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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

PA's FM: Construction Freeze 'Vital' to Peace Talks

The PA's foreign1 minister, Riyad al-Malki, says that halting Israeli construction in Judea and Samaria is "vital" to resuming peace talks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/12/2013, 5:50 AM

'We Were Right to Warn About Netanyahu'

The Binyamin Residents’ Council: Reports about a construction freeze are proof we were right about Netanyahu.Elad Benari, 5/8/2013, 7:50 AM

PLO 'Not Aware' of New Israeli Construction Freeze

Israel has not notified the PLO of any changes to its policy regarding construction in Judea and Samaria, says negotiator Saeb Erekat.Elad Benari, 5/8/2013, 7:16 AM

Danon: I'm Not Aware of Any Construction Freeze

Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon says he is not aware of any silent freeze on construction in Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 5/8/2013, 4:43 AM

Min. Ariel Vague on Threat over Freeze

Housing Minister hints Bayit Yehudi would not vote for budget if construction is frozen in Judea and Samaria.Gil Ronen, 5/7/2013, 10:53 AM

Netanyahu Orders Judea, Samaria Construction Freeze

Prime Minister meets with Housing Minister, orders halt to new projects in Judea and Samaria.Maayana Miskin, 5/7/2013, 8:48 AM

Incoming Housing Minister: 'No Room' for Construction Freezes

MK Uri Ariel: Construction in Judea and Samaria will continue at more or less the same pace.Gil Ronen, 3/17/2013, 9:06 PM

Report: Netanyahu Planning New Construction Freeze

PM Netanyahu, upset with residents of Judea & Samaria for not voting Likud, is reportedly planning to impose a new construction freeze.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/1/2013, 11:34 PM

Netanyahu: Building Freeze? No Way

Prime Minister denies reports that a freeze is in the cards as Obama prepares to visit.Gil Ronen, 2/7/2013, 8:47 PM

Letter Proves Building Freeze in Jerusalem Neighborhood

A letter by a senior official says political considerations prevent Jewish construction in the Shimon HaTzaddik neighborhood.Annie Lubin, 1/30/2013, 9:20 AM

Lapid Prefers Bennett in Coalition

Lapid prefers Bayit Yehudi in coalition. MKs say talks with PA unlikely to be a sticking point.Maayana Miskin, 1/25/2013, 9:21 AM

Netanyahu Quietly Delays E1 Project

Netanyahu deliberately delays building in E1. US paper: promising building ‘a familiar tactic.’Maayana Miskin, 1/4/2013, 12:41 PM

Police Officer Reprimanded, Fined for Teargassing Protester

A police commander has been reprimanded and fined for spraying tear gas at a resident of the Shomron community of Yitzhar.Elad Benari, 8/23/2012, 4:16 AM

Abbas: Free Terrorists, Allow Weapons Imports – Then We’ll Talk

Abbas unveils new pre-talks demands: weapons, terrorist release, and a full freeze on new Israeli housing in Judea and Samaria. Maayana Miskin, 6/10/2012, 9:15 AM

Government Freezes Building, Disabled Children Suffer

The Judea and Samaria building freeze continues to affect communities. North of Jerusalem, disabled children are the ones who suffer.Maayana Miskin, 5/6/2012, 10:13 PM

After 10 Years: New Neighborhood in Karnei Shomron

A cornerstone is laid for Neveh Maoz Daniel, which will include 50 new units.Gil Ronen, 3/22/2012, 10:20 PM

Barkat: We'll Continue to Build in All of Jerusalem for Everyone

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat: There's no such thing as a "freeze" in construction. We'll build in all parts of the city for all residents.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 2/29/2012, 3:13 AM

Netanyahu to UN: No New Construction Freeze in Judea, Samaria

Prime Minister Netanyahu bluntly told UN Sec'y-Gen. Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday there will be no new construction freeze in Judea and Samaria.Chana Ya'ar, 2/1/2012, 5:22 PM

Erekat: Freeze Construction or Talks End

PLO chief negotiator Saeb Erekat has threatened to end talks on January 26 if Israel doesn't freeze construction, again.Gabe Kahn., 1/13/2012, 1:06 PM

Netanyahu: Israel Has a Right to Build in Jerusalem

Prime Minister says the Jewish people have "a right to build in our eternal capital" and Jerusalem must remain undivided.Gabe Kahn., 11/2/2011, 5:54 PM

Report: Obama Wants 'Silent Freeze' in Judea, Samaria

US suggests Israel freeze construction unofficially to cause PA to restart talks. Gil Ronen, 10/25/2011, 12:05 PM

Police, Residents Clash at Oz Zion

Security forces arrived to destroy the nascent community of Oz Zion - two girls hurt in subsequent clashes.Gabe Kahn., 10/24/2011, 6:17 PM

US, EU Slam Gilo Construction Project

Western officials criticized Israel's decision to build 1,100 new housing units in the Gilo neighborhood of Jerusalem.Gabe Kahn., 9/27/2011, 9:08 PM

Yesha Reservists Write PM Requesting Housing Plan

A group of IDF reservists have written Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, demanding an end to 'the quiet freeze' in Judea and Samaria.Gabe Kahn., 7/20/2011, 1:16 AM

400 Homes for Judea, Samaria

The government will allow a small number of new building tenders for Judea and Samaria, all in “settlement blocs.”Maayana Miskin, 7/4/2011, 12:12 AM

PA Will "Tolerate" Limited Israeli Construction

PA officials said they were willing to tolerate limited Israeli construction in Judea, Samaria, and eastern Jerusalem during future talks.Gabe Kahn., 6/23/2011, 10:36 PM

Government Accepts Peace Now Appeal to Destroy 3 Jewish Homes

The government has accepted a Peace Now appeal and told the High Court it will destroy three new homes under construction in Migron in Samaria.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 6/12/2011, 9:17 AM

Building Freeze Thaws during Netanyahu's Washington Visit

Israel again okays or advances plans for new homes in United Jerusalem while Netanyahu visits Obama, but it has not caused a crisis – yet.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/23/2011, 10:45 AM

Abbas Says He's Ready to Talk, Sets Preconditions

PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas told a US delegation he's 'ready to talk' and, in the same breath, set preconditions for doing so.Gabe Kahn., 5/18/2011, 9:25 PM

Housing Minister Confirms De Facto Building Freeze in Jerusalem

Netanyahu has frozen almost all new homes in parts of Jerusalem claimed by PA, says Housing Minister Atias. Netanyahu's office denies the charge.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 4/17/2011, 10:47 AM

Video: Who is Efrat, the Girl Abandoned by Binyamin?

The community of Efrat launches a mystery video campaign to remind PM Netanyahu that he promised to build in Efrat, but didn't keep his promise.Elad Benari, 4/4/2011, 1:17 AM

Deputy PM Yaalon: "Skullcaps are a Non-Issue"

Deputy PM and Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Yaalon said the preoccupation with new appointees' religiousness is wrong. Gabe Kahn., 3/30/2011, 7:36 PM

Itamar Massacre Fails to Change Obama’s Anti-Settlement Policy

Israel’s building plans as a response to Arab terror don't move US, which says settlements are illegitimate. MK Katz: "Gov’t must build more.”Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 3/14/2011, 12:15 PM

Rallies at 5 P.M. Sunday: Build Homes for Jews

Country-wide rallies set for 5 p.m. Sunday to call for new homes for Jews in Judea and Samaria. “Palestinian Authority is not a peace partner.”Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 3/13/2011, 11:19 AM

Government OKs 500 NewYesha Homes, Which Calls It ‘Small Step''

The government responded to the murder of the Fogel family by approving 500 new homes in Yesha, but all of them in major population centers.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 3/13/2011, 10:45 AM

MK Danon to Netanyahu: Do Not Cede Land to Arabs

MK Danny Danon (Likud) collects signatures from heads of local party branches for a letter calling Netanyahu to end freeze in Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari and Hezki Baruch, 3/10/2011, 5:15 AM

Building Continues in Samaria as Abbas calls for New Freeze

New classrooms are dedicated in Samaria as construction of public buildings continues despite the freeze on new homes. Abbas calls for new freeze.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 3/9/2011, 10:49 AM

Atias: Shortage of 6,000 Housing Units in Judea and Samaria

Housing Minister Ariel Atias attends dedication ceremony for Karnei Shomron community center, promises to work to end the construction freeze.Elad Benari, 3/4/2011, 4:12 AM