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  • Settlement Report: March 22, 2018

    Settlement Reports

    FMEP’s weekly report on Israeli settlement activity. This week covering: A new light rail will have a stop in the far-flung Ariel settlement; an employee strike at the Israeli Civil Administration might delay settlement approvals; Israel’s 2019 budget is passed, and Palestinians say it entrenches occupation and discrimination; Likud candidates seeking to replace Netanyahu promise more settlement construction.

  • Europe must prepare to stand up to Trump on Israeli-Palestinian ‘peace’ plan

    Op-Eds

    Op-ed by Lara Friedman originally published in Euractive, March 20, 2018. Nobody can say with certainty what Trump’s plan will entail or when (or even if) it will be released. However, President Trump has already given a powerful clue indicating the direction his policies are likely to take, in the form of his historic 6 December 2017 decision to change decades-old US policy vis-à-vis Jerusalem.

  • U.S. Politicians Are Backing a Free Speech Exception for Israel — & Creating a Template for Broader Assault on the First Amendment

    Conflation/BDS Legislation | Op-Eds

    Op-ed by Lara Friedman originally published on Medium, March 19, 2018. In the turbulent Trump era, concern about free speech is a bipartisan affair. Republicans decry efforts to silence voices of the political and religious Right; Democrats celebrate protests against the Trump administration and its policies. At the same time, however, lawmakers from both parties are working together to erode the First Amendment, in a joint effort to create a new political free speech exception for Israel. The potential ramifications of this effort are far-reaching and should provoke deep bipartisan alarm.

  • Settlement Report: March 15, 2018

    Settlement Reports

    FMEP’s weekly report on settlement activity. In this edition: The Israeli Justice Ministry gives responsibility for absentee property cases in East Jerusalem to a radical settler; after seven months, the High Court orders the IDF to evacuate settler-squatters from a disputed property in Hebron; Yesh Din highlights the ongoing violence the Yitzhar settlers inflict on Burin; B’Tselem documents the impact of Beit El on the nearby al-Jalazun refugee camp; the United National High Commissioner for Human Rights submits the 2017 report on Israeli settlement activity.

  • Settlement Report: March 9, 2018

    Settlement Reports

    FMEP’s report on Israeli settlement activity, this week covering: A new settlement in Hebron; a looming Israeli plan to unite and expand settlements near Qalqilya; the High Court is reviewing Israel’s practice of paying-off law breakers who live in outposts; new documents reveal government funds are being used to finance infrastructure in unauthorized outposts; a new Israeli Central Commander is sworn in; a new report by the EU shows a major acceleration in settlement planning over the last half of 2017; notable settlement related news from the 2018 AIPAC national conference.