Netanyahu pushes for referendum on “peace agreement”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced plans to fast-track a bill that would put any future peace deal to a national referendum. A spokeswoman for the State Department confirmed that Palestinian and Israeli envoys will meet for formal negotiations, after two Palestinian spokesmen claimed that the planned talks were only a preliminary meeting. Spokeswoman Jen… Read More Netanyahu pushes for referendum on “peace agreement”

EU starts pushing Israel towards the Auschwitz lines

New decree restricts any Israeli entity beyond 1967 lines from EU funding, prizes, grants. Housing Minister Ariel: Decision reminiscent of Holocaust‬‬. The European Union has decreed that contracts between EU member states and Israel must include a clause stating that east Jerusalem and the West Bank are not part of the State of Israel and… Read More EU starts pushing Israel towards the Auschwitz lines

Orthodox Rabbi attacks religious Zionists

Naftali Bennett condemns remarks made by Rabbi Shalom Cohen questioning Jewishness of religious Zionists. Shas’s Council of Torah Sages member Rabbi Shalom Cohen in a sermon Saturday made degrading remarks against the religious Zionist sector by questioning their Jewishness and referring to them as “Amalek” – a biblical tribe hostile to the ancient Israelites. Cohen,… Read More Orthodox Rabbi attacks religious Zionists

Four more rockets into Southern Israel

A Kassam rocket fired from Gaza struck Sderot Monday morning as children returned to school after summer break. The previous day three rockets were fired at southern Israel, hitting two factories. The fundamentalist Salafi group Jamiat ul-Mujahedin Bayt al-Maqdis claimed responsibility for the rockets fired on Sunday. The organization is affiliated with al-Qaeda and is… Read More Four more rockets into Southern Israel

No International outcry over Ariel university upgrade

Decision to make college in West Bank settlement into full-fledged university passes quietly despite protest warnings.   Tuesday’s decision to upgrade the status of the Ariel college to that of a university did not evoke international condemnation on Wednesday, even though some warned of a wave of protests because the school is located in a… Read More No International outcry over Ariel university upgrade

University in Ariel to get 50 million shekels from Zionist minister

Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz recognizes the University in Ariel in Samaria. They will receive 50 million fresh shekels. The editorial heads of Jerusalem Post still support Zionism. In the Tuesday editor, the editorial gives a solid support for the Jews of Ariel. This is what the Chief Editor Steve Linde has approved: ” Some cowardly… Read More University in Ariel to get 50 million shekels from Zionist minister

Levy report hints at annexing Judea and Samaria

Right welcomes report saying State must legalize all West Bank settlements, illegal outposts. ‘Gov’t must treat these finding as its new creed,’ ministers say‬‬. Will the Levy Report bring about a fundamental change in the government’s settlement policy? Many in the Right urged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to adopt the report’s recommendation on legalizing illegal… Read More Levy report hints at annexing Judea and Samaria

The US slams 851 new Jewish homes in Samaria

“We had no illusions int’l community was going to embrace the move,” official says of authorization of 851 Jewish homes. The government announced authorization of 851 new homes in the settlements despite an anticipated wave of international condemnations because it believes that – as in previous instances – the storm will pass, officials said on… Read More The US slams 851 new Jewish homes in Samaria

Judea and Samaria again hot potato in Israel

The Likud party is divided on the issue of the settlement regulation bill. The growing controversy surrounding the impending eviction of the Ulpana neighborhood in the West Bank settlement of Beit El is threatening to seriously rattle the Likud. Party sources told Ynet Tuesday of an ideological spilt between those supporting the High Court-ordered eviction… Read More Judea and Samaria again hot potato in Israel

Knesset to discuss bill to secure Jewish homes in Samaria

Netanyahu arranges two-week freeze of bill aiming to circumvent High Court ruling on Ulpana‬‬. The Knesset plenum is set to discuss a bill to legalize West Bank settlements despite an agreement to freeze it for two weeks. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the bill’s initiator Mk Zvulun Orlev (Habayit Hayehudi) agreed to freeze promotion of… Read More Knesset to discuss bill to secure Jewish homes in Samaria

Israeli high court orders destruction of Ulpana homes

Ministerial committee instructs Prosecutor’s Office to ask court to postpone razing of neighborhood in Beit El settlement; same panel legalizes three West Bank outposts‬‬. A ministerial committee decided Monday that the State Prosecutor’s Office will turn to the High Court of Justice and ask that it delay the planned evacuation of the Ulpana neighborhood, located… Read More Israeli high court orders destruction of Ulpana homes

Israeli military destroy Oz Zion outpost in Samaria

Oz Zion had several temporary structures. Now it is declared a closed military zone. Security forces evacuated the Oz Zion outpost in the Binyamin region of the “West Bank” early Tuesday morning, Army Radio reported. There were a number of temporary structures at the location, which is near another outpost, Givat Assaf, and was declared… Read More Israeli military destroy Oz Zion outpost in Samaria

Jewish settlers gets more arms to prepare for “peace”

The Interior Ministry in Israel loosens gun control laws for Jewish settlers in Judea and Samaria. In the wake of violent attacks against Jewish residents of the West Bank in recent days, Interior Minister Eli Yishai took steps on Wednesday to make it easier to acquire a permit to carry weapons. “I instructed to immediately… Read More Jewish settlers gets more arms to prepare for “peace”

Israeli construction company demands compensation for freeze

A Builder has filed a lawsuit against the Israeli government. Seeking 4.8 million USD for damage to finances and public image because of settlement freeze. A construction company in Modi’in Ilit is demanding NIS 18 million (USD 4.8 million) in compensation from the State for damages it sustained due to the temporary freeze in settlement… Read More Israeli construction company demands compensation for freeze