Tag Archives: Settlements

Israel fortifies opposition to peace

(Updated below) Like Presidents Clinton and Carter before him, Barack Obama is trying to broker peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians. As a start, Obama asked Israel to stop expanding settlements, a.k.a. stealing Palestinian land. However, just yesterday, the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected an important part of Obama’s request: “In my conversation with […]

60 Minutes reports on the Israeli settlements

If you’re at all interested in the conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians, I urge you to watch this excellent 60 Minutes report on the Israeli settlements on Palestinian land. Along with walls and roadblocks, the settlements are making life for the Palestinians unbearable and decreasing the likelihood of a two state solution.