US Amb: Jerusalem, the Golan - and now Judea & Samaria

Amb. Friedman explains US' considerations when deciding to recognize Jerusalem, Golan, Judea, & Samaria. All are within the lines of law.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/8/2020, 1:58 PM

Binyamin Regional Council welcomes new construction

Head of Binyamin Regional Council says approval of building plans in Judea and Samaria is "joyous news for the settlement enterprise."Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/7/2020, 6:04 AM

1,936 new housing units approved in Judea and Samaria

Supreme Planning Council approves building plans in Judea and Samaria. Peace Now: 'Harmful and unnecessary construction.'Mordechai Sones, 1/6/2020, 7:11 PM

Prepaid Rav Kavs can be used in Judea and Samaria

In first, Judea and Samaria's residents and tourists can now load Rav Kav cards for use on buses in the area.Orly Harari, 1/1/2020, 11:37 AM

Israel charged with war crimes for helping Jews live in Judea

Calling the region the 'West Bank' instead of its real name Judea, keeps the world from realizing that the words Jew and Judea have the same root. Ironically, Bensouda disputes the right of Jews to live there. Diane Weber Bederman, 12/29/2019, 7:28 AM

DM Bennett: Applying sovereignty, on the ground

Defense Minister aims to shorten process for approval of construction in Judea, Samaria. 'Procedural sovereignty only.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/27/2019, 12:03 PM

Netanyahu unveils plans for 3,000 new homes in Judea and Samaria

Ahead of Likud leadership election, Netanyahu unveils plans for more than 3,000 new homes in Judea and Samaria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/25/2019, 8:27 AM

'We will bring US recognition of entire settlement enterprise'

PM promises Likud voters in Judea and Samaria that in the next term he will work to achieve US recognition of all of Judea and Samaria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/24/2019, 4:00 AM

Hamas: Escalate 'battle' against Jews in Judea and Samaria

Terror group calls for attacks on Israeli civilians, says any retaliatory attacks are 'dangerous escalation,' show Israeli 'extremism.'Dalit Halevi, 12/21/2019, 11:28 PM

ICC's investigation spurred by Netanyahu's annexation promise

ICC prosecutor cites Netanyahu's pre-election promise to annex 'large parts of the West Bank' as one of the factors for investigation.Sara Rubenstein, 12/21/2019, 8:09 PM

Luxembourg pushing for recognition of 'Palestine'

Luxembourg pushing for all EU member states to recognize Palestinian state in response to US policy shift on Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 12/9/2019, 3:29 AM

'I’m happy to be a fighter in the battle for Israel'

Arutz Sheva spoke to Dr. Dave Weldon, Chairman of the Board of the Israel Allies Foundation, at the annual Chairman’s Conference.Yoni Kempinski, 12/9/2019, 3:10 AM

Trump ends Arab preoccupation with Judea and Samaria

Three misleading words, "end the occupation" have poisoned the air for too long. There is no "occupation" - to prove that, just read article 80 of the UN Charter. David Singer, 12/7/2019, 10:49 PM

Heads of Judea and Samaria councils back Netanyahu

Heads of eight local councils in Judea, Samaria and Jordan Valley send a letter of support to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/4/2019, 5:12 AM

And they call themselves the New Israel Fund?

The New Israel Fund has the chutzpa to stand with Europe's bias against israel. Ronn Torossian, 12/1/2019, 7:30 AM

'How can a Jew be an occupier in Judea?'

Head of Shomron Regional Council speaks to members of European Parliament, criticizes EU decision to label "settlement" products.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/1/2019, 4:36 AM

Knife Netanyahu and Trump's peace plan may bleed to death

Trump has forged a unique relationship of respect and mutual trust with Netanyahu that no other Israeli politician enjoys.  David Singer, 11/29/2019, 12:07 PM

PM: We strengthen Yesha, they won't uproot us

Netanyahu meets Yesha council leaders to discuss approval of NIS 40 million security budget for Judea and Samaria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/28/2019, 7:28 PM

Abbas: US policy change emboldens Israel

PA chairman blasts Trump administration’s announcement on legality of Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 11/28/2019, 6:15 AM

Pompeo: New policy on settlements will help resolve conflict

Secretary of State: Decision on legality of Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria is correct and in the best interests of both sides.Elad Benari, 11/28/2019, 12:57 AM

So this is Netanyahu's reward?

When things look too good, worry. We had barely begun to rejoice over Trump's decision on Judea and Samaria when the the Attorney General dropped a bomb on Netanyahu. Jack Engelhard, 11/26/2019, 11:50 PM

Arab League condemns US policy shift on Judea and Samaria

Arab League denounces US announcement that it no longer considers communities in Judea and Samaria to be a violation of international law.Elad Benari, 11/26/2019, 12:04 AM

Criticism of Trump's Judea/Samaria decision - is it based on facts?

Why would any Jew condemn an American policy for the benefit of a Jewish State, a gesture of extraordinary support of Israel that immediately corrects historical wrongs?  Valerie Sobel, 11/25/2019, 4:30 PM

Hundreds of Israeli rabbis praise Trump

250 rabbis, including Israeli chief rabbis, sign letter thanking US president for his recognition of Israeli rights in Judea and Samaria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/21/2019, 6:55 PM

European Union bites off more than it can chew in Judea and Samaria

The European Union could be in a real political bind as a result of its antisemitic labelling decision. David Singer, 11/21/2019, 4:30 PM

PA calls to punish those dealing with 'settlement products'

PA cabinet leader says he will ask International Criminal Court to investigate the “settlements”.Ben Ariel, 11/21/2019, 6:39 AM

Vatican speaks out against US statement on 'settlements'

Holy See doesn't mention Pompeo statement but says "recent decisions risk undermining Israeli-Palestinian peace process".Ben Ariel, 11/21/2019, 6:23 AM

Arab League to discuss Pompeo announcement

Arab League to hold "urgent meeting" on US announcement that it no longer considers Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria to be illegal.Elad Benari, 11/21/2019, 4:14 AM

The only question on settlement legality is: Why did it take so long?

When it came to the issue of the settlements, the discussion was not, to quote Professor Eugene Rostow, “about legal rights but about the political will to override legal rights.” Dr. Richard L. Cravatts, 11/20/2019, 12:54 PM

PA: Escalate the popular resistance

PA leadership convenes emergency meetings following Pompeo statement regarding legality of "settlements".Dalit Halevi, 11/20/2019, 6:46 AM

France: 'Settlements' are illegal under international laws

France says it "regrets" US policy shift on Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 11/20/2019, 1:02 AM

New details about historic US Judea and Samaria declaration

David Friedman has been pushing move lately; US has looked into whether move would cause Gaza flare-up.Mordechai Sones, 11/19/2019, 10:10 PM

US Ambassador briefed Gantz ahead of settlement announcement

Had Gantz informed of readiness to declare government within 24 hours, it is uncertain announcement would have been made.Mordechai Sones, 11/19/2019, 7:50 PM

Behind the scenes of the historic proclamation

On contacts and talks that preceded US declaration, Deputy FM says: 'All begins with our determination to uphold our rights.'Shimon Cohen, 11/19/2019, 6:44 PM

'US corrects historic injustice on settlements'

Foreign Minister YIsrael Katz meets US Deputy National Security Adviser Victoria Coates following Pompeo's statements on settlements.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/19/2019, 5:31 PM

Trump's declaration: 'Political window for sovereignty expands'

Nadia Matar: 'Once again President Trump is not afraid of being on the side of justice.'Hezki Baruch, 11/19/2019, 5:19 PM

UN: Settlements illegal no matter what US says

UN rights office dismisses US declaration Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria are not illegal.AFP, 11/19/2019, 4:23 PM

"If I'm not PM, Trump admin's declarations won't mean a thing"

Netanyahu meets with Yesha leaders, warns of dangers of minority left-wing government relying on Arab MKs. 'We could lose everything.'Hezki Baruch, 11/19/2019, 2:55 PM

'This is a great day for Israel'

PM hails US declaration that Israeli 'settlements' not considered illegal, calls move 'historic achievement that will last for generations.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/19/2019, 1:30 PM

Countering Obama and the UN on Judea and Samaria communities

The US State Department has concluded a year-long legal study and analysis, researching international law and consulting legal experts. It has concluded that the Reagan Administration’s policy towards Judea and Samaria is fundamentally legally sound.Rabbi Prof. Dov Fischer, 11/19/2019, 10:59 AM

Thank you, President Trump

President Trump thank you for being the best friend Israel has. Ronn Torossian, 11/19/2019, 6:41 AM

AIPAC: Settlements should be an issue for direct negotiations

Pro-Israel lobby responds to US policy change on Judea and Samaria: The Palestinians must stop their boycott of US & Israeli officials.Ben Ariel, 11/19/2019, 6:22 AM

On Judea/Samaria, Trump defies the world again

The canard claiming that Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria violate international law has been called out by Trump, who knows what it's like when everyone is out to get you. Jack Engelhard, 11/19/2019, 5:57 AM

Biden criticizes Trump on Judea and Samaria

Democratic presidential hopeful says policy change on Judea and Samaria will inflame regional tensions.Elad Benari, 11/19/2019, 5:13 AM

OU applauds US policy change on Judea and Samaria

Orthodox Union welcomes statement that Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria are not inconsistent with international law.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/19/2019, 4:40 AM

Egypt, Jordan criticize US policy change on Judea and Samaria

Two Arab countries that have peace treaty with Israel criticized Pompeo’s statement on Judea and Samaria communities.Elad Benari, 11/19/2019, 4:22 AM

Warren: 'Settlements' make peace harder to achieve

Democratic presidential candidate criticizes policy reversal on Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 11/19/2019, 4:00 AM

Cruz praises Pompeo announcement on Judea and Samaria

Texas Senator: It’s up to our Israeli allies to make their own decisions about what to do with their territories.Ben Ariel, 11/19/2019, 3:37 AM

Young Israel welcomes Pompeo announcement

National Council of Young Israel: Judea and Samaria is as much a part of Israel as any other Israeli municipality.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/19/2019, 2:12 AM

PA outraged following Pompeo statement

Abbas spokesman says Pompeo declaration on Judea and Samaria is "null and void" and contradicts international law.Ben Ariel, 11/19/2019, 12:43 AM

Netanyahu thanks Trump: You corrected a historic injustice

Netanyahu speaks to Trump following Pompeo statement on Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.Nitsan Keidar, 11/19/2019, 12:06 AM

Sanders: Settlements are illegal, Trump isolating the US

Democratic presidential candidate criticizes Pompeo's declaration on Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 11/18/2019, 11:40 PM

EU: Policy on 'settlements' remains unchanged

EU foreign minister responds to Pompeo, says the EU views "settlements" as illegal under international law.Elad Benari, 11/18/2019, 11:14 PM

Watch: US says Israeli courts determine legality of settlements

Secretary of State Michael Pompeo announces major change to US policy, recognizes Israeli courts' authority on settlements.Gary Willig, 11/18/2019, 9:30 PM

Opinion: Critics doubt legal character of ECJ

European Court of Justice ruled that "settlements" are in breach of international law. Legal scholars disagree.Yardena Cohen, 11/15/2019, 12:32 AM

Greenblatt: A hypocritical and political decision

Jason Greenblatt denounces EU court ruling that products from Judea and Samaria must be labeled as "settlement products".Elad Benari, 11/13/2019, 12:06 AM

Israel and Middle East Map Gallery

Commentator Mark Langfan simplifies complicated Middle East disputes via mapsSharona Cohen, 1/6/2019, 9:43 PM