Judea and Samaria (Shomron)

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 from Samaria 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

Top Labor Candidate: 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

Report: PA Offers Way Out of ICC Bid - and Ultimatum

PA would withdraw war crimes suit in ICC if Israel stops building 'settlements,' official says - and if not, halt security coordination.Tova Dvorin, 1/18/2015, 9:45 AM

PA Formally Recognizes ICC Jurisdiction for Gaza War

In latest move to file war crimes charges against Israel, PA accepts Hague's jurisdiction for Operation Protective Edge.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/6/2015, 8:06 AM

Peace Now: Gov't Gave 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 Government's 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

'Treating Firebombers as Criminals is Fundamentally Flawed'

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 as Likud Leader for Judea-Samaria

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: Ya'alon Behind Transfer of Frozen Funds to Judea-Samaria

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; Yesh Atid Livid

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

Approved: 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 Leaders Urge More Funds for Rock-Proofing Cars

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 Say Bus Changes Put Them in Harm's Way

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 Amid 'Racism' Charges

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 Judea-Samaria 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

Empty Promises, 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 'Annexation of Occupied Land'

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 is New False Accusation Against Israel

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 Terrorists 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, Judea-Samaria Rioting

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

Instructions Released for Terror 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 of Three Teens

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 Jewish Community Dedicated in Wake of Boys' 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 Following 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

IDF Arrests 80 Hamas Members, Unity Government 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

Hamas, Fatah Encourage Hevron Locals to Impede IDF Search

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 Dismisses Criticism: '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 Israeli 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 Threatens Annexation Move 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 'Nakba Day' 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 Over Judea-Samaria

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

'Settling the Land of Israel the Answer to Terrorism'

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 and Samaria

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

Wide-Scale Demolitions Planned 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 Not in Favor of Withdrawal from Judea and Samaria

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

Netanyahu Reiterates Intent to Block Construction 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 'Screening Committees' in Judea-Samaria Towns

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 Government's 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, Says Yesha Council

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

Officials: IDF Judea, Samaria 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 Key to Keeping Judea and Samaria, Experts Say

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 Students Succeed with Judea, Samaria Threat 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