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News and updates about construction approval

'We're deeply troubled by new Israeli construction'

State Department spokesperson on approval of housing units in Judea and Samaria: Settlements are an impediment to a two-state solution.

'We're deeply troubled by new Israeli construction'

PA livid over plan to accelerate Judea, Samaria construction

Abbas' spokesman threatens: Israel is playing with fire when it comes to Jerusalem and the settlements.

PA livid over plan to accelerate Judea, Samaria construction

'We've long made clear our concerns about settlements'

US on reports that Israel will approve 4,000 new housing units in Judea and Samaria: We don’t want to see steps that only increase tensions.

'We've long made clear our concerns about settlements'

Security Council likely to condemn Israel over construction

Security Council considering draft resolution that would demand Israel "immediately and completely cease all settlement activities".

Security Council likely to condemn Israel over construction

'Settlements are illegal under international law'

European Union criticizes plans to authorize communities in Judea and Samaria: Important to consider steps to de-escalate the situation.

'Settlements are illegal under international law'

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

Shaked's legacy: 9,000 housing units in Atarot

Thanks to outgoing Interior Minister, construction of neighborhood on site of old Jerusalem airport soon to be ready for approval.

Shaked's legacy: 9,000 housing units in Atarot

Govt authorizes five new towns in the Negev

"This is Zionism 2022," says Prime Minister. One of five new towns designated for Bedouin Arabs.

Govt authorizes five new towns in the Negev

'Why are Meretz, United Arab List in the same govt as Bennett?'

Fury on the Left at new housing tenders in Judea & Samaria.

'Why are Meretz, United Arab List in the same govt as Bennett?'

'Construction in Area C is a demonstration of sovereignty'

Efrat Mayor responds to critics of the approval of housing units for Palestinian Arabs.

'Construction in Area C is a demonstration of sovereignty'

PA calls for international pressure on Israel

Abbas spokesman: Israeli construction in "occupied Palestinian lands" requires a strong international response.

PA calls for international pressure on Israel

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

Jordan condemns new Israeli construction in Samaria

Jordan says Israel’s approval of the construction of nearly 800 new housing units in Samaria is a "flagrant violation of international law".

Jordan condemns new Israeli construction in Samaria

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'

New construction in Judea and Samaria before Biden takes office?

Civil Administration reportedly planning to approve new construction in Judea and Samaria in the next two weeks.

New construction in Judea and Samaria before Biden takes office?

Kiryat Arba: Dozens of new homes authorized

Construction of new road linking Kiryat Arba-Hebron to Jerusalem creating huge demand for housing.

Kiryat Arba: Dozens of new homes authorized

PA to EU: Sanction Israel over Judea and Samaria construction

PA envoy to the EU says sanctions against Israel are necessary since "it has not stopped its settlement activities".

PA to EU: Sanction Israel over Judea and Samaria construction

Egypt condemns Israeli construction in Judea and Samaria

Egyptian Foreign Ministry says Israeli construction places two-state solution in "grave danger."

Egypt condemns Israeli construction in Judea and Samaria

PA: Israeli construction could lead to 'apartheid'

PA envoy to the UN condemns approval of new construction in Judea and Samaria, says it "erodes" peace efforts.

PA: Israeli construction could lead to 'apartheid'

UN envoy condemns Judea and Samaria construction

UN's Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov says Israeli construction will "undermine the achievement of the two-state solution".

UN envoy condemns Judea and Samaria construction

PA blasts Israeli approval of Judea and Samaria construction

Abbas spokesman says Israeli decision "violates all international legitimacy resolutions".

PA blasts Israeli approval of Judea and Samaria construction

Turkey outraged over construction in Judea and Samaria

Turkish Foreign Ministry: Netanyahu's decision to approve new construction in "settlements" proves Israel still planning annexation.

Turkey outraged over construction in Judea and Samaria

Netanyahu promises 5,400 housing units in Judea and Samaria

PM instructs that extensive construction be approved. About half of the apartments will be in Beitar Illit.

Netanyahu promises 5,400 housing units in Judea and Samaria

European ambassadors blast Israeli construction plans

Ambassadors from eight European countries meet Israel's Deputy National Security Adviser, denounce construction in Jerusalem and E1.

European ambassadors blast Israeli construction plans

UN envoy: 'Settlements' are a substantial obstacle to peace

UN envoy Nickolay Mladenov condemns Israeli plans for new construction in Jerusalem and the E1 area.

UN envoy: 'Settlements' are a substantial obstacle to peace

UK: Jerusalem construction 'undermines future Palestinian state'

Britain condemns Israel’s announcement of new construction in the Givat Hamatos and Har Homa neighborhoods in Jerusalem.

UK: Jerusalem construction 'undermines future Palestinian state'

Abbas spokesman blasts new Israeli construction

PA chairman's spokesman says Netanyahu's announcement of new construction in E1 area crosses "red lines".

Abbas spokesman blasts new Israeli construction

France and Germany condemn Israeli building plans

France and Germany angered by Netanyahu’s announcement of new construction in Har Homa and Givat Hamatos.

France and Germany condemn Israeli building plans

PA: Netanyahu 'systematically' destroying two-state solution

Abbas spokesman blasts Netanyahu following his announcement of new construction in Judea and Samaria.

PA: Netanyahu 'systematically' destroying two-state solution

'One of the happiest days of my life'

Moshe Lion discusses Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's announcement on the construction in Givat Hamatos and Homat Shmuel.

'One of the happiest days of my life'

Binyamin Regional Council welcomes new construction

Head of Binyamin Regional Council says approval of building plans in Judea and Samaria is "joyous news for the settlement enterprise."

Binyamin Regional Council welcomes new construction

Britain condemns approval of construction in Judea and Samaria

Britain says "settlements" are illegal in response to Israeli approval of more than 2,300 housing units in Judea and Samaria.

Britain condemns approval of construction in Judea and Samaria

'Settlements in Judea and Samaria will be removed like in Gaza'

Abbas spokesman says all "settlements" in Judea and Samaria are illegal and will eventually be removed as was the case in Gaza.

'Settlements in Judea and Samaria will be removed like in Gaza'

Dozens of apartments to be built in Itamar

Agreement on constructing new permanent homes in Itamar, Samaria signed this week. Council head: 'Bypass road will allow easy access.'

Dozens of apartments to be built in Itamar

'Kerry wanted to evacuate the Golan Heights'

MK Motti Yogev to Arutz Sheva: We are in an amazing and wonderful time period. We are finished with the eight years of Obama's freeze.

'Kerry wanted to evacuate the Golan Heights'

France blasts latest Israeli construction

France accuses Israel of colonization following approval of new construction in Judea and Samaria.

France blasts latest Israeli construction

PLO official blasts Netanyahu's 'racist' coalition

Senior PLO official Hanan Ashrawi blasts Israeli government following approval of new construction in Judea and Samaria.

PLO official blasts Netanyahu's 'racist' coalition

PA blasts Israel's 'settlement assault'

Abbas spokesman accuses Netanyahu of "defying the world" following approval of construction in Beit El.

PA blasts Israel's 'settlement assault'

UN envoy: Israel continuing to build 'settlements'

UN envoy for the Middle East accuses Israel of continuing to “build settlements at a high rate" in defiance of Security Council.

UN envoy: Israel continuing to build 'settlements'

'Build in Judea and Samaria'

Former Likud minister Gideon Sa’ar urges the Israeli government to approve construction throughout Judea and Samaria.

'Build in Judea and Samaria'

Official: Bennett trying to make political gains

Senior political official claims Bennett knew for a while that construction plans for Judea and Samaria would be approved.

Official: Bennett trying to make political gains

On Sunday: Right-wing ministers' test

Six ministers refuse to announce they will back bill obligating the government to fulfill promises to build in Judea and Samaria.

On Sunday: Right-wing ministers' test

To promote peace, Israel should not stop building

To promote peace, Israel should not stop building

Brazil blasts 'illegal settlements'

Brazil blasts Israel's approval of new construction in Judea and Samaria, calls for creation of Palestinian state.

Brazil blasts 'illegal settlements'

Fatah official: Israel not a 'peace partner'

Jibril Rajoub blasts Israel's approval of new community in Samaria, says it proves there's no partner for peace.

Fatah official: Israel not a 'peace partner'

Europe blasts Israeli construction

Britain, France and Germany condemn Israel's approval of new community for Amona residents, say it undermines peace.

Europe blasts Israeli construction

White House warns against 'unrestrained' building

United States says "unrestrained" building in Judea and Samaria could hinder peace.

White House warns against 'unrestrained' building

Israel to 'significantly' reduce new construction

Netanyahu tells Cabinet that new policy on Judea and Samaria will be in line with Trump's views.

Israel to 'significantly' reduce new construction

Most Israelis believe Trump won't oppose construction

55 percent of Jewish Israelis do not believe Trump will oppose construction in Judea and Samaria.

Most Israelis believe Trump won't oppose construction

'Israel already coordinating construction with White House'

Transportation Minister tells Arutz Sheva relations with Trump Administration greatly improved, Israel coordinating building policy with WH.

'Israel already coordinating construction with White House'

Build, but shut up about it, says Trump

Build, but shut up about it, says Trump

'At the end of the day, the goal is peace'

White House spokesman: Statement about "settlements" is very clear. Netanyahu and Trump will discuss the peace process when they meet.

'At the end of the day, the goal is peace'

White House: 'Settlements' may not help promote peace

In first official statement on Israeli construction in Judea and Samaria, White House suggests it may not be helpful in promoting peace.

White House: 'Settlements' may not help promote peace

Report: Trump asks Israel to stop construction

American official tells Jerusalem Post Israel's recent construction announcements undermine Trump's peace efforts.

Report: Trump asks Israel to stop construction

PA threatens 'measures' against Israeli construction

Abbas spokesman condemns Israel’s announcement of new homes in Judea and Samaria, threatens the PA will take "necessary measures".

PA threatens 'measures' against Israeli construction

EU blasts Israeli construction in Judea and Samaria

EU foreign policy chief says Israel's new construction in Judea and Samaria makes a two-state solution “impossible”.

EU blasts Israeli construction in Judea and Samaria

3,000 new homes approved in Judea and Samaria

Liberman and Netanyahu announce the construction of more than 3,000 new housing units in Judea and Samaria.

3,000 new homes approved in Judea and Samaria

Erekat: We await Trump's response to Israeli construction

PLO Secretary-General demands a response from President Donald Trump to Israel's "settlement activities".

Erekat: We await Trump's response to Israeli construction

Security Council discusses Judea and Samaria construction

UN Security Council meets behind closed doors to discuss Israel's construction approval, but takes no action.

Security Council discusses Judea and Samaria construction

Germany doubts Israel is serious about the two-state solution

Germany expresses doubts on whether Israel is committed to the two-state solution after its approval of new construction.

Germany doubts Israel is serious about the two-state solution