The International community and the United States have long objected to the plan, first designed in the early 1990s, believed it would thwart the creation of a Palestinian state.
Israel advanced plans for 4,600 settler homes on Wednesday, despite a stern warning from the international community that it must stop activity that expands its footprint in Area C of the West Bank.
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Once approved by the Knesset, the legislation would pave the way for the reconstruction of the four communities razed there that year.
Security forces caught the thieves and discovered that they had uncovered thousand-year-old sarcophagi in their attempt to rob the site.
Despite what the Israeli Left would fear and some on the Right would welcome, the policy of expanding existing settlements doesn't deter a two-state solution.
Brooklyn businessman Rafi Lazerowitz is helping launch a national non-governmental group called American Friends of Judea and Samaria to help the settler leadership umbrella.
"All the basic values of the effective functioning of a government, of a healthy organization, have simply been thrown away!"
Yitzhak Goldknopf said that based on visits he had made there, "part of the solution to the housing crisis lies in these areas!"