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Gratitude to Pompeo while fighting for full Jewish rights in the land

Gratitude to Pompeo while fighting for full Jewish rights in the land

Leaders of Judea and Samaria thanks former Secretary of State for his support, express hope that construction in the region will resume.Yoni Kempinski, 11/10/2021 02:58
Surge in number of attacks in Judea & Samaria in September

Surge in number of attacks in Judea & Samaria in September

Surge likely due to Gilboa prison break & ensuing operation to uncover Hamas infrastructure over the "Green Line."Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/10/2021 22:59
80% of archaeological sites in Judea and Samaria, have been harmed by Arabs

80% of archaeological sites in Judea and Samaria, have been harmed by Arabs

Israeli organization exposes systematic destruction of 3,000 years of Jewish history in Judea, Samaria. 'We demand national emergency plan.'Yoni Kempinski, 08/10/2021 00:14
Judea-Samaria e-Newsletter Reports Major Rejections of Two-State Solution

Judea-Samaria e-Newsletter Reports Major Rejections of Two-State Solution

WestBankJewishPopulationStats.com reported a recent major shift in the opinion of world leaders away from a Two-State Solution.Sharona Cohen, 04/10/2021 21:35
IDF officer, soldier seriously wounded in gunfight with Hamas terrorists

IDF officer, soldier seriously wounded in gunfight with Hamas terrorists

Rambam hospital says IDF soldiers in 'serious, unstable' condition' after gunfights with Hamas terrorists which left 5 terrorists dead.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/09/2021 12:13
UK Liberal Democrats call for boycott of Judea and Samaria goods

UK Liberal Democrats call for boycott of Judea and Samaria goods

Measure, passed overwhelmingly at party's conference, calls for a ban on "trade with the illegal Israeli settlements."Dan Verbin, Canada, 20/09/2021 20:09
New criteria offer advantage to new synagogues in Judea, Samaria

New criteria offer advantage to new synagogues in Judea, Samaria

Min. Matan Kahana sets new criteria for funding construction of new synagogues, offering advantage to areas with 'sensitive security needs.'Ido Ben Porat, 20/09/2021 11:40
Palestinian State in process, funded by 3b Euros from the European Union

Palestinian State in process, funded by 3b Euros from the European Union

Each EU country has its own sphere of influence in Judea, Samaria, & East Jerusalem. EU countries send money & experts, Palestinians build.Shimon Cohen, 19/09/2021 18:07
Hamas reports escalation in Judea and Samaria

Hamas reports escalation in Judea and Samaria

Hamas reports terror attacks at 174 locations across Judea, Samaria, and Jerusalem last week.Dalit Halevi, 18/09/2021 21:04
PA announces municipal elections to be held in December

PA announces municipal elections to be held in December

PA electoral commission says municipal elections will be held in PA-assigned areas of Judea and Samaria and Gaza, if Hamas allows the vote.Elad Benari, Canada, 17/09/2021 22:57
Norwegian pension fund boycotting Israel invested in firms allegedly tied to slave labor

Norwegian pension fund boycotting Israel invested in firms allegedly tied to slave labor

Report details fund boycotting Judea and Samaria while investing in Chinese companies tied to forced labor and sanctioned Russian entities.Dan Verbin, 13/09/2021 22:09
Hamas calls for 'day of rage'

Hamas calls for 'day of rage'

Hamas calls on Palestinian Arab public in Judea and Samaria to go to points of friction on Friday and confront IDF forces.Dalit Halevi, 10/09/2021 02:56
IDF soldiers come under fire during Judea and Samaria riots

IDF soldiers come under fire during Judea and Samaria riots

Following the escape of senior terrorists, militants in Judea and Samaria are attempting to further destabilize the situation on the ground.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/09/2021 23:34
Bennett’s voters face Bennett’s diplomacy

Bennett’s voters face Bennett’s diplomacy

The Bennett-Lapid government is moving toward establishing a hostile Palestinian state in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem. Op-ed.Caroline Glick, 05/09/2021 18:02
Closure to be imposed in Judea and Samaria over High Holidays

Closure to be imposed in Judea and Samaria over High Holidays

Passage will only be allowed in exceptional cases such as humanitarian or medical need during Jewish High Holidays this month.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/09/2021 15:00
'There is a de facto building freeze in Judea and Samaria'

'There is a de facto building freeze in Judea and Samaria'

Settlement leader accuses Bennett government of effectively freezing construction in Judea, Samaria and abandoning Area C to Arab land grabsUzi Baruch, 31/08/2021 09:44
One Israel Fund: For all the needs of Judea & Samaria from A to Z

One Israel Fund: For all the needs of Judea & Samaria from A to Z

"If we don't invest in the communities of Judea & Samaria, we could end up losing them," OIF's Scott Feltman tells Arutz Sheva.Yoni Kempinski, 22/08/2021 18:02
'No one has right to give hand to PA takeover'

'No one has right to give hand to PA takeover'

Samaria Regional Council chairman slams Efrat Mayor for supporting approval of 1,000 housing units for PA in Area C.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/08/2021 12:28
Swastika lit on fire near Jewish town in Samaria

Swastika lit on fire near Jewish town in Samaria

Arabs from Palestinian Authority town light Star of David, swastika, on fire.Orly Harari, 15/08/2021 00:33
US official warns against Israeli construction in Judea and Samaria

US official warns against Israeli construction in Judea and Samaria

US official says that Israeli construction in Judea and Samaria will impede efforts to achieve a two-state solution.Elad Benari, Canada, 13/08/2021 22:51
Emergency meeting outside Prime Minister's Office

Emergency meeting outside Prime Minister's Office

'Decision to build after seven months is important, but the needs of the settlement are much greater,' Samaria leader Yossi Dagan says.Hezki Baruch, 12/08/2021 16:14
Thousands of units to be approved in Judea and Samaria, 1,000 for PA in Area C

Thousands of units to be approved in Judea and Samaria, 1,000 for PA in Area C

Supreme Planning Council next week is to approve thousands of units, alongside the approval of some thousand units for PA Arabs in Area C.Hezki Baruch, 11/08/2021 18:53
For anti-Zionists, ‘Palestine’ does not stop at the Green Line

For anti-Zionists, ‘Palestine’ does not stop at the Green Line

When Israel’s enemies speak of “Occupied Palestinian Territory,” they don't mean just the Gaza Strip, Judea and Samaria. Op-ed.Rabbi Prof. Dov Fischer, 10/08/2021 06:00
German human rights NGO blasts Ben & Jerry's over Judea and Samaria boycott

German human rights NGO blasts Ben & Jerry's over Judea and Samaria boycott

The Amadeu Antonio Stiftung Foundation is ending its partnership with the ice cream maker saying its boycott promotes anti-Semitism.Dan Verbin, Canada, 30/07/2021 22:07
GOP senators introduce bill to block labelling of Judea and Samaria goods

GOP senators introduce bill to block labelling of Judea and Samaria goods

Anti-BDS Labeling Act would prohibit the Biden admin from reversing Trump-era policy that rejected 1995 "Made in West Bank" labelling.Dan Verbin, 30/07/2021 17:08
Ben & Jerry’s founders back boycott of Judea and Samaria

Ben & Jerry’s founders back boycott of Judea and Samaria

Founders of Ben & Jerry's: We unequivocally support the decision of the company to end business in the occupied territories.Elad Benari, 29/07/2021 03:33
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