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  • noun Plural form of outpost.


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  • Freezing settlement growth and taking down outposts is a Road Map obligation for Israel and the Sharm el-Sheikh fact-finding committee (chaired by now Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell) called in its 2001 report for a complete settlement freeze — including “natural growth.”

    Wonk Room » A Netanyahu-Lieberman Deal For New Settlements? 2009

  • The purpose of the outposts is to push out the boundaries of nearby settlements, but also to draw political attention away from them.

    Wonk Room » Closing The Settlements Loophole 2009

  • The purpose of the outposts is to push out the boundaries of nearby settlements, but also to draw political attention away from them.

    Wonk Room 2009

  • While Napolitano is very knowledgeable on border security, she'll have a lot of catching up to do on asymmetrical warfare being waged with increasing intensity across the Internet -- and not just in outposts like Georgia and Estonia.

    Potential Homeland pick will have hands full with cyber intrusions 2008

  • My Division and command being well to the right, I had a line of outposts from the confluence of the Beas and the Sutlej to within a mile of the enemy's entrenchments at Sobraon.

    The Autobiography of Liuetenant-General Sir Harry Smith, Baronet of Aliwal on the Sutlej, G. C. B. 1903

  • It is the kind of technology that is necessary if people are going to establish long-term outposts on the moon or Mars, but it involves what astronauts acknowledge is an "ick" factor associated with what amounts to drinking one another's urine.

    Belleville News Democrat: Homepage 2008

  • Some 135 officially recognized Israeli settlements and 99 settlement "outposts" - officially unauthorized settlements that are nevertheless state-sponsored and funded by government ministries - have been established in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, in violation of international law and in defiance of UN resolutions, since Israeli forces began their occupation of the Palestinian territories in 1967.

    Amnesty International USA: Most Recent English News Releases Amnesty International 2010

  • "We oppose any effort to legalize settlement outposts, which is unhelpful to our peace efforts and would contradict Israeli commitments and obligations."

    Israeli Move to Protect Settlements Irks U.S. Joshua Mitnick 2011

  • The ragtag outposts, technically forbidden under Israeli law but encouraged by some within the government, are meant to connect with larger settlements to form an everlasting Jewish presence on Palestinian land.

    Sandy Tolan: Mitchell's Challenge: After Gaza, Five Questions About Palestinian and Israeli Realities 2009

  • TODD: He and other Israeli officials have said other illegal settlements -- called outposts -- will be removed.

    CNN Transcript May 25, 2009 2009


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