israel settlement

A general view of houses in the Israeli settlement of Maale Adumim in the West Bank
A settlement-bloc-only annexation plan? Nobody told Ma’aleh Adumim

When Israel speaks of retaining high Jewish population areas of the West Bank, his settlement bloc is often one of the premier locations that come to mind.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a meeting with Yesha council heads at the Prime Minister's Offi
Settlement leaders split on annexation reflects lack of trust in PM

Netanyahu has been unable to win over the settlement leaders because not all of them trust his word. And without details of the plan out there for all to see, trust becomes important.

Demolished structures in Kumi Ori near Yitzhar, April 23, 2020
Border Police demolish two illegally rebuilt structures near Yitzhar

A security official warned that all illegal actions would be responded to with firm action.

West Bank settlement construction drops 32% in 2019

The low numbers continue a trend, in which cumulative settler starts down by over 20% during the three years since US President Donald Trump took office.

A view shows the Israeli settlement of Maale Adumim in the West Bank February 25, 2020.
Does Netanyahu's failure to hit 61-seats place annexation on the rocks?

There has rarely been a time in Israeli history with such political unity of thought on annexation of West Bank settlements.

Bennett advances 1,800 new settler homes, says won’t give land to Arabs

The list of projects that were advanced include the approval of a master plan for 620 homes in the Eli settlement and a 2 million sq.m. industrial park off of Rt. 5 in the West Bank's Samaria Region.

A laborer works on an apartment building under construction in the Har Homa neighborhood of Jerusale
EU warns Israel’s Har Homa, Givat Hamatos building harms 2-states

Building in these areas would undermine the viability of a future Palestinian state, the EU and Ireland, Germany, France and Italy say.

A Jewish settler walks at the Jewish settlement outpost of Adei Ad B in the West Bank
EU pulls statement referring to settlement activity on “disputed” land

The statement was re-issued with the land instead being referred to only as being "occupied".

Push for over 2,000 settler homes, after 617 Palestinian structures razed

Plans to retroactively legalize 180 homes in the MItpze Dani outpost as a neighborhood of the Ma'aleh Mikhmas settlement is expected to be advanced.

Orthodox U.S. rabbis denounce Dem letter against U.S. settlement policy

The Coalition for Jewish Values strongly objected to the arguments put forward by the Democrats and rejected the assertions made in their letter to Pompeo.

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