Tlaib ran unopposed in Michigan’s 13th district; she has said she favors a one-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and has opposed United States aid to Israel.
“We are concerned that this bill threatens the sustainability of the historic Christian presence in Jerusalem,” the lawmakers wrote in a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Israeli forces seized reportedly 155 dunams (38 acres) of Palestinian-owned land, in the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah, the al-Lubban al-Gharbi village council confirmed on Monday.
At about 8:30 A.M. on the morning of Wednesday, 7 November 2018, Jerusalem Municipality personnel came with two bulldozers and a special Israel Police forces escort to the neighborhood of Ras Shihadeh in Shu’fat Refugee Camp, East Jerusalem. They demolished a 3-story residential building that was still vacant.
Some of the homes in the Ramat Shlomo settlement will be built on privately owned Palestinian land.
The state does not know who is behind the illegal outpost being erected in an abandoned army base in the Jordan Valley, state prosecutors told the court this week, adding that the Civil Administration will be demolishing illegal construction at the base.
Israel & the Gulf
An Israeli minister was in Oman this week to propose plans for a railway linking the Gulf to the Mediterranean via Israel, marking the second high-profile visit by an Israeli official to the small Gulf country in about two weeks.