Tag: West Bank

Settlers and Palestinians clash in West Bank

Settlers and Palestinians clashed on Saturday in two West Bank incidents outside the Yitzhar settlement. It followed three other incidents in what was an unusually violent weekend. The Left-wing organization Yesh Din said that on Saturday afternoon several dozen Israelis had thrown stones at homes and vehicles in the Palestinian villages of Urif and Huwara. […]

How Israel Is Increasingly Privatizing the Occupation of the West Bank

The sun had barely risen and Khairy Masoud, 57, was already in trouble. The father of eight had just passed through the Israeli military checkpoint separating his home in the disputed West Bank and Israel, where he’s worked in manual labor for more than 20 years. It was a chilly February morning and he was […]

Abbas Adviser: No negotiations without settlement freeze, limited release of prisoners

There will be no peace talks without a complete settlement freeze in the West Bank and east Jerusalem and a limited release of prisoners, a senior adviser of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said in an interview published on Wednesday. “The leadership’s position is clear: There will be no return to the negotiations’ table until […]

Only 12% of Israelis believe full West Bank withdrawal would end conflict

Israeli Jews are today significantly less willing to support a withdrawal from the West Bank than they were in 2005, according to a poll released Monday by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. Likewise, there is much less willingness now to agree with the parameters put forward by former US president Bill Clinton during his […]

The West Bank | Prophecy Update

The Bible prophesies that Israel will surrender much of the West Bank, but will never agree to surrender or share Jerusalem.

Israeli Minister: US Warned Israel About Annexing West Bank

Israel’s defense minister said Monday the U.S. has notified Israel that imposing Israeli sovereignty over the West Bank would lead to an “immediate crisis” with the Trump administration. “We received a direct message – not an indirect message and not a hint – from the United States. Imposing Israeli sovereignty on Judea and Samaria would […]

Netanyahu: We will never relinquish security control of West Bank

Israel will never relinquish security control of the entirety of the West Bank, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on Sunday. Netanyahu was answering Bishop, who had asked him what he meant when he spoke of supporting a “Palestinian state,” according to a report by Israel Radio about the meeting between […]

Netanyahu: We will never relinquish security control of West Bank

Israel will never relinquish security control of the entirety of the West Bank, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on Sunday. Netanyahu was answering Bishop, who had asked him what he meant when he spoke of supporting a “Palestinian state,” according to a report by Israel Radio about the meeting between […]

Is Trump preparing an ambush?

Knesset authorization of a land law in Area C of the West Bank — which is outside its purview — sparked outrage worldwide this week, but drew virtual silence from the White House, where the president’s team is preparing for a critical visit from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday. The Trump administration had two […]

Netanyahu delays West Bank annexation vote

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delayed a vote Sunday on a controversial proposal to annex Ma’aleh Adumim—one of the West Bank’s largest settlements—in an apparent effort to align his policy toward the Palestinians with the new administration of President Donald Trump. The move put on hold legislation that threatens to unleash fresh violence and damage already […]