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Minister Smotrich's brother arrested in the middle of the night

Minister Smotrich's brother arrested in the middle of the night

Brother suspected of violating Disengagement Law by staying in destroyed community of Homesh. Smotrich decries "police state."Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/02/2020 11:01
Shabbat in destroyed Samaria community

Shabbat in destroyed Samaria community

300 visit Homesh yeshiva 14 years after Homesh was destroyed during 2005 Disengagement.Yoni Kempinski, 19/05/2019 10:20
'Let the Jews back!'

'Let the Jews back!'

Families expelled form northern Samaria in 2005 demand right-wing politicians pledge to allow them to return.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/03/2019 15:37
Sa-Nur expellees come home

Sa-Nur expellees come home

Thirteen years after their town was demolished, Sa-Nur expellees visit the site of their former town together with MKs and supporters.Yoni Kempinski, 24/07/2018 08:09
Ariel in Homesh: Waiting for disengagement to be nullified

Ariel in Homesh: Waiting for disengagement to be nullified

Agriculture Minister visits Yeshivat Homesh, calls them 'most pioneering group in Israel 2018. We continue to work so we can return home.'Ido Ben Porat, 06/06/2018 11:39
Next year in Sa-Nur!

Next year in Sa-Nur!

Samaria evictees present PM with matzah baked in Sa-Nur, request he cancel Disengagement Law and let them return to homes destroyed in 2005.Eliran Aharon, 29/03/2018 10:43
Likud to support return to northern Samaria communities

Likud to support return to northern Samaria communities

Likud supports preliminary vote on bill allowing Jews freedom of movement in evacuated areas of northern Samaria.Ido Ben Porat, 04/11/2017 21:24
Samaria youth throw stones at Haaretz reporter

Samaria youth throw stones at Haaretz reporter

Jewish youths attack Haaretz journalist, photographer in northern Samaria. Reporters say they had a friendly talk with attackers afterwards.Ido Ben-Porat, 31/10/2017 17:16
Arabs attack yeshiva students in Samaria

Arabs attack yeshiva students in Samaria

Masked Palestinian Arabs attack yeshiva students in Homesh. Students drive away the attackers.Reut Hadar, 07/09/2017 03:07
Arabs set fire to Samaria yeshiva

Arabs set fire to Samaria yeshiva

Yeshiva in Homesh torched during Arab "day of rage". MK Smotrich: Every place we've left has turned into a place of terror.Ido Ben Porat, 24/05/2017 01:06
Residents arrested for returning to site of destroyed homes

Residents arrested for returning to site of destroyed homes

Former residents of Homesh, destroyed in 2005, arrested while having a Sabbath meal at the site of their destroyed former community.Uzi Baruch, 26/03/2017 17:13
'Their arrest is unnecessary, and political'

'Their arrest is unnecessary, and political'

Attorney Itamar Ben-Gvir claims police have 'political agenda' to infringe upon rights of religious Jews after 32 arrested at Joseph's Tomb.Rachel Kaplan, 23/08/2016 18:02
Gov't ministry to strengthen worldwide Jewish ties

Gov't ministry to strengthen worldwide Jewish ties

Connecting Jews in Israel and the Diaspora is the aim of a new campaign launched by the Ministry of Diaspora Affairs.Hillel Fendel, 27/06/2016 14:45
Police seek to arrest Jewish terror victim?

Police seek to arrest Jewish terror victim?

Homesh Yeshiva says police told parents of terror car ramming victim they will arrest their son soon.Arutz Sheva, 26/11/2015 21:23
'We Will Return to Northern Samaria'

'We Will Return to Northern Samaria'

Three hundred people return to Homesh over Simchat Torah and bring joy back to the ruins of a once-thriving community.Ido Ben-Porat, 06/10/2015 09:18
Homesh Hosts Hundreds on Tisha B'Av Night

Homesh Hosts Hundreds on Tisha B'Av Night

On Saturday night, the eve of Tisha B'Av, dozens gathered to read the book of Eicha in the northern Samaria community of Homesh.Moshe Cohen, 26/07/2015 20:29
'The Last Word on Expelled Towns Yet to be Said'

'The Last Word on Expelled Towns Yet to be Said'

Widow of terror victim tells Arutz Sheva she and her children waiting to return home to Homesh 10 years later and 'undo the crime.'Benny Toker, 22/07/2015 11:18
Minister Calls for Repeal of 2005 Samaria Eviction

Minister Calls for Repeal of 2005 Samaria Eviction

If Minister Ze'ev Elkin gets his way, residents of four Samaria towns uprooted in the Disengagement will be able to return and rebuild.Yoni Kempinski, 08/07/2015 08:40
Bill to 'Reverse the Disengagement' in Samaria

Bill to 'Reverse the Disengagement' in Samaria

Could Jews return to Homesh and Sa-Nur? Bill backed by several MKs to right the 'terrible decree' of the Disengagement.Tova Dvorin, 12/11/2014 23:08
Homesh Group: Govt. is Trying to Shut Down Yeshiva

Homesh Group: Govt. is Trying to Shut Down Yeshiva

The “Homesh First” group slammed the IDF's decision to cancel the annual Passover event in the Shomron (Samaria) community.Moshe Cohen, 10/04/2014 08:42
IDF Cancels Passover Event in Homesh

IDF Cancels Passover Event in Homesh

IDF cancels the annual Passover event in Homesh, but denies cancellation is connected to recent tensions in Yitzhar.Uzi Baruch, 10/04/2014 00:15
Yeshiva Boys Escape Police – into Arab Hands

Yeshiva Boys Escape Police – into Arab Hands

Torah students who were forcibly evicted from Homesh found themselves in the hands of Palestinian police. They are safe.Uzi Baruch, 23/03/2014 19:28
Purim Marked at Razed Samaria Village

Purim Marked at Razed Samaria Village

Fifty men, women and children join Megilla reading at Homesh, which was abandoned in the 2005 Disengagement.Gil Ronen, 16/03/2014 12:28
Alert Students Thwart Attack on Homesh

Alert Students Thwart Attack on Homesh

Yeshiva students thwart bomb attack outside Israeli town that was given to PA.Maayana Miskin, 25/02/2014 16:38
'Next Year in Rebuilt Homesh'

'Next Year in Rebuilt Homesh'

Young couple receives blessings from MKs Ariel and Levin before wedding at Samaria community destroyed in 2005 'Disengagement.'Ari Yashar, 10/02/2014 15:35
Palestinian Arab Driver Tries to Run Over Soldiers

Palestinian Arab Driver Tries to Run Over Soldiers

Suspect in attempted hit-and-run in Samaria flees the scene; second attempted attack on soldiers in 24 hours.Tova Dvorin, 29/01/2014 17:27
Moving Brit Milah on the Ruins of Homesh

Moving Brit Milah on the Ruins of Homesh

Limor Har Melech, who lost her husband in a 2003 terror attack and remarried, had her baby circumcised on the ruins of Homesh.Arutz Sheva North America, 15/11/2013 21:37
Eviction Fails to End Fight to Return to Homesh

Eviction Fails to End Fight to Return to Homesh

MKs among those who continue struggle for Homesh despite decision to hand it to PA. ‘Anti-Semitic rally illustrated the danger.’Maayana Miskin, 14/11/2013 16:17
Video: Victory at Shdema

Video: Victory at Shdema

After 5 years of a tenacious struggle led by Women in Green – a Jewish community is born at Shedema.Gil Ronen, 10/10/2013 15:43
Shock as Israeli Left at Anti-Semitic Rally

Shock as Israeli Left at Anti-Semitic Rally

EU-funded Israeli group, PA official at anti-Semitic Arab celebration where revelers called to murder Jews.Maayana Miskin, 10/10/2013 12:30
Homesh is Jewish - With God's Help We Will Return

Homesh is Jewish - With God's Help We Will Return

Activists defiantly return to abandoned Jewish community, repaint symbolic menorah after it was defaced by Arab activists.Ari Soffer and Yishai Karov, 04/10/2013 14:58
PLO Flag Flies over Homesh

PLO Flag Flies over Homesh

Anti-Semitic posters replace menorah as PA Arabs take over former Jewish community.Maayana Miskin, 03/10/2013 13:17
PA Arabs Take Homesh on Har Melech's Birthday

PA Arabs Take Homesh on Har Melech's Birthday

Brother of Shuli Har Melech, who lived in Homesh and was murdered a decade ago, is appalled by decision to allow Arabs to take over Homesh.Kochava Rozenbaum, 16/09/2013 23:04
Is Israel Planning a Final Exit from Homesh?

Is Israel Planning a Final Exit from Homesh?

Jews are still banned from entering Homesh, but PA Arabs, according to a new government order, are now allowed into Homesh.David Lev, 15/09/2013 16:27
Will 2013 See Revival of Homesh?

Will 2013 See Revival of Homesh?

Minister, MKs rally at location of Samaria community razed by Sharon, hint that it will be rebuilt.Gil Ronen, 30/03/2013 20:27
Thousands Celebrate at Homesh

Thousands Celebrate at Homesh

Ministers, MKs join event at Samaria community abandoned and razed in Disengagement.Gil Ronen, 27/03/2013 20:30
Effort to ‘Fix’ Disengagement Gets a Boost

Effort to ‘Fix’ Disengagement Gets a Boost

Thousands to sign pact to ‘right the wrong’ of Disengagement, senior Likud politicians join the call.Maayana Miskin, 26/03/2013 23:13
Homesh Back on the Map

Homesh Back on the Map

North Samaria town put symbolically back on the map as rebuilding efforts continue post-Disengagement.Maayana Miskin, 20/03/2013 08:55
Dozens Celebrate Purim at Homesh

Dozens Celebrate Purim at Homesh

Dozens of people gathered at Homesh Saturday night to hear the reading of the Megilla (Scroll of Esther) on Purim eveningDavid Lev, 24/02/2013 20:51
MK Danon in Homesh: Fire Barak!

MK Danon in Homesh: Fire Barak!

MK Danny Danon attended a rally in Homesh; called on the Prime Minister to rebuild the town - and to dismiss Defense Minister Ehud Barak.Gabe Kahn, 12/04/2012 12:08
Eldad: Destroying Settlements is 'Criminal Folly'

Eldad: Destroying Settlements is 'Criminal Folly'

MK Aryeh Eldad told thousands at a rally in Homesh that Israel must amend its laws to ensure the Jewish presence in northern Samaria enduresGabe Kahn, 10/04/2012 23:37
Tu B'Shvat Celebrated in Destroyed Community

Tu B'Shvat Celebrated in Destroyed Community

Fifty activists from the Homesh First group celebrate a Tu B'Shvat seder in the community of Sa-Nur, destroyed in 2005.Elad Benari, 09/02/2012 06:44
Yom Kippur Marked in Homesh

Yom Kippur Marked in Homesh

The town of Homesh continues its unofficial rebuilding with Yom Kippur prayers including rabbis, academics and more.Maayana Miskin, 08/10/2011 23:31
Arabs Demand Homesh

Arabs Demand Homesh

The Arabs are demanding that Israel hand over the land on which the Jewish community of Homesh sat.Elad Benari, 14/07/2011 07:44
IDF Breaks Sabbath at Homesh

IDF Breaks Sabbath at Homesh

A Home Front brigade broke IDF orders and a Cabinet decision and forced Sabbath violations at Homesh for the first time in several months. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 08/05/2011 11:15
Purim in Homesh, Joshua's Tomb

Purim in Homesh, Joshua's Tomb

Jews make their way to Joshua's Tomb and to the demolished Jewish town of Homesh to celebrate the holiday of Purim.Maayana Miskin, 20/03/2011 23:45
Hakafot at Homesh

Hakafot at Homesh

Activists celebrate Simchat Torah and Hakafot Shniyot at Homesh, which was destroyed by the Sharon government in 2005 to appease Israel's foes. Gil Ronen, 30/09/2010 21:53
Bar Mitzvah in Renewed Homesh

Bar Mitzvah in Renewed Homesh

The town of Homesh, destroyed in the Disengagement, is the site of a bar mitzvah for the first time in years.Maayana Miskin, 07/06/2010 18:58
Shirt Slogan: ‘No’ to Expulsion

Shirt Slogan: ‘No’ to Expulsion

MK Schneller of Samaria urges the IDF to expel soldiers from combat units if they wear new shirts against expelling Jews from homes. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 30/11/2009 12:41
New IDF Order: Raise Your Shirts

New IDF Order: Raise Your Shirts

IDF hysteria over banners against orders to expel Jews triggered officers to order soldiers Monday night to raise their shirts for inspection. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 24/11/2009 10:45
Soldiers Protest Expulsions

Soldiers Protest Expulsions

Soldiers in the Nachshon combat unit escalated the battle against expulsions of Jews and raised a banner at their base: ‘We don’t expel Jews.’ Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 16/11/2009 13:00
‘Expel Politics from the Army’

‘Expel Politics from the Army’

One of the 25 reservists who signed a protest letter to the IDF over its expulsion efforts at Homesh says, “Keep politics out of the army.” Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/11/2009 11:00
Homesh Protests Spread in IDF

Homesh Protests Spread in IDF

Twenty-five reservists, including officers, sent a protest letter to the IDF over the "shameful” Homesh expulsions and desecrations of the Sabbath.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/11/2009 09:13
Gov’t Violates Sabbath at Homesh

Gov’t Violates Sabbath at Homesh

Police and soldiers searched Homesh residents after the beginning of the Sabbath and began to take away food they prepared for the day of rest.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 08/11/2009 01:16
$$ Prize to Soldiers' Parents

$$ Prize to Soldiers' Parents

Soldiers are jailed for protesting at a Western Wall military ceremony against being used to evict settlers; parents will receive a monetary prize.Hillel Fendel, 26/10/2009 11:07
IDF Avoids C'tee on Evictions

IDF Avoids C'tee on Evictions

The Defense Ministry refused to send commanders to a Knesset committee meeting regarding the expulsion of Jews from Homesh.INN staff, 25/10/2009 21:11
MK Katz: Politics Out of IDF

MK Katz: Politics Out of IDF

MK Katz: The IDF pushed Shimshon batallion soldiers into a corner. SOS Israel to award them financially.Gil Ronen, 24/10/2009 18:50