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  • In Pictures East Jerusalem expansion

    Palestinians work at a construction site in the neighborhood of Pisgat Zeev in East Jerusalem on Aug. 11. Israel's interior minister gave final authorization to build 1,600 apartments in disputed east Jerusalem and will approve 2,700 more in days, officials said, detailing a plan that could complicate diplomatic efforts to dissuade Palestinians from declaring statehood at the United Nations.

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  • Israel moves to further seal off Jerusalem from West Bank

    Israeli officials approved plans for 2,612 homes on Givat HaMatos, a hill between Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Critics say the move would so fragment Palestinian areas that drawing borders of a future state would be unworkable.

  • 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.

  • Israelis protest costly housing – but not cost of settlements. Why?

    Israelis protest costly housing – but not cost of settlements. Why?

    Israel yesterday announced new homes in East Jerusalem to ease a housing shortage. But critics argue that the cost of building in contested territory is partially to blame for Israel's economic woes.

  • In Pictures East Jerusalem expansion

    Palestinians work at a construction site in the neighborhood of Pisgat Zeev in East Jerusalem on Aug. 11. Israel's interior minister gave final authorization to build 1,600 apartments in disputed east Jerusalem and will approve 2,700 more in days, officials said, detailing a plan that could complicate diplomatic efforts to dissuade Palestinians from declaring statehood at the United Nations.

  • Opinion Why the US must support bid for Palestinian statehood

    Palestinian leaders need equal footing with Israeli leaders – not to mention popular backing – for any peace process to succeed. Statehood sets the stage not only for productive negotiations, but also for lasting regional peace.

  • In Pictures Obama Mideast speech: World reacts

    President Barack Obama meets with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, on May 20, a day after Obama's Middle East policy address.

  • Palestine Papers: 5 disclosures that are making waves

    Palestine Papers: 5 disclosures that are making waves

    Al Jazeera’s trove of documents on Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, which the news organization has dubbed the “Palestine Papers,” landed with a resounding thud on desks in Jerusalem and Ramallah yesterday. Al Jazeera has so far only released some of the documents, which appear to come from the Palestinian side. Though Palestinian officials allege that some of the documents are faked, here are a few of the claims they contain that are already making waves in regional capitals.

  • Backchannels Palestine papers: Will a big scoop change business as usual?

    A roundup of opinion so far.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 12/08

    Environmental activists from Greenpeace demonstrate in the water by holding images of landmarks during the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico. According to the UN weather agency, 2010 is 'almost certain' to rank among the three hottest years on record, and in a report issued Tuesday, experts said glaciers in southern South America and Alaska's coastal mountains have been losing mass faster and for longer than glaciers elsewhere in the world.

  • Why Netanyahu is engaging Obama in a spat over E. Jerusalem 'settlements'

    Why Netanyahu is engaging Obama in a spat over E. Jerusalem 'settlements'

    For Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who yesterday rebutted Obama's criticism of new building in E. Jerusalem, the debate may be a way of girding himself before agreeing to a new settlement freeze.