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Judea and Samaria (Shomron)

'Unity gov't opportunity for dramatic change'

Opposition leader joining government now to pressure Netanyahu to make 'drastic' changes to his policies, recordings reveal.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/15/2016, 9:38 PM

Danon: PA, not Israel, rejecting peace talks

Israel on alert amid possibility of French-brokered talks, but note lack of leadership purely on PA side.Tova Dvorin, 5/2/2016, 2:07 PM

Bennett: Likud against Jews in Judea-Samaria

Jewish Home chairman implies his party the only one to support full sovereignty in the region, despite alleged right-wing government.Michal Levi, 5/2/2016, 10:06 AM

Ben-Dahan: Judea-Samaria next for full sovereignty

Deputy Defense Minister says Netanyahu's Golan Heights speech could mark a preemptive step toward full Israeli law in Judea-Samaria.Shimon Cohen, 4/17/2016, 2:13 PM

Amona residents launch campaign to save community

'Domino effect' of evictions could see thousands evicted from their homes across Judea-Samaria, residents warn.Uzi Baruch, 4/17/2016, 11:53 AM

EU 'deeply concerned' over Israeli security fence

EU claims the fence will harm Palestinian Arabs' livelihood.Arutz Sheva staff, 4/15/2016, 1:41 PM

Minister: Judea-Samaria aid not enough

Comprehensive aid package 'does not provide for the residents' needs,' Haim Katz states, including self-defense and coping skills.Shimon Cohen, 4/10/2016, 9:07 AM

MK: Local leaders enable construction freeze

Jewish Home MK says continued support for Likud among Judea and Samaria leaders emboldens Netanyahu to keep freezing.Tova Dvorin, 4/6/2016, 3:48 PM

'UTJ forgot it's part of the coalition'

Jewish Home MK refuses to vote on budgetary issues after MK Moshe Gafni scraps needs of Judea-Samaria, Gaza belt from agenda.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/15/2015, 1:33 PM

Hanukkah where Jewish presence in Samaria began

Samaria leaders gather to mark 40 years since Jews returned to the region, vow to reach one million people by 2035.Yoni Kempinski, 12/14/2015, 8:52 AM

4 IDF battalions to reinforce Judea-Samaria

Two reserve units, two regular IDF units to be deployed at the beginning of 2016, in first call-up since terror wave began.Tova Dvorin, 12/13/2015, 9:33 PM

Huckabee formally rejects the 'two-state solution'

'The US needs to finally make a definitive statement that we know who our peace partner in the Middle East is, and it is Israel.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/4/2015, 12:21 PM

Minister pushes plan to close off Hevron

Science Minister Ofir Akunis says preventing Palestinians from leaving Hevron could be a significant step in fighting terror.Shimon Cohen, 11/23/2015, 10:05 PM

Jewish Home behind Jerusalem building thaw

Naftali Bennett, Uri Ariel presented ultimatum to Netanyahu, Arutz Sheva has learned - to lift freeze in exchange for vote on budget.Hezki Baruch, 11/18/2015, 2:23 PM

Hungary rejects EU 'settlement labeling' plan

Hungarian FM meets with Netanyahu, rejects labeling as 'inefficient and illogical.'Tova Dvorin, 11/16/2015, 6:53 PM

MKs boycott EU in response to labeling decision

Two Jewish Home MKs exchange their cars in tit-for-tat move against EU discrimination.Tova Dvorin, 11/13/2015, 11:46 AM

Judea-Samaria businesses defiant against labelling

Psagot winery owner tells Arutz Sheva why businesses will drive to sell more to flaunt the EU's labels - and why he predicts success.Eliran Aharon , 11/13/2015, 10:51 AM

Exposé: Netanyahu governments have built the least

Building in Judea-Samaria just over 1/4 of what it was under Ehud Barak, and half of figures under Ariel Sharon.Ido Ben-Porat, 11/3/2015, 11:50 AM

Foreign Ministry cadets headed to Samaria

Changes to Foreign Ministry cadet course will enable future ambassadors to better defend Israel in the international sphere.Nitsan Keidar, 11/1/2015, 9:18 AM

Poll: 50% of Israelis against building freezes

Puzzling poll reveals 55% of Israelis believe 'settlers' are 'an obstacle for peace,' but similar number against building freeze.Tova Dvorin, 11/1/2015, 7:44 AM

Public Protest Called for PM's Residence Tuesday

Judea-Samaria regional leaders call on public to protest wave of terror this week, ignore calls to dismantle protest vigil.Uzi Baruch, 10/11/2015, 2:54 PM

UK FM: End of 'Israeli Occupation' Long Overdue

Hammond equates Arab terrorists and 'Israeli settlers,' demands end to Jewish presence in Judea and Samaria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/9/2015, 1:41 PM

Building Should Not be a Response to Arab Terror

Achieving peace with our Palestinian neighbors has never been about land. David Friedman, 10/8/2015, 9:51 AM

French Embassy Shuns Judea-Samaria Leaders

Judea-Samaria mayors disinvited from Legion Award ceremony in Yafo. Officials: they never would have done this when Liberman was FM.Hezki Baruch, 10/7/2015, 9:49 PM

Ya'alon Insists: IDF Can Handle Terror Spike

Defense Minister tells ministers to stop 'hyperventilating,' insists situation is safer than before Defensive Shield in 2002.Yoni Kempinski, 10/6/2015, 2:03 PM

'We Will Return to Northern Samaria'

Three hundred people return to Homesh over Simchat Torah and bring joy back to the ruins of a once-thriving community.Ido Ben-Porat, 10/6/2015, 9:18 AM

Netanyahu, Cabinet Pass Anti-Terror Measures

Security reinforcements, new roads, and new laws. 'We will defeat terror, as we have done in the past,' the Prime Minister warns.Hezki Baruch, 10/6/2015, 7:30 AM

Rabbi Druckman: Murders Can't Happen Again

Bnei Akiva chairman says Henkin murders have crossed a red line; Israel must have full sovereignty over Judea-Samaria.Haim Lev, 10/2/2015, 3:44 PM

MK Demands 'Arabs Must Learn from History'

Jewish Home MK Yinon Magal visits murder scene, notes that Israel withdrawing from Judea-Samaria will only give rise to a terror state.Uzi Baruch, 10/2/2015, 2:46 PM

IDF Runs Terror Drill in Northern Samaria

Complex shooting incident staged to train soldiers to know what to do in 'lone wolf' attacks. Commander: we need constant vigilance.Ido Ben-Porat, 8/31/2015, 9:59 PM

Hamas Refuses Aid over 'Settlement' Origins

Gaza proudly stops shipment of Israel-made doors for Palestinian civilian homes, claiming aid 'exploits' situation.Dalit Halevi, 8/28/2015, 4:54 PM

Rivlin: 'Our Right to this Land is a Basic Fact'

Israeli President defends Israel's rights to Biblical heartland as 'fact' - not 'political debate.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/24/2015, 4:41 PM

Washington's Double Standards for Illegal Building

White House 'troubled' by Israel demolishing 40 illegal Palestinian homes - in light of 'settler construction' in the same area.Tova Dvorin, 8/21/2015, 4:00 PM

Former ISA Chief Calls to Segregate Roads

Avi Dichter says separating roads between Israelis, Palestinians the only way to prevent terror attacks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/16/2015, 11:50 AM

Security Guard Arrested for Carrying Legal Firearm

Legal rights group Honenu denounces 'scandalous' arrest of emergency response team trainee, says 'incitement' to blame.Yishai Karov, 8/9/2015, 4:08 PM

No Chances: Security Reinforced in Judea-Samaria

IDF, Border Police reinforcements deployed throughout Judea and Samaria over the weekend after dozens of rock-throwing attacks.Koby Finkler, 8/9/2015, 9:29 AM

PA Militia to Protect Against 'Settler Attacks'

Fatah movement in Qalqilya establishes militia force to protect against 'settlers' after arson attack in Duma.Dalit Halevi, 8/8/2015, 11:11 PM

Minister Urges Judea-Samaria: Don't Stop Building

Demolitions aside, ministers trying to stop the de facto building freeze, Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel tells Arutz Sheva.Benny Toker, 8/7/2015, 10:23 AM

UN: Beit El Housing 'An Impediment to Peace'

UN's Ban Ki-Moon decries approval of 300 homes in Beit El, 504 in Jerusalem, urges 'accountability.'Tova Dvorin, 7/29/2015, 9:53 PM

Progress in Fight Against Beit El Demolition Plans

Civil Administration approves validation papers for homes slated to be destroyed - but will it be enough?Shlomo Pitrikovksky, 7/22/2015, 3:53 PM

Facebook Redraws Israel's Borders

New advertising settings place Judea-Samaria, parts of Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights as 'outside Israel,' according to Israeli media.Tova Dvorin, 7/19/2015, 4:41 PM

'Their Hatred For Us Bends the Nations' Views'

Prominent Religious Zionist rabbi tells Arutz Sheva that Israel must stand up and ignore international pressure to gain the world's respect.Hezki Baruch, 7/18/2015, 11:40 PM

MK: Cancel Oslo, Make PA a Regional Council

Likud MK Mickey Zohar outlines an action plan to Arutz Sheva that involves annexing Judea-Samaria - and Israel looking out for itself.Shimon Cohen, 7/14/2015, 9:19 AM

Netanyahu Refuses to Expand Judea and Samaria

Prime Minister admits in heated confrontation with the mayor of Beit El that he will not keep campaign promises to build more houses.Uzi Baruch, 7/13/2015, 7:25 PM

Academics Urge to Clarify 'Settlements' Misnomer

Professors call on Deputy FM Hotovely to release formal response clarifying Israel's legal presence in Judea-Samaria.Uzi Baruch, 7/3/2015, 9:30 AM

IDF to Act 'Firmly and Decisively' Against Terror

Defense Minister meets with IDF generals in Judea-Samaria over recent attacks, notes Ramadan 'fans the flames' against West.Uzi Baruch, 7/1/2015, 9:50 PM

Poll: 71% Believe World Has Bias Against Israel

The majority of Israelis believe global community has double-standards regarding Israel, supports Judea-Samaria regardless.Tova Dvorin, 6/9/2015, 9:01 AM

Two Homes Demolished in Givat Ronen

Samaria Regional Council livid over demolitions, arrests; say authorities guilty of selectively enforcing law.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, 6/2/2015, 10:12 AM

Peace Talks: 'Dangerous' or Expected?

Ministers face off over rumors that Netanyahu plans to revive peace talks, discuss 'settlement blocs' with PA.Tova Dvorin, 5/26/2015, 9:26 AM

Hazan to Netanyahu: Don't Treat Me Like a Child

The Knesset's youngest MK pushes back against resistance to putting Judea-Samaria bus regulation plan back on the table.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 5/25/2015, 7:19 PM

Videos Show Why Samaria Jews Want Separate Buses

Rosa Parks has nothing to do with it. Videos illustrate that Arab laborers fill up the bus, leaving Jews no transport solution.Gil Ronen, 5/20/2015, 9:18 PM

A Message to Tuvia Tenenbom

What you didn't learn, dear Tuvia, when you were here, is that if we are anything, we are the most stubborn and the most determined. Paula R. Stern, 4/13/2015, 9:40 AM

IDF Gearing Up for Conflict in Judea, Samaria

Israel's freezing of 2.5B NIS in PA tax revenues could lead to violence, IDF estimates. Terror activity on the rise.Gil Ronen, 3/24/2015, 8:34 AM

Enough Backstabbing, Juan Williams and Mr. Obama

Juan Williams should check his facts before speaking on national media. Jack Engelhard, 3/22/2015, 8:21 AM

Twin Terror Cells Busted in Judea-Samaria

ISA, IDF uncover weapons caches, plans for multiple attacks by members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.Koby Finkler and Tova Dvorin, 2/26/2015, 5:03 PM

18 Year-Old Banned For Opposing Demolition

Police push for 60-day ban, allegedly as 'punishment' for defendant choosing hearing; Jerusalem judge reduces sentence.Ornit Etzer, 2/23/2015, 4:54 PM

Yadlin: Pay 'Settlers' to Leave Judea-Samaria

Labor Defense Minister candidate Amos Yadlin pushes incentive plan for 'settlers,' says Israel must repeatedly try for peace deal with PA.Nir Har-Zahav and Tova Dvorin, 1/24/2015, 6:53 PM