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St. Louis Jewish Light

The fate of the Ulpana neighborhood is pending a review of Israeli policies on West Bank structures built on contested and privately owned land.

Battle lines drawn in the West Bank’s Ulpana neighborhood, with far-reaching implications

By Eetta Prince-Gibson, JTA May 2, 2012

BEIT EL, West Bank—Alex Traiman stands under a tarp in his spacious backyard as his 10-year-old, Tmima, turns cartwheels on the lawn.“This is our home,” Traiman says, pointing to his single-floor apartment filled with books and children’s toys.“We...

American activist’s parents ask Israeli Supreme Court to reopen case

JTA March 13, 2012

JERUSALEM -- The parents of American activist Tristan Anderson, who was injured during a West Bank protest, have asked Israel's Supreme Court to reopen the case against Israeli border police.  Anderson's parents on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to...

Migron residents agree to relocation

JTA March 11, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Residents of Migron have signed an agreement with the Israeli government on relocating the illegal West Bank outpost. The agreement signed Sunday will allow the outpost's approximately 50 families to move to a nearby hill over the next three...

Palestinians demonstrating outside Israels Supreme Court in
Jerusalem in support of Khader Adnan, who declared a hunger strike
in Israeli jail more than two months ago, Feb. 21, 2012. Adnan
ended his hunger strike that day following an agreement with the
State Prosecutors Office.

Palestinian Khader Adnan tests limits of Israel’s system of military detention

By Linda Gradstein, JTA February 22, 2012

JERUSALEM—As his weight dropped and his face grew gaunt, Khader Adnan became the latest Palestinian cause celebre.Israel arrested Adnan, a 33-year-old Palestinian from the West Bank village of Arraba, on Dec. 17 and placed him in administrative detention....

Palestinian prisoner ends 66-day hunger strike

JTA February 21, 2012

JERUSALEM -- A Palestinian held in an Israeli jail without charge agreed to end his 66-day hunger strike. Khader Adnan, 33, ended the hunger strike Tuesday after the State Prosecutor's Office agreed that it would not renew his administrative detention,...

Migron outpost’s residents agree to evacuation plan

JTA February 13, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Residents of Migron say they have reached an agreement with the government on relocating the illegal West Bank outpost. The residents reportedly have agreed to have the community relocated to government land on a nearby hill. In return, they...

Palestinian has sentence reduced in rape by deception case

JTA January 26, 2012

JERUSALEM—Israel's Supreme Court reduced the sentence of a Palestinian man convicted of rape by deception for posing as a Jew. The 18-month sentence imposed on Saber Kashour, 30, was reduced Thursday to six to nine months. His sentencing in July 2010...

Accept compromise on Migron outpost, Netanyahu urges residents

JTA January 22, 2012

JERUSALEM—Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the residents of the illegal West Bank outpost of Migron to accept a compromise on its evacuation. Under the compromise, permanent housing for the residents of Migron would be built on state...

Israel’s Supreme Court upholds limit on family reunifications

JTA, JERUSALEM January 12, 2012

Israel's Supreme Court voted by a narrow margin to uphold a law that prevents Israelis who marry Palestinians from living in Israel. The panel of judges late Wednesday evening rejected a lawsuit against the Citizenship Law by a vote of 6 to 5. The majority...

John Demjanjuk is wheeled into a Munich courtroom on Nov. 30, 2009 for the first day of his trial. The photo was taken by Sobibor death camp survivor Thomas Blatt.

Demjanjuk conviction hailed as long-awaited victory for justice

By Toby Axelrod, JTA, BERLIN May 18, 2011

The guilty verdict pronounced May 12 against John Demjanjuk in a Munich courtroom was a long time coming.Following a trial that lasted a year and a half-capping more than three decades of legal drama-the 91-year-old former Ohio autoworker is now officially...

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