There is a blackout on Judea and Samaria in the organized Jewish world; the most powerful Jewish organizations are uncomfortable with it or oppose it.
The Palestinians who claim ownership of the land parcels reportedly will be compensated.
JERUSALEM Five left-wing activists documenting illegal settlement construction were injured in an attack by Jewish settler youths.
Settlement expansion is “like sticking a finger in the eye of any possible peace process,” said a left-wing party chairwoman.
The debate over settlements in the public sphere has been reduced to two strongly opinionated and loud sides who refuse to see the middle ground.
Israeli settlers and army personnel have united against Bedouins in the Jordan Valley — leaving Bedouins scared for their lives.
“I thought it was a hoax until I checked it out and saw it with my own eyes,” a reader said after noticing Jerusalem was labeled “Israeli settlement.”
Labour’s Jewish problem came to a head recently when it refused to accept an extensive definition of anti-Semitism.
“The best answer to terrorism is the expansion of settlements,” Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman tweeted.
When the settlement zones, the illegal outposts and the other off-limit areas were grouped, they covered almost sixty percent of the West Bank.