Thursday October 2nd 2014

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Amona Saved from Demolition

Amona Saved from Demolition

by Eitam Abadi Residents of the Jewish village of Amona breathed a sigh of relief on Thursday after Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein decided that only one building in the community should be demolished. Jewish villagers who bought homes on the land on which the community sits were blindsided seven years ago when political organizations [...]

Amona Rabbi Hopes to Avoid Further Police Violence

Amona Rabbi Hopes to Avoid Further Police Violence

by Sagit Levi While the fate of the endangered village of Amona is still very much in doubt, community Rabbi Yair Frankel is hopeful that demolitions will not take place. “We are of course following the events in the Supreme Court, but for us it does not matter what is decided. We believe in the justice of our cause.” The Supreme [...]

State May Save Givat Assaf from Demolition

State May Save Givat Assaf from Demolition

by Eitam Abadi Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud) is reportedly seeking to authorize four Jewish villages in Israel's disputed heartland. According to a response submitted Tuesday to the Supreme Court as part of an ongoing petition filed by the European-funded Peace Now organization, the four communities which the state said it [...]

N’eman Challenged on Levi Report

N’eman Challenged on Levi Report

by Sagit Levi Member of Knesset Orit Strook (Jewish Home) challenged outgoing Justice Minister Yaakov N'eman on Tuesday regarding the Edmund Levi Report, which states that the presence of Jewish communities in the Samaria and Judea regions is legal under international law and proposed a new approach to land disputes between Jewish and Arab [...]

Chief Rabbi Fails to Save Migron Synagogue

Chief Rabbi Fails to Save Migron Synagogue

by Eitam Abadi Government forces demolished the synagogue at the Jewish village of Migron on Wednesday, despite a request by the Chief Sephardi Rabbi Shlomo Amar to spare the structure. Rabbi Amar had sent a letter to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud) asking that the synagogue and mikveh (ritual bath) be spared from destruction, [...]

Migron Evacuated by Government Forces

Migron Evacuated by Government Forces

by Eitam Abadi Government forces completed the expulsion of residents from the Jewish village of Migron on Sunday, culminating years of legal wrangling in a case that has become a rallying cry for resistance activists opposed to the Middle East agendas of Western powers. By midday, all of Migron's roughly 300 villagers had left, authorities [...]

20 Day Reprieve for Migron

20 Day Reprieve for Migron

by Eitam Abadi Israeli Supreme Court President Asher Dan Grunis ruled Friday that the planned demolition of the Migron village will be postponed by at least 20 days. The court had previously ordered the government to destroy Migron by August 1. Friday's ruling extended the deadline to August 21. The State Prosecutor had submitted on [...]

State Requests Delay on Migron Demolition

State Requests Delay on Migron Demolition

by Avi Yellin The State Prosecutor on Sunday submitted a request to Israel'a Supreme Court asking for an extension of 30 days on the standing order to destroy the Migron village by August 1. The request cites OC Central Command Major-General Nitzan Alon, who it said advised against carrying out any forced expulsion during the month of [...]

US Blasts Levi Report

US Blasts Levi Report

by Naama Ben-Yaakov The United States on Monday condemned an official Israeli report for concluding that Jewish communities in Israel's disputed heartland do not violate international law. The 89-page Edmund Levi Report was submitted to a ministerial committee on Sunday by the panel officially established by Prime Minister Binyamin [...]

Committee to Review Edmund Levi Report

Committee to Review Edmund Levi Report

by Eitam Abadi Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud) announced his intention on Monday to discuss and decide upon the findings of the Edmund Levi Report with the new ministerial committee recently established to deal with Jewish issues in Israel's disputed heartland. The 89-page report was submitted to the ministerial committee on [...]

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