Thousands of units in Judea, Samaria to be approved in October

Housing projects, including 300 homes in Beit El and replacement neighborhood for Migron evictees, to be approved after holidays.Nitsan Keidar, 9/24/2017, 5:24 PM

Jewish construction in Jerusalem to be unfrozen

Thousands of units planned forJerusalem neighborhoods frozen during Obama administration set to be approved, Arab squatters to be evicted.David Rosenberg, 7/3/2017, 12:03 PM

'Netanyahu ordered freezing of the Jerusalem building plans'

Deputy mayor of Jerusalem says approval of 7,000 homes in Jerusalem came only after he told Likud ministers he would go public about freeze.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/22/2017, 10:55 PM

Beit El to petition High Court against Netanyahu

Head of Beit El council demonstration at Netanyahu's office on broken promises to build: 'He simply lied to us and we held back.'Mordechai Sones, 6/19/2017, 8:33 PM

'There will be no construction in Judea and Samaria soon'

Beit El Council head hears from PM that promise to build 300 housing units will take a long time, few building permits in the next 6 months.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/19/2017, 6:15 PM

'The commitment to Beit El will be fulfilled'

PM says promised plans to build 300 housing units in Beit El will be fulfilled 'as soon as possible.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/19/2017, 4:54 PM

'There never was a better government for settlement'

Prime Minister Netanyahu opens Likud meeting with reference to Judea Samaria protest against freeze policy.Mordechai Sones, 6/19/2017, 4:47 PM

'If we do not fight, we will get another 4 years of Obama'

Israelis called upon to protest outside PM's residence tonight against construction freeze in Judea and Samaria despite promises.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/19/2017, 3:39 PM

'Government halted construction projects in Jerusalem'

Detailed documents prove plans for 6,000 housing units were nixed thanks to quiet freeze.Chana Roberts, 6/19/2017, 9:03 AM

'There's almost no construction anywhere in Judea and Samaria'

Jewish Home minister claims de facto building freeze in place, calls on PM to end restrictions on construction.Eliran Aharon, 6/18/2017, 7:58 PM

'There is no freeze in Judea and Samaria'

Yesha Council head says PM is being cautious, but there is no building freeze, and that the Amona replacement is moving along.Eliran Aharon, 6/14/2017, 9:48 PM

Beit El embarks on struggle for construction

Head of Beit El council announces intention to embark on public struggle after PM 'pushed Beit El into corner'.Mordechai Sones, 6/11/2017, 1:13 PM

'Defense Minister's numbers are wrong'

Samaria leader Yossi Dagan says Liberman's numbers are wrong, insists government stop de facto building freeze.Ido Ben Porat, 6/11/2017, 12:08 PM

Watch Netanyahu's unfulfilled promise

PM makes clear in meeting with Judea and Samaria mayors that he will not implement promise of 300 Beit El housing units any time soon.Mordechai Sones, 6/8/2017, 2:55 PM

Will Abbas surrender freeze?

Advisor to PA chairman says Abbas willing to cede building freeze as precondition for opening negotiations, contrary to previous position.Mordechai Sones, 6/8/2017, 11:28 AM

'We are waiting for the renewal of construction in Yesha'

Head of Samaria Regional Council discusses lack of construction in Judea and Samaria with PM, hopes for construction renewal soon.Hezki Baruch, 6/6/2017, 4:44 PM

'In ten years not one house has been built'

Beit El council head fed up with quiet construction freeze: 'Not even one new home listed.'Mordechai Sones, 6/5/2017, 6:19 PM

How many illegal Arab homes have been ignored?

Jewish Home MK says he'll convene urgent meeting to deal with illegal Arab building spree.Hezki Baruch, 6/4/2017, 8:28 AM

'Netanyahu is voluntarily freezing construction'

Shomron Regional Council head: Likud should replace Netanyahu if he continues to voluntarily freeze construction in Judea and Samaria.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 6/2/2017, 8:15 PM

Is there a quiet construction freeze in Jerusalem?

Only 171 housing units built in capital since the beginning of the year. Has the quiet freeze of the Obama years continued?Shimon Cohen, 5/21/2017, 5:40 PM

Report: Trump to ask for 'settlement curb' during visit

US official says President Trump will reiterate request that Israel 'hold back on settlements' during his first visit next week.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/18/2017, 10:58 PM

US Ambassador: There's no demand for a building freeze

New US Ambassador to Israel says Trump is coming to Israel with no 'pre-prepared plan or road map.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/17/2017, 9:13 AM

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