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# Settlements

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Twelve countries, including Ireland, call on Israel to reverse plan for 3,000 settler homes in West Bank
The homes will be built in the occupied West Bank despite the US president’s strongest criticism yet of the project.
$19 million settlement between Weinstein and some accusers rejected by judge
Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison earlier this year.
EU countries must now label products imported from Israeli occupied territories
It follows a case taken by a French tribunal in 2016.
Israel announces 2,500 settler homes following Trump 'encouragement'
It may be the largest number to have been given the green light since 2013.
Settlements could see Israel thrown out of the World Cup
Clubs play on the West Bank, considered occupied land.
EU says products made in Jewish settlements can no longer have 'Made in Israel' label
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the EU should be ashamed, comparing the move to Nazi-era pratices.
Ex-government press secretary and retired jockey among tax defaulters
Retired jockey Charlie Swan made a settlement of more than €122,000 with Revenue.
Litterbugs are REALLY bad at paying fines
And a councillor thinks it could cause reputational damage.
Amid tensions in Jerusalem, Israel announces 1,000 new settler homes in the city
Ireland has joined the US and others in condemning the move.
"Settlements are illegal" - Ireland joins chorus of condemnation of Israeli land grab
The US and Amnesty International also want Israel to reverse the decision.
US judge approves uncapped head injury deal for former NFL players
Lawyers for more than 4,500 retired players have accused the league of covering up the effects of hits to the head.
HSE paid out over €255m on legal fees since 2005
The legal fees bill reached over €46.5m in 2012, an increase of more than €10 million on 2011.
Israel cancels plans to build 20,000 settler homes in the West Bank
Prime Minsiter Benjamin Netanyahu said the plan had created “unnecessary confrontation with the international community” after the US expressed “deep concern”.
How France has helped Revenue recoup over €4m in tax settlements
Finance Minister Michael Noonan revealed the information in response to a parliamentary question from Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty last month.
Israeli settlements in Palestine 'single biggest obstruction to peace'
Following a visit to Palestine, Irish MEP Emer Costello said the rapid expansion of these settlements was resulting in “the death of so many communities”.
Prisoners released, new settlements announced ahead of Israel, Palestine talks
Negotiators are still set to meet on Wednesday for peace talks.
Two settlements of over a million in latest tax defaulters list
In total, six settlements of over half a million were made – including one by a supermarket owner and another by an amusement arcade operator.
Top readers' comments of the week
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Photos: Israel evicts Palestinians from West Bank protest site
Dozens of protesters were evicted from the first-of-its-kind protest camp in an area slated for Jewish settlement.
Israel okays initial stages of new West Bank city
Plans to build 523 homes gets go ahead.
Israel to build 300 new settlement homes in the West Bank
Jewish settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem are the heart of the current deadlock in efforts to strike a peace deal in the Middle East.
Israel and Palestine hold first talks in over a year
Negotiators will meet in Jordan in the hope of setting conditions under which peace talks could be restarted.
US criticised over failure to condemn settlement construction in Palestine
Diplomats have condemned the lack of progress toward a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Israel approves construction of 277 new homes in West Bank
A further 277 apartments in a Jewish settlement deep inside the West Bank have been approved for construction.