Posts Tagged ‘east Jerusalem’

Jews, Arabs march to mark 45 years of Israeli occupation

June 9th, 2012 Comments off

A woman holds a sign during a march marking the 45th anniversary of the Six-Day WarHundreds of Jews and Arabs marched in Tel Aviv on Saturday night to mark the 45th anniversary of the Six-Day War in which Israel seized the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem, Israeli media reported.

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Israel ramps up settlement expansion

May 4th, 2012 Comments off

Israel's colonization policies are entering an alarming new phase, comparable in historic magnitude to the original plans to colonize Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem following the war of 1967.
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Palestinians invite Security Council to visit (AP)

February 29th, 2012 Comments off

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (L) shakes hands with Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as he arrives for a meeting in Ankara February 28, 2012. REUTERS/Hakan Goktepe/Foreign Minister's Press Office/Handout (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS ENVIRONMENT) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTSAP – The Palestinians have invited the U.N. Security Council to visit the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem, a move Israel says is an attempt to try to divert attention from getting back to direct negotiations to settle the decades-old conflict.

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Israel arrests two Hamas officials at Red Cross office (Reuters)

January 24th, 2012 Comments off

Reuters – Israeli police Monday arrested two senior Hamas members at an International Committee of the Red Cross building in East Jerusalem where they had taken shelter for some 18 months, Red Cross and Israeli officials said.
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Germany: Israel must refrain from new settlements (AP)

December 19th, 2011 Comments off

AP – A spokesman for Chancellor Angela Merkel says Germany is urging Israel to refrain from constructing new settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem.
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Israel orders new building in East Jerusalem; America will say something to the effect ….

November 2nd, 2011 Comments off
 ‘Disheartened Americans’

“…An Israeli official said the accelerated construction is an answer to the moves being made by the Palestinian Liberation Organisation in pursuit of statehood recognition.He was speaking on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the issue.
“You can’t demand from the Israeli public to continue to show restraint when the Palestinian leadership continues to slam the door in their face,” …”

 ‘…always The Israeli restraint’

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U.N. says new Israel settlement plans "unacceptable" (Reuters)

October 15th, 2011 Comments off

Reuters – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon criticized Israel on Friday over reports that it plans to build 2,600 more housing units in East Jerusalem, saying further settlement activity was “unacceptable.”
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Palestinians condemn east Jerusalem housing plan (AP)

October 14th, 2011 Comments off

AP – Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat is condemning a plan to build more than 2,000 housing units in an east Jerusalem neighborhood.
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Israel rejects criticism of new Jerusalem housing (AP)

September 29th, 2011 Comments off

A man works on a construction site in the Jewish neighborhood of Gilo in east Jerusalem, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011. Israel's government on Tuesday granted the final go-ahead for the construction of 1,100 new housing units in occupied east Jerusalem, raising already heightened tensions fueled by last week's Palestinian move to seek U.N. membership. (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill)AP – The Israeli government on Wednesday rejected international criticism of its decision to build 1,100 new Jewish housing units in east Jerusalem, claiming the plans do not hinder peace efforts with the Palestinians.

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Israel arrests Hamas lawmaker in Jerusalem (AP)

September 26th, 2011 Comments off

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2007 a memorial poster showing ten year old Palestinian Abir Aramin is seen on the door of the family home as relatives gather in the West Bank village of Anata, near Jerusalem. An Israeli court announcement released Sept. 25, 2011 said it has ordered the government to pay $432,000 to the family of a prominent Palestinian peace activist whose daughter Abir Aramin was killed by an Israeli rubber bullet in 2007.(AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)AP – Undercover Israeli police officers on Monday arrested a Hamas lawmaker who had been hiding in the Red Cross’ office in east Jerusalem for the past year.

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