'The Settlement Floodgates Have Opened'

Radical NGO reports government announced 450 new homes in Judea-Samaria region 'for elections'; PLO calls it a 'war crime.'Ari Yashar, 1/30/2015, 11:17 AM

Law Finally Enforced in 'East Jerusalem' - Against a Synagogue

Municipality 'finally crosses Green Line to enforce law'; no, not the 57 illegal mosques - sukkah boards left up in synagogue yard.Ari Yashar, 1/15/2015, 8:40 PM

Govt. to Build 100,000 Apartments on Vacated IDF Bases

Prime Minister Netanyahu plans to release land to developers for up to 100,000 housing units in the center of the country.Yaakov Levi, 1/4/2015, 5:16 PM

Congress Demands Clarification on Obama Israel Sanctions Report

45 GOP Congressmen demand president clarify reports White House considering sanctions against Israel for Jerusalem building.Mark Langfan, 12/6/2014, 6:40 PM

Jerusalem to Invest Millions in Har Homa

Development project to rehabilitate Har Homa neighborhood to be implemented within weeks, include parks, roads, green spaces.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/3/2014, 8:20 PM

Minister: 2015 to be Banner Year for Home Construction

The Housing Ministry says that 46,000 homes will be completed between January and October of 2015 - far more than this year.Moshe Cohen , 11/30/2014, 5:35 PM

Thousands of Gaza Construction Workers Allowed Into Israel

Despite Arab attacks, 8,000 additional workers allowed into Israel, including from the Hamas-stronghold of Gaza.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 11/26/2014, 2:28 PM

Approved: 78 Jewish Homes to Be Built in Jerusalem

50 homes in Har Homa, 28 in Ramot, in latest building tender announcement for the capital.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/19/2014, 5:48 PM

EU Denies it Planned Sanctions Against Israel

Mogherini: EU document proposing sanctions for 'settlement building' was only a 'hypothesis', still 'deplores' construction.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/17/2014, 8:46 PM

Liberman: No Limitations on Jewish Construction in Jerusalem

Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman fires back at EU condemnation of 'settlement building,' says limitations are 'unacceptable.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/16/2014, 11:12 AM

Psaki: Jerusalem Construction 'Exacerbates' Violence

State Department insists construction 'flies in the face' of the two-state solution in latest backlash against Jewish homes in Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/13/2014, 12:15 AM

Approved: 200 Jewish Homes in Jerusalem

Commitee for Jerusalem construction approves building tenders, in first stage of effort to build 600 homes in packed capital.Nir Har-Zahav, Tova Dvorin, 11/12/2014, 3:57 PM

EU Warns of 'Return to Violence' if Peace Talks Stay Stalled

EU foreign affairs chief blithely claims talks could prevent months-long violence, reiterates opposition to 'settlement building.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/7/2014, 11:46 AM

EU Foreign Affairs Chief: Jewish Homes 'Detrimental to Peace'

Federica Mogherini says building Jewish homes in capital questions Israel's 'commitment to peace' prior to official visit.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/5/2014, 3:38 PM

Erekat: Jewish Homes in Jerusalem a 'Slap in the Face' to US

PA chief negotiator Saeb Erekat livid over more construction announcements, claims move insults US, international community, peace.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/4/2014, 11:40 AM

Danish Foreign Minister Condemns Jerusalem Construction

Danish Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard, in Israel for a visit, says new Jerusalem construction "hinders negotiations".Elad Benari, 11/4/2014, 3:14 AM

US Criticises 'Unfortunate' Decision to Build Homes in Jerusalem

In repeat of last week's criticism, State Dept. claims building Jewish homes in the capital is 'illegitimate settlement activity.'Eliran Aharon, 11/3/2014, 8:36 PM

Approved: 400 Housing Units to Be Built in Jerusalem

Just one week after 1,000 housing units broke de facto freeze in the capital, Ramat Shlomo to see another 400 Jewish homes built.Ido Ben-Porat, Tova Dvorin, 11/3/2014, 5:14 PM

Agencies' Land Tiff Could Make Cost of Homes Skyrocket

Israel's housing market just got more expensive, after the JNF canceled an agreement with the Israel Lands Administration.Moshe Cohen, 10/30/2014, 12:13 PM

UN: Israeli Construction 'Violates International Law'

In emergency session, UN Security Council discusses Israel's plan to build new homes in Jerusalem.Ben Ariel, 10/30/2014, 4:44 AM

State Department: Our View on 'Settlements' is Clear

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki responds to Netanyahu's declaration that Israel will continue to build in Jerusalem.Ben Ariel, 10/29/2014, 3:12 AM

UN Security Council to Meet over Israeli Building in Jerusalem

UNSC to hold 'emergency meeting' in response to Jordanian request after Israel announces new Jewish homes in Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/28/2014, 5:10 PM

Knesset Speaker: 'American Critics Are Out of Touch'

Jewish neighborhoods in Jerusalem are not up for grabs, says Edelstein, calling to 'end discrimination against Judea and Samaria.'Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 10/28/2014, 3:54 PM

Netanyahu: International Criticism, Not Building, Impedes Peace

PM fires back at US statement that Jewish homes hinder peace, says building in capital is the same as doing so in Paris or London.Ido Ben-Porat, Tova Dvorin, 10/28/2014, 2:46 PM

Erekat: Construction Punishable Under International Law

Palestinian Authority officials condemn Israel's decision to build in Jerusalem, call on international community to take action.Elad Benari, 10/28/2014, 6:13 AM

Jordan to Request Security Council Session on Behalf of the PA

Jordan will ask for the Security Council to discuss Israeli construction in Jerusalem.Ben Ariel, 10/28/2014, 5:15 AM

Diplomatic Source: The World 'Will Get Over It'

A diplomatic source responds to the criticism over Israel's plans to build in Jerusalem. "Israel has the right to build anywhere."Uzi Baruch and Elad Benari, 10/28/2014, 4:14 AM

State Department: Jewish Homes 'Incompatible with Peace'

US blasts Israel for building in J'lem, says Jewish apartments are 'illegitimate settlement activity' that 'prejudges' capital's future.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/27/2014, 9:44 PM

EU Threatens Israel - Again - Over Jerusalem Apartments

EU dangles 'future development of relations with Israel' on peace talks, claims Jewish homes 'question Israel's commitment to peace.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/27/2014, 7:53 PM

At Knesset Opening Session, Netanyahu Draws Israel's Red Lines

PM vows that Israel will not yield on 3 issues: Jerusalem, Temple Mount, and a Palestinian state without 'mutual recognition.'Tova Dvorin, 10/27/2014, 5:45 PM

MKs Slam Media 'Hypocrisy' over Jerusalem Construction

Deputy Minister admits Israel losing the media war, but insists: 'it is our duty to build, just like in Washington, Paris, London.'Tova Dvorin, Ornit Atzar, 10/27/2014, 5:08 PM

PA Official Threatens: Jerusalem Building Will Cause 'Explosion'

Senior Fatah official Jibril Rajoub says Israeli plans to build homes for Jews in Jerusalem will lead to 'explosion' in violence.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/27/2014, 12:48 PM

Leftists Outraged at Netanyahu's New Construction Plan

"Netanyahu is working for the settlers", says Meretz chairwoman amid reports that Netanyahu will approve new homes in Judea and Samaria.Ben Ariel, 10/27/2014, 3:16 AM

Jordan: 'Settlement' Construction Endangers Peace Agreement

Jordanian ambassador says that continued Israeli construction in Judea and Samaria would jeopardize peace agreement.Uzi Baruch, 10/27/2014, 2:16 AM

Bennett: Only Building Will End Jerusalem Terror

Building was the appropriate response to Wednesday's terror attack, says Economics Minister Naftali Bennett.Yaakov Levi, 10/23/2014, 8:33 AM

PM: Nothing Can Stop Us From Building In Jerusalem

Israel will continue to build in Jerusalem, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Sunday.Moshe Cohen, 10/19/2014, 9:08 PM

Herzog Blasts Netanyahu Over Spat with Washington

Opposition leader has sharp criticism for Netanyahu after White House spokesman blasts PM for critcizing American values.Elad Benari, 10/7/2014, 6:16 AM

Rivlin: Jerusalem is Our Capital, the World Must Understand That

Amid a spat with Washington over construction in Jerusalem, PM Netanyahu and President Rivlin meet to discuss Netanyahu's visit to U.S.Ben Ariel, 10/7/2014, 12:45 AM

Apartment Glut Develops as Israelis Wait for Zero VAT

As of June 30, there were 94,450 homes and apartments under construction in Israel; by August 31, 26,920 were still unsold.Moshe Cohen, 10/6/2014, 9:53 PM

White House: Our 'Values' Built Iron Dome

The tit for tat between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and the White House on building in Givat Hamatos continued Monday.Yaakov Levi, 10/6/2014, 9:30 PM

Netanyahu: Criticism of Construction is Against American Values

In CBS interview, Prime Minister Netanyahu says he is "baffled" by U.S. condemnation of Israeli plans to build in Jerusalem.Ben Ariel, 10/6/2014, 3:45 AM

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