Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Haaretz today

Israel dismantles West Bank settler outpost
By Chaim Levinson, Haaretz Correspondent

Police dismantled the West Bank outpost of Mitzpe Avihai near the town of Hebron Tuesday night.

The outpost had consisted for several months of just one tin shack, inhabited by several single males, but it was expanded Tuesday to include another tin shack on an adjacent hilltop to accommodate two families.

Israel might talk with Lebanon by reviving 1949 armistice commission
By Barak Ravid, Haaretz Correspondent

Israel is considering negotiating with Lebanon by reestablishing one of the 1949 armistice commissions that ended Israel's War of Independence.

Far-rightists urge IDF draftees to cover up abuse of Palestinians
By Anshel Pfeffer, Haaretz Correspondent

Far-right activists distributed fliers to fresh draftees at the Israel Defense Forces induction center in Tel Hashomer on Tuesday urging them not to confide in their commanders and to refrain from cooperating with investigators if they physically abuse Palestinians in the territories.

Obama begins pressuring Arab leaders on deal with Israel
By Nathan Guttman

WASHINGTON - Freezing the expansion of Jewish settlements in the West Bank was once seen as a unilateral Israeli obligation. But the Obama administration is now treating this as part of a package that will require concessions from Arab states as well.

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