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Barkat: Despite US Comments, Building to Continue

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat said he was not concerned over US criticism of construction in Jerusalem.Yaakov Levi, 10/2/2014, 8:12 AM

'I Can't Tell a Jew Not to Live in Jerusalem'

Prime Minister Netanyahu dismisses Washington's criticism over construction in Jerusalem, says Jews should not be discriminated against.Hezki Baruch and Elad Benari, 10/2/2014, 4:12 AM

U.S.: Construction 'Poisons' the Atmosphere

State Department uses unusually harsh language when criticizing Israel’s approval of 2,610 homes in Jerusalem.Ben Ariel, 10/2/2014, 2:47 AM

Police: Prior Incident Linked to Rappeler's Murder

Shortly before Jewish construction worker fell to his death, a 500 kg generator inexplicably fell from same story of same building.Ari Yashar, 10/1/2014, 8:10 AM

Councilman Dismissed After Opposing Arab Building

'Leftist' Mayor Barkat dismisses Aryeh King for petitioning housing plans he charges threaten balance of capital.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 9/5/2014, 11:12 AM

U.S. Condemns 'Expropriation' in Gush Etzion

Washington says Israel's decision to assign land in Gush Etzion as state land is “counterproductive”.Elad Benari, 9/1/2014, 3:13 AM

Critical Jerusalem-TA Highway Tunnel Completed

As Hamas's deadly 'terror tunnels' continue to hit headlines, Israel is investing in a more life-giving type of tunnel.Hillel Fendel, 7/29/2014, 3:26 PM

Official: Arab Workers Needed, For Better or Worse

Construction in Judea and Samaria has come to a screaming halt as heads of the Binyamin Regional Council evaluate the security situation.Yosef Berger, 7/3/2014, 10:34 AM

Report: Israel Won't Build New Homes, After All

After loudly announcing the construction as its response to the Hamas-Fatah deal, Israel is quietly rolling back the plan, a report said.Yaakov Levi, 6/12/2014, 7:45 AM

Govt. Sees 15,000 Foreign Building Workers by 2019

The government authorized on Sunday the entry of 2,000 additional construction workers - with many more on the way.Yaakov Levi, 6/8/2014, 5:47 PM

Gov't: Subsidy Program for Construction Workers

Deal to provide subsidized training for Jewish construction workers, in bid to both solve housing and hareidi integration problems.Netanel Katz, 6/8/2014, 9:31 AM

UN Joins Condemnation of Israel

Ban Ki-Moon adds his criticism of new construction to that of US, EU, slams 'unilateral actions' despite approving PA unilateral moves.Ari Yashar, 6/5/2014, 10:32 PM

EU Tells Israel to 'Reverse' Construction Plans

EU 'deeply disappointed' by plans for 3,300 new housing units in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem, threatens 'isolation and damage to Israel.'Ari Yashar, 6/5/2014, 8:37 PM

Israel Unfreezes 1,800 New Judea-Samaria Homes

Hours after tenders on 1,500 new homes announced, previously frozen plans unblocked in latest response to PLO unity government.Ari Yashar, 6/5/2014, 4:20 PM

Nationalists Praise New Construction Tenders

In the face of PA, US opposition, nationalist leaders stand behind gov't decision to build 1,500 new homes in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem.Tova Dvorin and Ari Soffer, 6/5/2014, 3:06 PM

PA to Appeal to UN Over Construction

PLO officials vow to go to the UN Security Council over Israel's commitment to build 1,500 new Jewish homes, calls move a 'grave violation.'AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/5/2014, 1:14 PM

US Ambassador Condemns Construction Announcement

Washington opposes construction as a matter of principle, Shapiro claims - as well as negotiating with Hamas.Tova Dvorin, 6/5/2014, 12:21 PM

PA Calls for 'Serious Steps' over Israeli Building

Adviser to Mahmoud Abbas threatens 'unprecedented' response to Judea-Samaria building tenders.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/5/2014, 11:04 AM

US Official: Israel Torpedoed Talks on Purpose

Martin Indyk lashes out at Israel again over failed peace talks, says 'settlements undermine Israel's Jewish future.'Tova Dvorin, 5/9/2014, 9:18 AM

'Israeli Ministers Caused Kerry to Blame Israel'

Ariel hints at Livni, noting 'when ministers say 1,000 times that we're guilty, in the end they hear it across the sea.'Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 4/8/2014, 10:05 PM

Kerry Blames Israel

Kerry tells Senate 'Israel didn't release Palestinian prisoners...announced settlements in Jerusalem, and poof, that was it.'Ari Yashar, 4/8/2014, 6:39 PM

IDF Outpost Destroyed in Yitzhar

Extremist youths vandalize IDF outpost, but ensure IDF soldiers are unhurt; unit shocked.Tova Dvorin, 4/8/2014, 3:19 PM

Funding Frozen to Ministry of Housing Projects

Hundreds of millions of shekels in money for new construction delayed transfer after MK Elazar Stern complains.Tova Dvorin, 4/7/2014, 6:35 PM

Erekat: Israel Systemically Spoils Talks

Chief PA negotiator accuses Israel of taking “actions against the Palestinian people” that indicate that it has “chosen settlers.”Elad Benari, 3/24/2014, 5:12 AM

PA: 'Settlements' Caused the Talks to Fail

A spokesman for PA Chairman Abbas claims that Israeli construction in Judea and Samaria had caused peace talks to reach an impasse.Elad Benari, 3/21/2014, 3:45 AM

2,000 New Judea & Samaria Housing Units Announced

IDF Civil Authority spokesman reveals Defense Ministry advanced plans for six communities.Ari Yashar, 3/20/2014, 6:53 PM

CEO: 'Cost-Cutting' Plan Will Drive Up Home Prices

When government promises a 'discount,' it's time to watch your wallet, warns the CEO of a large Israeli construction companyYaakov Levi, 3/20/2014, 11:57 AM

Leftist Jerusalem Councilman Reports Construction

Meretz councilman Alalu says Israel plans 186 new Jewish housing units in eastern Jerusalem.Ari Yashar, 3/19/2014, 12:09 PM

Jump in Settlement Building 'is an Illusion'

Yesha Council says statistics showing tremendous growth in Judea, Samaria is simply the result of a building freeze in the previous year.Tova Dvorin, 3/3/2014, 10:49 PM

Statistics: Judea and Samaria Building Up 123.7%

Peace Now irked at the revelation, blames Netanyahu government; meanwhile, building is up all over Israel.Tova Dvorin, 3/3/2014, 6:33 PM

'State Dept. Defies US Law, Kerry's Senate Record'

NCYI accuses State Department of breaching 1995 Jerusalem Embassy Act and Kerry's senate position by criticizing building plans.Ari Yashar, 2/12/2014, 1:12 AM

Ashton: 'For PA Capital Cancel Jerusalem Building'

EU foreign affairs head demands Israel annul plans on over 700 housing units in capital city which 'threaten bi-national Jerusalem.'Ari Yashar, 2/6/2014, 9:06 PM

State Department Criticizes Jerusalem Construction

State Department spokeswoman: New construction in Jerusalem is a "unilateral action" that "prejudges issues."Elad Benari, 2/6/2014, 5:43 AM

PA, Leftists Slam Jerusalem Building Permits

550 new permits issued for Jerusalem neighborhoods. Peace Now calls it 'shameful'.Arutz Sheva Staff and AFP, 2/5/2014, 3:53 PM

Norway Investment Fund Boycotts Israeli Companies

State-owned investment fund, largest in world, boycotts two companies for construction in Jerusalem.Ari Yashar, 1/30/2014, 9:23 PM

Bennett: Start Building in E1 Now

Speaking Monday, Jewish Home chairman Naftali Bennett said that Israel needed to get moving on building homes in the E1 corridorDavid Lev, 1/20/2014, 8:52 PM

Netanyahu Slams EU 'Hypocrisy' on Settlements

'When did the EU call in the Palestinian ambassadors about incitement that calls for Israel's destruction?' Prime Minister asks.Gil Ronen and AFP, 1/16/2014, 9:38 PM

As Erakat Fumes, Israelis Reject Concessions

PA chief negotiator reacts angrily to Israeli construction plans; polls show Israelis reject further withdrawals, doubt peace talks.Ari Yashar, 1/10/2014, 2:12 PM

801 Judea Samaria Housing Units, 600 in Jerusalem

Government announces tenders marketing land for construction in Judea Samaria communities, Jerusalem's Ramat Shlomo neighborhood.Ari Yashar, 1/10/2014, 11:28 AM

Abbas: Israel Trying to Sabotage Peace Talks

Spokesman calls PA incitement findings 'logically unacceptable,' demands conference to respond; accuses Israel of building to scupper talks.Dalit Halevi, Ari Yashar, 1/7/2014, 11:02 PM

Peace Now: Govt. 'Obsessed' With Yesha Building

Leftists were up in arms Monday after documents certifying construction plans in Judea and Samaria were posted on the Internet.David Lev, 1/6/2014, 8:05 PM

'Who Releases Terrorists With No Peace Deal?'

Former Navy chief Eliezer Marom criticizes government for releasing terrorists in what he calls a “political deal”.Elad Benari, 1/2/2014, 12:16 AM

Abbas Threatens Action on Construction 'Cancer'

Day before John Kerry arrives for January 'offensive' on Netanyahu to force plan, Abbas threatens diplomatic and legal action.Ari Yashar, 12/31/2013, 9:53 PM

MK: Building Freeze Better Than Terrorist Releases

MK Mickey Rosenthal (Labor) denounces terrorist releases, accuses Prime Minister of being 'afraid' to start building freeze instead.Tova Dvorin, 12/29/2013, 8:05 AM

Kerry to Resume Talks Between Israel, PA Next Week

US Secretary of State to return to Israel for talks in January - despite reluctance from both sides.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/28/2013, 6:18 PM

PA: 'If You Build, We'll Sue At The Hague'

PA chief negotiator threatens to take Israel to Hague over 'war crimes' if Judea Samaria construction plans are announced next week.Ari Yashar, 12/27/2013, 9:57 AM

‘No Judea, Samaria Building without PM’s Go-Ahead’

Prime Minister signs off on all construction in Judea and Samaria, is preventing new projects, Israel Lands Authority official reveals.Maayana Miskin, 12/22/2013, 3:11 PM

Experts: IDF's Tel Aviv Land Worth NIS 90 Billion

The IDF is sitting on some very valuable real estate, worth as much as NIS 90 billion, according to experts.David Lev, 12/12/2013, 1:12 PM

Romania-Israel Talks Scuttled over Judea, Samaria

Bucharest insisted construction workers from Romania not work beyond 'Green Line'. Israel refused.Gil Ronen, 12/10/2013, 11:14 AM

IDF Bulldozes Land for 255 New Homes in Samaria

Land prepared for new units in Nahalei Tal northwest of Ramallah, part of plans for 800 new homes.Ari Yashar, 12/3/2013, 6:48 PM

Peace Now: 829 New 'Settler' Homes

The extreme left group again announces Judea Samaria construction plans, claims the new homes 'threaten the peace process.'Ari Yashar, 11/25/2013, 10:18 AM

Ariel: Chinese Workers Could Lower Home Costs

Housing Minister Uri Ariel said that Israel would once again admit large numbers of Chinese building workers - if China were willing.David Lev, 11/21/2013, 3:29 PM

Abbas: Cancel Building or Peace Talks Over

Abbas delivers ultimatum: cancel 20,000 new Judea Samaria home tenders or else peace talks over. US criticizes buildings as 'illegitimate.'Ari Yashar, 11/12/2013, 10:33 PM

20,000 New Homes in Judea and Samaria

Leftist group Peace Now reports announced tenders for 20,000 new homes in Judea and Samaria, cites figure as 'record.'Ari Yashar, 11/12/2013, 7:48 PM

Abbas: Israeli Interests in Jordan Valley Economic

The PA chairman warned Israel that claims that it needs to build in Judea and Samaria because of terrorist releases will cause talks to failDalit Halevy, Tova Dvorin, 11/4/2013, 9:33 PM

Urban Renewal Plan Could Net 60,000 Apartments

Urban planner and architect has a simple solution to solve Israel's growing housing crisis.David Lev, 10/31/2013, 5:08 PM