Bulldozers begin demolishing Amona

Government begins to demolish Amona homes after residents forcefully evicted.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/6/2017, 1:05 PM

'We expect Bennett to take up the reins'

Rosh Yeshiva of Beit El Yeshiva says he expects Education Minister to pass Regulation Law and establish Israeli sovereignty.Eliran Aharon, 2/5/2017, 10:51 PM

Thousands rally in Ofra to protest planned evacuation

After Supreme Court delays evacuation of Ofra neighborhood by one month, thousands gather to demand normalization of threatened homes.Eliran Aharon, 2/5/2017, 5:18 PM

Bennett rejects Netanyahu's request to delay Regulation Law vote

Jewish Home leader refuses PM's request to push off Regulation Law vote until after his trip to visit UK Prime Minister Theresa May.David Rosenberg, 2/5/2017, 4:48 PM

Destruction of Ofra homes delayed by month

Supreme Court refuses to delay Ofra demolition by three months, grants one-month delay.Shlomo Pyutrikovsky, 2/5/2017, 1:27 PM

Bennett and Shaked: Obligated to the Regulation Law

Ministers Naftali Bennett and Ayelet Shaked visit Ofra, assure residents they're committed to passing the Regulation Law.Uzi Baruch, 2/5/2017, 3:18 AM

State will not recommend postponement of Ofra demolitions

The state opposes postponing demolition of four houses in Ofra slated for next Wednesday, agrees to postpone other five houses until April.Yoel Domb, 1/30/2017, 6:54 PM

'Erasing an entire town will not pass quietly'

Hundreds protest in Jerusalem against planned destruction of Amona.Eliran Aharon, 1/30/2017, 12:39 PM

Supreme Court to discuss postponement of Ofra eviction

Supreme Court President to discuss demolition of nine homes in Ofra. The residents will launch a hunger strike in protest.Uzi Baruch, 1/26/2017, 12:09 AM

'No more excuses, Bennett, keep your promises!'

Senior Religious Zionist figures slam Jewish Home chairman over impending destruction of Amona, failure to pass Regulation Law.Uzi Baruch, 1/24/2017, 10:43 AM

Ofra residents: Hunger strike to prevent destruction

Decision made following anticipated destruction by February 8 of nine houses in heart of Ofra according to court orderNatanel Katz, 1/22/2017, 2:58 PM

Ofra residents leave bulldozers for government officials

Ofra residents leave toy bulldozers at ministers' homes.Eliran Aharon, 1/15/2017, 11:52 AM

Ofra residents sing Shabbat songs opposite Netanyahu's residence

Ofra residents hold peaceful protest, sing songs, while requesting Netanyahu legalize 9 homes instead of destroying them.Eliran Aharon, 1/14/2017, 8:51 PM

Ofra residents: Normalize our community

Ofra residents write letter to MKs asking them to demand that PM act to prevent destruction of 9 houses next month.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/11/2017, 10:07 PM

Amona residents crash discussion of their future in Ofra

Amona residents interrupt meeting between senior officials of the Yesha Council and ‘Amana' held in Ofra, saying “You don’t represent us!”Oranit Etzer, 12/7/2016, 3:55 PM

'To destroy a house is to destroy a family'

Residents of Ofra held a press conference at the Knesset to demand that their rights be protected and their homes be saved from demolition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/16/2016, 6:12 PM

'Approve first - amend later'

Ofra residents call for coalition parties across the board to support the Regulation Law's preliminary reading tomorrow.Eliran Aharon, 11/15/2016, 8:43 PM

How the Regulation Law can help save Amona

MK Kish, one of the framers of the Regulation Law, explains its purpose and how it can protect towns from demolition.Hezki Baruch, 11/14/2016, 12:03 PM

Amona residents protest expulsion

Amona, Ofra residents insist government find full solution for problems caused by left-wing NGOs, demand pending expulsion be canceled.Eliran Aharon, 11/13/2016, 12:51 PM

'Pass law to save Amona!'

MKs in Ofra call on Prime Minister and government to act to pass Normalization Law to save Amona and other Jewish towns.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/7/2016, 5:05 PM

Terrorist neutralized in attempted stabbing attack

Arab terrorist shot and killed after attempting to stab Jews north of Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/3/2016, 3:44 PM

Watch: Sukkot festivities alongside protests in Ofra

The town of Ofra celebrates its annual Sukkot festival while protesting government in a action to save Jewish homes.Yoni Kempinski, 10/21/2016, 11:18 AM

MK Lavie: State should take responsibility for wounded soldier

MK Lavie calls on Defense Ministry to cut red tape and build ramp so that wounded soldier can finally go home.Gary Willig, 10/10/2016, 1:12 AM

'Peres was proud of Ofra'

Former Binyamin Regional Council Head recounts how Shimon Peres was proud and supportive of the fledgling community in Judea and Samaria.Eliran Aharon, 9/29/2016, 8:03 PM

Ofra will protest until something changes

Rabbi Avi Gisser tells Arutz Sheva that the people of Ofra will put pressure on Israel's leadership to legalize the community's status.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/26/2016, 12:15 AM

Rivlin: Help wounded soldier from Ofra

President Rivlin tells representatives of Samaria town in danger of demolition 'the government must deal with town's status urgently.'Reut Hadar, 9/21/2016, 3:06 PM

Likud pressures Netanyahu: don't raze Amona

The government is still working to legalize community of Amona instead of destroying it. Will it succeed?Hezki Baruch, 9/17/2016, 10:00 PM

'Knesset must decide Amona's fate, not Supreme Court'

'Stop blaming the Supreme Court,' says Jewish Home MK. 'If government does not stop the demolitions, it will have lost its right to exist.'Shimon Cohen, 9/11/2016, 4:52 PM

Terrorist shot dead in Samaria

Arab terrorist sprinted towards army position near Ofra in Samaria, was neutralized by IDF forces.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/26/2016, 1:53 PM

'A grain of sand won't move from Ofra or Amona'

Science Minister Ofir Akunis sounds off to Arutz Sheva about possibility of unity government, looming demolition of Ofra and Amona.Shimon Cohen, 8/21/2016, 3:57 PM

'Will the left defend the rights of Samarian children, too?'

The Rabbi of Ofra points out the hypocrisy of the left in refusing to also defend the welfare of children living in Samaria.Shimon Cohen, 8/16/2016, 2:13 AM

Will Ofra be destroyed?

One of the largest cities in Binyamin, Ofra, recently lost its zoning permit for large swaths of the city. Arutz Sheva went to find out why.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/14/2016, 6:22 PM

Prospective IDF soldiers: Will you abandon us if we're wounded?

High school graduates from Ofra, home of wounded soldier unable to return home because of bureaucratic red tape, make emotional appeal.Shlomo Pyotrovsky, 8/11/2016, 10:40 AM

Zionist Union MK visits towns slated for demolition

MK Eitan Broshi, member of the left-wing Zionist Union, visits Ofra and Amona, hailed as 'true friend' by residents.Eliran Aharon, 8/9/2016, 11:25 AM

Car attack foiled near Ofra

Border Police officers shoot and kill female Arab who tried to ram her car into them in Silwad.Ben Ariel, Canada, 12/25/2015, 8:15 PM

IDF troops foil car attack in the Binyamin region

Arab terrorist tries to run over soldiers near Ofra but is shot dead. Large knife is discovered in the vehicle.Ben Ariel, Canada, 12/18/2015, 8:19 PM

6-year-old who collapsed celebrates birthday

About a week after he collapsed at school, Ido Benisti celebrates his birthday. 'We were very lucky,' his father says.Orly Harari, 12/9/2015, 5:10 PM

Drive-by shooting attempt in Samaria

Terrorists fire at hitchhiking station outside Ofra in Samaria, IDF returns fire; none wounded.Ari Yashar, 10/29/2015, 8:20 PM

Ofra Residents Turn to Jewish Home: Save Our Community

Frustrated residents plea to Naftali Bennett to stand up for the rights of Judea-Samaria in coalition talks ahead of demolition order.Ornit Etzer, 4/30/2015, 11:02 PM

Illegal Arab Road Blocked - After High Court Petition

The road, next to the community of Ofra, had led to an illegal Arab quarry and endangered motorists.Orli Harari, Ari Yashar, 4/15/2015, 1:34 PM

Supreme Court Orders Demolition of Ofra Homes By 2017

Nine families to be evicted from their homes in Judea-Samaria after petition from Palestinians, leftist NGO.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/9/2015, 4:27 PM

Watch: Rock Terror in Samaria Caught on Tape

Security advising crew catches Arab terrorists on camera throwing potentially lethal rocks at Israeli motorists.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 9/12/2014, 12:56 PM

New Terror Tactic? Blinding Israeli Drivers With Lasers

Jew driving in Samaria reports Arab motorist drove next to him and tried to blind him with a laser; 'by a miracle I escaped.'Ari Yashar, 5/11/2014, 11:04 PM

Commander: Don't Worry about Losing the Fence

Ofra residents worried about a Fogel-type scenario but Col. Pinto says security will not be worsened.Gil Ronen, 4/18/2013, 5:58 PM

Ofra Residents: IDF 'Forgot' Alternative Security Arrangements

Residents of Ofra continued to protest the removal of security fences around the town by the IDFDavid Lev, 4/18/2013, 3:36 PM

Binyamin Residents, ‘IDF has Abandoned Us’

Residents of Ofra, Adam upset as IDF removes security fences to ease Arab access., 4/17/2013, 6:33 PM

Arabs Set Fire to Memorial Plaque in Ofra

Arabs set fire to a memorial plaque for a resident of Ofra. Local residents: this is just the beginning.Elad Benari, 3/13/2013, 5:42 AM

Fences Protecting Ofra, Adam to Come Down Friday

Court: fences need to be dismantled because they prevent access to some Arabs' agricultural plots.Gil Ronen, 3/9/2013, 10:59 PM

Ofra Security System Keeps an Eye on Bad Drivers

A security surveillance system outside the town of Ofra is being used to increase awareness of road safetyDavid Lev, 1/13/2013, 10:41 PM

Soldiers' Bus Targeted by Firebomb

Firebomb thrown towards a bus carrying IDF soldiers near the community of Ofra in Binyamin. No one injured.Elad Benari, 10/16/2012, 11:28 PM

Government Freezes Building, Disabled Children Suffer

The Judea and Samaria building freeze continues to affect communities. North of Jerusalem, disabled children are the ones who suffer.Maayana Miskin, 5/6/2012, 10:13 PM

Ofra Students Prepare for Memorial Day by Visiting Murder Sites

Ulpana for girls in Ofra prepares its students for Memorial Day by taking them on a tour of "terror points" along Highway 60.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 4/25/2012, 6:42 AM

PA Arabs Attack Motorists in Samaria

PA Arab terrorists attacked motorists on the roads of Samaria Monday night with rocks and firebombs, damaging vehicles.Chana Ya'ar, 1/16/2012, 11:51 PM

Ofra: A Religious and Cultural Center

Ofra, the first Jewish community in Samaria, has many opportunities for employment, Jewish learning, and culture.Elad Benari, 8/22/2011, 7:54 AM

43 Year Old Ofra? Min. Vilnai Says It Does Not Have Approval

Minister Matan Vilnai: a significant part of 43 year old Ofra is "built on private Palestinian land and does not have an approved jurisdiction".Elad Benari and Rachel Sylvetsky, 7/14/2011, 8:38 AM

Montana Gov. Visits Judea/Samaria Town

Ofra in Binyamin, one of Judea/Samaria’s first modern-day Jewish communities, welcomed a visit by Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer on Wednesday.Hillel Fendel, 10/14/2010, 10:56 AM

Two Israelis Lightly Hurt in Friday Shooting Near Ofra

Terrorists opened fire at a car that was traveling near Ofra, lightly wounding two Israelis.Gil Ronen, 5/15/2010, 10:03 PM