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Israel to join UN rights council: Israeli official

Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013, 09:47

Israel cut all ties with the Geneva-based council in March 2012 after the body said it would probe how Israeli settlements may be infringing on the rights of Palestinians.

Israel-EU ties to fray without compromise on settlements: Official

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 13:54

Israel and the European Union will drift apart if they cannot compromise on new EU guidelines covering Jewish settlement on occupied land that could damage research and trade ties, Israeli`s deputy foreign minister said.

Mid-east talks: No progress seen on Israeli settlements

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 00:14

Israeli and Palestinian leaders dug into the central issues blocking a peace deal.

Palestinian govt plans USD 50mn settlement fund

Last Updated: Thursday, May 27, 2010, 20:24

The Palestinian govt plans to establish a USD 50mn fund to help thousands of Palestinians quit work in Israeli settlements by the end of the year.

Abbas urges US to respond to Israeli settlements

Last Updated: Monday, May 10, 2010, 18:30

Palestinian Prez Mahmud Abbas called on the US admin to "respond" to the continuation of Israeli settlement activity.

UN chief is shown Israeli settlements, barrier

Last Updated: Saturday, March 20, 2010, 15:38

UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Saturday got a closer look at what has emerged as a main obstacle to restarting Middle East peace talks — Israeli settlements on Palestinian-claimed land.

Israel`s Barak gets death threats over settlements in W Bank

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 06, 2010, 13:38

Enraged by a government decision to put a temporary freeze on settlement activities in the West Bank, a right wing extremist has threatened to murder Israel`s Defence Minister Ehud Barak.

Muslims concerned about Israeli settlements: Mubarak

Last Updated: Sunday, October 18, 2009, 10:07

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has said the entire Muslim world was concerned about Israel`s settlement construction in Palestinian territories, ANSA news agency reported.

Continued Israeli settlements in West Bank not legitimate: Obama

Last Updated: Thursday, September 24, 2009, 09:12

The United States does not view continued Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank as legitimate, President Barack Obama told the UN General Assembly Wednesday.