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

‘No Judea, Samaria Building without Netanyahu’s Go-Ahead’

Prime Minister signs off on all construction in Judea and Samaria, is preventing new projects, Israel Lands Authority official reveals.Maayana Miskin, 12/22/2013, 3:11 PM

Peace Now: 829 New 'Settler' Homes

The extreme left group again announces Judea Samaria construction plans, claims the new homes 'threaten the peace process.'Ari Yashar, 11/25/2013, 10:18 AM

Netanyahu: It's Time the PA Gave Something

Talks aren't frozen, he says, but "it's time to talk about Palestinian concessions, too. Like recognizing the Jewish state."Gil Ronen, 11/17/2013, 7:35 PM

Jews Do Not Need Anyone's Permission to Have Children

Jews never need to apologize for living in the Jewish State. And thriving in it. Ronn Torossian, CEO of 5WPR, 11/17/2013, 5:51 AM

Peace Now ‘Proud’ of Getting America Involved

Peace Now head ‘proud’ that his group got America to condemn Israel. ‘We’re protecting ‘two state solution.’’, 11/14/2013, 8:59 AM

Min. Ariel: Abbas's Protests are for Show

Israeli construction in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem was coordinated by US with PA, he says.Gil Ronen, 11/5/2013, 2:38 PM

Netanyahu: PA Creating 'Artificial Crisis'

Prime Minister says Palestinians knew all along Israel has not accepted any limitation on construction.Gil Ronen, 11/4/2013, 12:31 PM

South Africa 'Losing Sleep' over Israeli Settlements

"That arrangement there in Palestine keeps us awake," SA's Foreign Minister Maite Nkaona-Mashabane says.Arutz Sheva, 11/2/2013, 10:36 PM

Netanyahu Approves 1,500 Homes in Ramat Shlomo

Prime Minister seeks to provide counterbalance to release of terrorists, by approving 4 housing plans.Gil Ronen, 10/30/2013, 9:42 AM

Israel-PA Talks to Begin Today in Jerusalem

Amid an air of secrecy, Israeli and Palestinian Authority chief negotiators are set to begin renewed "peace talks" in Israel's capital.Ari Soffer, 8/14/2013, 3:28 PM

Kerry, Abbas Knew of Building Plans in Advance

In a press conference in Brazil, US Secretary of State says Netanyahu had been "completely up front" about building from the start.Ari Soffer, 8/13/2013, 9:41 PM

Eldad: ‘New’ Construction – from 2012

Former MK warns using promised construction as a bargaining chip ‘will be a disaster.’Maayana Miskin, 8/13/2013, 2:05 PM

Min. Peretz: Bayit Yehudi Torpedoing Peace

Minister from Tzipi Livni's party accuses religious Zionist party of recklessly endangering Israel.Gil Ronen, 8/11/2013, 11:04 PM

PA Slams Israeli Construction in Judea and Samaria

Housing Minister Uri Ariel retorts: "No country in the world accepts dictates from other countries on where it is allowed to build or not."Gil Ronen, 8/11/2013, 4:20 PM

Over 1,000 New Homes in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem

More than 1,000 tenders issued for new homes, most in Jerusalem. Minister: It's the right thing to do.Maayana Miskin, 8/11/2013, 12:58 PM

Minister Ariel the New Target for Far-Left Anger

Far-left groups target Housing Minister for criticism: ‘We won’t let him mess up the peace talks.’Maayana Miskin, 8/11/2013, 9:13 AM

Netanyahu to Kerry: 1,000 Homes During Talks

Netanyahu tells Kerry Israel will allow 1,000 homes in Judea, Samaria during talks.Maayana Miskin, 7/26/2013, 9:03 AM

Report: Netanyahu to Free Terrorists, but Allow Construction

Following Bayit Yehudi pressure and popular opposition to prisoner release, PM reportedly planning to allow Judea-Samaria constructionMaayana Miskin, 7/24/2013, 2:53 PM

Jerusalem Official on Housing Push: ‘I Forgot Kerry was Here’

Jerusalem deputy mayor says he ‘forgot Kerry was here’ when he submitted a ‘routine’ measure on a local housing project.Maayana Miskin, 6/30/2013, 10:47 AM

US: 1,000 New Homes for Jews 'Unhelpful'

"We don't accept the legitimacy of continued settlement activity," State Department spokeswoman told reporters.Gil Ronen, 6/13/2013, 11:14 PM

Livni Objects to Israeli Construction, Says It's 'Provocative'

Livni expresses objection to Israeli construction in E1 and in the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramat Shlomo.Elad Benari, 2/24/2013, 5:13 AM

Netanyahu Quietly Delays E1 Project

Netanyahu deliberately delays building in E1. US paper: promising building ‘a familiar tactic.’Maayana Miskin, 1/4/2013, 12:41 PM

Koch to Cameron: Judea and Samaria Essential to Israeli Security

"Why would you expect Israel to cooperate in its intended lynching?" former New York Mayor asks British Prime Minister.Elad Benari, 1/3/2013, 3:16 AM

Prosor: Israeli Construction Not an Obstacle to Peace

Israel's UN ambassador responds to European nations' condemnation. "Settlements are not and never have been the main obstacle to peace."Elad Benari, 12/20/2012, 1:15 AM

European Members of Security Council Condemn Israel

Europe's four member states in the UN Security Council strongly condemn Israel over its planned construction in Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 12/19/2012, 11:43 PM

PA Lawmaker on Construction: This Means War

A PA lawmaker says Israel has declared war with new construction, calls for “popular resistance.”Maayana Miskin, 12/19/2012, 6:12 AM