Arab states offer improved relations for Israeli concessions

Offer includes lifting on restrictions on airspace and telecommunications links in exchange for construction freeze and other concessions.JTA, 5/16/2017, 7:36 PM

Erekat 'hopes' Israel will halt construction

Senior PLO official hopes Israel will halt construction in Judea and Samaria but does not make that a condition for talks.Elad Benari, 5/15/2017, 6:05 AM

'There is no freeze. We will build in Judea and Samaria'

Deputy Defense Minister says even with Cabinet restrictions, construction in Judea and Samaria will be greater than previous 8 years.Shimon Cohen, 4/4/2017, 5:10 PM

'Israel needs new leadership'

PM's brother-in-law says Netanyahu must build in Judea and Samaria - or be replaced.Benny Toker, 4/2/2017, 10:43 PM

'There is no building freeze; this is a breakthrough'

Yesha leader hails PM's new building directives as a 'breakthrough' for the settlement movement.Eliran Aharon, 4/2/2017, 8:42 PM

Over 240 acres in Samaria declared state land

Knesset lobby pushes government to reject any restrictions on construction in Judea and Samaria proposed by the Trump administration.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/30/2017, 10:59 PM

Trump asked Israel to stop building outside 'blocs'

Trump envoy Jason Greenblatt asked Israel to cease building in communities located outside so-called “settlement blocs”, sources say.Elad Benari, 3/23/2017, 3:16 AM

'Netanyahu approved construction - then froze it'

Jewish Home minister says Prime Minister behind building freeze. Prime Minister's office denies claims.Hezki Baruch, 3/9/2017, 6:06 PM

'We will not remain silent if freeze continues'

Chairman of Likud National Headquarters hopes to see new construction in Judea and Samaria.Benny Tocker, 3/9/2017, 2:16 AM

PM's office: Building freeze report is false

PM's office strongly denies Arutz Sheva report that Netanyahu instructed a freeze on thousands units in Yesha he had approved.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/8/2017, 4:38 PM

Israeli government approves 671 new homes in Jerusalem

Israeli government approves new homes in Jerusalem, mayor says he hopes pressure from US has ended.Yedidya Ben-Or, 1/22/2017, 1:16 PM

Jerusalem Building Committee delays approval of new units

Jerusalem Building Committee delays meeting to approve new units, chairman says delay is at PM Netanyahu's request.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/28/2016, 1:16 PM

1,440 new housing units to be built in Jerusalem

Building committee announces 1,440 new housing units in Ramat Shlomo.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/20/2016, 2:24 PM

MK Dichter: End the freeze and start building

Likud MK says now is the time to resume construction in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem in the wake of Trump's election.Hezki Baruch, 11/13/2016, 4:52 AM

Government isn't building homes

Samaria Council Head criticizes government, says no current building projects thanks to current coalition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/20/2016, 4:30 PM

Netanyahu's office denies he agreed to construction freeze

Prime Minister's Office categorically denies reports that Netanyahu agreed to a quiet construction freeze in Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/16/2016, 5:51 PM

MK Lavie: State should take responsibility for wounded soldier

MK Lavie calls on Defense Ministry to cut red tape and build ramp so that wounded soldier can finally go home.Gary Willig, 10/10/2016, 1:12 AM

Report: Abu Mazen boycotting Middle East Quartet

It seems the PA can't take the heat: in wake of accusations levelled in the Quartet report, Abbas calls for the boycott of Mid-East Quartet.Rachel Kaplan, 7/5/2016, 11:41 AM

Mayor Barkat: Government 'forced a building freeze on Jerusalem'

Jerusalem Mayor marks Jerusalem Day by praising residents for 'coping' with terror wave, accuses govt. of Jewish construction freeze.Hezki Baruch, 6/3/2016, 1:35 PM

Housing Minister: Government isn't building in Judea and Samaria

Construction and Housing Minister Yoav Galant admits the government’s policy is not to build in Judea and Samaria.Ben Ariel, 5/30/2016, 6:12 AM

Report: Netanyahu and Herzog have agreed on construction freeze

Channel 10 News reveals that Netanyahu and Herzog are drafting an announcement on a freeze on construction in Judea and Samaria.Ben Ariel, 5/16/2016, 3:14 AM

Herzog demands official building freeze in Judea and Samaria

Negotiations to expand coalition gaining momentum as Herzog looks to win over support within party, extract concessions from Netanyahu.David Rosenberg, 5/15/2016, 11:19 AM

Revealed: When Clinton tried to quash 'right-wing Israel'

New book exposes how Livni refused Clinton's 2009 demand she join unity government, and Clinton's tensions with 'f***ing Bibi.'Ari Yashar, 5/4/2016, 11:21 AM

Netanyahu 'admits he opposes the settlements'

Livni applauds as PM rejects reports of building approval for over 200 new homes in Judea-Samaria, saying it isn't new construction.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/14/2016, 1:59 PM

'Historic opportunity' for Judea and Samaria communities

Local councilman sees 'historic opportunity' for growing Jewish presence in Judea and Samaria - despite the ongoing building freeze.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/13/2016, 9:18 PM

Ministers and marriage?

While on a tour, Minister of Tourism and Samaria Regional Council Head helped a groom-to-be propose to his sweetheart.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/6/2016, 3:37 PM

'It's not a building freeze, it's an eviction'

Ma'ale Adumim children grow up, want to build homes but can't. 'Our youths are being evicted,' says Mayor Benny Casriel.Uzi Baruch, 2/9/2016, 3:49 PM

'The thin line between criminals and terrorists'

Nighttime raid arrests Arabs who robbed Jewish farmers; IDF commander warns 'today's thief is tomorrow's murderer.'Ido Ben-Porat, 2/5/2016, 11:30 AM

Judea and Samaria Council leaders are tired of empty promises

Judea, Samaria council heads call on Knesset members to support coalition only if construction freeze ceases.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/11/2016, 8:49 AM

Martin Indyk's selective amnesia

He only forgets Israel's concessions and Arab intransigence. Benyamin Korn, 11/19/2015, 8:30 AM

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

Government approves 1,500 new units for Jews in Jerusalem

Netanyahu personally approves 500 units for completion, and another 1,000 on the way, in Ramat Shlomo.Tova Dvorin, 11/17/2015, 10:21 AM

'Bibi freezes and Bennett is silent'

Leaders of Judea-Samaria towns warn that by silently going along with PM's building freeze, Jewish Home not meeting needs of constituents.Cynthia Blank, 11/12/2015, 12:42 PM

Bennett supports Temple Mount Jewish prayer ban

Bennett: 'I'm for preserving status quo, now it is correct not to allow Jews to pray,' says Jewish construction is ongoing.Hezki Baruch, 11/9/2015, 10:57 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

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

Why are we fighting and what is our best response?

Building is the right response to terror, but not just building houses. Gabriel Goldenberg , 10/30/2015, 3:50 PM

Stop the 'soft' building freeze, MKs and Yesha officials demand

Jewish Home MKs and heads of local authorities demand Naftali Bennett 'take action' against lack of construction in Judea-Samaria.Hezki Baruch, 10/29/2015, 8:58 AM

Netanyahu: There is no Building Freeze

In visit to Gaza region, PM says Hamas 'got the message' and IDF is in control, denies he has been freezing 'settlements.'Hezki Baruch, 10/20/2015, 6:29 PM

Netanyahu: We Guard Islamic Sites Better than Arabs Do

Prime Minister says construction in Judea and Samaria is down – to disprove Arab claims.Yoni Kempinski, 10/20/2015, 11:30 AM

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

Jewish Home MK: Let's Force Netanyahu to Get Tough on Terror

MK Bezalel Smotrich wants his faction to strong-arm Netanyahu into undoing construction freeze.Benny Toker, 10/7/2015, 9:17 AM

US Denies Reports it Threatened Israel

State Dept. says reports that Obama caused Netanyahu to fold on Judea-Samaria construction with veto threat are 'false.'Nitsan Keidar, 10/7/2015, 9:13 AM

Judea-Samaria Heads: Netanyahu Gave Us No Answers

Regional council heads complain after meeting with PM that he refused demands of the public in folding to Obama's pressure not to build.Yoni Kempinski, 10/7/2015, 7:30 AM

How Should Israel Deal With Abbas-Inspired Depravity?

The answer to aggression from the Arabs who call themselves Palestinians is to act in ways that make their violence and blood-lust counter-productive. Victor Sharpe, 10/1/2015, 5:49 AM

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

Minister: We Won't Sit Still for De Facto Building Freeze

Uri Ariel confirmed what many Israelis fear - that there is a de facto, if not de jure, building freeze in Judea and Samaria.Yaakov Levi, 7/20/2015, 1:14 AM

Netanyahu Reveals Abbas's Building Freeze 'Trick'

PM opens up about covert construction freeze, saying in secret meetings Abbas demanded continuation of the non-official 'gesture.'Ari Yashar, 6/9/2015, 10:58 PM

US, EU Condemn 'Illegal' Building in Jerusalem

Plans released to build 900 homes in Ramat Shlomo. EU, US condemn 'illegal' and 'disappointing' move.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/9/2015, 9:14 PM

New Government to Legalize Jewish Buildings in Judea-Samaria

Coalition deal between Likud and Jewish Home establishes team to arrange legality of buildings and neighborhoods.Reut Hadar, Ari Yashar, 5/8/2015, 11:39 AM

Peace Now: Jerusalem Building 'G-d Forbid' a Sign of the Future

Radical leftist group laments tenders on 77 new homes in northern Jerusalem, saying it indicates coalition govt. will 'prevent peace.'Ari Yashar, 4/27/2015, 11:13 AM

UN Envoy Says Security Council can Force 'Peace Framework'

In ironic call given freeze now in place, envoy Serry says Jewish construction 'kills possibility of peace' in his very last report.Ari Yashar, 3/26/2015, 6:01 PM

Leftist NGO Head: Freeze Meant for Arab Capital in Jerusalem

Har Homa plan cancellation is a fold to Obama pressure, says NGO director, appraising building freeze in capital as 'remarkable.'Ari Yashar, 3/25/2015, 6:55 PM

Another Freeze? Meetings for 1,500 Units in Jerusalem Cancelled

'Master plan' to build new neighborhood in Har Homa put on hold 'for no reason' - while plans for Arab neighborhoods kept on the agenda.Tova Dvorin, 3/25/2015, 12:56 PM

Min. Ariel Snipes at PM over Broken Promises

One week from the elections, Jewish Home minister launches attack on Netanyahu over building freeze.Gil Ronen, 3/10/2015, 8:43 AM

The Solution to the Housing Crisis Lies in Samaria

The housing crisis has a clear solution.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 3/8/2015, 6:46 PM

'The Settlement Floodgates Have Opened'

Radical NGO reports government announced 450 new homes in Judea-Samaria region 'for elections'; PLO calls it a 'war crime.'Ari Yashar, 1/30/2015, 11:17 AM