Israel published tenders on Friday for the construction of 450 new housing units in occupied Palestinian territory, a move that critics denounced as a political gesture ahead of a March general election.
Three-fifths of Israeli religious Zionists prioritize safeguarding Israel’s Jewish majority over keeping control of the West Bank.
Rebuffing international criticism, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman told his German counterpart point-blank on Sunday that Israel will not stop building homes for Jews in East Jerusalem.
Israel’s finance minister, Yair Lapid, said he would not agree to invest funds in West Bank settlements.
Netanyahu is planning a massive new wave of construction in the West Bank. It may calm his restive allies in the settler-backed Jewish Home party — but it’s sure to anger others.
Opinion polls say that Benjamin Netanyahu is faring poorly. But on the ground in Israel, Tuvia Tenenbom finds a very different story.
Jewish settlements in the West Bank and on the Golan Heights received a higher share of state funds than other communities, according to a new report.
The Israel Land Authority published a tender for constructing 283 housing units in the West Bank settlement of Elkana.
Israeli intelligence eavesdropped on telephone conversations made by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, Der Spiegel reported.
Edgar Bronfman warned decades ago that Israeli settlement building would harm Jews and Palestinians. As both sides lose kids to kidnap-murders, his son Adam Bronfman sees he was right.