MK Maklev: Shut Down Route 1 Work for Holiday

UTJ MK Uri Maklev would like to give workers building the new Route 1 a few days off - during chol hamo'ed Sukkot.Moshe Cohen, 10/5/2014, 7:45 PM

EU Threatens Israel Over Construction Plans in Jerusalem

Once again, EU says the future of its Israel relations depend on 'commitment to peace' - following their agenda in the Middle East.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/3/2014, 12:45 PM

Netanyahu Returns to Israel, Praises 'National Mission' to US

'I told the truth in the meetings that I held,' Netanyahu notes, summing up eventful Washington trip.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 10/3/2014, 11:08 AM

ADL Slams Obama Over 'Myopic' Criticism of Israel

Anti-Defamation League criticizes the tone and timing of the Obama administration’s criticism of Israel's construction in Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/3/2014, 5:16 AM

U.S. Responds to Netanyahu: We Have the Facts

State Department spokeswoman dismisses Netanyahu's statement that Washington didn't have the facts when it condemned Jerusalem construction.Elad Benari, 10/3/2014, 4:14 AM

Ya'alon: We'll Build in Jerusalem And Won't Apologize for It

Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon clarifies that Israel will continue to build in Jerusalem despite international criticism over the move.Ido Ben Porat, 10/3/2014, 3:43 AM

France Condemns Israel Over Jerusalem Construction

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says new construction in Givat Hamatos is a "direct threat" to the two-state solution.Ben Ariel, 10/3/2014, 1:16 AM

Jerusalem Housing Project Sets New Bar for Quality of Life

House prices in Israel may still be rising - but so are building standards.Promotional content, 10/2/2014, 3:47 PM

Livni: Jewish Home 'Endangers Israel More Than Peace Now'

Livni claims that the Jewish Home party is more dangerous than Peace Now. Jewish Home: She should vent her frustrations on the Palestinians.Yedidah Ben Or and Cynthia Blank, 10/2/2014, 3:32 PM

Netanyahu Told Obama to 'Check the Facts' Before Criticizing

Israeli radio reports unusually harsh criticism leveled by Israeli PM against Washington's own harsh criticism of Jerusalem building.Ari Soffer, 10/2/2014, 12:29 PM

Barkat: US Entitled to its Opinion, But Building Will 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

Netanyahu: 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.: Jerusalem 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 Suspect Prior Incident Connected 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

Jerusalem 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

Tunnels for Tunnels: Key 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

Binyamin Official: For Better or Worse, We Need Arab Workers

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 Here 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

Government Introduces Incentive 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 Israeli Construction Plans

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 and 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 Rally Behind Judea-Samaria 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 Israeli 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 on US to Take '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 Claims 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

Ariel Says '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 Makes Effort to Spoil 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: Lapid's 'Cost-Cutting' Plan Likely to 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, Says Yesha Council

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. Opposes 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 New 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 Angered Over 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's 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, Poll Shows Israelis Reject Further 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 Building in Judea and Samaria

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

Former Navy Head: 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 Israeli 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

Rosenthal: 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