Hamas journal: The 'settlements' have multiplied

Hamas-affiliated journal criticizes PA for allowing "Israeli settlements" to increase since Oslo Accords.Dalit Halevi, 9/25/2017, 5:15 AM

'If the government isn't building, we will'

Residents of Neve Tzuf begin construction of a new neighborhood named after terror victims and declare: We're here to stay.Benny Tocker, 7/25/2017, 3:13 AM

Hamas: Building in Jerusalem 'promotes terror'

Hamas newspaper publishes cartoon asserting that "settlement building" amounts to terror.Dalit Halevi, 6/27/2017, 4:05 AM

UNHRC urges countries to avoid ties with 'settlements'

UNHRC adopts four anti-Israel resolutions, including motion condemning Israel for "settlement construction".Ben Ariel, Canada, 3/24/2017, 10:30 PM

Egypt joins in attack on Israeli construction

Egypt says Israel's construction plans in Maale Adumim and in Jerusalem harm the peace process.Ben Ariel, Canada, 7/9/2016, 2:15 AM

State Department blasts Israeli 'land seizures'

State Department uses unusually strong language in condemning Israel's plans to build in Maale Adumim and in Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 7/6/2016, 6:14 AM

UN chief blasts Israeli construction in Jerusalem

UN Secretary-General says approval of housing units in Maale Adumim and Jerusalem raises questions about Israel's long-term intentions.Elad Benari, 7/5/2016, 2:14 AM

Glick: Construction is the answer to terror

"The power of life will defeat the power of darkness," says MK Yehuda Glick following recent terrorist attacks.Eliran Aharon, 7/4/2016, 4:45 AM

Netanyahu distances himself from E1 building plans

PM's office says any construction plans for E1 that were promoted during Uri Ariel's time in office are irrelevant now.Nitsan Keidar, 12/30/2015, 6:14 AM

PA: Israel Trying to Sabotage Peace Efforts

PA, leftist MKs slam the announcement for tenders of over 1,800 new housing units in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, Canada, 1/10/2014, 9:26 PM

Kerry Seeks Peace Framework in Tenth Visit

As Kerry begins 2014 with a trip to the Middle East, State Department official says Israeli construction "creates a lot of questions."Elad Benari, 1/1/2014, 6:44 AM

Abbas Asks Americans to Stop Israeli Construction

The PA has appealed to the United States to block Israel's plan to build new homes in Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, Canada, 12/27/2013, 9:36 PM

EU Official Warns Israel Over Planned Construction

Israel should expect a "strong reaction" if it announces new construction in Judea and Samaria, says EU official.Elad Benari, 12/27/2013, 2:12 AM

PA Officials: Israel 'Killing the Peace Process'

As expected, PA officials express outrage over reports that Israel plans to announce extensive new construction in Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 12/26/2013, 5:15 AM

Netanyahu to Announce Extended Construction

PM plans to announce extended Jewish construction in Judea and Samaria next week, parallel to the release of another 26 terrorists.Elad Benari, 12/26/2013, 2:16 AM

PA: Cancel Building Tenders Or Talks Over

PA claims Israel didn't really cancel construction tenders announced several weeks ago, threatens to end talks.Elad Benari, 12/2/2013, 1:16 AM

Ban Concerned Over Tensions Between Israel and PA

UN chief says Israeli construction is "cause for very grave concern", says it risks collapse of peace talks.Elad Benari, 12/1/2013, 4:31 AM

UN Official: 'Settlements' Holding Back Peace

UN's Jeffrey Feltman warns that chances of peace may be damaged because of Israel's plan to build beyond the 'Green Line'.Elad Benari, 11/20/2013, 4:13 AM

Bennett: One Cannot Occupy His Own Home

Economy Minister responds to CNN's Christiane Amanpour who asked about Israeli construction in the "occupied West Bank."Elad Benari, 11/19/2013, 6:13 AM

Minister Ariel: We'll Keep Building

Housing Minister says that even if the Prime Minister reprimands him over construction in Judea and Samaria, he will continue as planned.Elad Benari, 11/17/2013, 1:43 AM

Mount Scopus Park Project Approved

Despite efforts by Minister Amir Peretz to stop it, a new national park on Mount Scopus in Jerusalem has been approved.Elad Benari, 11/15/2013, 12:15 AM

Danon: Peace Now Continues to Incite

Peace Now is deliberately providing false information about Israel's construction plans, charges Deputy Defense Minister.Elad Benari, 11/14/2013, 5:15 AM

Activist: Netanyahu is Making a Big Mistake

Netanyahu’s decision to please the Americans by freezing construction is a huge mistake, says Daniela Weiss.Elad Benari, 11/14/2013, 3:45 AM

Netanyahu Reprimands Ariel for New Construction

PM Netanyahu directs Housing Minister Uri Ariel to reconsider all new plans for construction in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 11/13/2013, 12:08 AM

PA: No Deal is Better than Deal with 'Settlements'

PA negotiator: Failure to reach a peace deal with Israel would be better than an agreement which allows it to continue “settlements.”Elad Benari, 11/12/2013, 5:12 AM

PA: Stop the 'Settlements' Or We're Not Talking

Senior PA official: No talks as long as Israel continues with "unprecedented settlement attacks."Elad Benari, 11/6/2013, 1:13 AM

PA Threatens Security Council Action

After Israel announces new construction in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem, PLO says it will go the UN Security Council.Elad Benari, 11/4/2013, 2:13 AM

PA Peace Negotiators Resign...Maybe

PA news agency reports that the team for negotiations with Israel has resigned, but senior official denies the report.Elad Benari, 11/1/2013, 1:13 AM

PA: Israel is Destroying the Peace Process

PA says Israel is “trying to wreck peace talks” with plans to build 1,500 new homes in Ramat Shlomo.Elad Benari, 10/31/2013, 3:15 AM

Ban: Releasing Murderers is Good, Building is Bad

UN chief condemns Israel for building, but welcomes its "gesture" of releasing murderers.Elad Benari, 10/31/2013, 12:12 AM

Israel to Promote New Jerusalem Construction

Israel will promote new construction projects in Jerusalem, including hundreds of new housing units in Ramat Shlomo.Elad Benari, 10/30/2013, 2:42 AM

Merkel Urges 'Restraint' in Judea and Samaria

German Chancellor meets PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, reiterates her country's commitment to the "two-state solution."Elad Benari, Canada, 10/18/2013, 8:47 PM

Thousands Gather in Jerusalem, Tell Gov't to Build

Participants in the “One State for One Nation” convention called on the government to ignore pressure and build in Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 10/3/2013, 5:13 AM

MK Ariel Launches New Karnei Shomron Neighborhood

"Every neighborhood being built in Samaria helps lower housing prices. I am committed to building," says Housing Minister.Elad Benari, 8/29/2013, 4:16 AM

Samaria: Jews Confront IDF over Arab Workers

Residents of Yitzhar blocked IDF vehicles from entering because army insisted on employing Arab drivers.Arutz Sheva, 8/28/2013, 1:17 PM

Akunis: A Palestinian State? No Way

"I was against a Palestinian state in the past and am still against it today," Deputy Minister Ofir Akunis declares.Elad Benari, 8/27/2013, 6:13 AM

MKs: Construction Must Go On Despite Talks

"Building in Judea and Samaria is not an issue," declares Deputy Minister Ofir Akunis at dedication of new Shomron neighborhood.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 8/26/2013, 3:45 AM

Ariel: No to the Auschwitz Borders

Housing Minister Uri Ariel in the Shomron: Anyone who thinks that Israel will retreat to the pre-1967 borders is wrong.Elad Benari, 8/26/2013, 2:44 AM

Kerry: Israeli Construction Was Expected

U.S. Secretary of State says Israel's announcement of new construction was expected and should not interfere with talks.Elad Benari, 8/13/2013, 1:14 AM

World Criticizes Israel Over New Construction

The United States, Russia, Europe and the UN all slammed Israel over its plans to build new homes in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 8/13/2013, 12:14 AM

Minister Ariel: We'll Continue to Build

Housing Minister declares that Israel will continue to build in Jerusalem, noting that so far all he sees is "an audacious Arab Spring."Elad Benari, 8/12/2013, 3:47 AM

Erekat Slams Israel Over Construction

PLO negotiator claims that Israeli construction means that Israel is not serious about peace.Elad Benari, 8/9/2013, 4:43 AM

U.S.: 'Settlements' Are Illegitimate

United States says it disapproves of construction in Judea and Samaria, after Israel approves construction of more than 800 units.Elad Benari, 8/9/2013, 3:13 AM

Ariel: We're Not Promoting New Building Plans

Any construction in Judea and Samaria is based on plans that were approved long ago, emphasizes Housing Minister Uri Ariel.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/22/2013, 1:19 AM

Ban: 'Settlements' Undermine Hopes for Peace

UN leader Ban Ki-moon says he is "particularly trouble" by Israel's plans to increase construction in Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/14/2013, 11:02 PM

PA: Israel Destroying Kerry's Efforts

PLO negotiator accuses Israel of "destroying" John Kerry's peace efforts by building new homes in Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 5/31/2013, 5:15 AM

Israel to Build in Jerusalem, U.S. Angry

An official in the White House reacts angrily to news report that Israel approves construction of 300 new homes in Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 5/30/2013, 1:15 AM

'Israel Losing Support Because of Settlements'

British Foreign Secretary blames loss of support in Britain towards Israel on its construction in Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/24/2013, 10:33 PM

Danon: I Will Personally Ensure Construction

"Anyone who wants to legally promote building plans in Judea and Samaria can come to me," says Deputy Defense Minister.Elad Benari, 5/14/2013, 4:16 AM

U.S.: Beit El Construction is 'Counterproductive'

The U.S. says that Israel's approval of new homes in Beit El is "counterproductive to the cause of peace."Elad Benari, 5/10/2013, 5:43 AM

PA Fumes After New Beit El Construction Approved

The Palestinian Authority has expressed anger, once again, after Israel signed off on plans for 296 new homes in the town of Beit El.Elad Benari, 5/10/2013, 3:12 AM

Jerusalem Postpones E1-Related Discussion

A week before Obama’s visit, the city of Jerusalem has decided to postpone a meeting to discuss establishing a landfill adjacent to E1.Elad Benari, 3/13/2013, 4:16 AM

PA Slams Israel Over Beit El Construction

PA outraged over Israel’s approval of Beit El construction, says there will be no negotiations so long as 'settlements' continue.Elad Benari, 2/12/2013, 5:43 AM

Meridor: Limit Building to 'Settlement Blocs'

Israel should announce before Obama’s visit it will not build beyond the “settlement blocs”, says Deputy PM Dan Meridor.Elad Benari, Canada, 2/8/2013, 9:57 PM

New Homes in the Shomron - 100% Jewish Labor

Arutz Sheva visits two neighborhoods currently under construction in Kedumim. 60 new families will join the community in a few months.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 6/20/2012, 4:42 AM

Hague, Ashton Condemn Judea and Samaria Expansion

British Foreign Secretary Hague and EU foreign policy chief Ashton join those criticizing Israel for building in Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/9/2012, 12:31 AM

U.S. Condemns Israel Over Beit El Expansion

U.S. says "Israeli settlement activity undermines peace efforts" after PM Netanyahu announces 300 new homes for Beit El.Elad Benari, 6/7/2012, 5:42 AM