israel announces new settlements


Ariel will always remain part of Israel, Netanyahu vows

Adelson at site of new med school to bear his name: Wrong that Israelis have to travel abroad for medical education.

A Palestinian laborer works on a construction site in the new Palestinian town dubbed Rawabi

Israel advancing 14,000 Palestinian homes in Area C, right-wing warns

The Council and right-wing politicians are concerned the move will allow that territory to become part of a Palestinian state in any final-status agreement for a two-state solution.

Beit El

Defense Minister Liberman debunks settlement freeze claims

Liberman: No government has done more for the settlement enterprise.


Obama's last year in office saw 40% rise in settler housing

The ground that was broken on 2,630 new settler homes last year, is the second highest amount of new Jewish construction that has occurred in the West Bank since the year 2,000.

Efrat West Bank

A continuation of land theft by other means

The Regulation Bill will remove the final protection for Palestinian landowners in the West Bank

A laborer works on an apartment building under construction in Har Homa

UNSC debates Israeli advancement of 2,500 settler homes

Just last month, the UNSC passed Resolution 2334 calling on Israel to cease such activity, noting that it was illegal.

Amona protest

‘Our present to Obama has to be new settlements’

Israel is fearful that Obama might take some kind of significant decision in regard to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, thereby making it a difficult time to approve such legislation.

Jordan Valley

Settler population was 385,900 by end of 2015

The annual growth of 4.1% is slightly more than double the 2% rate in the rest country.


US hints at linkage between military assistance and settlement building

The very harsh tone of the statement has fueled speculation that the US may support an anti-settlement resolution in the UN Security Council.

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