El-Matan Residents Demand Reopening of Safer Road

Residents of the Samaria community of El-Matan are demanding that the government reopen a safer road that had been closed to them.Moshe Cohen, 12/28/2014, 8:01 PM

High Court: Burin Mosque Construction 'in Contempt of the Law'

High Court discusses an appeal over an illegal mosque in Burin. The construction of the mosque is in “contempt of the law," say judges.Elad Benari, 6/21/2011, 6:17 AM

State to Court: Illegal Mosque Must be Sealed

The official State position is that an illegal mosque in Burin, south of Shechem and near Brun, must be sealed. So it informed the Supreme Court.Hillel Fendel, 2/21/2011, 4:26 PM

State Wants to Seal El-Matan Shul But Legalize It Too

Decision is the first time that a leftist motion leads to legalization of Jewish building in Judea and Samaria.Gil Ronen, 11/4/2010, 5:17 PM

Last Minute Rescue:Netanyahu Saves Synagogue Slated to be Sealed

Netanyahu swings to the side of nationalists and orders Barak to ignore a court order to seal an "illegal” synagogue in Samaria. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 10/6/2010, 9:54 AM

Residents: Army Won't Have an Easy Time Sealing Synagogue

The residents of El-Matan plan to make the sealing of their community synagogue by security forces "as difficult as possible," they say.David Lev, 10/6/2010, 8:38 AM

Rally Against Synagogue Sealing: Selective Enforcement is Racism

Hundreds of protesters demand that El Matan synagogue not be sealed, citing unhampered construction of an illegal mosque in nearby Arab village.Elad Benari, 10/5/2010, 2:11 AM

Tension over Mosque Repairs, Synagogue Demolition

PA Arabs angered by call to save synagogue, accuse Jews of seeking the demolition of a nearby mosque.Maayana Miskin, 10/3/2010, 10:35 PM

Overseas Students Volunteer to Strengthen Hilltop Community

The L'Herut Tzion movement organized a volunteer program for overseas students to work and live in the Jewish hilltop community of El Matan.Yoni Kempinski, 9/24/2010, 7:11 AM

Synagogue to be Sealed while Mosque is Built Illegally

El Matan synagogue to be sealed off after holiday period, says court. MK Danon: "If this is the first course of peace, what will be for dessert?" Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 9/22/2010, 1:19 AM

Protest in Jerusalem Against Synagogue Demolition

Jews from the village of El Matan and activists from L’Herut Tzion demonstrated on Wednesday against US pressure to destroy their Synagogue.Avi Yellin, 9/16/2010, 2:10 AM