Israel has sanctioned thousands of settlement housing units since U.S. president Donald Trump’s inauguration — and Trump’s pick for Israel envoy David Friedman is poised to help build some of them.
Out of 131 settlements in the West Bank, Beit El, a nationalist religious community of about 7,000, is the pet settlement of Trump’s Israel envoy, David Friedman.
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin marked the third night of Hanukkah by lighting a menorah in Beit El, the West Bank settlement that is supported by Donald Trump’s Israel envoy pick David Friedman.
It probably feels good to sit in the comfort of your Long Island living room and send money to expand Beit El. But your children weren’t among the Israeli soldiers and police officers who faced Beit El settlers throwing rocks and burning tires during last year’s demolition of two illegal buildings there.
President-elect Donald Trump once donated $10,000 to institutions located in the West Bank settlement of Beit El, one of its founders revealed on Sunday.
Israel gave final approval on Wednesday for plans to build 300 new homes in a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, announcing the move as it carried out a court demolition order against two vacant apartment blocs at the site.
Hundreds of Israel Police officers removed about 200 young adult demonstrators from two illegal apartment buildings slated for demolition in the Beit El settlement.