East Jerusalem

Why Europe Is Wrong About Jerusalem

Toby Greene | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Politics
Toby Greene

When both sides have a claim to this small but strategically significant piece of land, the way to resolve the issue should be through negotiations between the parties, just as the EU is calling for. Why then has the EU prejudged the outcome of those negotiations by taking the Palestinian side of the argument?

Gaza Is on a Knife Edge

Ben Bradshaw | Posted 19.01.2013 | UK Politics
Ben Bradshaw

If Obama doesn't want to go down in history as the American President who missed the last chance for a two state solution he must not only act now to stop the bloodshed but devote serious American engagement to getting peace talks going again. He may fail, as others have before him (although the Arab Spring has changed the Middle East dynamic and should help focus Israeli minds), but at least he will have tried.

Israel Speeds Up Settlement Construction In Response To Palestinian Admission To Unesco

The Guardian | Posted 01.01.2012 | UK

Israel is to expedite the construction of about 2,000 homes in Jewish settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem in response to the Palestinians'...

The USA to Veto Its Own Policy

Nehad Ismail | Posted 21.11.2011 | UK
Nehad Ismail

On 24th June 2002 at the Rose Garden of the White House, President George W Bush mentioned for the first time the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict . Since then this has been the consensus solution that is currently under discussion by the key parties to the conflict.

Netanyahu To Push Ahead With Building In Disputed East Jerusalem

The Independent | Posted 11.10.2011 | UK

Israel's interior minister has given final authorisation to build 1,600 apartments in disputed east Jerusalem and will approve 2,700 more in days, off...