is pictured in Downton Oslo, Norway on August 21, 2017. The Norwegian parliamentary election is set for 11 September 2017.

Israel slams Norway over labeling of settlement products

Decision 'won't contribute to the promotion of Israeli-Palestinian relations'

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Palestinian Territories
Israeli security officers and Palestinian demonstrators next to land confiscated for an Israeli settlement south of Hebron in the West Bank, on February 12, 2022.

Explainer: West Bank settlements vs. outposts

Many settlers say they are simply continuing the work of the 'pioneers' who established Israel

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Politics
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett leads a cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem on May 15, 2022.

Israel: PM Bennett to make first visit to West Bank settlement

Bennett's party plans to take more right-wing steps, possibly complicating relationships inside the coalition

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Politics
New apartment buildings under construction in the Beit El settlement in the West Bank, on October 13, 2020.

Israeli officials say cancelation of settlement building would bring down government

The US Biden administration warned against the plan to build homes in the settlements

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Diplomacy
Israeli soldiers prevent settlers from approaching Palestinians near a settlement west of the Palestinian village of Salfit in the West Bank, on February 3, 2022.

US condemns Israeli plans to approve West Bank settlement homes

'Israel’s program of expanding settlements deeply damages the prospects for a two-state solution'

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Palestinian Territories
The Israeli settlement of Revava in the West Bank, on September 27, 2010.

Israel to approve nearly 4,000 West Bank settlement homes

A majority of the allotted housing units will be in ultra-Orthodox settlements

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Palestinian Territories
View of the West Bank city of Hebron, on January 27, 2022.

Israel: Top court approves Jewish settlement in West Bank’s Hebron

The project is one of the 'uglier faces of Israeli control of the territories' says Peace Now NGO

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Defense
Une photo prise le 13 octobre 2020 montre de nouveaux immeubles en construction dans l'implantation de Beit El en Cisjordanie

Attempted knife attack stopped in Jewish town of Beit El

Palestinian from Silwad admitted to planning on carrying out terrorist attack

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Palestinian Territories
View of light snowfall in the Jewish settlement of Efrat, in the West Bank, on March 15, 2022.

Israel: Justice minister says gov’t won’t cease settlement building

'There will be no freeze on settlements in [the West Bank], and I intend to insist on that'

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Society
Youth carry a Palestinian flag during the annual Land Day rally in the Arab city of Arraba, northern Israel, on March 30, 2021.

Explainer: Land Day – Palestinian commemoration

The latest wave of terror attacks validates concerns over the potential for violence during the holiday season

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Palestinian Territories
A Palestinian villager looks at graffiti sprayed on a wall at the entrance to a mosque, the site of attempted arson, in the village of Zita in the West Bank city of Nablus, on March 24, 2022.

Suspected hate crimes against West Bank Palestinians

The 'nationalistically motivated crime' endangers security stability in the West Bank

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Palestinian Territories
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (L) meets with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, on March 27, 2022, in the West Bank city of Ramallah.

Abbas urges Blinken to press Israel on settlements, settler violence

Blinken calls on Israel to curb settlement expansion, address settler violence, halt Palestinian evictions

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Politics
Ongoing construction work in the Israeli settlement of Givat Zeev, near the Palestinian city of Ramallah in the West Bank, on October 28, 2021.

Israel: Settlement group to launch campaign to bring down coalition

'The freeze government has no right to exist,' says the campaign

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Society
Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked speaks a press conference, presenting new reform on housing, at the Ministry of Finance offices in Jerusalem, October 31, 2021.

Israel plans 10 new Negev towns after Be’er Sheva attack

Elkin says that the new proposal for additional settlements will help to ensure security