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Bennett government votes down Judea and Samaria sovereignty bill

Bennett government votes down Judea and Samaria sovereignty bill

Bill introduced by the Likud to apply Israeli sovereignty in Judea and Samaria defeated in Knesset, 50 to 64.Hezki Baruch, 28/07/2021 15:07
Interior Minister: 'No gov't if there's a construction freeze in Judea & Samaria'

Interior Minister: 'No gov't if there's a construction freeze in Judea & Samaria'

Interior Min. Shaked promises to bring down government if US tries to force construction freeze in Judea and Samaria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/07/2021 15:27
Under pressure from US, Israel imposes de facto building freeze on Judea, Samaria

Under pressure from US, Israel imposes de facto building freeze on Judea, Samaria

Officials say Israel has imposed de facto building freeze on Judea and Samaria, following pressure from the Biden administration.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/07/2021 08:31
PA welcomes Ben & Jerry's boycott of Judea and Samaria

PA welcomes Ben & Jerry's boycott of Judea and Samaria

PA says Ben & Jerry's decision to halt sales in Judea and Samaria is "moral and legal".Elad Benari, 21/07/2021 06:11
Samaria Council head to Bennett: Announce there will be no construction freeze

Samaria Council head to Bennett: Announce there will be no construction freeze

Yossi Dagan clarifies to PM that he will fight any construction freeze in Judea and Samaria.Ben Ariel, 21/07/2021 04:02
Online petition to boycott Ben & Jerry’s receives over 3,000 signatures

Online petition to boycott Ben & Jerry’s receives over 3,000 signatures

Petition comes after popular ice cream company caves to BDS movement, announces it will end all sales in Judea and Samaria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/07/2021 17:20
CEO of Ben & Jerry’s Israel: They have been pressuring me for a year and a half

CEO of Ben & Jerry’s Israel: They have been pressuring me for a year and a half

CEO of Ben & Jerry's Israel responds to global company's decision not to sell in Judea and Samaria: I do not intend to surrender.Elad Benari, 20/07/2021 03:14
Ben & Jerry's boycotting Judea and Samaria? Not so fast

Ben & Jerry's boycotting Judea and Samaria? Not so fast

Ben and Jerry's will still be sold in Judea and Samaria through the end of 2022 due to licensing agreement with Israeli Ben & Jerry's.Gary Willig, 19/07/2021 20:43
Can anyone explain the US State Department "illegality statement?"

Can anyone explain the US State Department "illegality statement?"

A former  Israeli Justice Minister writes that he is “mystified” by a US State Department spokeperson's recent illegality statement. Op-ed.Rochel Sylvetsky, 19/07/2021 09:00
'Peace Now comes up against harsh reality'

'Peace Now comes up against harsh reality'

Supreme Court rejects Peace Now's petition against settlement organizations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/07/2021 21:29
UN investigator: Israeli 'settlements' amount to a war crime

UN investigator: Israeli 'settlements' amount to a war crime

Michael Lynk, UN’s human rights investigator, calls on countries to inflict a cost on Israel for its "illegal occupation".Elad Benari, Canada, 09/07/2021 20:50
'Biden will not promote political solution for Judea and Samaria'

'Biden will not promote political solution for Judea and Samaria'

Senior US official says administration is aware of past failed peace attempts, will focus on improving lives of Jewish and Arab residents.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/07/2021 15:26
Terrorist organizations: Ignite the ground beneath the feet of the Zionists

Terrorist organizations: Ignite the ground beneath the feet of the Zionists

PA terrorist groups threaten to resume rocket fire if their demands are not met.Dalit Halevi, 23/06/2021 04:08
55% of Americans back ban on Israel using aid for sovereignty

55% of Americans back ban on Israel using aid for sovereignty

Overwhelming majority of Democrats support bill limiting Israel's use of US aid, banning its use for applying sovereignty.Ron Kampeas, JTA, 21/06/2021 07:13
Yamina, New Hope officials: Agreement to authorize 3-4 outposts in Judea and Samaria

Yamina, New Hope officials: Agreement to authorize 3-4 outposts in Judea and Samaria

Officials say agreement is not written down in coalition agreements and would come parallel to authorization of Bedouin towns.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/06/2021 09:10
Settlement leaders urge Bennett to end building freeze

Settlement leaders urge Bennett to end building freeze

Yesha Council presses new Prime Minister to renew large-scale construction in Judea and Samaria and to end de facto building freeze.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/06/2021 08:42
Budget for Judea and Samaria infrastructure won't be touched

Budget for Judea and Samaria infrastructure won't be touched

Following MK Michaeli's promise of limited budget for Judea, Samaria, infrastructure, right-wing parties secure continuation of status quo.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/06/2021 13:53
Watch: 'Hallel' prayers held in town of Evyatar

Watch: 'Hallel' prayers held in town of Evyatar

Thousands of men and women arrive Friday morning in Samaria town of Evyatar for singing, prayers, and words of inspiration.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/06/2021 09:52
Intelligence Ministry: PA construction threatens national security

Intelligence Ministry: PA construction threatens national security

Intelligence Ministry releases report warning PA attempting to choke Jewish communities, create connections with Arab Israelis and Bedouin.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/06/2021 18:25
'Take on Arab land grabs in Judea & Samaria - or gov't falls'

'Take on Arab land grabs in Judea & Samaria - or gov't falls'

New Hope MK Ze'ev Elkin warns Defense Minister that new gov't must stop illegal Arab construction in Area C - or New Hope will topple gov't.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/06/2021 14:24
PA condemns 'settlements'

PA condemns 'settlements'

PA "foreign ministry" calls Judea and Samaria communities a "war crime" and a "crime against humanity."Dalit Halevi, 03/06/2021 04:36
Arabs set fire to Samaria farm

Arabs set fire to Samaria farm

Fire was set intentionally during Arab rioting, IDF soldiers say.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/05/2021 16:03
PA organizations declare 'day of rage'

PA organizations declare 'day of rage'

National and Islamic forces announce their intention to expand the scope of clashes with IDF forces and "settlers".Dalit Halevi, 25/05/2021 03:10
Canadian court quashes ruling on labelling of 'settlement' products

Canadian court quashes ruling on labelling of 'settlement' products

Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal quashes lower ruling that barred products from Judea and Samaria from being labelled “Product of Israel”.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/05/2021 06:07
Dealing a blow to Zionism

Dealing a blow to Zionism

There is no legal, historic or religious basis for the Zionist left’s campaign to stop Jews from buying land in Judea and Samaria. Op-ed.Stephen M. Flatow, 28/04/2021 04:00
Labor to JNF: Don't buy land in Judea and Samaria

Labor to JNF: Don't buy land in Judea and Samaria

Labor party chairwoman Merav Michaeli writes letter to Jewish National Fund warning organization not to adopt new policy.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/04/2021 20:10
The PA's attempt to undermine Israeli construction in Judea & Samaria

The PA's attempt to undermine Israeli construction in Judea & Samaria

The PA's Min. of Foreign Affairs set out for EU on mission to pressure local leaders against Israeli construction in Judea & Samaria.Dalit Halevi, 20/04/2021 21:00
Bill regulating 'young communities' to be resubmitted to Knesset

Bill regulating 'young communities' to be resubmitted to Knesset

MK Struck to submit bill that would allow residents of Judea and Samaria 'young communities' to receive basic living conditions.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/04/2021 08:49
Is the entire State of Israel 'occupied?'

Is the entire State of Israel 'occupied?'

Many of Israel's detractors claim Judea & Samaria along with the entirety of the Jewish state is 'occupied.' This provides some perspective.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/04/2021 14:38
State Dept. Spokesman Ned Price: 'Is the West Bank occupied? Yes'

State Dept. Spokesman Ned Price: 'Is the West Bank occupied? Yes'

At daily briefing, State Dept. spokesman reiterates: US believes Judea and Samaria are 'occupied.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/04/2021 09:48
State Department: We consider Israel to be 'occupying' Judea and Samaria

State Department: We consider Israel to be 'occupying' Judea and Samaria

State Department spokesman: Annual report on human rights uses term 'occupation' in context of the current status of the West Bank.Elad Benari, 01/04/2021 06:04
Biden administration resumes use of 'Occupied Territories'

Biden administration resumes use of 'Occupied Territories'

State Department’s annual report on human rights violations refers to Judea and Samaria as territories “occupied” by Israel.Nitsan Keidar, 31/03/2021 00:03
'Keep your promise - Next government must apply sovereignty!'

'Keep your promise - Next government must apply sovereignty!'

One thousand youth activists sign petition calling on all right-wing parties to apply sovereignty over Judea and Samaria after elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/03/2021 17:51
50,000 Palestinian Arab workers already vaccinated

50,000 Palestinian Arab workers already vaccinated

Vaccination campaign of Palestinian Arab workers continues to progress with a high response from the workers.Ben Ariel, 12/03/2021 04:29
MDA vaccinates PA workers in Judea & Samaria industrial zones

MDA vaccinates PA workers in Judea & Samaria industrial zones

Israel begins vaccinating Palestinian Arab workers at industrial zones in Judea and Samaria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/03/2021 10:38
Judea & Samaria and Israeli security in the new Middle East

Judea & Samaria and Israeli security in the new Middle East

Watch: Virtual mega-event focuses on importance of Judea and Samaria to Israeli security in the new Middle East.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/03/2021 18:00
Residents of Judea & Samaria protest traffic jams by PA Arabs

Residents of Judea & Samaria protest traffic jams by PA Arabs

Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria say trips lasting half an hour sometimes take up to 3 hours, as PA Arabs enter pre-'67 borders.i24NEWS, 02/03/2021 17:28
Watch: Judea and Samaria in International Law

Watch: Judea and Samaria in International Law

Yesha Council, Arutz Sheva panel discuss the legality of Israel's settlement enterprise through the prism of international law.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/02/2021 18:03
Jewish National Fund to begin purchasing land in Judea and Samaria

Jewish National Fund to begin purchasing land in Judea and Samaria

JNF to end policy of avoiding buying land in Judea and Samaria in new effort to strengthen existing communities.Gary Willig, 11/02/2021 18:15
One third of battalion commanders come from Judea and Samaria

One third of battalion commanders come from Judea and Samaria

People from across the Green Line form a surprising part of the prestigious IDF rankArutz Sheva Staff, 07/02/2021 18:52
Watch Live: Economic Peace in Judea and Samaria

Watch Live: Economic Peace in Judea and Samaria

President Rivlin, Yesha Council CEO, ZOA president weigh in on impact of efforts towards an economic peace have on Judea and Samaria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/02/2021 18:09
Rivlin: Investing in Judea and Samaria is a great opportunity

Rivlin: Investing in Judea and Samaria is a great opportunity

President opens Judea and Samaria conference, which will be broadcast today on Arutz Sheva.Yoni Kempinski, 07/02/2021 14:16
Judea/Samaria and Golan Heights outside textbook for 1st graders

Judea/Samaria and Golan Heights outside textbook for 1st graders

Tens of thousands of first-grade students in Israel study from textbook with map without Judea/Samaria; 'Cancel Education Ministry approval'Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/02/2021 20:37
Jewish man arrested for 'throwing stones'

Jewish man arrested for 'throwing stones'

Samaria man, 24, is arrested for throwing stones, but released immediately afterwards. 'He did nothing wrong.' attorney says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/01/2021 23:47
Dagan: Netanyahu, Gantz failed to rise above politics, but settlements will win in the end

Dagan: Netanyahu, Gantz failed to rise above politics, but settlements will win in the end

Samaria Regional Council chairman says despite weakness of current political leaders, the 'Young Settlements' will be regulated.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/01/2021 17:23
Jewish youths caught after infiltrating army base in Samaria

Jewish youths caught after infiltrating army base in Samaria

IDF forces arrest 2 who infiltrated base and 2 others who waited for them in car.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/01/2021 15:08
Protest tent for fledgling communities dismantled: 'The struggle has failed'

Protest tent for fledgling communities dismantled: 'The struggle has failed'

'This is a sad day for the State of Israel. A day when its leaders turned their backs on settlement in Judea and Samaria.'Hezki Baruch - Arutz Sheva, 21/01/2021 13:03
Settlement population growth slows sharply

Settlement population growth slows sharply

476,000 Israelis now living in Judea and Samaria in 150 towns. According to data from Yesha Council. Population growth is dropping sharply.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/01/2021 08:04
Britain 'seriously concerned' about Israel's construction plans

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.Elad Benari, 19/01/2021 05:40
EU demands Israel nix housing plans, raze fledgling settlements

EU demands Israel nix housing plans, raze fledgling settlements

Brussels slams Israel's plans for 792 new homes in Judea and Samaria, calls for freeze on Jerusalem neighborhood, dismantling of 'outposts'.David Rosenberg, 17/01/2021 19:56
792 new housing permits issued for Samaria

792 new housing permits issued for Samaria

After Netanyahu gives green light, planning committee approves hundreds of new housing units across Samaria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/01/2021 16:36
354 housing units in Judea and Samaria to be approved on Sunday

354 housing units in Judea and Samaria to be approved on Sunday

Agenda of meeting of Supreme Planning Council reveals that number of housing units that will receive approval is lower than announced.Ben Ariel, 13/01/2021 05:59
PA: The entire settlement enterprise is 'illegal'

PA: The entire settlement enterprise is 'illegal'

Abbas spokesman blasts Israeli approval of hundreds of housing units in Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.Dalit Halevi, 12/01/2021 06:18
Netanyahu authorizes 800 new housing units in Judea & Samaria

Netanyahu authorizes 800 new housing units in Judea & Samaria

PM Netanyahu instructed gov't to go ahead with planned building of housing units in a number of Judea & Samaria communities.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/01/2021 13:20
Fledgling settlements won't be normalized, Gantz rules

Fledgling settlements won't be normalized, Gantz rules

Plan to normalize status of 46 Jewish towns in Judea and Samaria shot down by Defense Minister Benny Gantz, as protests continue.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/01/2021 21:05
Court guts law banning discrimination against Yesha residents

Court guts law banning discrimination against Yesha residents

The law mandating shipping beyond the green line suffered a serious rollback in a recent court decision.Shlomo Witty, 05/01/2021 19:31
PA forbids work in 'settlements'

PA forbids work in 'settlements'

PA adopts bans crossing into Israeli towns in Judea and Samaria as part of measures aimed at curbing spread of coronavirus.Dalit Halevi, 03/01/2021 04:51