Judea and Samaria (Shomron)

How much does the occupation cost us?

Read carefully and you may realize that the word 'occupation' is being misused in leftist circles. Yehezkel Laing, 8/30/2017, 6:17 AM

Where did the town of Kida disappear to?

Leftist US official says Israel forgot to put a town on its map.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/3/2017, 11:05 AM

Jordan condemns decision to build new Jewish town

Jordanian government condemns Israel's decision to build while fanning flames of terror and extremism.Dalit Halevi, 4/1/2017, 11:35 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

French court ruling: Israeli presence in the 'West Bank' is legal

An unpublicized earthshaking ruling made by a French court in 2013 turns the entire Judea and Samaria issue on its head. Ezequiel Doiny, 1/31/2017, 10:38 PM

Falsehoods and more falsehoods, part II

Countering the lies the world hears and believes about Judea and Samaria. Rachel Neuwirth, 1/11/2017, 12:42 AM

Debunking the "Occupied Territories"

Why the US deems it crucial to consider Judea and Samaria occupied - when they are not. Andi Pacurar, 8/19/2016, 9:58 AM

INTO THE FRAY: Imbecility squared – Part 1

“Commanders for Israel’s Security” are a group I would much rather respect than ridicule, but drivel is drivel, even when it comes from men with an illustrious past and an accumulated 6000 years of security experience.Dr. Martin Sherman, 6/10/2016, 8:44 AM

'Ya'alon did a great deal of damage to Judea-Samaria'

Binyamin Regional Council member calls out Yesha Council for acting as if Ya'alon helped Jews in the region.Refael Levi, 5/22/2016, 1:54 PM

Could Jewish Home control Judea-Samaria?

Original coalition agreements gave Deputy Defense Minister Ben-Dahan control over Civil Administration; Ya'alon ignored them.Tova Dvorin, 5/20/2016, 9:28 AM

Herzog: Unity government 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 Jewish presence 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 to cope with terror

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

'Likud freezes construction - and Yesha leaders vote for them!'

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

Watch: 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

IDF to call up 4 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 'settlement' 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 business owners defiant against EU 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

British 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 Slew of 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

Religious Zionist Leader Urges: 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 Reconstruction 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 Judea and Samaria 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

US Presents Double Standards for Illegal Construction

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

Absurd: 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

Fatah Forms 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 Not to Give Up on 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 Accords, 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 Gov't: Make Israel's Legal Case for Judea-Samaria

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

Ya'alon Threatens to Act 'Firmly and Decisively' to Fight 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