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US sanctions Israeli settler and anti-miscegenation leader

(RNS) — On Friday, the U.S. State Department announced it would impose sanctions on Ben Zion Gopstein, the leader of Lehava, an extremist group in the West Bank that advocates for preserving Jewish ethnicity in Israel.  “Under Gopstein’s leadership, Lehava and its members have been involved in acts or threats…
bubmag
April 19, 2024
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Palestinian teen shot dead during Hebron clashes with Israeli troops

A Palestinian teen was killed and two others were wounded on Tuesday during clashes with IDF soldiers in the West Bank city of Hebron, Palestinian media reported. The Palestinian Authority Health Ministry identified the victim as 17-year-old Moemen Yassin Jaber, who had been rushed to the hospital in critical condition…
bubmag
August 9, 2022
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Israel’s Annexation Plan, a New Era in Palestinian Resistance

A Palestinian protester and an Israeli soldier during a rally against Israel’s plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, Haris, near Nablus, West Bank, June 26, 2020From July 1, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has the power to bring to the Knesset a vote on whether to extend…
bubmag
July 2, 2020
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‘Everyone scared’: How Palestinians are preparing for annexation

With just days to go until Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is allowed, per the coalition government agreement, to pursue the annexation of illegally occupied West Bank territory, debate swirls around what - if any - land will be formally annexed in the coming weeks and months.  Various annexation scenarios…
bubmag
June 25, 2020
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Is Chabad about to make the most calamitous mistake in its history?

Is Chabad-Lubavitch, the ultra-Orthodox Hasidic outreach movement, returning to the political wars? Apparently so, in Israel at least. And its rabbis are doing so by promoting a "not one inch" approach to territorial concessions and identifying with the most fanatic elements of the settler population. And if past experience is…
bubmag
June 18, 2020
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Israel’s next UK ambassador is a settler extremist

Tzipi Hotovely (second from left holding flag) leading a settler demonstration calling for the annexation of the Palestinian West Bank last month. (Women in Green/YouTube)Israel’s next ambassador to the UK is a pro-settler activist who has promoted the movement to destroy Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa Mosque compound. Tzipi Hotovely once claimed that…
bubmag
June 12, 2020