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

Arab rioter shot dead in clashes with IDF at Arafat memorial

Palestinian Authority claims rioter fatally shot during clashes with IDF in southern Judea. One rioter wounded in separate memorial march.Arutz Sheva Staff, AFP, 11/11/2019, 2:30 PM

Netanyahu aide: Settlements are a divine blessing

Deputy Chief of Foreign Affairs Reuven Azar calls on attendees at Christian Media Summit to fight claims Jewish communities are illegal.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/6/2019, 6:15 PM

Britain condemns approval of construction in Judea and Samaria

Britain says "settlements" are illegal in response to Israeli approval of more than 2,300 housing units in Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 11/6/2019, 12:22 AM

Reps of Likud national camp embark on campaign in Judea, Samaria

Likud groups call for cooperation, launch campaign to increase number of Likud members in Judea and Samaria by 3,000 before primaries.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/29/2019, 12:52 PM

PA: Dry up the financial resources for 'settlements'

PA cabinet leader calls on European Union to boycott "settlement products" and work to dry their financial resources.Dalit Halevi, 10/25/2019, 4:34 AM

UN's PA 'expert': Ban 'settlement' products

Canadian law professor Michael Lynk calls for international ban on all products made in Judea and Samaria.Ben Ariel, 10/24/2019, 3:10 AM

Watch: New song describes magic of Judea and Samaria

"I Know", an original composition by Cecelia Margules sung by Gad Elbaz, was filmed in numerous locations around Judea and Samaria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/17/2019, 4:10 AM

PA official threatens legal steps over Israeli sovereignty move

Palestinian Authority “foreign minister”: We have the international support to tackle any threats by Netanyahu.Elad Benari, 10/4/2019, 6:06 AM

'Applying sovereignty would impact ties with Egypt and Jordan'

Jordan’s King Abdullah II warns Israel against applying sovereignty in Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 9/25/2019, 6:32 AM

'Palestinian state map is inaccurate, not part of US peace plan'

Senior US official pushes back after Yamina releases map suggesting US peace plan would create Palestinian state in most of Judea, Samaria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/15/2019, 4:01 PM

An end to land discrimination against Jews in Judea and Samaria?

Defense Ministry submits opinion to undo Jordanian law forbidding purchase of land in Judea and Samaria by Jews as private individuals.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/15/2019, 10:48 AM

Canadian Government to appeal court ruling on 'settlement' wine

Jewish groups welcome Government appeal of court ruling that Judea and Samaria wine cannot be labeled as products made in Israel.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/7/2019, 1:08 AM

PA: Annexation will bring conflict back to the starting point

PA cabinet leader warns that applying Israeli sovereignty to Judea will be dangerous.Dalit Halevi, 9/3/2019, 4:08 AM

PA outraged over Netanyahu's sovereignty pledge

Abbas spokesman says all the "settlements" will be dismantled as was the case in Gaza and the Sinai Peninsula.Dalit Halevi, 9/2/2019, 4:42 AM

PA begins issuing building permits for Area C

PA seeks to remove all distinctions between territory created under Oslo Accords, approve Arab construction in areas under Israeli control.Gary Willig, 9/1/2019, 9:24 AM

Congress Members learn that peace is achievable between citizens

Republican Members of Congress who visited Israel on USIEA tour see Israelis and Palestinians working together in Judea and Samaria.Yoni Kempinski, 8/27/2019, 4:39 AM

Smotrich presents: Transportation revolution in Yesha

Transportation Minister says ministry to end discrimination against Judea and Samaria, upgrade infrastructure to match rest of country.Shimon Cohen, 8/22/2019, 6:00 PM

Compensate Judea-Samaria manufacturers hurt by S Korea agreement

Economy Minister talks about agreement to prevent Judea and Samaria industrialists being hurt by trade agreement with South Korea.Shimon Cohen, 8/20/2019, 11:49 PM

Today: Launch of West Bank Jewish Population Stats FB page

Bet El Institutions is launching the parallel FB page to their well-established curated email newsletter, West Bank Stats.Sharona Cohen, 8/19/2019, 9:18 PM

'Govt. knowingly discriminating against Yesha residents'

Gush Etzion Regional Council Head Shlomo Ne'eman condemns free trade agreement with South Korea which excludes 'settlements.'Gary Willig, 8/15/2019, 10:03 PM

Barkat: PA incitement to blame for teen's murder

Former Jerusalem Mayor MK Nir Barkat says world must understand radical Islam targets entire western world following stabbing of soldier.Eliran Aharon, 8/8/2019, 4:23 PM

UN: Construction in Judea and Samaria 'must cease immediately'

UN rep condemns Israel's approval of construction of Jewish homes. "A flagrant violation of international law.”Sam Sokol, JTA, 8/7/2019, 6:33 PM

EU condemns approval of construction in Judea and Samaria

EU condemns Israel's approval of construction of Jewish homes, says "all settlement activity is illegal under international law".Elad Benari, 8/7/2019, 12:07 AM

PA: We'll strengthen our presence in Judea and Samaria

PA cabinet leader announces intention to strengthen presence in all areas of Judea and Samaria in the wake of Israeli "attacks".Dalit Halevi, 8/6/2019, 5:02 AM

'Home demolitions were a despicable crime'

PA "prime minister" says that PA will treat all of Judea and Samaria areas as Area A.Dalit Halevi, 8/5/2019, 6:05 AM

Hamas official calls for attacks in Judea and Samaria

A member of Hamas political bureau calls on PA to give green light to the organizations fighting to respond to "occupation crimes."Dalit Halevi, 7/31/2019, 6:22 AM

PLO official welcomes Canadian ruling on Judea and Samaria wine

Hanan Ashrawi praises Canadian court's ruling that Judea and Samaria wine cannot be labeled as made in Israel.Elad Benari, 7/31/2019, 6:05 AM

'Israel striving to establish Jewish state in Judea and Samaria'

Palestinian Authority claims Israel is striving to create settlement blocs that create a kind of Jewish state in Judea and Samaria.Dalit Halevi, 7/31/2019, 5:10 AM

Communications Minister: HOT must service Judea & Samaria

'The discrimination screams to the heavens when Judea & Samaria are again left out in the 1st phase as opposed to 220 other localities.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/30/2019, 5:26 PM

Canadian court: Judea and Samaria not part of Israel

Canadian court rules wine made in Judea and Samaria cannot be labelled as made in Israel, 'no dispute settlements not part of Israel.'AFP, 7/29/2019, 10:53 PM

Partner with us and help build an Aliyah Yeshiva in Samaria

The heart of Israel is Judea and Samaria. Without a strong presence there, Israel is weakened tremendously., 7/25/2019, 4:24 PM

Time to bury the PLO

It's not just about burying the PLO, but also resurrecting Jordan in the 'West Bank'. David Singer, 7/21/2019, 2:11 PM

An Israeli economic agreement without Judea and Samaria?

Netanyahu agrees to sign trade agreement with South Korea that will not apply to any area defined by international law as "occupied."Ben Ariel, 7/16/2019, 3:33 AM

Smotrich: No time for games on road deaths in Judea and Samaria

Transportation Minister Bezalel Smotrich holds meeting following 'unacceptable number of road deaths' in Judea and Samaria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/16/2019, 12:12 AM