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

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 Building 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

Livni Attacks MKs for Opposing Building Freeze

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

Netanyahu is Ruled by 'Extremists', Charges Opposition

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 Prime Minister: Building Freeze? Forget about It!

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

Minister Hits Out over Reports US Pushing for Building Freeze

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

Netanyahu Delays IDF Military 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

Shomron 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 Yesha Building 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: Negotiations Invite 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

Peace Now: Freeze? What Freeze?

Left-wing NGO says current government has thus far approved more than 1,500 housing units in Judea, SamariaGil Ronen, 7/22/2013, 11:08 AM

Danon: Construction Freeze? Terrorist Release? No Way!

Deputy Defense Minister vows to fight any initiative to freeze Jewish construction in Judea and Samaria or release terrorists.Elad Benari, 7/22/2013, 4:15 AM

'If Gov't Enacts a Building Freeze It will have No Legitimacy'

MK Yariv Levin supports Housing Minister's pledge to build more homes even as “peace talks” take placeGil Ronen, 7/21/2013, 8:03 PM

31 MKs Tell PM: Answer EU Boycott by Building

MKs call on Netanyahu to end the de facto freeze on construction in Judea and SamariaGil Ronen and Ari Soffer, 7/18/2013, 11:02 PM

Bennett Defends his Record: This is a Good Government

Naftali Bennett stands up to critics on Judea and Samaria building, Torah studies. ‘We’ve done what nobody else could do.’Maayana Miskin, 6/28/2013, 4:44 PM

Danon: Forget ‘Timing’ – It’s Always the Right Time to Build

Netanyahu faces rebellion within the coalition as Housing Minister, Deputy Defense Minister plan to fight construction freeze.Maayana Miskin, 6/23/2013, 8:16 AM

Ariel: We're Not Promoting New Building Plans

Any construction in Judea and Samaria is based on plans that were approved long ago, emphasizes Housing Minister Uri Ariel.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/22/2013, 1:19 AM

Lapid: Israel, PA Should ‘Talk Until the White Smoke Comes Out’

Yair Lapid shares his views on Israel-PA talks, settlements, and his friendship with Naftali Bennett., 6/21/2013, 10:17 AM

Activist to Netanyahu: Keep Your Promises, Build!

Daniella Weiss, one of the leaders of the Nahala movement, says that Netanyahu should live up to his promises to build in E1.Elad Benari, 6/19/2013, 4:14 AM

Housing Minister: Yes, There Is a Building Freeze

Minister Uri Ariel confirms: Israelis not allowed to build homes east of 1949 armistice line.Maayana Miskin, 6/18/2013, 10:19 AM

US: 1,000 New Homes for Jews 'Unhelpful'

"We don't accept the legitimacy of continued settlement activity," State Department spokeswoman told reporters.Gil Ronen, 6/13/2013, 11:14 PM

Akunis: No Building Freeze In Jerusalem, Despite Rumors

Many Israelis have the impression that Israel has imposed a building freeze in Jerusalem. But there is no freeze, MK Ofir Akunis saidDavid Lev, 6/3/2013, 9:30 PM

Abbas Admits He's Under Pressure to Drop Preconditions

PA Chairman admits he is under international pressure to resume talks with Israel and drop demands for a construction freeze.Elad Benari, 5/30/2013, 4:16 AM

‘Netanyahu Created Demographic Time Bomb in Jerusalem’

Ex-city official warns that PM has given in to pressure from the Obama administration - causing a population shift in Jerusalem.Maayana Miskin, 5/26/2013, 8:30 AM

Report: Kerry Offers Freeze for Negotiations

U.S. Secretary of State suggests Israel freeze construction if it wants talks with the PA.Maayana Miskin, 5/24/2013, 9:25 AM

Minister Lapid: No Building Freeze in Judea, Samaria

In NYT interview, Finance Minister says he supports “natural expansion” of settlements.Gil Ronen, 5/20/2013, 10:17 AM

Danon: I Will Personally Ensure Jewish Construction

"Anyone who wants to legally promote building plans in Judea and Samaria can come to me," says Deputy Defense Minister.Elad Benari, 5/14/2013, 4:16 AM