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News and updates about Jewish construction

'We strongly oppose expansion of settlements'

Senior US administration official: We’re concerned by reports about a process to legalize outposts that are illegal under Israeli law.

'We strongly oppose expansion of settlements'

Smotrich to control construction approval in Judea and Samaria

Likud and Religious Zionist parties reportedly agree to dramatically reduce PM's involvement in construction approval for Judea and Samaria.

Smotrich to control construction approval in Judea and Samaria

Israeli official: US made clear its opposition to 'settlements'

Senior Israeli official said the US made clear to Israel its opposition to building on land that Palestinian Arabs want for a future state.

Israeli official: US made clear its opposition to 'settlements'

PM vows action against Palestinian roads

Prime Minister Netanyahu says that he will not allow illegal Palestinian construction to cut off Jewish settlements.

PM vows action against Palestinian roads

Britain 'seriously concerned' about Israel's construction plans

British government criticizes Israel’s decision to approve the construction of hundreds of new housing units in Samaria.

Britain 'seriously concerned' about Israel's construction plans

PA: The entire settlement enterprise is 'illegal'

Abbas spokesman blasts Israeli approval of hundreds of housing units in Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.

PA: The entire settlement enterprise is 'illegal'

The answer to terror: 770 new housing units in Ariel

Infrastructure work on 770 housing units in Ariel to commence on Tuesday.

The answer to terror: 770 new housing units in Ariel

Meretz head furious over Hevron construction

MK Tamar Zandberg blasts Cabinet plan to approve 31 housing units in Hevron. "The settlement in Hevron should be evacuated, not inflated."

Meretz head furious over Hevron construction

First time: Construction for Jews in Beit Hanina

Jerusalem Planning and Building Committee approves 150 housing units, half earmarked for Jews, in predominantly Arab neighborhood of J'lem.

First time: Construction for Jews in Beit Hanina

Hamas journal: The 'settlements' have multiplied

Hamas-affiliated journal criticizes PA for allowing "Israeli settlements" to increase since Oslo Accords.

Hamas journal: The 'settlements' have multiplied

'If the government isn't building, we will'

Residents of Neve Tzuf begin construction of a new neighborhood named after terror victims and declare: We're here to stay.

'If the government isn't building, we will'

Hamas: Building in Jerusalem 'promotes terror'

Hamas newspaper publishes cartoon asserting that "settlement building" amounts to terror.

Hamas: Building in Jerusalem 'promotes terror'

UNHRC urges countries to avoid ties with 'settlements'

UNHRC adopts four anti-Israel resolutions, including motion condemning Israel for "settlement construction".

UNHRC urges countries to avoid ties with 'settlements'

Egypt joins in attack on Israeli construction

Egypt says Israel's construction plans in Maale Adumim and in Jerusalem harm the peace process.

Egypt joins in attack on Israeli construction

State Department blasts Israeli 'systematic land seizures'

State Department uses unusually strong language in condemning Israel's plans to build in Maale Adumim and in Jerusalem.

State Department blasts Israeli 'systematic land seizures'

UN chief blasts Israeli construction in Jerusalem

UN Secretary-General says approval of housing units in Maale Adumim and Jerusalem raises questions about Israel's long-term intentions.

UN chief blasts Israeli construction in Jerusalem

Glick: Construction is the answer to terror

"The power of life will defeat the power of darkness," says MK Yehuda Glick following recent terrorist attacks.

Glick: Construction is the answer to terror

Netanyahu distances himself from E1 building plans

PM's office says any construction plans for E1 that were promoted during Uri Ariel's time in office are irrelevant now.

Netanyahu distances himself from E1 building plans

PA Spokesman: Israel Trying to Sabotage Peace Efforts

PA, leftist MKs slam the announcement for tenders of over 1,800 new housing units in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria.

PA Spokesman: Israel Trying to Sabotage Peace Efforts

Kerry Seeks Peace Framework in Tenth Visit to Israel

As Kerry begins 2014 with a trip to the Middle East, State Department official says Israeli construction "creates a lot of questions."

Kerry Seeks Peace Framework in Tenth Visit to Israel

Abbas Asks Americans to Stop Israeli Construction

The PA has appealed to the United States to block Israel's plan to build new homes in Judea and Samaria.

Abbas Asks Americans to Stop Israeli Construction

EU Official Warns Israel Over Planned Construction

Israel should expect a "strong reaction" if it announces new construction in Judea and Samaria, says EU official.

EU Official Warns Israel Over Planned Construction

PA Officials: Israel 'Killing the Peace Process'

As expected, PA officials express outrage over reports that Israel plans to announce extensive new construction in Judea and Samaria.

PA Officials: Israel 'Killing the Peace Process'

Netanyahu Defies Americans, Will Announce Extended Construction

PM plans to announce extended Jewish construction in Judea and Samaria next week, parallel to the release of another 26 terrorists.

Netanyahu Defies Americans, Will Announce Extended Construction

PA: Cancel Building Tenders Or Talks Over

PA claims Israel didn't really cancel construction tenders announced several weeks ago, threatens to end talks.

PA: Cancel Building Tenders Or Talks Over

Ban Concerned Over 'Dangerous' Tensions Between Israel and PA

UN chief says Israeli construction is "cause for very grave concern", says it risks collapse of peace talks.

Ban Concerned Over 'Dangerous' Tensions Between Israel and PA

UN Official: 'Settlements' Are Holding Back Peace

UN's Jeffrey Feltman warns that chances of peace may be damaged because of Israel's plan to build beyond the 'Green Line'.

UN Official: 'Settlements' Are Holding Back Peace

Bennett: One Cannot Occupy His Own Home

Economy Minister responds to CNN's Christiane Amanpour who asked about Israeli construction in the "occupied West Bank."

Bennett: One Cannot Occupy His Own Home

Minister Ariel: We'll Keep Building

Housing Minister says that even if the Prime Minister reprimands him over construction in Judea and Samaria, he will continue as planned.

Minister Ariel: We'll Keep Building

Mount Scopus Park Project Approved

Despite efforts by Minister Amir Peretz to stop it, a new national park on Mount Scopus in Jerusalem has been approved.

Mount Scopus Park Project Approved

Danon: Peace Now Continues to Incite

Peace Now is deliberately providing false information about Israel's construction plans, charges Deputy Defense Minister.

Danon: Peace Now Continues to Incite

Shomron Activist: Netanyahu is Making a Big Mistake

Netanyahu’s decision to please the Americans by freezing construction is a huge mistake, says Daniela Weiss.

Shomron Activist: Netanyahu is Making a Big Mistake

Netanyahu Reprimands Ariel for New Construction

PM Netanyahu directs Housing Minister Uri Ariel to reconsider all new plans for construction in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem.

Netanyahu Reprimands Ariel for New Construction

PA Official: No Deal is Better than Deal with 'Settlements'

PA negotiator: Failure to reach a peace deal with Israel would be better than an agreement which allows it to continue “settlements.”

PA Official: No Deal is Better than Deal with 'Settlements'

PA: Stop the 'Settlements' Or We're Not Talking

Senior PA official: No talks as long as Israel continues with "unprecedented settlement attacks."

PA: Stop the 'Settlements' Or We're Not Talking

PA Threatens Security Council Action Over Construction

After Israel announces new construction in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem, PLO says it will go the UN Security Council.

PA Threatens Security Council Action Over Construction

PA Peace Negotiators Resign...Maybe

PA news agency reports that the team for negotiations with Israel has resigned, but senior official denies the report.

PA Peace Negotiators Resign...Maybe

PA: Israel is Destroying the Peace Process

PA says Israel is “trying to wreck peace talks” with plans to build 1,500 new homes in Ramat Shlomo.

PA: Israel is Destroying the Peace Process

Ban: Releasing Murderers is Good, Building is Bad

UN chief condemns Israel for building, but welcomes its "gesture" of releasing murderers.

Ban: Releasing Murderers is Good, Building is Bad

Israel to Promote New Jerusalem Construction

Israel will promote new construction projects in Jerusalem, including hundreds of new housing units in Ramat Shlomo.

Israel to Promote New Jerusalem Construction

Merkel Urges Israeli 'Restraint' in Judea and Samaria

German Chancellor meets PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, reiterates her country's commitment to the "two-state solution."

Merkel Urges Israeli 'Restraint' in Judea and Samaria

Thousands Gather in Jerusalem, Tell Government to Build

Participants in the “One State for One Nation” convention called on the government to ignore pressure and build in Judea and Samaria.

Thousands Gather in Jerusalem, Tell Government to Build

Minister Ariel Launches New Neighborhood in Karnei Shomron

"Every neighborhood being built in Samaria helps lower housing prices. I am committed to building," says Housing Minister.

Minister Ariel Launches New Neighborhood in Karnei Shomron

Samaria: Jews Confront IDF over Arab Workers

Residents of Yitzhar blocked IDF vehicles from entering because army insisted on employing Arab drivers.

Samaria: Jews Confront IDF over Arab Workers

Akunis: A Palestinian State? No Way

"I was against a Palestinian state in the past and am still against it today," Deputy Minister Ofir Akunis declares.

Akunis: A Palestinian State? No Way

Likud MKs: Jewish Construction Must Go On Despite Peace Talks

"Building in Judea and Samaria is not an issue," declares Deputy Minister Ofir Akunis at dedication of new Shomron neighborhood.

Likud MKs: Jewish Construction Must Go On Despite Peace Talks

Ariel: We Won't be Confined to the Auschwitz Borders

Housing Minister Uri Ariel in the Shomron: Anyone who thinks that Israel will retreat to the pre-1967 borders is wrong.

Ariel: We Won't be Confined to the Auschwitz Borders

Kerry: Israeli Construction Was Expected

U.S. Secretary of State says Israel's announcement of new construction was expected and should not interfere with talks.

Kerry: Israeli Construction Was Expected

World Criticizes Israel Over New Construction

The United States, Russia, Europe and the UN all slammed Israel over its plans to build new homes in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria.

World Criticizes Israel Over New Construction

Minister Ariel: Peace? What Peace? We'll Continue to Build

Housing Minister declares that Israel will continue to build in Jerusalem, noting that so far all he sees is "an audacious Arab Spring."

Minister Ariel: Peace? What Peace? We'll Continue to Build

Erekat Slams Israel Over Judea and Samaria Construction

PLO negotiator claims that Israeli construction means that Israel is not serious about peace.

Erekat Slams Israel Over Judea and Samaria Construction

U.S.: 'Settlements' Are Illegitimate

United States says it disapproves of construction in Judea and Samaria, after Israel approves construction of more than 800 units.

U.S.: 'Settlements' Are Illegitimate

Ariel: We're Not Promoting New Building Plans

Any construction in Judea and Samaria is based on plans that were approved long ago, emphasizes Housing Minister Uri Ariel.

Ariel: We're Not Promoting New Building Plans

Ban: 'Settlements' Undermine Hopes for Peace

UN leader Ban Ki-moon says he is "particularly trouble" by Israel's plans to increase construction in Judea and Samaria.

Ban: 'Settlements' Undermine Hopes for Peace

PA: Israel Destroying Kerry's Efforts by Building in Jerusalem

PLO negotiator accuses Israel of "destroying" John Kerry's peace efforts by building new homes in Jerusalem.

PA: Israel Destroying Kerry's Efforts by Building in Jerusalem

Israel to Build in Jerusalem, U.S. Angry

An official in the White House reacts angrily to news report that Israel approves construction of 300 new homes in Jerusalem.

Israel to Build in Jerusalem, U.S. Angry

Hague: Israel Losing Support in Britain Because of 'Settlements'

British Foreign Secretary blames loss of support in Britain towards Israel on its construction in Judea and Samaria.

Hague: Israel Losing Support in Britain Because of 'Settlements'

Danon: I Will Personally Ensure Jewish Construction

"Anyone who wants to legally promote building plans in Judea and Samaria can come to me," says Deputy Defense Minister.

Danon: I Will Personally Ensure Jewish Construction

U.S.: Beit El Construction is 'Counterproductive'

The U.S. says that Israel's approval of new homes in Beit El is "counterproductive to the cause of peace."

U.S.: Beit El Construction is 'Counterproductive'

PA Fumes After Israel Approves New Beit El Construction

The Palestinian Authority has expressed anger, once again, after Israel signed off on plans for 296 new homes in the town of Beit El.

PA Fumes After Israel Approves New Beit El Construction