Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has dismissed U.S. demands for a settlement freeze as unreasonable. But in an apparent gesture to President Barack Obama, Netanyahu has begun dismantling small settler outposts built without formal government authorization.
On Monday, Jewish settlers attacked Palestinian workers in one town on the West Bank. The attacks were staged as a protest against the removal of several settler squatter camps by the government. Six Palestinians were injured and the settlers burned tires and set fire to olive groves.
Ron Huldai, the mayor of Tel Aviv — Israel’s second-largest city — joins Martin Savidge as his city celebrates the 100th anniversary of its founding to discuss the city’s origins, the old town of Jaffa and how people in Tel Aviv view the settlement movement in the West Bank.