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An “Israeli peace initiative” has been unveiled on Wednesday by a group of prominent Israelis, partly inspired by the regional events. They hope that the two-page document, which includes land swaps (map, from bbc.co.uk) and no right of return, will bring their government towards a deal with the Palestinian Authority. (more…)

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The European Union was urged by 26 ex-EU leaders to impose sanctions on Israel for continuing to build settlements on occupied Palestinian territory. (more…)

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After the 2001 terror attacks, thousands of workers in New York were exposed to toxic dust. More than 10,000 firefighters, labourers and police sued the city and dozens of companies, saying they were not properly protected during the rescue and clean-up efforts. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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Preliminary plans for 238 new homes for Jewish settlers in East Jerusalem has been unveiled by Israel, reports say. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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A controversial bill that would require all non-Jews taking Israeli citizenship to swear loyalty to Israel as a “Jewish and democratic state”, has been approved by the Israeli cabinet (photo, from aljazeera.net) on Sunday. (more…)

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Hundreds of Palestinian villagers regularly undertake a non-violent march, short yet symbolic, to the separation wall built by Israel on their land.

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A Palestinian family has been evicted from their east Jerusalem home of 52 years, after Israel’s high court ruled in favour of Jewish settlers already occupying part of the building, said police officers. (photo, from aljazeera.net) (more…)

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Thousands of hectares of West Bank land has been annexed by Israel, beside the barrier it is building, said B’Tselem, an Israeli rights group.

According to the group, the land has been taken with the justification that it is needed to protect Israeli settlements. (more…)

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Israeli plans to develop a new settlement in the West Bank has raised strong international criticism.

The expansion was not helpful to the peace process, said a US official, while David Miliband (photo, from thesun.co.uk), UK foreign minister, expressed dismay at the reports. And UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said he was “deeply concerned” at the plan. (more…)

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Construction of the first new Jewish settlement in the West Bank in a decade has been approved by a key committed, said an Israeli official on Thursday. Palestinians have been infuriated by the news and said that peace efforts could be crippled by the decision.

Ehud Barak, Israeli defence minister, remains the only hurdle, although he plans to approve the Maskiot settlement (map) within weeks, the official said, adding that Mr Barak had signaled to the national planning committee that it should authorize the plan. (more…)

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