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

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