Fatah official: Israel not a 'peace partner'

Jibril Rajoub blasts Israel's approval of new community in Samaria, says it proves there's no partner for peace.Elad Benari, Canada, 4/1/2017, 1:07 AM

Europe blasts Israeli construction

Britain, France and Germany condemn Israel's approval of new community for Amona residents, say it undermines peace.Ben Ariel, Canada, 3/31/2017, 11:29 PM

White House warns against 'unrestrained' building

United States says "unrestrained" building in Judea and Samaria could hinder peace.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/31/2017, 8:55 PM

Israel to 'significantly' reduce new construction

Netanyahu tells Cabinet that new policy on Judea and Samaria will be in line with Trump's views.Nitsan Keidar, 3/31/2017, 1:42 AM

Most Israelis believe Trump won't oppose construction

55 percent of Jewish Israelis do not believe Trump will oppose construction in Judea and Samaria.JTA, 3/8/2017, 2:30 AM

'Israel already coordinating construction with White House'

Transportation Minister tells Arutz Sheva relations with Trump Administration greatly improved, Israel coordinating building policy with WH.Yoni Kempinsky, 2/13/2017, 6:56 PM

Build, but shut up about it, says Trump

What other country stops the presses to announce that it is building more homes? Jack Engelhard, 2/5/2017, 12:27 AM

'At the end of the day, the goal is peace'

White House spokesman: Statement about "settlements" is very clear. Netanyahu and Trump will discuss the peace process when they meet.Elad Benari, Canada, 2/3/2017, 9:33 PM

White House: 'Settlements' may not help promote peace

In first official statement on Israeli construction in Judea and Samaria, White House suggests it may not be helpful in promoting peace.Elad Benari, 2/3/2017, 2:04 AM

Report: Trump asks Israel to stop construction

American official tells Jerusalem Post Israel's recent construction announcements undermine Trump's peace efforts.Elad Benari, 2/3/2017, 1:06 AM

PA threatens 'measures' against Israeli construction

Abbas spokesman condemns Israel’s announcement of new homes in Judea and Samaria, threatens the PA will take "necessary measures".Elad Benari, 2/2/2017, 5:13 AM

EU blasts Israeli construction in Judea and Samaria

EU foreign policy chief says Israel's new construction in Judea and Samaria makes a two-state solution “impossible”.Elad Benari, 2/2/2017, 3:14 AM

3,000 new homes approved in Judea and Samaria

Liberman and Netanyahu announce the construction of more than 3,000 new housing units in Judea and Samaria.Hezki Baruch, 1/31/2017, 11:25 PM

Erekat: We await Trump's response to Israeli construction

PLO Secretary-General demands a response from President Donald Trump to Israel's "settlement activities".Elad Benari, 1/27/2017, 4:36 AM

Security Council discusses Judea and Samaria construction

UN Security Council meets behind closed doors to discuss Israel's construction approval, but takes no action.Ben Ariel, 1/26/2017, 6:06 AM

Germany doubts Israel is serious about the two-state solution

Germany expresses doubts on whether Israel is committed to the two-state solution after its approval of new construction.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/26/2017, 5:08 AM

Erekat 'shocked' at Trump's silence on Israeli construction

PLO Secretary-General calls on President Donald Trump's administration to clarify its policy with regard to Israeli "settlements".Elad Benari, 1/26/2017, 3:09 AM

UN blasts Israel's 'unilateral actions'

United Nations denounces Israel’s approval of new homes in Judea and Samaria, says "unilateral actions" are an obstacle to peace.Ben Ariel, 1/25/2017, 6:04 AM

Trump administration refuses to comment on Israeli construction

Watch: White House Press Secretary dodges question on Israeli construction in Judea & Samaria, says Trump views Israel as "huge" ally.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/24/2017, 10:20 PM

PA calls on intl community to punish Israel for Yesha bulding

PLO secretary general Saeb Erekat calls on international community to take action against Israel following approval of 2,500 units in Yesha.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/24/2017, 5:48 PM

2,500 housing units approved for Judea and Samaria

2,500 housing units approved days after Trump inauguration, mostly in large blocsArutz Sheva Staff, 1/24/2017, 3:53 PM

France blasts Israel's approval of Jerusalem homes

French Foreign Ministry condemns approval of 566 new housing units in Jerusalem, says "settlements" threaten the two-state solution.Ben Ariel, 1/24/2017, 6:06 AM

Netanyahu and Trump to speak tonight

PM Netanyahu and President Donald Trump to hold first conversation since inauguration, as ministers push for more construction.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/22/2017, 5:32 PM

UN envoy: 'Settlements' are a worrying development

UN envoy to the Middle East links Israeli construction in Jerusalem to the "dangerously" changing situation in the region.Ben Ariel, 11/24/2016, 4:16 AM

State Department blasts new Jerusalem construction

State Department says U.S. is strongly opposed to "settlement activity" after Israel approves new homes in Jerusalem's Gilo neighborhood.Elad Benari, 11/3/2016, 1:04 AM

Jerusalem to approve new construction

Jerusalem to approve construction of more than 180 housing units in Gilo, a plan which has so far been avoided due to American pressure.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/27/2016, 2:13 AM

U.S. blasts Israeli activities in Judea and Samaria

At UN Security Council meeting on "settlements", American envoy says Israeli construction creates a "one state reality".Ben Ariel, Canada, 10/14/2016, 10:35 PM

Deputy Jerusalem Mayor: No more construction for Arabs

Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem, Meir Turgeman, says he will cancel construction plans in eastern Jerusalem following Sunday's terror attack.Chaim Lev, 10/10/2016, 11:37 PM

State Department blasts Hevron construction

State Department condemns government approval for the planning of new housing for Jews in Hevron as "settlement expansion".Ben Ariel, 8/25/2016, 6:16 AM

Jerusalem municipality backs Gilo construction

Plan to build new housing units in the southern Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo advanced with the blessing of the Jerusalem municipality.Ben Ariel, 8/9/2016, 6:13 AM

Israel: Criticism of construction 'lacks factual basis'

Foreign Ministry rejects criticism of planned construction in Gilo, says the real obstacle to peace is Palestinian rejection of Israel.Elad Benari, Canada, 7/29/2016, 9:05 PM

State Department blasts 'corrosive' Israeli construction

State Department spokesman issues scathing condemnation of Israeli plans to build new homes in Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo.Elad Benari, 7/28/2016, 1:40 AM

Elkin: Building only for Arabs will be devastating

Minister Elkin calls for building homes in Givat HaMatos to prevent an entirely Arab enclave in Jerusalem.Shimon Cohen, 7/4/2016, 1:06 PM

Government approves 1,500 new units for Jews in Jerusalem

Netanyahu personally approves 500 units for completion, and another 1,000 on the way, in Ramat Shlomo.Tova Dvorin, 11/17/2015, 10:21 AM

State Department 'Deeply Concerned' by Israeli Construction

State Department says Israel’s planned construction in Beit El and Jerusalem threatens the two-state solution.Elad Benari, 7/30/2015, 6:46 AM

PLO Official Denounces Israeli Construction as 'War Crimes'

PLO's Hanan Ashrawi says Israel destroying the two-state solution with construction plans in Beit El and Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 7/30/2015, 4:46 AM

EU: Israeli Construction Questions Commitment to Two States

EU condemns plans for new construction in Beit El, says they "call into question" Israel's commitment to the two-state solution.Elad Benari, 7/30/2015, 1:15 AM

Likud: Ya'alon, Not Jewish Home, Final Authority on Construction

Likud source claims Deputy Defense Minster Ben-Dahan will not have power to approve construction in Judea-Samaria.Cynthia Blank, 5/18/2015, 10:32 AM

Sa'ar to Netanyahu: Don't Talk About Building, Build

Former Likud minister calls on PM Netanyahu to build throughout the city of Jerusalem instead of just talking about it.Yoni Kempinski and Ben Ariel, 5/18/2015, 5:46 AM

UN Chief Deplores Israel's 'Settlement Activity'

Ban Ki-moon says "settlements are illegal under international law", notes "unilateral actions" will not be recognized.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/16/2015, 2:04 AM

The New 'Settlement' Housing Units Are Holy

No one who cares about Israel should take Obama's protests seriously. They are not the story. Ronn Torossian, 2/1/2015, 8:02 AM

White House Blasts 'Illegitimate' Israeli Construction

White House spokesman warns new Israeli construction will "have detrimental impacts on the ground".Elad Benari, Canada, 1/30/2015, 10:31 PM

Erekat: There's No Difference Between Israel and ISIS

PA chief negotiator says Israel’s construction in Judea and Samaria is like the terrorism carried out by the Islamic State.Ben Ariel, 1/8/2015, 6:15 AM

State Dept: Reports of Sanctions Against Israel 'Unfounded'

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki denies Washington is considering sanctions against Israel over its construction plans.Ben Ariel, 12/9/2014, 5:16 AM

Washington Stresses 'Consistent Opposition' to Construction

As expected, the United States condemns Israel's approval of new homes for Jews in Jerusalem.Ben Ariel, 11/20/2014, 4:42 AM

Approved: 78 Jewish Homes to Be Built in Jerusalem

50 homes in Har Homa, 28 in Ramot, in latest building tender announcement for the capital.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/19/2014, 5:48 PM

Turkey Condemns Israeli Construction Plans

Turkey joins those condemning new Israeli construction, says it "violates international law."Elad Benari, Canada, 6/7/2014, 12:41 AM

Obama Sees Israel as Responsible for Peace Talks Failing

Senior official in Washington says President Obama thinks Israeli "settlement construction" caused peace talks to fail.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/16/2014, 11:05 PM

Israeli Official Slams Indyk's 'Hypocrisy'

Senior Israeli official accuses mediator Martin Indyk of “hypocrisy” in the wake of his comments blaming Israeli for torpedoing peace talks.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/9/2014, 10:00 PM

Yesha Leaders to Netanyahu: You're Harming Our Future

Heads of Judea and Samaria communities write Netanyahu that he has hurt the region more than any leftist government.Ido Ben Porat, 5/2/2014, 4:42 AM

Germany's Foreign Minister: 'Settlements' Are Disruptive

Ahead of visit to Israel, Germany's Foreign Minister says communities in Judea and Samaria are "obstacles to peace."Elad Benari, 2/25/2014, 3:46 AM

Erekat Fumes Over Latest Israeli Construction Approval

New construction in Givat Ze'ev proves Israel doesn't want peace, claims chief PA negotiator.Elad Benari, 1/22/2014, 4:42 AM

NGO: Israel plans 381 New Homes in Samaria Town

Leftist Peace Now says government has approved plans to build 381 new homes in Givat Ze'ev, five kilometers north of Jerusalem.AFP and Arutz Sheva staff, 1/21/2014, 12:58 PM

Abbas: Israel Using Talks to Expand 'Settlements'

PA Chairman says peace talks must "not serve as a cover for the expansion of Israeli settlements."Elad Benari, Canada, 1/17/2014, 9:53 PM

Minister Ariel: We'll Build, Even if the Americans Don't Approve

Israeli construction in Judea and Samaria will continue even if the Americans don’t like it, declares Housing Minister.Elad Benari, 1/14/2014, 3:13 AM

Netanyahu to Declare New Housing after Kerry Leaves

Building of 1,400 new homes was to be announced Tuesday but under US pressure, announcement was put off.Gil Ronen, 1/1/2014, 3:22 PM

Terror Release, Building Tenders – ‘It’s All an Act’

Bereaved father criticizes ‘scoundrel’ Netanyahu for 'putting on an act to fool his voters', on an international scale.Maayana Miskin, 12/26/2013, 2:17 PM