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Defense Minister blocks founding of new Jewish towns

Defense Min. Gantz declares intention to found new towns 'illegal activity,' promises uncompromising enforcement.

Defense Minister blocks founding of new Jewish towns

A novel set in Judea and Samaria

Based on actual people and events, the story could, unfortunately, really come to pass. Op-ed

A novel set in Judea and  Samaria

Hills of Judea and Samaria: attracting the pioneers of 2022

A challenging national mission that has attracted hundreds of families in Israel to leave the comfort of their homes and pitch their tents i

Hills of Judea and Samaria: attracting the pioneers of 2022

Nachala movement pushes for wave of new Israeli villages in Yesha

The Nachala movement has organized hundreds of volunteers throughout Israel for a push to establish new villages.

Nachala movement pushes for wave of new villages in Yesha

Jewish settlement destroyed so Arabs could plow the area

Arabs from nearby village accompany police during demolition of Givat Ohavia, immediately begin plowing.

Jewish settlement destroyed so Arabs could plow the area

Where did thousands of houses go?

Community leaders are infuriated over cuts to planned housing projects.

Where did thousands of houses go?

Connection of young settlements to electricity approved

Deputy Attorney General Carmit Yulis approves connection of outposts in Judea and Samaria to the electrical grid.

Connection of young settlements to electricity approved

Yesha Council accuses Gantz of freezing settlement construction

Council says Defense Minister deliberately harming Jewish communities of Judea and Samaria from 'political motives.'

Yesha Council accuses Gantz of freezing settlement construction

The "Father of the Settlements"

Rav Tzvi Yehuda Kook: "it is not the settlement of Israel which is illegal-its prevention is illegal-the Torah commands we settle the land."

The "Father of the Settlements"

Right-wing organization calls for equal enforcement at Jewish and Bedouin outposts

Regavim Movement calls on Israeli gov't to evacuate new Jewish settlement - along with all the other illegal settlements in the area.

'Selective enforcement is worse than no enforcement'

'Here's the general order; why not sign?'

Leaders of Young Settlement Forum appeal for electricity supply for dozens of communities.

'Here's the general order; why not sign?'player

Will ministers approve electricity for 'young settlements?'

Ministerial Committee for Legislation to discuss bill by MK Yariv Levin to connect 'young settlements' to electricity' today.

Will ministers approve electricity for 'young settlements?'

Labor leader: Young settlements harm Israel's interests

Labor party chairwoman Merav Michaeli says term 'young settlements' cover up illegal communities which don't serve the Zionist vision.

Labor leader: Young settlements harm Israel's interests

Shaked, Gantz to meet today to discus 'young settlements'

Defense, Interior Ministers to discuss connecting 'young settlements' to water, electricity grids.

Shaked, Gantz to meet today to discus 'young settlements'

If they tear down the Chomesh Yeshiva

It no longer matters if the Chomesh “settlement” or “community” or yeshiva was set up “legally” or “illegally.” That story is over. Op-ed.

If they tear down the Chomesh Yeshiva

Ra'am angers Yamina by voting for anti-settlement bill

Ra'am refuses to abide by coalition discipline, votes for Joint List bill calling Jewish communities a 'war crime.'

Ra'am angers Yamina by voting for anti-settlement bill

MK Levin submits Electricity Law for Young Settlements

Likud faction chairman MK Yariv Levin calls on Yamina MKs to support his bill providing electricity to the 'young settlements.'

Likud MK submits Electricity Law for Young Settlements

Resident of Abigail settlement: We have no water

Nitzan Zoran, resident of Mitzpe Abigail, describes the pain of having their basic needs ignored by the government for over a decade.

Resident of Abigail settlement: We have no water

Ministers postpone debate on 'Young settlements' by 4 months

Debate on bill which would normalize 'young settlements' in Judea and Samaria pushed off by Ministerial Committee for Legislation.

Ministers postpone debate on 'Young settlements' by 4 months

First publication: Tenders issued for 1,000 housing units in Judea and Samaria

For first time under Bennett government, new housing units to be approved in Judea and Samaria.

Tenders issued for 1,000 housing units in Judea and Samaria

For 1st time under Bennett: 3,000 settler homes to be approved

After months of delay, Civil Administration to approve pver 3,000 homes in Jewish communities, 1,000 homes for Arabs.

For 1st time under Bennett: 3,000 settler homes to be approved

Dagan: If government freezes settlements it will fall

Samaria Council head responds to pressure by Biden Administration to freeze construction for Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.

Dagan: If government freezes settlements it will fall

DM Benny Gantz: Israel won't evacuate settlements

In an interview with Foreign Policy magazine, Gantz asserted that Israel was no longer willing to evacuate settlements 'for peace.'

Gantz: Israel won't evacuate settlements

'Left can demand all they want: We won't remove settlements from priority list'

Ministers from left-wing parties seek to change list of national priority areas to exclude Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.

Left seeks to remove settlements from national priority list

Settlement leaders set up protest tent outside PM's office

Leaders of the settlement movement protesting Bennett's alleged inactivity with regards to Jewish construction in Judea & Samaria.

Settlement leaders set up protest tent outside PM's office

For Rabbi Kook's yahrzeit: Your “WAZE” to the Torah of Eretz Yisrael

Elul 3 is the yahrzeit of the Torah Luminary who is the source of the ethos of Religious Zionism. Who was he? Who was his son?

For Rabbi Kook's yahrzeit: “WAZE” to the Torah of Eretz Yisrael

Evyatar residents: "We're not impressed."

Those living in the new town of Evyatar say it will take more than a riot to drive them out.

Evyatar residents: "We're not impressed."

Is Bennett set to shake-up global consensus on a two-state solution?

PM: “There is global consensus around the two-state solution, but...the world gets it wrong a lot." Op-ed.

Is Bennett set to shake-up global consensus on 2-state solution?

Watch: Pro-Israel YouTuber explains 'settlements' to activists

Israel activist Rudy Rochman engages Jewish and Arab students visiting Israel and explains the injustice of the 'settlement' label.

Watch: Pro-Israel YouTuber explains 'settlements' to activistsplayer

Knesset fast tracks regulation of 'Young Settlements'

Right-wing factions unite to waive requirement of 45 delay for votes on bills to allow Knesset to vote to normalize status of communities.

Knesset fast tracks regulation of 'Young Settlements'

Shaked: Regulating young settlements a priority in coalition negotiations

Young Settlement Forum heads meet Yamina MKs to discuss efforts to ensure regulation of their communities.

Shaked: Regulating young settlements a priority in negotiations

Gideon Levy: Give YESHA Council the Israel Prize

Left-wing Haaretz columnist says prize returned by embattled ZAKA founder should go to movement which has influenced Israeli society.

Haaretz columnist: Give settlement leaders the Israel Prize

Netanyahu: "There is a lot to do for the fledgling settlements"

The Prime Minister claims an 'absolutely genuine' commitment to the legitimization of younger settlements around the country.

Netanyahu: "There is a lot to do for the fledgling settlements"

Settlement officials 'Disappointed with Netanyahu'

Senior Yesha Council figures angry at Prime Minister's conduct: 'He's drying us up; he feels we're in his pocket.'

Settlement officials 'Disappointed with Netanyahu'

Shaked: Only Yamina has the courage to regulate the settlements

Yamina faction members tour isolated farms in Samaria and the Jordan Valley, promise to support settlement movement if elected.

Shaked: Only Yamina has the courage to regulate the settlements

Religious Zionism party unveils young settlement program

Religious Zionism to demand regulating young communities, closing Civil Administration. Smotrich: 'Judea/Samaria residents aren't 2nd class'

Religious Zionism party unveils young settlement program

Young settlements director: "Government did too little, too late"

The director of the young settlements' protest for recognition blames political agendas for leaving residents without official standing

Young settlements director: Government did too little, too late

Yossi Dagan proclaims his support for young settlements

Yossi Dagan has announced that he is joining the residents of fledgling settlements in their hunger strike calling for normalization.

Samaria Regional Council chief joins hunger strike

Regavim responds to government Bedouin settlement decision

Regavim movement: 'Government’s newest plan may be a breakthrough, or it may be a breakdown.'

Regavim responds to government Bedouin settlement decision

Dozens of families arrive to settle Maalot Halhul

Prayers in the rain amid rejoicing at the "privilege of settling the Land of Israel."

Dozens of families arrive to settle Maalot Halhulplayer