272 settler homes approved as Ofra gets “master plan”

Peace Now attacks decision saying it exemplifies Netanyahu’s “obsession with settlement building”. The Civil Administration authorized 272 new homes for settlers this week and gave the Ofra settlement a boost of legitimacy by approving the first-ever master plan for the West Bank community since it was created in 1975. “After 40 years of waiting, this… Read More 272 settler homes approved as Ofra gets “master plan”

PLO-Abbas only wants boycott of Jewish settlers

“Palestinians” do not support a boycott of Israel, claims Mahmound Abbas. PA President Mahmoud Abbas stunned reporters and Palestinian activists in South Africa last week when he stated that the Palestinians do not support a boycott of Israel. Abbas did advocate boycotting Israeli products made in the West Bank, “but we do not ask anyone… Read More PLO-Abbas only wants boycott of Jewish settlers

Netanyahu silent on Jewish presence in Samaria

Speaking to Saban Forum, PM demands Arab recognition of Jewish state. Netanyahu said the “minimal requirement for peace” with the Palestinians was their recognition of the state as home to the Jewish people with equal right to self-determination as themselves. “It’s about one thing: the persistent refusal to accept the Jewish state, in any border,”… Read More Netanyahu silent on Jewish presence in Samaria

Canadian Protestant church curses Jewish settlers

Canada’s largest Protestant church launched a campaign to boycott goods made in the “West Bank”. The United Church of Canada campaign, dubbed “Unsettling Goods: Choose Peace in Palestine and Israel, ”encourages “economic action” against three Israeli companies: Keter Plastic Ltd., SodaStream and Ahava, which all have factories in the West Bank. “With these efforts, we join with many… Read More Canadian Protestant church curses Jewish settlers