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

Netanyahu Calls to Support Critically Wounded 11 Year Old

Netanyahu speaks to Samaria leader after girl seriously wounded in firebomb attack, is told 'unfreeze building to support residents.'Ari Yashar, 12/26/2014, 8:32 AM

Samaria Leader Says Right Has to Prove Itself Before Elections

Benny Katzover is worried about push for Palestinian state as result of elections, calls on Netanyahu to keep promises and lift freeze.Benny Toker, Ari Yashar, 12/17/2014, 8:16 AM

State Dept: Position on 'Settlements' Won't Change After Obama

State Department spokeswoman responds to Minister Ya'alon's comment that Obama is responsible for construction freeze.Elad Benari, 12/11/2014, 5:13 AM

Ya'alon Says 'Obama Administration Won't Last Forever'

Ya'alon blames covert building freeze in Judea-Samaria on Obama's pressure, says Jewish Home ministers consented to freeze.Nir Har-Zahav, Ari Yashar, 12/10/2014, 9:16 AM

Defense Minister Admits to Discrimination Against Jews

MK Struk slams Ya'alon over bevy of unjust practices in Judea-Samaria favoring illegal Arab activity, changing facts on the ground.Ari Yashar, 11/28/2014, 7:54 AM

Disgruntled Jewish Home Forum Demands Action on Building Freeze

Jewish Home members in Judea, Samaria shocked as party continues to sit in government as regional development collapses.Oranit Etzer, Ari Yashar, 11/26/2014, 12:15 AM

Leftists Livid: 44 Critical Roads Slated for Judea-Samaria

Is the 'covert' building freeze due to be torpedoed entirely? Half of long-standing plan for new roads approved as leftists fume.Tova Dvorin, 11/10/2014, 12:59 PM

'Israel Speaks Loudly and Carries No Stick'

Ex-Yesha Council head in Washington says US relations looking up, building freeze remains 'absolute' despite vocal declarations.Uzi Baruch, Ari Yashar, 11/10/2014, 10:31 AM

EU Foreign Affairs Chief: Jewish Homes 'Detrimental to Peace'

Federica Mogherini says building Jewish homes in capital questions Israel's 'commitment to peace' prior to official visit.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/5/2014, 3:38 PM

Housing Minister Wants 'No Limits from Any Gentile' on Building

Construction and Housing Minister Uri Ariel visits Rachel's Tomb, says it is time to build freely for Jews throughout the Land of Israel.Gil Ronen, Yoni Kempinski, 11/4/2014, 1:33 PM

Erekat: Jewish Homes in Jerusalem a 'Slap in the Face' to US

PA chief negotiator Saeb Erekat livid over more construction announcements, claims move insults US, international community, peace.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/4/2014, 11:40 AM

Minister Says Building Freeze Must Also Apply to Palestinians

Housing Minister Uri Ariel says he opposes any building freeze, but takes issue with 'blatant discrimination' between Jews and Arabs.Hillel Fendel, 11/3/2014, 1:54 PM

Housing Minister: Jewish Building Freeze Ends Now

'We will not agree to the freeze anymore,' states Jewish Home housing minister, in the latest of many similar declarations.Gil Ronen, 10/29/2014, 2:20 PM

Lapid Withholds Funding to Judea and Samaria

Finance Minister refuses PM's order to transfer funds for infrastructure in Judea-Samaria: 'Money should go to Kiryat Shmona, not Yitzhar.'Ari Soffer, 10/29/2014, 12:04 PM

Knesset Speaker: 'American Critics Are Out of Touch'

Jewish neighborhoods in Jerusalem are not up for grabs, says Edelstein, calling to 'end discrimination against Judea and Samaria.'Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 10/28/2014, 3:54 PM

Netanyahu: International Criticism, Not Building, Impedes Peace

PM fires back at US statement that Jewish homes hinder peace, says building in capital is the same as doing so in Paris or London.Ido Ben-Porat, Tova Dvorin, 10/28/2014, 2:46 PM

State Department: Jewish Homes 'Incompatible with Peace'

US blasts Israel for building in J'lem, says Jewish apartments are 'illegitimate settlement activity' that 'prejudges' capital's future.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/27/2014, 9:44 PM

At Knesset Opening Session, Netanyahu Draws Israel's Red Lines

PM vows that Israel will not yield on 3 issues: Jerusalem, Temple Mount, and a Palestinian state without 'mutual recognition.'Tova Dvorin, 10/27/2014, 5:45 PM

MKs Slam Media 'Hypocrisy' over Jerusalem Construction

Deputy Minister admits Israel losing the media war, but insists: 'it is our duty to build, just like in Washington, Paris, London.'Tova Dvorin, Ornit Atzar, 10/27/2014, 5:08 PM

Is the Obama Building Freeze Over?

1,000 homes to be built in Jerusalem, and infrastructures in Judea and Samaria will be upgraded.Gil Ronen, Hezki Baruch, 10/27/2014, 9:54 AM

Report: Netanyahu Unfreezes Judea & Samaria Construction

Plan for 12 new roads, 3 students' villages and more agreed by Netanyahu and Bennett, says Channel 2.Benny Moshe, Gil Ronen, 10/26/2014, 9:14 PM

Leftists Squirm Amid Discussion on 1,600 Jerusalem Apartments

Ramat Shlomo building project delayed for 4 years may be finally built. Will leftists block it again?Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/24/2014, 9:39 AM

Third Time's The Charm? Housing Minister Slams Freeze

Ariel of Jewish Home comes out once again against his own coalition government's silent freeze of Jewish construction.Meir Sela, Ari Yashar, 10/17/2014, 7:43 AM

'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

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

Ariel Calls for End to Silent Building Freeze 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

Approved: 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 Netanyahu'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 'Systematic' 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

Report: 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 Israeli Construction Plans

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