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Barak seeks to delay Migron razing Yair Altman - Ynet - Defense minister set to seek High Court approval for postponement of outpost demolition in bid to prevent violence25/7/2011
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If only Rothschild were a settlement Dror Etkes--Six governments preferred to encourage Israelis to go and live on settlements rather than in the periphery of the country. This had a critical effect on the level of supply in various regions, and therefore on the prices of real estate. dn24/7/2011
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IDF Civil Administration pushing for land takeover in West BankAkiva Eldar - Haaretz - "The procedures enhance the ability to use the mechanism that Israel created of declaring ‘state land’ to discard Palestinian communities and individuals of their rights and their land.” - id 22/7/2011
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14 July `11: Video: Soldiers stand by as settlers attack `Asira al-QibliyaBe`Tselem - Video "On 3 July `11, at midday, settlers attacked the village of `Asira al-Qibliya, claiming villagers had started a fire near the Yitzhar settlement. The attackers were armed with sticks and pieces of piping, some had covered their faces, and two carried weapons. They threw stones towards the village and broke some twenty olive trees. They injured one Palestinian by beating him. Villagers came to the spot and responded by throwing stones at the attackers." ca 15/7/2011
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House Arrest: A Palestinian PrisonMeg Walsh - MIFTAH - The Ghrayeb family, who refused to leave their home in order for the settlement to be built, even after threats of eviction and demolition, live amidst the Jewish enclave. However, they are separated from it on three sides by a seven meter high metal fence. In the one entry that they have, there are two surveillance cameras—one on the house and the other facing the opposite direction observing anyone coming toward the house.14/7/2011
The Boycott Law is Unconstitutional and Undemocratic Avirama Golan - Haaretz - It was apparently the swan song of attorney Eyal Yinon, a responsible jurist who had never - until yesterday afternoon - been slapped with that derogatory label "leftist." Yinon tried to explain to Knesset members that the contradiction between the Boycott Law and the principle of freedom of expression created an unconstitutional and perhaps even undemocratic anomaly, but in vain. 12/7/2011
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Right-Wing Kadima MKs to face tribunal over `Boycott Bill` voteLahav Harkov - Jerusalem Post - Originally, several Knesset Members from Kadima co-sponsored the Boycott Law as they did other right-wing and racist legislative projects. However, several monts ago the party`s leader Tzipy Livni realised that this was incompatible with Kadima asserting the role of main opposition to the Netanyhau government. Therefore, the party went over to actively opposiing this law. Right wing Kadima KM`s, such as Otniel Sneller - himself a settler, hitherto billed as "a moderate settler" - are now to be disciplined for not adehereing to the new line.12/7/2011
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Knesset study: No democracy has similar anti-boycott lawsJoseph Dana - +972 Magazine - Some claim that the newly-enacted Israeli anti-boycott bill is similar to anti-boycott measures in other democratic countries. A Knesset fact finding commission, however, could not find anything similar in another democracy, and had to fall back on precedents from countries like Venezuela and Eritrea. 12/7/2011
Israeli Military Notes Increase In Clashes With SettlersKatie - IMEMC - "Israeli military commanders fear that Palestinian attempts to attain recognition in the United Nations might lead to even more conflicts with settlers." - id 6/7/2011
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We must stop Israel from becoming a theocracyShaul Arieli - Haaretz - "Yitzhak Rabin said: "In Gush Emunim I saw a most terrible phenomenon, a cancer in the body of Israeli democracy." - id 6/7/2011
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Israel Issues Bids For Settlement Construction In Bethlehem, NablusSaed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - "The Israeli TV reported that Israeli Defense Minister, Ehud Barak, issued direct orders allowing Jewish settlers to build hundreds of units in colonies near the West Bank cities of Bethlehem and Nablus" 4/7/2011
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WATCH: Far rightists harass Justice Minister as he prays in HebronAmi Kaufman - +972 "Right-wing extremists Noam Federman and Itamar Ben-Gvir aren’t known for their good manners, to say the least. Which is why it isn’t much of a surprise to see these two heckle Israeli Justice Minister Yaakov Neeman while praying at one of the holiest (and controversial) Jewish (and Muslim) sites around, the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron." ca1/7/2011
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Jordan valley settlements double in size+972 - Dimi Reider "The government and the Zionist Federation casually double the size of the Jordan Valley settlement project, to very little attention from Israelis or the international community. Israel’s de-facto annexation of the West Bank’s only bridge to the rest of the Middle East takes a giant leap." ca 1/7/2011
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IDF officer: Yeshiva in West Bank settlement harbors `Jewish terror` and must be shut downAnshel Pfeffer--GOC Central Command Avi Mizrahi says Yitzhar yeshiva leaders’ views not consistent with democracy. dn17/7/2011
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Israeli Minister admits state subsidizes public transportation for settlersJonathan Lis - Haaretz - Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz confirmed Monday that the state subsidizes bus tickets within West Bank settlements, causing them to be cheaper than tickets for rides within the Green Line. According to Katz, the move was intended to incentivize settlers to use armor-protected public transportation within the West Bank, which would reduce state spending on stationing military and security escorts for non-armored private vehicles 28/7/2011
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