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In a confidential report sent to Brussels this week, some EU diplomats urge the European Commission to consider drafting a legislation in order to ensure that financial transactions by EU members do not support Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem.(map from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu (photo, from aljazeera.net) announced on Tuesday that a plan to build 2,000 new housing units for Israelis in the West Bank and in East Jerusalem would be accelerated. (more…)

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Israeli interior ministry announced on Tuesday that it had approved plans to build 1,100 new homes in Gilo (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk), a settler enclave in southeast Jerusalem, a move condemned by the European Union and the United States. (more…)

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The construction of hundreds of new homes for Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank (photo, from aljazeera.net) was approved by the Israeli cabinet, a day after five members of a settlement family were murdered. (more…)

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Israel’s demolition of homes in occupied East Jerusalem and other West Bank areas under Israeli control has been condemned by the UN relief agency UNRWA, who said 396 buildings were razed this year, compared with 275 in 2009. (more…)

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An additional $150m in aid will be transferred from the US to the Palestinian Authority. The US also called on other donor nations to increase aid. (more…)

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Despite recent efforts to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, Israel has revealed plans to build nearly 1,300 housing units for Jewish settlers in occupied East Jerusalem. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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