April 6, 2005 |
Seeking to defuse tensions over his plan to withdraw Israelis from the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Tuesday met for the first time in months with representatives of the Jewish settlements that are to be emptied. Among the topics was a new proposal by settlers that would allow them to move en masse to a coastal area north of Gaza. The fence-mending session ended without decisions, but with promises of further talks, Israeli media reported.
April 10, 2012 |
JERUSALEM - Israel's government is scrambling to find ways to save some of the unauthorized West Bank settlements it once promised to dismantle, including some that are built partly on private Palestinian land. The new strategy seeks to retroactively legalize some outposts and, in other cases, relocate Jewish settlers to nearby land that is not privately owned, in effect creating what critics say would be the first new West Bank settlements in years. The approach by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing coalition government appears designed to avoid the need to carry out high-profile military evictions of settlers in order to appease conservative lawmakers, who have accused Netanyahu of betraying the settlers' cause.
December 29, 2011 |
For months many Israelis shrugged off the mosque burnings, the uprooted Palestinian olive trees and even the death threats against Jewish leftists. But when young settlers this month vandalized army bases and stoned Israeli soldiers, the question of Jewish terrorism turned into a national emergency. The recent flare-up in settler violence has puzzled many because it comes when there are no peace talks that might lead to land concessions, Palestinian attacks in the West Bank have dropped to new lows, and Israel is led by a conservative government that is expanding settlement construction.
April 17, 1988
"In 1604, shortly before the first permanent settlers in America arrived at Jamestown": so Fox Butterfield begins his review (April 3) of the history of an ancient Chinese family. What arrogance! The first permanent settlers in America arrived, from Asia as it happens, across Bering Strait some time before 10,000 BC. DONALD GREENE LOS ANGELES
August 22, 2005
Re "Israeli Forces Pour In to Evict Settlers," Aug. 17 The modern state of Israel has no more right, as some of the protesting settlers say, to "control the Biblical Israel" than the modern state of Italy has to reestablish the Roman Empire. What I can't understand is why the settlers want to remain in fortified enclaves, surrounded by barbed wire, guard towers and hostile territory. I should think they would find that to be too reminiscent of concentration camps. RON SAMUELS Studio City
June 1, 2003
Regarding "Seeing Ghosts on the Nez Perce Trail" (May 11): The point lost among all the hand-wringing over the plight of the Indian is that no other scenario was possible. American Indians weren't keen on integration and sharing. Their land was their land, God-given, and that's that. And the settlers did what settlers do: settle what hasn't been settled yet. There was no grand scheme to make or break treaties. They were made by necessity and broken by necessity. When the Nez Perce warriors started killing settlers, the Army had to react; the settlers had to have protection.
November 7, 1991 |
Buddhist rebels opened fire Wednesday on a boat packed with Muslim settlers on the River Mohaprumchari in southeastern Bangladesh, killing at least five people and wounding 10, news reports said.
November 25, 1990
The settlers are accused of being motivated by greed and profit, when in fact their only motivation was to find a home where they could live in peace. There were no big corporations here. The settlers were also accused of polluting the land and destroying the environment; with what? Horse manure! I think this is what today's academic society is polluting our children's mind with. C. AMITIN Sunland