Wednesday, February 12, 2014

In the West Bank, the IDF conducts house searches and arrest raids in 1 village nr. Ramallah at night. (PCHR 2/13)

A Jerusalem municipality planning cmte. approves the construction of a yeshiva campus in Shaykh Jarrah, East Jerusalem. (JP 2/12)

The EU Parliament’s Pres. Martin Schulz addresses the Knesset, and is heckled by some MKs who then walk out during the speech, including Economy and Trade Minister Bennett and other mbrs. of the Jewish Home party. Their demonstration is prompted by Schulz’s reference to discriminatory Israeli policies. EU officials tell the Israeli media that Schulz is offended and surprised by the frosty reception. (HA, JTA 2/12)

Russia proposes a rival UNSC res. on Syria’s humanitarian crisis, after promising to veto a Western-Arab drafted res. on 2/10. (AP, REU 2/12)