UN Chief Deeply Concerned By Israels Continuing West Bank Settlement Expansion New York, Jun 14 2013 – Calling reported ongoing settlement construction in the West Bank unhelpful and a deeply worrisome trend, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today renewed his calls on Israel to heed the global community to freeze settlement activity and abide by its commitments under international law. In a statement from his spokesperson, Secretary-General Ban said he is deeply concerned by the continuing expansion of Israeli settlements in the West Bank in violation of international law. He is particularly troubled by reports that planning for hundreds of housing units in the settlement of Itamar, deep into the West Bank, has advanced to the next stage, as is also the case in the outpost of Bruchin, the spokesperson said.
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Israel’s Continuing West Bank Settlement Expansion
In 2012, the department – which owns almost all the land allotted to building settlements in territories – was granted an annual budget of NIS 60.3 million, while its expenses reached NIS 272 million.
Jewish Agency Settlement Department gets more money than it is budgeted
Sunday was a historical graduation day for the first class of Orthodox Jewish women ordained as members of the clergy. The graduation took place at the Ramaz Upper School on East 78th Street.
First Orthodox Jewish women ordained as members of clergy
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel approved new measures on Sunday against Jewish ultranationalists who vandalise Palestinian property in a drive to mire security forces in sectarian violence in the occupied West Bank. Saying they sought to avenge attacks on Jewish settlers, the vandals have torched and spray-painted Palestinian mosques and cars and chopped olive trees in so-called “Price Tag” raids …
Israel toughens law against anti-Palestinian vandals
JERUSALEM (AP) — The surprising victory of a reformist candidate in Iran’s presidential election has put Israel in a difficult position as it tries to halt the Iranian nuclear program: With Hasan Rowhani likely to enjoy an international honeymoon, Israel could have a hard time rallying support for new sanctions — or possible military action — against its arch foe, even as it says the clock is …
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Moderate Iranian leader could hinder Israel
On Undecidable Propositions in Judaism . June 16, 2013 Leave a comment. A conversation with a friend reminded me of this talk that I delivered three years ago this week, so I rescued it from my old livejournal obscurity
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On Undecidable Propositions in Judaism | Music of the Spheres
Israel and the Palestinian Authority decided to resume economic cooperation suspended by the Jewish state last year, at a meeting of their finance ministers on Sunday.
Israel, Palestinians to resume economic links
For years, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad spooked Israelis with talk of wiping the Jewish state off the map. But the victory of Hassan Rohani, known as a moderate, could pose an even bigger challenge for Israel, analysts say.
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Israel’s Netanyahu cautions against seeing big change in Iran
Visit to Holocaust Memorial Museum – The Huffington Post.
Connie Lawn: Visit to Holocaust Memorial Museum – Huffington Post
RAMALLAH, June 16, 2013 (WAFA) – The Alliance of the Mediterranean News Agencies ‘AMAN’ ended on Saturday its first visit to Palestine with a long and rather informative tour in the lower parts of the West Bank.
Med News Agencies End Visit to Palestine