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PA condemns Israeli plan to build 20,000 new homes in Ma’ale Adumim
Yehuda Shlezinger and Daniel Siryoti
Palestinian Foreign Ministry: Decision to build additional housing units beyond Green Line completely prevents realization of two-state solution, frustrates efforts to advance peace process by cutting off Jerusalem from Palestinian territories.
Israeli government approves 20,000 housing units to be constructed in Ma’ale Adumim
Government to invest $756,000,000 into building housing units, public spaces and educational institutions in effort to develop Jerusalem suburb • Housing and Construction Minister Yoav Gallant says Judea and Samaria is a non-negotiable security asset.
Congressional candidate Delgado takes heat for saying ‘Israel is not a democracy’
“Those settlements make it so that it can’t be,” said Antonio Delgado, who is running against Republican Rep. John Faso in New York’s 19th Congressional District.
Yehudit Katsover and Nadia Matar
The left is trying to revive the dead
Most of the people are on the right; it is the majority that rules. Most of the people object to a Palestinian state and know that its establishment would endanger Israel’s existence.
Why has settlement building dropped with President Trump in Office?
Settlement construction during most of Netanyahu's last nine years in office was lower than under any of his predecessors, including leftists like Ehud Barak and Ehud Olmert.
Ministers urge Netanyahu to sieze ‘historic opportunity’ to legalize settlements
Calling the current situation unacceptable, Knesset committee says regulation of communities established in Judea and Samaria is “national mission of the highest order” • Prime Minister’s Office blames bureaucracy for delays, insists progress being made.
Study finds major Israeli Supreme Court procedural discrimination in favor of pro-Palestinian plaintiffs
An in-depth analysis of more than 100 petitions filed in Israel’s Supreme Court against illegal construction in Judea and Samaria revealed preferential treatment given to leftist groups, according to a report by Arutz Sheva.
1,000 Israeli minors protest eviction and destruction of Tapuach West, days after Netiv Ha’avot
In February 2017, the Supreme Court ordered the Tapuach West buildings torn down after accepting the prosecution’s argument that the land belonged to Palestinians living in the nearby town of Yasuf.
Jews expand presence in Hebron, naming buildings after biblical matriarchs
A group of 15 Jewish families in Hebron took up residence in two buildings situated near the Tomb of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs, which they have named the House of Rachel and the House of Leah.
First officially sanctioned settlement in 25 years, Amichai becomes home to Amona evacuees
The construction of permanent homes will begin in the coming months and is slated to reach 102 houses. Yet roughly a third of them will have to pass legal hurdles, as new petitions have been filed by Palestinians who claim the land demarcated for the homes belongs to them.
At AIPAC, 400 attend event in support of Judea and Samaria
Israeli dignitaries addressed a crowd that opposes the BDS movement and came to hear an update on the contentious area.
Residents of Judea neighborhood bemoan continued Israeli government preparations to destroy homes
Residents of the Netiv Ha’avot neighborhood in northern Judea expressed dismay over the continuation of plans to destroy 16 homes that were found to have been built on unauthorized land,
U.N. publishes partial ‘blacklist’ of companies working with Israeli settlements
UNHRC published an interim report on companies engaging in business with Israeli settlements, but stopped short of naming the companies, citing the complexity of the issue.
Ireland postpones controversial bill banning trade with settlements after Israel issues protest
The Irish Senate postponed a vote on a controversial bill that would criminalize trade with Israeli settlements just hours after the Israeli government protested the measure.
In synagogue talk, Obama defends 2016 US refusal to veto UN measure condemning Israeli settlements
Former President Barack Obama this week defended his decision to allow a December 2016 United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements to pass in the waning days of his administration, blaming the “skyrocketing” pace of settlement construction.