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'We Must Keep Building'

Ground-breaking for permanent buildings of murdered teens' yeshiva emphasizes importance of building in Judea and Samaria, leaders say.Yoni Kempinski, Tova Dvorin, 10/14/2014, 9:18 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

Ariel Calls for Covert Building Freeze End Again

Jewish Home housing minister officially recognizes covert freeze on Jewish building, repeats May promises to end it.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/13/2014, 12:14 PM

2,610 New Buildings in Jewish Areas of Jerusalem

Peace Now, PA cry foul at building tender approval in capital - and accuse Israel of 'stealing land' despite de facto building freeze.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/1/2014, 8:13 PM

Housing Crisis Deepens as Building Remains Frozen

Apartment prices jump 4.4% in second quarter of 2014 - price of new apartments up 13% - as Netanyahu's construction freeze continues.Ari Yashar, 10/1/2014, 3:15 PM

New Samaria Homes Announced Amid 'Covert Freeze'

Bids published on 283 new housing units in Elkana, as regional leaders note Netanyahu quietly stopping actual building on such plans.Ari Yashar, 9/5/2014, 12:46 PM

'I'm Sick of Bibi's Empty Building Declarations'

Nationalist Dr. Bacharach joins leftist criticism of state land declaration, calls for end to 'performances,' adoption of Levy report.Yishai Karov, Ari Yashar, 9/5/2014, 10:18 AM

Netanyahu Charged with 'Covert' Freeze on Building

Yesha Council head Avi Roeh calls out Netanyahu for bringing Judea Samaria to a standstill, Jewish Home Likud MKs for silence.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 9/2/2014, 2:16 PM

Judea Samaria Leaders Slam Netanyahu's Freeze

Regional heads vow a large public campaign if PM doesn't stop de facto building freeze, nipping in the bud all local development.Ari Yashar, 9/2/2014, 9:02 AM

Netanyahu Canned Building Plans Under US Pressure

Officials say PM folded, reversed plans for 2,500 housing units in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria in response to teens' murder.Ari Yashar, 9/1/2014, 3:59 PM

Let Them All Protest -This Land is Ours

So the world makes noises when we build. So what? Ronn Torossian, 6/7/2014, 11:42 PM

Clinton Calls Obama's Building Freeze a 'Mistake'

Hillary Clinton says 2009 Judea Samaria construction freeze pushed on Netanyahu was 'one mistake of many' in new memoir.Ari Yashar, 6/7/2014, 10:25 PM

UN Joins Condemnation of Israel

Ban Ki-Moon adds his criticism of new construction to that of US, EU, slams 'unilateral actions' despite approving PA unilateral moves.Ari Yashar, 6/5/2014, 10:32 PM

EU Tells Israel to 'Reverse' Construction Plans

EU 'deeply disappointed' by plans for 3,300 new housing units in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem, threatens 'isolation and damage to Israel.'Ari Yashar, 6/5/2014, 8:37 PM

Netanyahu Admits to Freezing Construction

In reported meeting with Judea Samaria leaders, PM says US 'not one brick' demand led him to cancel planning, but didn't know consequences.Ari Yashar, 5/30/2014, 7:55 AM

Ariel: No More Construction Freezes

Housing Minister declares that there will never be another construction freeze in Jerusalem or Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 5/28/2014, 1:16 AM

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

2013 a Record Year for Jerusalem Construction

Housing minister, Jerusalem mayor say 4,000 apartments are in construction in the capital at this moment.Hezki Baruch, Gil Ronen, 5/15/2014, 5:50 PM

Israel Must Continue to Build East of the Green Line.

Israel, by not conceding her right to build, is pursuing her rights - according to her narrative. Ted Belman, 5/12/2014, 1:47 PM

Minister Ariel Up in Arms Over PM's New Freeze

Prime Minister Netanyahu imposed a building freeze in Judea and Samaria after talks with the PA fell apart several weeks ago.Yaakov Levi, 5/4/2014, 9:08 PM

Yesha Leaders: Netanyahu Harming Our Future

Heads of Judea and Samaria communities write Netanyahu that he has hurt the region more than any leftist government.Ido Ben Porat, 5/2/2014, 4:42 AM

'Stop Punishing Judea and Samaria'

Yesha Council officials say they wish Peace Now building report was true, claim PM is 'punishing' Jewish communities for PA-Hamas pact.Tova Dvorin, 4/29/2014, 2:20 PM

Illegal Buildings On IDF Firing Range Demolished

Illegal buildings east of Shechem demolished, just hours after construction freeze rumors surface.Orly Harari, 4/29/2014, 12:17 PM

Judea & Samaria Housing Tenders Quadrupled

Peace Now report says new building tenders in Judea and Samaria shot up during 'peace talks.' Yesha Council says the report is false.Tova Dvorin, 4/29/2014, 10:21 AM

Netanyahu Blocking New Construction, Say Mayors

PM cancels building tender hearing Tuesday, prompting frustrated mayors to accuse him of folding to US pressure.Tova Dvorin, 4/29/2014, 8:40 AM

'PA Can Have Peace with Israel or Hamas; Not Both'

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu sharply criticizes PA, Abbas Wednesday for demanding more construction freezes.Tova Dvorin, 4/23/2014, 11:29 AM

'Free Murderers So Enemies Will Talk To Us?'

Chairman of Bnei Akiva notes that deal to free more terrorists, enact building freeze, 'would hurt our people the most.'Hezki Baruch, 4/11/2014, 11:48 AM

US Denies Deal Finalized For Pollard's Release

Officials deny reports of deal that includes release of Arab terrorists and a building freeze, freedom for Pollard, more talks.Nir Har-Zahav, Ari Yashar, 4/10/2014, 6:12 PM

All Talk and No Action in Peace Negotiations

PA demands full construction freeze to continue negotiations, says ready for 'Israel's tricks.' Defense Minister: 'I told you so.'Tova Dvorin, 4/8/2014, 2:28 PM

Israel Building 700 New Jerusalem Housing Units

Far-left group Peace Now reports on over 700 new tenders in Gilo neighborhood over 1949 Armistice lines, claims it 'undermines peace.'Ari Yashar, 4/1/2014, 5:28 PM

Judea Samaria Council Slams 'US Bribery'

Yesha Council denounces US proposal to release Pollard in exchange for hundreds of terrorists and partial building freeze.Shlomo Pyotrkovsky, Ari Yashar, 4/1/2014, 5:10 PM

Likud Min. Says 'No More One-Sided Concessions'

Saar slams talk of building freeze and terrorist releases, 'no place today' for concessions just to extend talks.Hezki Baruch, 3/26/2014, 8:11 PM

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

Abbas Sets Conditions for Extension of Talks

PA Chairman agrees to extend peace talks, but only if Israel freezes construction in Judea and Samaria and releases more terrorists.Elad Benari, 3/25/2014, 4:16 AM

MKs: Don't Release Terrorists, Freeze Construction

MKs from Labor, Hatnua and Shas send a letter to the PM, urge him to cancel terrorist release and freeze "settlement" construction instead.Benny Moshe, 3/25/2014, 3:13 AM

Leftist Jerusalem Councilman Reports Construction

Meretz councilman Alalu says Israel plans 186 new Jewish housing units in eastern Jerusalem.Ari Yashar, 3/19/2014, 12:09 PM

Erekat: Israel Must Choose - Settlements or Peace

Chief PA negotiator blames Israel for lack of progress in peace talks, says negotiations don't need to be extended.Elad Benari, 3/18/2014, 2:15 AM

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

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

Jordan Valley Told: Construction Plans OK

Despite rumors of a building freeze, Jordan Valley Regional Council head tells Arutz Sheva senior officials OK'd building process.Tova Dvorin , 3/5/2014, 10:32 PM

Abbas: Freeze Construction or Else...

PA Chairman threatens to end peace talks and turn to international institutions unless Israel freezes construction in Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 3/4/2014, 3:12 AM

Netanyahu: No to Building Freeze in Judea, Samaria

Prime Minister assures senior Likud officials that he will reject US pressure for a freeze just before taking off for Washington.Tova Dvorin, 3/2/2014, 10:00 AM

Akunis: Peace is Foreign to the Palestinians

Deputy Minister warns against construction freeze, says that PA's rejection of Kerry's framework proves it doesn't want peace.Elad Benari, 2/24/2014, 2:42 AM

Council: Left Can't Stop Us From Opposing Freeze

The Judea and Samaria Council has no problem with an “investigation” into ads it has been running in Israeli media, it said Sunday.David Lev, 2/23/2014, 9:05 PM

'Do You Serve the Public or the Yesha Council?'

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni lashes out at nationalist MKs over attempt to prevent another building freeze.Tova Dvorin, 2/23/2014, 11:48 AM

Opposition: Netanyahu is Ruled by 'Extremists'

Opposition slams Netanyahu, after 21 MKs send him a letter clarifying that a construction freeze is out of the question.Elad Benari, 2/21/2014, 2:46 AM

MKs to Bibi: Building Freeze? Forget about It!

21 deputy ministers and Knesset Members tell Netanyahu another freeze is unacceptableGil Ronen, 2/20/2014, 8:56 PM

'A Building Freeze is a Redundant, Deluded Idea'

Minister of Housing Uri Ariel says US needs to 'stop and think' about its failures throughout Middle East before pressuring Israel.Tova Dvorin , 2/19/2014, 8:09 PM

Report: US Demands Settlement Freeze

Israel will have to stop selling housing for Jews outside large settlement blocs, reports IDF Radio.Gil Ronen, 2/19/2014, 9:57 AM

Ashton: 'For PA Capital Cancel Jerusalem Building'

EU foreign affairs head demands Israel annul plans on over 700 housing units in capital city which 'threaten bi-national Jerusalem.'Ari Yashar, 2/6/2014, 9:06 PM

PM Delays IDF Academy Plans for Mount Scopus

IDF military academy plans approved in 2012, passed through bureaucracy; Netanyahu delays program - probably for political reasons.Tova Dvorin, 12/17/2013, 10:58 AM

Jews Do Not Need Anyone's Permission to Have Children

Jews never need to apologize for living in the Jewish State. And thriving in it. Ronn Torossian, CEO of 5WPR, 11/17/2013, 5:51 AM

Activist: Netanyahu is Making a Big Mistake

Netanyahu’s decision to please the Americans by freezing construction is a huge mistake, says Daniela Weiss.Elad Benari, 11/14/2013, 3:45 AM

Communities Get $10M Compensation for Freeze

Local authorities in Judea and Samaria will receive funds to make up for losses incurred in building freeze.Gil Ronen, 11/13/2013, 12:53 PM

Activists: 'Unofficial' Building Freeze in Effect

Ever since Israel and the PA have resumed talks, building plans in Judea and Samaria have crawled to a halt, activists said.David Lev, 11/7/2013, 10:48 AM

Shalom: Netanyahu Offered, PA Rejected Freeze

The PA's price for renewing peace talks with Israel was the release of terrorists from Israeli prisons, Minister Silvan Shalom saidDavid Lev, 8/4/2013, 8:57 PM

Arab Media: Invite to Talks to Include ’67 Lines’

PA daily says official US invite to talks will include ’1967 lines’ despite official Israeli stance.Maayana Miskin, 7/28/2013, 12:30 PM