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Who will rid me of this troublesome Kerry?

The answer to my rhetorical question in the title is President-elect Donald Trump.

In a parting shot at his nemesis, outgoing Secretary of State John Kerry takes aim at Binyamin Netanyahu, the settlements, and Israel. 1,974 more words

International Relations

'Legalization Bill' has serious legal consequences for #Israel, #WestBank and undermines peace

On August 29th I briefed the UN Security Council on the upsurge of settlement related activity in the West Bank, warning that ‘no legal acrobatics’ 142 more words

Middle East

Bill to legalize West Bank settlements on Palestinian land advances in Knesset (NOT GOOD!!!!)

(JTA) — Following a raucous debate, the Israeli Knesset passed the preliminary reading of a controversial bill that would help legalize West Bank outposts built on Palestinian land. 260 more words

Daily News

Weekend long read

1) As has been noted here before, the BBC is still unsure about Iranian involvement in the conflict in Yemen. The Washington Post recently published an article titled “ 588 more words


Paying the Piper

The Israeli government this week is debating making two sets of extraordinary payments to different groups. Both payments are in some part necessary, but the story they tell about Israel is not a hopeful one. 994 more words


Settlements bill set to pass first Knesset reading today (NOT GOOD!!!!)

A bill to retroactively legalize thousands of settler homes on private Palestinian property, including the Amona outpost, is expected to pass a first reading in the Knesset on Wednesday. 979 more words

Daily News

Israel to build 500 new settler homes in East Jerusalem

Palestinian leaders say Israel’s settlement movement is emboldened by the election of Donald Trump in the US.

By Al Jazeera News
November 24, 2016

“The real policy of the Israeli government is to destroy the very last opportunity to build a Palestinian state and kill the so-called two state solution.”

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