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Netanyahu set to approve first West Bank settlement for 20 years

30 March 2017

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's security cabinet on Thursday approved the building of the first new settlement in the occupied West Bank in two decades, even as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu negotiates with Washington on a possible curb on settlement activity.

Rights groups challenge Israel's new settlements law in court

8 February 2017

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Rights groups petitioned Israel's Supreme Court on Wednesday to annul a heavily criticised law that retroactively legalised some 4,000 settler homes built on privately owned Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank.

Israel legalises settler homes on private Palestinian land

7 February 2017

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel passed a law on Monday retroactively legalising about 4,000 settler homes built on privately owned Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank, a measure that has drawn international concern.

For hardline West Bank settlers, Jared Kushner's their man

1 February 2017

BET EL, West Bank (Reuters) - For many in the Israeli settlement of Bet El, deep in the occupied West Bank, Donald Trump's choice of Jared Kushner as his senior adviser on the Middle East is a sign of politics shifting in their favour.

Israel's right wing has grand plans for Trump era

19 January 2017

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's right wing has been eagerly awaiting Donald Trump's arrival in the White House, hoping a Republican president will usher in a new era of support for Israeli settlement-building on land Palestinians want for a state.

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