Latest Israeli settlement Stories

2009-12-14 05:52:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Christians for Fair Witness on the Middle East questions the Churches for Middle East Peace ("CMEP") website posting on Israel's settlement freeze. Fair Witness previously issued a press release (Dec. 8) questioning CMEP's failure to discuss Israel's 10-month freeze on West Bank settlement construction. Shortly afterwards CMEP posted a Bulletin on the front page of its website which included a feature on the freeze entitled "Temporary...

2009-11-18 06:51:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Christians for Fair Witness on the Middle East is disturbed to see America magazine continue its pattern of omitting critical facts while reporting about recent evictions in East Jerusalem. America editor Fr. Drew Christiansen, S.J. complains about the eviction of Sharihan Hannoun's family from their home in East Jerusalem. According to Fr. Christiansen "Jewish settlers" have been "grabbing Palestinian land" in the Hannoun's neighborhood "with...

2009-06-22 18:17:00

NEW YORK, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC today issued the following response to the New York Times op-ed, "Fictions on the Ground," by NYU academic Tony Judt: Tony Judt argues that "Israel is drunk on settlements" and corrupted by an "illegal occupation," and that the United States should punish Israel as a result. In reality, Tony Judt is just drunk on anti-Zionism. The creation of a Palestinian state alongside Israel is the only way forward for both peoples. AJC has supported...

2009-01-26 14:21:00

'60 Minutes' shows expanding settlements, evictions, humiliating checkpoints, 'Apartheid' roads and wall, families imprisoned in their own homes WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today thanked CBS for last night's "60 Minutes" program that outlined in detail the injustices suffered by the Palestinian people at the hands of the Israelis. The 13-minute report by journalist Bob Simon showed the damage to the cause of peace caused by...

2008-09-27 09:00:23

Text of report in English by official Jordanian news agency Petra- JNA website ["Jordan Rejects Any Unilateral Measures Threaten the Holy Al Aqsa Mosque" - Petra News Agency Headline] New York, Sep.26 (Petra) - Jordan's efforts in coordination with the Arab side yielded fruit to put the Israeli settlement activity in the Palestinian territories as well as the excavations at the Mugrabi Gate for discussion in the meetings of the Security Council held on Friday [26 September]. The meeting was...

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