Israel approves first West Bank settler homes since Gulf deals

Israel approved 2,166 new homes in settlements across the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, official figures sent to AFP showed, ending an eight-month lull in settlement expansion. 

The approvals came less than a month after the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed agreements to normalise relations with Israel, which in return pledged to freeze its plans to annex swathes of the West Bank.

NGO Peace Now said the settlement uptick signals Israel’s rejection of Palestinian statehood and deals a blow to hopes of a wider Israeli-Arab peace.

It said that around 2,000 more homes are expected to be approved on Thursday.

“Netanyahu is moving ahead at full steam toward solidifying the de facto annexation of the West Bank,” it said in a statement ahead of Wednesday’s decisions.

US President Donald Trump sees the Gulf accords as part of his broader initiative for Middle East peace.

But a controversial plan he

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45,000 new homes for sale in west London

Gallery: The abandoned streets from around the world (Lovemoney)

Europe’s largest regeneration zone, Old Oak Common and Park Royal in west London will see the transformation of an industrial wasteland of old logistics sheds, goods yards and piecemeal buildings into new neighbourhoods with up to 45,000 new homes.

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This challenging placemaking project is being powered by the promise of Crossrail.

This is where the Elizabeth line will connect to HS2 at the beginning of a 15-mile development corridor that leads out to Hayes.

According to new research by Savills and Molior, close to 25,000 new homes are under construction or in planning for the strip that runs either side of the A40.

Meanwhile, London Mayor Sadiq Khan has called for another 20,000 homes to be delivered as part of the Old Oak Common and Park Royal local plan, which is due to

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10 most expensive homes for sale in Vancouver and West Vancouver

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To the surprise of no one, the most expensive homes in the Lower Mainland are in Vancouver proper and West Vancouver. There are some pricey domiciles in White Rock , too, but even the costliest of these piles ($15.8 million) is asking just over half of the costliest on this list, 1438 W. 32nd’s $28,880,000.

According to , these are the homes with the most stratospheric price tags.


1. $35,880,000: 3019 Point Grey Rd.

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Six bedrooms, five bathrooms, 6,857 sq. ft.

This waterfront residence is situated on a 12,297-square-foot estate. The four-level mansion features walk-out view-side terraces and manicured private gardens.

2. $35,800,000: 1233 Tecumseh Ave.

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Seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, 12,314 sq. ft.

Features of this luxury Shaughnessy estate include soaring high ceilings, custom millwork, elevator, in-ceiling custom LED lights, a self-contained accessory building, an enormous steel/glass wine/cognac room, Japanese garden, aquarium, and

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Developer wants to build 300 homes in far west Dallas; neighbors have concerns over plans

Tricor Homes is asking the City to rezone a 45-acre lot in order to build The Village of Eagle Ford. Some neighbors say they have concerns about the housing plan.

A proposed housing development planned for an area in far West Dallas has some neighbors concerned and asking questions.

Representatives from Tricor Homes held a meeting with residents from three neighborhood associations on Thursday. That meeting was held on the basketball court outside Jaycee Zaragoza Recreation Center, with chairs spaced apart for social distancing.

Joel Thomas, director of development for Tricor Homes, led the meeting. He says the project is called The Village at Eagle Ford.

Thomas explained the developers are working to rezone a 45-acre site at the northwest corner of Gallagher Street and Iroquois Street from light industrial to clustered homes. The group told neighbors they want to build about 300 one-story homes that will blend with the

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West Ham owner ‘depressed’ by lack of signings

West Ham co-owner David Sullivan said he has been left feeling “depressed” after facing strong criticism from fans over a lack of spending in the transfer market.

a person wearing a hat: West Ham co-owner David Sullivan is under fire for the club's lack of signings in the transfer market

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West Ham co-owner David Sullivan is under fire for the club’s lack of signings in the transfer market

The signing of Czech midfielder Tomas Soucek, who spent the second half of last season on loan at the club, on a permanent deal for a reported £15 million ($19 million) has been West Ham’s only business of the summer.

David Moyes’s men have lost their opening two games of the Premier League season and the sale of Grady Diangana to West Brom prompted captain Mark Noble to tweet that he was “gutted, angry and sad”.

However, Sullivan pointed to the huge sums West Ham have spent in recent years and the coronavirus pandemic, which is expected to see games played behind

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West Village Apartments for Sale: 5 Cheapest, Nicest Units You Can Get

Apparently, not even the reliably expensive West Village is immune to the COVID-induced housing price drops sweeping Manhattan. According to residential-real-estate analytics firm UrbanDigs, the median asking price for new listings in the area has decreased to the lowest figure in years, from $2.8 million in May to $1.765 million in August. Or, in sum: “Buyers may soon start to find real deals in the West Village,” says John Walkup, CEO of UrbanDigs.

To find said deals, we scoured listings in the neighborhood for nice-looking units with a good amount of space and amenities for the price. Below, our five favorites, listed in order of ascending price. They all turned out to be units in co-op buildings and are primarily under-$1 million studios and one-bedrooms, with the exception of a particularly lovely two-bedroom with casement windows on Perry Street.

Room with two windows and a white-painted brick fireplace.


Price: $439,000 (monthly maintenance: $681)
Notable feature: White-painted brick fireplace

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15 Central Park West Condo Hit With Foreclosure Action

Sheikh Sultan A. Al Qasimi and 15 Central Park West (Google Maps)

Sheikh Sultan A. Al Qasimi and 15 Central Park West (Google Maps)

“You are in danger of losing your home.”

That was the warning attached to a foreclosure action filed this week against Sheikh Sultan A. Al Qasimi, ruler of the Gulf emirate of Sharjah and owner of unit 2A at Zeckendorf Development’s 15 Central Park West.

Al Qasimi and his daughter, Bodour Al Qasimi, bought the 2,915-square-foot pad in 2014 for $14.25 million — about $4,888 per square foot — according to property records.

Lawyers representing Bank of New York Mellon and an affiliated trust allege that the family has since failed to pay the balance of a $334,101 tax lien sold to the trust in August 2019. The lawyers argue the parties have grounds to foreclose under the city’s Administrative Code and are asking the court to order the sale of the property, with proceeds going toward the

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