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Flashback: Congressman afraid island will capsize

Representative Hank Johnson of Georgia, who said yesterday that Jewish 'settlers' are like 'termites', has a history of curious statements.Shai Landesman, 7/26/2016, 10:38 AM

Ga. Dem apologizes for calling 'settlers' termites

Georgia Democratic Congressman Rep. Hank Johnson acknowledges 'poor choice of words' but fails to issue full apology.JTA, 7/26/2016, 9:59 AM

Ben-Gurion favored Judea-Samaria withdrawal?

Newly rediscovered footage of a 1968 interview with 1st prime minister shows he was for relinquishing territory for peace, except Jerusalem.JTA, 7/26/2016, 5:37 AM

'The threat to Amona is receding'

Minister Gila Gamliel speaks about continuing efforts to avert demolition, including readiness to ram through legislation if necessary.Shimon Cohen, 7/25/2016, 4:53 PM

Watch: Jewish embodiment, redemption in Bat Ayin

Fascinating series explores the Jews of Bat Ayin, a Judean hills community in Gush Etzion nestled between Jerusalem and Hevron.Ari Soffer, 7/19/2016, 1:26 PM

'It's time for sovereignty in Ma'ale Adumim'

Bill to apply Israeli sovereignty to Ma'ale Adumim officially initiated in what promoters say is the first of many further steps.Hezki Baruch, 7/18/2016, 6:35 PM

Egypt joins in attack on Israeli construction

Egypt says Israel's construction plans in Maale Adumim and in Jerusalem harm the peace process.Ben Ariel, Canada, 7/9/2016, 2:15 AM

Judea and Samaria - it's all in a name

Using the term "West Bank" is a symptom of our malaise. Paula R. Stern, 7/7/2016, 7:04 AM

'Annex the communities of greater Jerusalem'

Minister Yisrael Katz: Israel should promote its own initiative in the region and not capitulate to foreign attempts to impose peace.Yoni Kempinski, 7/7/2016, 1:16 AM

State Department blasts Israeli 'land seizures'

State Department uses unusually strong language in condemning Israel's plans to build in Maale Adumim and in Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 7/6/2016, 6:14 AM

CNN omits Judea and Samaria in report on terror

CNN publishes updated map of places in which terror attacks took place this month, fails to include attacks on Judea and Samaria.Ben Ariel, 7/6/2016, 2:13 AM

Most Israeli Jews against territorial withdrawals

Peace Index survey shows most Israeli Jews and Arabs support a referendum withdrawing from Judea and Samaria - but agree on little else.Ari Soffer, 7/5/2016, 2:31 PM

42 'new' building tenders? 'A total farce'

Yesha Council head says gov't 'insulting the intelligence' of Judea-Samaria residents by recycling old tenders, inept response to terror.Eliran Aharon, 7/5/2016, 11:10 AM

Glick: Construction is the answer to terror

"The power of life will defeat the power of darkness," says MK Yehuda Glick following recent terrorist attacks.Eliran Aharon, 7/4/2016, 4:45 AM

Thousands commemorate Gush Etzion Jewish presence

Oz veGaon established two summers ago in memory of the three abducted/murdered youths who became a symbol of national unity.Hillel Fendel, 7/4/2016, 12:12 AM

Dozens protest terror wave as Cabinet convenes

Dozens gather in Judea and Samaria to protest the series of murderous terrorist attacks over the last few days.Uzi Baruch, 7/3/2016, 5:42 AM

Quartet blasts incitement but also 'settlements'

As anticipated, Middle East Quartet criticizes both Israeli construction in Judea and Samaria as well as the PA's incitement to terror.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/1/2016, 8:23 PM

Quartet won't brand 'settlements' as 'illegal'

Senior Israeli official claims victory over upcoming International Quartet report, which won't hand legal 'weapon' to Palestinians.David HaCohen, 6/29/2016, 11:50 AM

French municipality votes to boycott Israel

Bondy, a municipality located near Paris, passes a motion declaring a boycott of Israeli “settlement goods”.Ben Ariel, 6/28/2016, 6:29 AM

MK Yogev praises security forces

Jewish Home MK and other members of Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee visit Judea and Samaria communities.Hezki Baruch, 6/27/2016, 4:42 AM

Father defies 'undemocratic' order to send off son

Parents protest against unexplained orders for 15-year-old to leave his home.Hillel Fendel, 6/24/2016, 7:40 AM

Officials: 'Nothing new' in Quartet report

European officials say Quartet report expected to criticize Israel will not include any criticism that hasn't been sounded in the past.Nitsan Keidar, 6/24/2016, 2:14 AM

Trump 'could support annexing Judea and Samaria'

Trump adviser David Friedman believes Republican presidential candidate would support Israel annexing parts of Judea and Samaria.Ido Ben Porat, 6/23/2016, 11:46 PM

Herzog sells the Brooklyn Bridge - again

Israel can keep the Western Wall – everything else must go. Jack Engelhard, 6/21/2016, 12:18 PM

Gush Etzion head welcomes additional budget

Davidi Perl says government decision on additional budget to Judea and Samaria is the right thing to do.Eliran Aharon, 6/20/2016, 4:16 AM

'Resilience of Judea-Samaria a national interest'

'The resilience of the resident of Judea and Samaria are a primary national interest'; MKs, ministers hail emergency budget.Ari Soffer, 6/19/2016, 2:45 PM

Gov't to crack down on illegal Arab construction

Cabinet expected to approve financial assistance to Judea and Samaria communities, tighter law enforcement in Arab sector.Ari Soffer, 6/19/2016, 12:48 PM

IDF imposes closure on Judea-Samaria

Palestinian Arab entry into Israel will not be allowed during Shavuot with the exception of humanitarian cases.Ben Ariel, 6/10/2016, 12:13 AM

How many Arabs live in Judea-Samaria? No one knows

Palestinian Authority statistics impossible to independently verify - while Knesset subcommittee finds the IDF has no idea at all.Ari Soffer, 6/7/2016, 5:55 PM

Yesha top Shabbat destination for haredi students

But growing connections between haredi yeshiva students and national-religious towns in Judea and Samaria have some in haredi world worried.David Rosenberg, 6/5/2016, 11:16 AM

Housing Minister: Government isn't building

Construction and Housing Minister Yoav Galant admits the government’s policy is not to build in Judea and Samaria.Ben Ariel, 5/30/2016, 6:12 AM

Government to upgrade Judea-Samaria checkpoints

Israeli government to spend $78 million on upgrading checkpoints between the PA-assigned areas of Judea and Samaria and Israel.Ben Ariel, 5/20/2016, 4:16 AM

PA claims 6.3 million live in 'Palestine'

Report by Palestinian Authority suggests 12.4 million Palestinians worldwide, equal number of Jews and Arabs between river and sea.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/16/2016, 6:18 PM

Herzog demands official building freeze

Negotiations to expand coalition gaining momentum as Herzog looks to win over support within party, extract concessions from Netanyahu.David Rosenberg, 5/15/2016, 11:19 AM

'Israeli control of Judea, Samaria not occupation'

Poll ahead of Independence Day reveals most Jews believe Israel has a right to Judea and Samaria.David Rosenberg, 5/9/2016, 4:31 PM

Amona residents reject evacuation deal

Samaria town slated for demolition rejects deal to evacuate in exchange for new community.Uzi Baruch, 5/7/2016, 11:51 PM

Def. Min. to replace Amona with new Samaria town

Government planning to destroy Amona, near Ofra, build replacement community near Shilo with 139 housing units.David Rosenberg, 5/7/2016, 9:09 PM

Trump supports Israeli building in Judea-Samaria

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump says Israel should 'keep moving forward' in response to Arab terror.Ari Soffer, 5/3/2016, 8:53 PM

Beginning of annexation? 'Norms' law gains support

Support grows for proposal to apply Israeli law in Judea and Samaria. Minister denies proposal would constitute annexation.David Rosenberg, 5/2/2016, 5:41 PM

Biblical heartland gears up for Passover tourism

Binyamin Region of Samaria is bursting with incredible tourism attractions - and they want the world to know it.Ari Soffer, 4/18/2016, 4:55 PM

'Mile markers' in Judea-Samaria to save lives

Yellow concrete blocks to provide IDF with exact location in the event of an attack or accident.Arutz Sheva staff, 4/13/2016, 9:20 PM

'Historic opportunity' for Judea and Samaria

Local councilman sees 'historic opportunity' for growing Jewish presence in Judea and Samaria - despite the ongoing building freeze.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/13/2016, 9:18 PM

Undaunted by terror, Shiloh looks towards renewal

In the ancient Hills of Samaria, in the shadow of the ancient Tabernacle, terrorism is just a blip in a chain of Jewish destiny.Ari Soffer, 4/13/2016, 5:53 PM

Piece of broken glass

One piece of glass has ruined everything for the Palestinian Arab cause.Att'y Stephen M. Flatow, 4/12/2016, 9:59 AM

PA hopes Obama won't veto UN resolution

PA is hoping that Obama will break with tradition and back its UN resolution condemning Israeli construction in Judea and Samaria.Ben Ariel, 4/11/2016, 6:16 AM

Gov't planning major aid plan for Yesha towns

In light of terror wave and efforts overseas to target Yesha businesses, gov't planning aid package. Likud MK rejects offer as 'too little'.David Rosenberg, 4/6/2016, 4:17 PM

Legal expert challenges EU envoy on Judea, Samaria

Northwestern international law professor calls on EU’s ambassador to Israel to publicly debate legal status of Israel.Shoshana Miskin, 4/3/2016, 9:55 PM

EU Ambassador: Labeling decision isn't a boycott

Ambassador Lars Faaborg-Andersen insists the EU is against BDS despite its decision to label Judea and Samaria products.Ben Ariel, 3/29/2016, 6:12 AM

Watch: Lev HaOlam anti-BDS event

View Arutz Sheva’s exclusive coverage of a Lev Haolam event aimed at helping businesses in Judea and Samaria.Shoshana Miskin, 3/24/2016, 4:43 PM

Hotovely speaks with Harvard students on YESHA

Deputy FM meets 50 law students, explains to them the 'occupation is a Palestinian lie' in a meeting on history and international law.Hezki Baruch, 3/16/2016, 1:54 PM

BDS targets Airbnb

Small groups of anti-Israel activists plan rallies in France, UK and US to protest company hosting Jewish properties in Judea and Samaria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/10/2016, 6:18 PM

Likud MK urges olim to move to Judea, Samaria

Immigration Committee chair tours Binyamin Region and praises communities in Judea, Samaria for successful absorption rates.Hezki Baruch, Shoshana Miskin, 3/6/2016, 7:01 PM

MK: Annex Judea/Samaria, pay Arabs to emigrate

Bezalel Smotrich offers alternative peace plan to the two-state solution, calls for annexation of Judea and Samaria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/6/2016, 11:52 AM

Bibi's brother-in-law threatens to abandon Likud

Prominent nationalist academic Dr. Hagai Ben Artzi urges Likud voters to defect to Jewish Home unless Netanyahu adopts 'Bennett Plan.'Ari Soffer, 3/6/2016, 10:53 AM

Cameron blasts 'genuinely shocking occupation'

British Prime Minister uses harsh language against Israeli construction when replying to a question by opposition MP.Elad Benari, 2/25/2016, 1:13 AM

Watch: IDF op nabs arms stashes in Arab villages

Nighttime raids net assault rifles, other deadly weapons, hidden in Palestinian villages in Samaria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/23/2016, 12:56 PM

UN envoy: 'Settlements' an impediment to peace

UN's Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov singles out Israel while ignoring a request to condemn Hezbollah.Ben Ariel, 2/19/2016, 6:14 AM