US Position on Legality of Israeli Settlements Not Good for Peace

Nov 25, 2019

On November 18, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the US would no longer view Israeli settlements in the West Bank as illegal. The decision breaks with a 1978 State Department finding that settlements were “inconsistent with international law.” The new policy is also...

Israeli Settlements Explained

Jan 04, 2017

A look at the history of Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem are considered illegal under international law. Several United Nations Security Council resolutions, as well as the International Court of Justice, have also found settlements...

UN Resolution on Israel Changes Nothing

Dec 26, 2016

The UN Security Council resolution is just one more fruitless international effort to address a conflict that refuses to end. The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) vote on December 23 is a fitting end to the Obama administration and, of a different sort, to the term of Secretary General Ban...

Norman Finkelstein: Israel, Settlements and the ICC (Part 2/2)

With illegal settlements on occupied Palestinian land, why has Israel not been held accountable? After wars in 2008-09 and in 2012, Israel has once again bombarded Gaza in a land, sea and air military campaign. Thousands of rockets from Hamas and other Palestinian factions...

Norman Finkelstein: Israel, Settlements and the ICC (Part 1/2)

With illegal settlements on occupied Palestinian land, why has Israel not been held accountable? After wars in 2008-09 and in 2012, Israel has once again bombarded Gaza in a land, sea and air military campaign. Thousands of rockets from Hamas and other Palestinian factions have been fired at...

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