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  • With West focused on Iran, Netanyahu moves to expand Israeli settlements

    Last week, the prime minister allowed police to evict settlers from an Arab house in Hebron. But he also asked his government to authorize three illegal outposts in the West Bank.

  • West Bank settlements: 3 factors affecting the pace of Israeli expansion

    West Bank settlements: 3 factors affecting the pace of Israeli expansion

    West Bank settlements were under a 10-month Israeli construction freeze which expired Sunday night, putting peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority at risk. Here is a breakdown of where and when settlement expansion is happening.

  • Top 5 reasons Jerusalem is such a thorny issue

    Top 5 reasons Jerusalem is such a thorny issue

    Jerusalem is considered by many to be the trickiest issue to resolve in a two-state solution to Middle East peace. Israelis see the city as their “undivided and eternal capital” but Palestinians also seek to put their future capital in East Jerusalem, which is predominantly Arab. SPECIAL REPORT: How the battle for Jerusalem plays out in one neighborhood Amid changing demographics and plans for new Jewish development in East Jerusalem, the city has become an intensifying battleground for sovereignty. Here are five reasons why (in no particular order):

  • Can Israel tamp down Jerusalem clashes?

    Can Israel tamp down Jerusalem clashes?

    Even before the Jerusalem clashes today, the US had asked Israel to confirm it would include the Jerusalem's status in renewed talks with the Palestinians. But Netanyahu's range of options is constrained by his rightist coalition partners.

  • Israel's 'religious right' gains clout, complicating peace with Palestinians

    Israel's 'religious right' gains clout, complicating peace with Palestinians

    The Shas Party, a key part of Israel's governing coalition, is pushing settlement growth.