November 18, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
The UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process on Tuesday strongly condemned the attack on a synagogue in West Jerusalem. The Special Coordinator, Robert Serry, called on all sides to do everything possible to avoid further escalation. The attack Tuesday killed at least four people, ...[read more]
October 31, 2013
by Lauren Laing
Top UN and EU officials denounced the renewed plans for Israeli settlements announced Wednesday by the Israeli Prime Minister's Office and Ministry of the Interior. The plans include building more than 1,500 homes in Jewish settlements in east Jerusalem and the West Bank. EU High Representative ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
Although the protests that ousted Mubarak in 2011 bore similarities to protests across the region known as the Arab Spring, the country has not always been in lockstep with the politics of other Middle Eastern countries. A historic peace deal brokered in 1979 by US President Jimmy Carter between ...[read more]
January 31, 2013
by Brandon Gatto
The UN Human Rights Council (HRC) on Thursday adopted the first report by the International Fact-Finding Mission on Israeli Settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory which concluded that a multitude of violations have occurred. Titled "Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian ...[read more]
November 23, 2010
by Maureen Cosgrove
The Israeli Knesset approved legislation Monday that would require referendums on peace treaties involving ceding land that the country has annexed. In a 65-33 vote, the legislature decided that a referendum would be required for any agreement involving the surrender of annexed land that fails to ...[read more]
June 24, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday criticized plans to demolish 22 Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem, describing them as contrary to international law. The plans, called King's Garden, were approved Monday by the Jerusalem City Council and will remove the buildings in order to make... ...[read more]
April 7, 2010
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Guest Columnist Victor Kattan of the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, says that morally, legally, and politically the Obama administration is on solid ground in its confrontation with the Israeli government over ...[read more]
March 21, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank illegal, during a press conference Saturday. The statement comes two weeks after Israel announced the construction of 1,600 new housing units in East Jerusalem, where Palestinians hope to establish... ...[read more]
November 14, 2008
by Steve Czajkowski
Switzerland's Federal Department for Foreign Affairs (FDFA) condemned Israeli destruction of Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem as a violation of international humanitarian law in a statement Thursday and called on Israel to stop the demolitions. According to the FDFA, Israel is under a duty to... ...[read more]
August 10, 2008
by Deirdre Jurand
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Sunday asked the Israeli government to stop official plans to demolish or confiscate the homes of those suspected of terrorism, calling such plans a violation of international law. The request by HRW came after Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Wednesday ordered ...[read more]

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