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The decrease comes as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is currying favor with his right-wing to show that he is strong on settlement construction.
“Yesterday I promised that we would establish a new settlement point in Binyamin in response to the serious attacks. Today we do it.”
The including of the three communities on the list “is a clear statement by the government that it will continue to develop and strengthen the settlements [in Judea and Samaria],” Gallant said.
The left claims rapid expansion while the right claims a freeze.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
300 Jewish activists from around the world joined Israelis and Palestinians in the West Bank over the weekend to reconstruct what they claimed was a former Arab village near the settlement of Maon.
By MAX SCHINDLER
Regarding “London’s burning – who’s to blame?” the answer is just about everyone. The list is endless.
By JERUSALEM POST READERS
Top Fatah officials in the West Bank say Kerry's failure to move talks forward shows Israel does not want peace.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
PA leader reiterates his demand for a full settlement freeze and the release of Palestinian prisoners.
By HERB KEINON, KHALED ABU TOAMEH AND TOVAH LAZARO
Netanyahu says his goal is to remain in the talks and continue with them for an extended period to try and "grapple with all the issues."
By HERB KEINON, JPOST.COM STAFF
Western diplomats tell Israeli media PM willing to release prisoners, freeze settlement building in return for Abbas giving up demand to start talks based on '67 lines; Erekat denies report, says PA won't give up preconditions.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Netanyahu says he told Kerry that Palestinians are "intentionally insisting on preconditions" to prevent peace negotiations.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Housing Ministry, ILA, Yesha Council figures show gov't has not marketed new apartment in e. J'lem to public since January.
MKs at European body's meeting disappointed at resolution calling to release prisoners, saying new Mideast realities not considered.
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