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

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

Minister Ariel: There Will be 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 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

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 Newest Building 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 to Netanyahu: You're 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

Yesha Officials Call on PM to '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

Palestinian Arab 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, Says Leftist Group

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 Judea & Samaria 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

'Abbas 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 Agree to 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, Arab Blackmail'

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 to Netanyahu: 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

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

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

Jordan Valley Told to Keep Construction Process Going

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

'We Will Not Freeze Construction in Judea and 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