Israeli Legislators Advance Revised Bill to Legalise Settlements

By Ori Lewis JERUSALEM, Dec 5  – Israel‘s parliament gave initial approval on Monday to a revised bill that would legalise Israeli settlement homes built on private Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank. The proposed law has already drawn sharp international condemnation and strained relations within Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s governing right-wing coalition. Israeli

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Rights Group Wants Settlement Soccer Clubs to Relocate Inside Israel

By Ori Lewis JERUSALEM, Sept 26  – A human rights group urged soccer’s governing body, FIFA, on Monday to move matches being played by Israeli teams in the occupied West Bank to Israel, saying that playing in Jewish settlements meant they were playing on stolen land. The six clubs named by Human Rights Watch are

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