Israel’s Supreme Court had ordered the evacuation of the ten mobile homes located on privately owned land.
The evacuation on Saturday was met with rocks and pepper spray, according to reports. The soldiers reportedly shot into the air and used tear gas.
The president of the World Jewish Congress pressed hard for a two-state solution in his New York Times op-ed.
Naftali Bennett recently declared himself the Israeli minister of every Jew in the Diaspora. But does he have any real power outside of Israel?
Netiv Haavot, which was built on Palestinian-owned land, won’t be demolished until temporary housing for the displaced Jewish families can be found.
The vast majority of the settler population is struggling economically, counting on heavy state subsidies to get by.
More than a dozen homes on the outpost, located 11 miles south of Jerusalem in the Etzion bloc, had been scheduled to be demolished next week.
The ambassador made his comments on Monday night during an off-the-record briefing in Jerusalem for about 100 American Jewish leaders.
The statement was unusually forceful for a White House that enjoys a close relationship with the Israeli government.
U.S. ambassador to Israel David Friedman has a bone to pick with the country’s liberal daily Haaretz.