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.
The approval comes weeks after Rabbi Raziel Shevach, a 35-year-old father of six children, was killed in a drive-by shooting at the outpost junction.
The housing will be built in 20 settlements and outposts in the West Bank.
“Hamas praises the killers and PA laws will provide them financial rewards. Look no further to why there is no peace.”