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Judea and Samaria (Shomron)

Peace Now: More Money to 'Settlements' in 2014

Far-left group claims Interior Ministry granted 3.5 times more money to Judea-Samaria in 2014. But could frozen funds be the cause?Shlomo Pitrikovsky and Tova Dvorin, 1/4/2015, 9:30 AM

Herzog: Shut Down Settlement Division

Labor leader promises to shut down government's operational arm in Judea-Samaria - abandoning needs of 389,000 people.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 1/3/2015, 9:55 PM

Father of Firebomb Victim Slams 'Flawed' IDF

Avner Shapira, father of 11-year-old critically wounded in firebomb attack, slams military for not doing enough to pursue terrorists.Yoni Kempinski, 12/26/2014, 10:21 AM

Fomer Advisor to Sa'ar to Run in Local Likud Race

Zahi Dickstein, who has been involved in several local councils, to run for #33 on Likud list; could be an MK with some political shifting.Orly Harari , 12/25/2014, 2:16 PM

Ten Terrorists Arrested Overnight

Bust in Shechem exposes weapons cache, terror cell; other arrests near Beit El, Hevron.Uzi Baruch, 12/25/2014, 8:33 AM

Report: Yaalon Behind Judea-Samaria Funds Transfer

Defense Minister allegedly changes tune on freeze over 1949 Armistice lines, urges to 'release funds' as soon as possible.Ido Ben-Porat, 12/8/2014, 11:10 AM

State Breaks Freeze on Funds for Judea-Samaria

Finance Committee, unburdened by Lapid, transfers overdue funds to Judea-Samaria regional councils; Yesh Atid labels it 'bribery.'Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 12/8/2014, 10:25 AM

Employers Cannot Discriminate Against 'Settlers'

Left livid after bill to apply Equal Employment Opportunities Act to place of residence is ratified into law.Ido Ben-Porat and Tova Dvorin, 12/2/2014, 8:54 AM

Judea-Samaria: More Funds Needed for Rock-Proofing

In an urgent letter to Lapid and Ya'alon, Council Heads called for additional funds for defensive car shields for unprotected residents.Shlomo Pyotrkovsky and Cynthia Blank, 11/27/2014, 11:42 AM

Judea-Samaria Residents Unhappy Over Bus Changes

Direct lines to Jerusalem hurt more than they help, residents say - forcing them to disembark in hotspots of Arab violence.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 11/12/2014, 5:48 PM

Ya'alon Defends Bus Ban on Arab Workers

Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon fires back at cries of 'racism' over proposed bus ban, notes that it is a legitimate security issue.Ido Ben-Porat, Tova Dvorin, 10/29/2014, 5:48 PM

AG Demands Clarification on Palestinian Bus Ban

Call for review over decision to bar section of the Palestinian population from Israeli-funded buses sparks fury from MK.Tova Dvorin, 10/27/2014, 8:25 PM

Ya'alon to Ban Palestinian Arab Workers from Buses

Sudden reversal of April 2013 decision may reduce terror, nearly one year after formal hearing on harassment and security issues.Uzi Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 10/26/2014, 9:11 AM

Tense Meetings over Construction Freeze

Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon meets with settlement leaders over regional issues. But is it too little, too late?Yishai Karov, Tova Dvorin, 10/13/2014, 3:47 PM

NGO Calls NYT Bluff on 'Occupied Land Annexation'

As the Times decries Israel's appropriation of 'occupied land', rights group Regavim explains why it follows Israeli and international law.Tova Dvorin, 9/4/2014, 8:21 PM

Efrat Mayor: Annexation New False Accusation

Mayor Oded Revivi slams mislabeling of Israel building on its own land as 'annexation,' pens letter to New York Times over misnomer.Yoni Kempinski, Tova Dvorin, 9/3/2014, 9:24 PM

Six Arrested as IDF Preps for Day of Rage

Crackdown on terror in Judea-Samaria continues, as day of pro-Hamas demonstrations looms ahead.Dalit Halevy, 8/15/2014, 9:48 AM

Hamas Terror Attack Foiled South of Hevron

Duvdevan special forces apprehend twelve terrorists in Judea-Samaria; at least one was planning a large-scale terror attack.Koby Finkler, Tova Dvorin, 8/13/2014, 7:48 AM

IDF Cracks Down on Terror Tunnels

Day 18: Senior official says IDF has 'completed' its predetermined objectives, is finishing the job; close watch on Judea-Samaria unrest.Koby Finkler, Tova Dvorin, 7/25/2014, 8:10 AM

Intifada Called Against 'Settlers'

'Youth group' for intifada, or terror war, releases instructions to vandalize, terrorize Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.Dalit Halevi, Tova Dvorin, 7/4/2014, 2:37 PM

'Moderate' Palestinian Leader Justifies Murder

Palestinian Authority MP Dr. Mustafa Barghouti blames Israel for the murder of three teens. 'They shouldn't have been there'.Tova Dvorin and Ari Soffer, 7/1/2014, 4:02 PM

New Community Dedicated in Wake of Teens' Murder

Givat Oz outpost, overlooking intersection where the boys were kidnapped, is the 'Zionist answer' to boys' murder, activists say.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/1/2014, 12:03 PM

Huckabee Denounces US Aid to PA After Unity Pact

Former governor expresses ongoing support for Operation Brothers' Keeper during Shomron visit, decries US attitude to Hamas.Uzi Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 6/25/2014, 3:55 PM

80 Hamas Members, Unity Gov't Officials

Large-scale crackdown on terrorists continues as IDF sweeps Judea and Samaria looking for three missing yeshiva students.Tova Dvorin and Coby Finkler, 6/15/2014, 9:03 AM

Sanctions on Palestinian Arabs Over Kidnapping

Fatah Hamas activists encourage Palestinians to cover up evidence of the boys' whereabouts - so Israel tries to get terrorists talking.Tova Dvorin, 6/15/2014, 7:54 AM

'We Want to See Yesh Atid Leave the Coalition'

Uri Ariel believes Jewish Home is gaining ground in the government, predicting to Arutz Sheva that coalition - and policy - changes await.Shimon Cohen and Tova Dvorin, 6/9/2014, 6:01 PM

Bennett: 'Keep Talking; We Will Act'

Jewish Home Chairman Naftali Bennett dismisses mudslinging over his sovereignty plan; warns, 'chase terrorism before it chases you.'Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 6/9/2014, 4:33 PM

PA to Appeal to UN Over Construction

PLO officials vow to go to the UN Security Council over Israel's commitment to build 1,500 new Jewish homes, calls move a 'grave violation.'AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/5/2014, 1:14 PM

Minister: Annexation will Spell End of Coalition

Yair Lapid says 'you cannot build infrastructure somewhere that won't be part of Israel.'Tova Dvorin, 5/27/2014, 2:53 PM

'It's Israel's Turn to Take Unilateral Steps'

After reports surface that Netanyahu's 'unilateral steps' indicates a land withdrawal, Naftali Bennett turns the phrase on its head.Tova Dvorin, 5/23/2014, 3:05 PM

Security Reinforcements Dispatched After Riots

Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria heavily guarded ahead of the funeral of Palestinian Arab terrorists.Uzi Baruch, 5/16/2014, 8:57 AM

MK Levin Presents Plan for Phased Sovereignty

Likud-Beytenu's Yariv Levin says the objective is full sovereignty but until then it is possible to promote legislation in phases.Shimon Cohen, 5/15/2014, 4:39 PM

Tzipi Livni's Obsession Against "Settlers"

This mystical promoter of “peace at all costs” has staked her political career on the suicidal concept of Israeli surrender of its most strategic and historic lands to an armed band of Islamic terrorists. David Rubin, former Shiloh Mayor, 5/9/2014, 1:01 PM

Judea-Samaria Leaders Honor Fallen on Memorial Day

Housing Minister, Binyamin Regional Council head connect Memorial Day with right to settle the entire Land of Israel.Ornit Etzer, 5/5/2014, 5:36 PM

Taglit-Birthright to Begin Visiting Judea-Samaria

Gush Etzion open to Birthright visitors in landmark move for Zionist outreach group.Tova Dvorin, 5/2/2014, 2:21 PM

More Demolitions in Revenge for Yitzhar Clashes?

Defense Minister allegedly announces intent to destroy all Jewish homes deemed as 'illegal' in Judea-Samaria - in revenge for 'violence.'Tova Dvorin, 4/23/2014, 9:05 AM

Over 3,000 Schoolchildren March in Samaria

Annual march, in memory of Rehavam Ze'evi, features famous musicians - and a love for the land.Yoni Kempinski, Tova Dvorin, 4/1/2014, 2:16 AM

Leftist MKs Under Fire for Pressuring Netanyahu

Idea to swap construction freeze for terrorist release sharply criticized, as official notes the request's 'suspicious' timing.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, 3/25/2014, 12:07 PM

Most Israelis Reject Land Withdrawals

Poll reveals majority of Israelis don't support land concessions, cannot relate to Abbas as a 'partner for peace'.Tova Dvorin, 3/24/2014, 4:06 PM

PM Reiterates Intent to Block Building Freeze

Prime Minister makes second statement in 72 hours noting that a construction freeze 'will do nothing' to advance talks.Tova Dvorin, 3/9/2014, 1:07 PM

Calls to End Community 'Screening Committees'

Activist Moshe Zar calls to cancel ‘screening committees’; says Judea, Samaria towns must be open to all.Maayana Miskin, 3/9/2014, 9:57 AM

Netanyahu Hints: Building Freeze Not on the Agenda

Prime Minister declares that 'nothing came' of previous building freezes; third indication this week that construction to continue.Tova Dvorin, 3/7/2014, 11:31 AM

'There is No Chance of a Palestinian State'

Housing and Construction Minister Uri Ariel says Netanyahu appears to be standing up to US pressure on 'framework for peace.'Tova Dvorin , 3/4/2014, 1:18 PM

Fourteen Terrorist Suspects Arrested Overnight

Charges range from throwing Molotov cocktails to carjacking as arrests nab terrorists across Israeli heartland.Tova Dvorin , 3/4/2014, 11:42 AM

Jump in Settlement Building 'is an Illusion'

Yesha Council says statistics showing tremendous growth in Judea, Samaria is simply the result of a building freeze in the previous year.Tova Dvorin, 3/3/2014, 10:49 PM

Statistics: Judea and Samaria Building Up 123.7%

Peace Now irked at the revelation, blames Netanyahu government; meanwhile, building is up all over Israel.Tova Dvorin, 3/3/2014, 6:33 PM

IDF Legal Advisory Biased against Jews?

MK Moti Yogev calls out state legal officials for refusing to enforce laws against illegal Arab building in Judea and Samaria.Tova Dvorin, 3/3/2014, 5:51 PM

Napoleon: A Modern-Day 'Messiah'?

Auction find reveals that the dictator drove to give full rights to French Jewry, fashion himself as the savior of Jewish life there.Tova Dvorin, 2/26/2014, 6:09 PM

'Public Opinion Will Prevent Another Withdrawal'

Ahead of Thursday's academic conference on the Disengagement, and in light of peace talks, experts note the power of the public eye.Tova Dvorin, 2/25/2014, 11:11 AM

Knesset Told: Settlements are Legal

Dr. Harel Arnon explains Judea and Samaria is not 'occupied territory' in the legal sense.Gil Ronen, 2/23/2014, 10:45 PM

Yeshiva Boys Succeed with Judea, Samaria Alert App

Yeshiva students create successful project giving Judea, Samaria residents information on attacks, crime in real time.Maayana Miskin, 2/20/2014, 5:48 PM

'We Heard a Boom, and the Windshield Shattered'

Palestinian Arab teenagers hurl stones at car full of women, small children; victim recounts the horror to Arutz Sheva.Tova Dvorin , 2/19/2014, 3:42 PM

Mahmoud Abbas Incites Against 'Settlers'

Speaking to Israeli students in Ramallah, PA chief accuses Jews in Judea and Samaria of 'murder', urges leftists to 'stop them'.Ari Soffer, Ramallah, 2/16/2014, 3:46 PM

The US Should Cut a Deal

The writer's own idea for a settlement with the PA. Ted Belman, 2/10/2014, 10:44 AM

Deputy Minister: Annex Judea, Samaria

Deputy Religions Minister Ben Dahan: 'This is our land – we were never ashamed of it.'Gil Ronen, 2/6/2014, 6:49 PM

Widow Horrified at Kerry's ‘No Murders’ Claim

Wife of stabbing victim horrified after US Sec. of State claims no Israelis were killed by terrorism last year.Maayana Miskin and Ari Soffer, 2/6/2014, 11:05 AM

Report: Netanyahu Willing to Concede 90%

PM reportedly willing to turn most of Judea, Samaria over to PA, expelling roughly 90,000 Jews from the region.Maayana Miskin, 2/6/2014, 10:03 AM