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New extreme right plan: How to `Annex all of Judea and Samaria` and maintain Jewish supremacyKM Uri Ariel of the National Union party today presented a new plan: The entire West Bank to be annexed to Israel, Palestinians to be in theory offered Israeli citizenship but this will be conditioned upon a five years` waiting period and a "loyalty test", and in addition constituency boundaries will be drawn so as "to prevent a significant Arab representation in the Knesset."28/2/2012
State offers illegal Migron outpost to remain in place until November 2015Chaim Levinson-Haaretz / Tovah Lazaroff-Jerusalem Post / Yair Altman-Ynet / Peace Now - Migron is one of the settlements which are illegal under Israeli law [as well as International Law]. The Supreme Court ordered its evacuation until March 31. Minister Benny Begin offers the Migron settlers to stay on until November 2015 and then move to another site, two kilometres away. The settlers, however, demand further concessions from the government. 28/2/2012
Settlers attack Palestinians in different parts of West Bank Ma`an - Burin, Nablus district: 40 residents of the notorious Yitzhar settlement surround house of Umm Ayman Sufan, pelting with stones and bottles, cutting down olive trees. Halhul, Hebron District: Seven settler cars enter town, clash with inhabitants, leave when army arrives. Ramadin, Hebron District: Unknown arsonists set fire to the local council building, in village flanked by Israeli settlement. 28/2/2012
For first time, Civil Administration rejects government plan to legalize West Bank outpostChaim Levinson - Haaretz "In an unprecedented move, the Civil Administration`s zoning committee has rejected a government proposal to legalize the West Bank outpost of Sansana, saying there is no justification for a new settlement in the area because it is possible to build within existing ones. The decision is expected to have major implications for government efforts to legalize other unauthorized outposts." ca 24/2/2012
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Israeli minister demands `holy` settler foothold inside Nablus AFP/Ynet - Israeli cabinet minister Yuli Edelstein, himself a West Bank settler demands that the site known as "Joseph`s Tomb" in the heart of Nablus be placed under permanent Israeli control and settler groups maintain a presence there, as was the situation until 2000. Settler rabbis are waging an ongoing campaign for resumption of Israeli control of the site. Past settler and military presence at the Tomb caused permanent tensions leading to numerous Israelis and Palestinians being killed. 21/2/2012
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Israel gives `price-tag` youth a new hilltopAllison Deger - Mondoweiss - Migron was stolen from Palestinian owners (a fact not disputed by the settlers), and this theft is rewarded with gifts of more Palestinian land. gm18/2/2012
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Israel`s academy for occupationEditorial - Haaretz "Construction of the new cultural auditorium in Ariel, taking students on tours of the West Bank, and now the plan to turn the `university center` in Ariel into a full-fledged university, are erasing the pre-1967 borders from the collective consciousness of both Palestinians and Israelis." ca17/2/2012
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Israel`s academy for occupationEditorial - Haaretz - "The expansion of settlements and the legalization of outposts have contributed to the physical erasure of the Green Line." - id 15/2/2012
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Racist graffiti scrawled on Jerusalem monastery, Jewish-Arab school Oz Rosenberg and Talila Nesher - Haaretz - ""I am a priest and I forgive," said Father Claudio of the monastery, which is administered by the Greek Orthodox church." - id 8/2/2012
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WATCH: Three ‘Price Tag’ attacks in as many daysMairav Zonszein - +972 - "There are also countless more similar incidents that don’t make it into the media or are not branded as “price tag” attacks but indeed constitute an assault against all those who are not settlers." - id 8/2/2012
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Monthly update - February, 2012Breaking the Silence - On Sunday, the 8th grade class from the “Leyada” School in Jerusalem set out for a tour to Hebron. Their original plan for the day included meetings with settlers, with Palestinian residents of the city, and with Breaking the Silence, but following the publication of details about the tour in Ha`aretz that morning, the Hebron police came under pressure to cancel the tour with Breaking the Silence, despite our receiving prior approval from the police authorities there.8/2/2012
Lawyer who worked for outposts to sit on Israeli government panel to legalize themChaim Levinson - Haaretz - A lawyer appointed to serve on a government committee seeking ways to legalize illegal settlement outposts was on the payroll of a settlers` organization advocating such legalization until nine days ago.-rh 2/2/2012
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