Activists: 'Unofficial' Building Freeze in EffectEver since Israel and the PA have resumed talks, building plans in Judea and Samaria have crawled to a halt, activists said.
Shalom: Netanyahu Offered, PA Rejected Yesha Building FreezeThe PA's price for renewing peace talks with Israel was the release of terrorists from Israeli prisons, Minister Silvan Shalom said
Arab Media: Negotiations Invite to Include ’67 Lines’PA daily says official US invite to talks will include ’1967 lines’ despite official Israeli stance.
Peace Now: Freeze? What Freeze?Left-wing NGO says current government has thus far approved more than 1,500 housing units in Judea, Samaria
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.
'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 place
31 MKs Tell PM: Answer EU Boycott by BuildingMKs call on Netanyahu to end the de facto freeze on construction in Judea and Samaria
Bennett Defends his Record: This is a Good GovernmentNaftali Bennett stands up to critics on Judea and Samaria building, Torah studies. ‘We’ve done what nobody else could do.’
Danon: Forget ‘Timing’ – It’s Always the Right Time to BuildNetanyahu faces rebellion within the coalition as Housing Minister, Deputy Defense Minister plan to fight construction freeze.
Ariel: We're Not Promoting New Building PlansAny construction in Judea and Samaria is based on plans that were approved long ago, emphasizes Housing Minister Uri Ariel.
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.
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.
Housing Minister: Yes, There Is a Building FreezeMinister Uri Ariel confirms: Israelis not allowed to build homes east of 1949 armistice line.
US: 1,000 New Homes for Jews 'Unhelpful'"We don't accept the legitimacy of continued settlement activity," State Department spokeswoman told reporters.
Akunis: No Building Freeze In Jerusalem, Despite RumorsMany Israelis have the impression that Israel has imposed a building freeze in Jerusalem. But there is no freeze, MK Ofir Akunis said
Abbas Admits He's Under Pressure to Drop PreconditionsPA Chairman admits he is under international pressure to resume talks with Israel and drop demands for a construction freeze.
‘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.
Report: Kerry Offers Freeze for NegotiationsU.S. Secretary of State suggests Israel freeze construction if it wants talks with the PA.
Minister Lapid: No Building Freeze in Judea, SamariaIn NYT interview, Finance Minister says he supports “natural expansion” of settlements.
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.
PA's FM: Construction Freeze 'Vital' to Peace TalksThe PA's foreign1 minister, Riyad al-Malki, says that halting Israeli construction in Judea and Samaria is "vital" to resuming peace talks.
'We Were Right to Warn About Netanyahu'The Binyamin Residents’ Council: Reports about a construction freeze are proof we were right about Netanyahu.
PLO 'Not Aware' of New Israeli Construction FreezeIsrael has not notified the PLO of any changes to its policy regarding construction in Judea and Samaria, says negotiator Saeb Erekat.
Danon: I'm Not Aware of Any Construction FreezeDeputy Defense Minister Danny Danon says he is not aware of any silent freeze on construction in Judea and Samaria.
Min. Ariel Vague on Threat over FreezeHousing Minister hints Bayit Yehudi would not vote for budget if construction is frozen in Judea and Samaria.
Netanyahu Orders Judea, Samaria Construction FreezePrime Minister meets with Housing Minister, orders halt to new projects in Judea and Samaria.
Incoming Housing Minister: 'No Room' for Construction FreezesMK Uri Ariel: Construction in Judea and Samaria will continue at more or less the same pace.
Report: Netanyahu Planning New Construction FreezePM Netanyahu, upset with residents of Judea & Samaria for not voting Likud, is reportedly planning to impose a new construction freeze.
Netanyahu: Building Freeze? No WayPrime Minister denies reports that a freeze is in the cards as Obama prepares to visit.
Letter Proves Building Freeze in Jerusalem NeighborhoodA letter by a senior official says political considerations prevent Jewish construction in the Shimon HaTzaddik neighborhood.
Lapid Prefers Bennett in CoalitionLapid prefers Bayit Yehudi in coalition. MKs say talks with PA unlikely to be a sticking point.
Netanyahu Quietly Delays E1 ProjectNetanyahu deliberately delays building in E1. US paper: promising building ‘a familiar tactic.’
Police Officer Reprimanded, Fined for Teargassing ProtesterA police commander has been reprimanded and fined for spraying tear gas at a resident of the Shomron community of Yitzhar.
Abbas: Free Terrorists, Allow Weapons Imports – Then We’ll TalkAbbas unveils new pre-talks demands: weapons, terrorist release, and a full freeze on new Israeli housing in Judea and Samaria.
Government Freezes Building, Disabled Children SufferThe Judea and Samaria building freeze continues to affect communities. North of Jerusalem, disabled children are the ones who suffer.
After 10 Years: New Neighborhood in Karnei ShomronA cornerstone is laid for Neveh Maoz Daniel, which will include 50 new units.
Barkat: We'll Continue to Build in All of Jerusalem for EveryoneJerusalem 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.
Netanyahu to UN: No New Construction Freeze in Judea, SamariaPrime Minister Netanyahu bluntly told UN Sec'y-Gen. Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday there will be no new construction freeze in Judea and Samaria.
Erekat: Freeze Construction or Talks EndPLO chief negotiator Saeb Erekat has threatened to end talks on January 26 if Israel doesn't freeze construction, again.
Netanyahu: Israel Has a Right to Build in JerusalemPrime Minister says the Jewish people have "a right to build in our eternal capital" and Jerusalem must remain undivided.
Report: Obama Wants 'Silent Freeze' in Judea, SamariaUS suggests Israel freeze construction unofficially to cause PA to restart talks.
Police, Residents Clash at Oz ZionSecurity forces arrived to destroy the nascent community of Oz Zion - two girls hurt in subsequent clashes.
US, EU Slam Gilo Construction ProjectWestern officials criticized Israel's decision to build 1,100 new housing units in the Gilo neighborhood of Jerusalem.
Yesha Reservists Write PM Requesting Housing PlanA group of IDF reservists have written Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, demanding an end to 'the quiet freeze' in Judea and Samaria.
400 Homes for Judea, SamariaThe government will allow a small number of new building tenders for Judea and Samaria, all in “settlement blocs.”
PA Will "Tolerate" Limited Israeli ConstructionPA officials said they were willing to tolerate limited Israeli construction in Judea, Samaria, and eastern Jerusalem during future talks.
Government Accepts Peace Now Appeal to Destroy 3 Jewish HomesThe government has accepted a Peace Now appeal and told the High Court it will destroy three new homes under construction in Migron in Samaria.
Building Freeze Thaws during Netanyahu's Washington VisitIsrael again okays or advances plans for new homes in United Jerusalem while Netanyahu visits Obama, but it has not caused a crisis – yet.
Abbas Says He's Ready to Talk, Sets PreconditionsPA chairman Mahmoud Abbas told a US delegation he's 'ready to talk' and, in the same breath, set preconditions for doing so.
Housing Minister Confirms De Facto Building Freeze in JerusalemNetanyahu has frozen almost all new homes in parts of Jerusalem claimed by PA, says Housing Minister Atias. Netanyahu's office denies the charge.
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.
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.
Itamar Massacre Fails to Change Obama’s Anti-Settlement PolicyIsrael’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.”
Rallies at 5 P.M. Sunday: Build Homes for JewsCountry-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.”
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.
MK Danon to Netanyahu: Do Not Cede Land to ArabsMK Danny Danon (Likud) collects signatures from heads of local party branches for a letter calling Netanyahu to end freeze in Judea and Samaria.
Building Continues in Samaria as Abbas calls for New FreezeNew classrooms are dedicated in Samaria as construction of public buildings continues despite the freeze on new homes. Abbas calls for new freeze.