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May 9, 2001 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Tuesday categorically rejected U.S. and international calls to halt the expansion of Jewish settlements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip and instead vowed to continue building new homes on occupied land. Casting the 7-month-old Palestinian uprising as a historic struggle between Zionism and Arab intransigence, Sharon said he was determined to prevail.
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WORLD
July 17, 2013 | By Paul Richter
AMMAN, Jordan - The Obama administration's efforts to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks won the blessing of an influential Arab group Wednesday, but faced a dangerous new complication in the controversy stirred by a European Union sanction of the Jewish settlement movement. After a meeting Wednesday with Secretary of State John F. Kerry in Amman, a committee of the Arab League said the U.S. effort was "a good ground and a suitable environment for restarting the negotiations" between the Israeli and Palestinian governments.
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WORLD
July 17, 2013 | By Edmund Sanders
JERUSALEM - The European Union's tightened guidelines restricting member nations from providing funds, grants, scholarships, financing or other assistance to Jewish settlements in the West Bank, have drawn sharp criticism from Israeli officials. Though the EU has long restricted such activity, the new guidelines - expected to be formally issued Friday - require that the practice be more explicitly stated in writing whenever assistance is provided to Israel. “All agreements between the State of Israel and the EU must unequivocally and explicitly indicate their inapplicability to the territories occupied by Israel in 1967," the guidelines state.
WORLD
July 17, 2013 | By Edmund Sanders
JERUSALEM - The European Union's tightened guidelines restricting member nations from providing funds, grants, scholarships, financing or other assistance to Jewish settlements in the West Bank, have drawn sharp criticism from Israeli officials. Though the EU has long restricted such activity, the new guidelines - expected to be formally issued Friday - require that the practice be more explicitly stated in writing whenever assistance is provided to Israel. “All agreements between the State of Israel and the EU must unequivocally and explicitly indicate their inapplicability to the territories occupied by Israel in 1967," the guidelines state.
NEWS
April 21, 1991 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three Palestinian leaders who met with Secretary of State James A. Baker III on Saturday urged him to stop Israel from building settlements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip and said they are "cautiously optimistic" about progress toward getting Mideast peace talks under way.
NEWS
July 17, 1992 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The new government of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin took its first cautious step toward curbing expansion of settlements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip by announcing Thursday that contracts drawn up but not yet signed by the former right-wing government would not be honored, at least for the moment. The gesture came just three days before U.S. Secretary of State James A.
NEWS
April 24, 1991 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Israel's government does not interpret Secretary of State James A. Baker III's objection to settlements on occupied lands as a call for a definite freeze, Israeli officials say. Instead, they describe Baker as softly urging Israel to desist temporarily, for tactical motives, to get peace talks under way. "We do not feel that he is saying stop forever. Rather, he is saying that . . .
OPINION
December 18, 1994 | EYAL PRESS, Eyal Press writes on international affairs for the Nation and other publications
The Declaration of Principles signed by Israel and the Palestinians in September, 1993, stipulated that the West Bank and Gaza Strip "constitute a single territorial unit, whose integrity will be preserved during the interim period." This was supposed to mean that Palestinian land in the occupied territories would not be confiscated and that existing Israeli settlements would not expand during the five-year negotiating process.
WORLD
August 18, 2004 | Ken Ellingwood, Times Staff Writer
The government of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Tuesday announced bids to build 1,000 housing units in four West Bank settlements, a move that angered Palestinian officials and came amid growing U.S. impatience over the settlement issue. Under a U.S.-backed diplomatic blueprint for peace, Israel said it would freeze settlement activity and uproot unauthorized outposts -- small offshoots of settlements -- that had been built since March 2001.
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October 12, 1990 | HOWARD KAPLAN, Howard Kaplan teaches comparative Arabic and Israeli literature at UCLA. He recently completed a novel about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, "The Eleventh Plague."
Efforts are building in the Arab world, largely at the instigation of Saddam Hussein, to link America's military reaction to the invasion of Kuwait with America's response to the continued Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Now, in the wake of 19 Palestinians killed in Jerusalem, even Egypt, which has sent troops to Saudi Arabia, has coupled Kuwait and the West Bank.
WORLD
November 1, 2011 | By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times
After a successful Palestinian bid to join the U.N. cultural agency, UNESCO, Israel said Tuesday that it would retaliate by issuing tenders for about 2,000 new housing units on land it seized during the 1967 Mideast War. After meeting with his top advisors, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would order construction of apartments in the Jerusalem area and the West Bank settlements of Gush Etzion and Maaleh Adumim. Officials said about 1,650 units would be built around Jerusalem and the rest in the West Bank.
WORLD
October 9, 2010 | By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times
Arab League members decided Friday to give the Obama administration one more month to get faltering Mideast peace talks back on track, but they also said they support a Palestinian threat to quit direct talks unless Israel reverses itself on resuming West Bank settlement construction. The Arab League decision, announced at a meeting in Libya, gives U.S. negotiators more time to resolve the current standoff and solicit support for their proposal to renew Israel's partial construction moratorium, which expired Sept.
WORLD
August 19, 2009 | Richard Boudreaux
Cameras were rolling, capturing the defiant Israeli mood over President Obama's stand on Jewish settlements. With three other Cabinet officials at his side, Interior Minister Eli Yishai toured a Jewish outpost in the West Bank on Monday and declared: "Israel must do what it believes is right, and the Americans will understand that there was no choice but to continue building" on Palestinian-claimed land. That evening, as former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee attended a dinner in support of a Jewish housing project in predominantly Arab East Jerusalem, an Israeli demonstrator unfurled a banner portraying Obama in a checkered Palestinian kaffiyeh.
WORLD
August 18, 2004 | Ken Ellingwood, Times Staff Writer
The government of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Tuesday announced bids to build 1,000 housing units in four West Bank settlements, a move that angered Palestinian officials and came amid growing U.S. impatience over the settlement issue. Under a U.S.-backed diplomatic blueprint for peace, Israel said it would freeze settlement activity and uproot unauthorized outposts -- small offshoots of settlements -- that had been built since March 2001.
NEWS
May 9, 2001 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Tuesday categorically rejected U.S. and international calls to halt the expansion of Jewish settlements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip and instead vowed to continue building new homes on occupied land. Casting the 7-month-old Palestinian uprising as a historic struggle between Zionism and Arab intransigence, Sharon said he was determined to prevail.
NEWS
July 24, 1996 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Benjamin Netanyahu stood beside President Clinton in Washington earlier this month and declared his intent to develop Jewish settlements, the Israeli leader's voice reverberated through the craggy hills of the West Bank and the crannies of East Jerusalem. The new prime minister's words rang pleasantly in the ears of Pinhas Wallerstein, chairman of the Council of Jewish Communities in Judea, Samaria and Gaza.
NEWS
July 24, 1996 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Benjamin Netanyahu stood beside President Clinton in Washington earlier this month and declared his intent to develop Jewish settlements, the Israeli leader's voice reverberated through the craggy hills of the West Bank and the crannies of East Jerusalem. The new prime minister's words rang pleasantly in the ears of Pinhas Wallerstein, chairman of the Council of Jewish Communities in Judea, Samaria and Gaza.
NEWS
January 27, 1992 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a retreat from his effort to separate a request for new U.S. aid from his settlements policy, Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir is resigned to having conditions imposed by the United States on loan guarantees, top Israeli officials said Sunday.
OPINION
December 18, 1994 | EYAL PRESS, Eyal Press writes on international affairs for the Nation and other publications
The Declaration of Principles signed by Israel and the Palestinians in September, 1993, stipulated that the West Bank and Gaza Strip "constitute a single territorial unit, whose integrity will be preserved during the interim period." This was supposed to mean that Palestinian land in the occupied territories would not be confiscated and that existing Israeli settlements would not expand during the five-year negotiating process.
NEWS
July 17, 1992 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The new government of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin took its first cautious step toward curbing expansion of settlements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip by announcing Thursday that contracts drawn up but not yet signed by the former right-wing government would not be honored, at least for the moment. The gesture came just three days before U.S. Secretary of State James A.
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