Thursday August 24th 2017

Posts Tagged ‘Binyamin’

Lapid Preventing Heartland Building Projects

Lapid Preventing Heartland Building Projects

by Eitam Abadi Finance Minister Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid) is personally intervening to prevent the approval and advancement of building projects for Jews in Israel's disputed heartland, the chairman of the Binyamin Regional Council, Avi Ro'eh, said Monday. Among the projects Lapid is preventing from moving forward is one designed to ease [...]

Ramat Migron Villagers Arrested Before Yom Kippur

Ramat Migron Villagers Arrested Before Yom Kippur

by Eitam Abadi A few minutes before the start of Yom Kippur late Friday afternoon, government forces raided the village of Ramat Migron and arrested seven residents for violating an order declaring the community a closed military zone. Ramat Migron is located in Israel's disputed Binyamin region just north of Jerusalem and is part of what [...]

US Condemns Israeli Housing Approvals

US Condemns Israeli Housing Approvals

by Eitam Abadi The United States chastised Jerusalem on Thursday for approving the construction of new Jewish homes in Israel's disputed heartland. The comments were made hours after it was reported that the IDF Civil Administration has authorized construction of 878 new housing units for towns in the Binyamin region, the Jordan Valley [...]

State May Save Givat Assaf from Demolition

State May Save Givat Assaf from Demolition

by Eitam Abadi Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud) is reportedly seeking to authorize four Jewish villages in Israel's disputed heartland. According to a response submitted Tuesday to the Supreme Court as part of an ongoing petition filed by the European-funded Peace Now organization, the four communities which the state said it [...]

Youth Villages Face Demolition for Obama Visit

Youth Villages Face Demolition for Obama Visit

by Eitam Abadi Government forces have reportedly received orders to destroy the youth villages of Ramat Migron and Oz Tzion by the beginning of next week – in preparation for the visit of United States President Barack Obama. The orders were displayed in an IDFdocument obtained by various media outlets. Soldiers were ordered to [...]

Oz Tzion Evacuated After Friday Clashes

Oz Tzion Evacuated After Friday Clashes

by Sagit Levi Residents willingly evacuated the tents and other makeshift structures at the Oz Tzion youth village in the Gofna Hills Saturday night, after the IDF reached an agreement with Hebron Chief Rabbi Dov Lior, Channel 2 reported. Grassroots resistance had prevented security forces from demolishing the structures on Friday [...]

US Condemns New Israeli Building Plans

US Condemns New Israeli Building Plans

by Sagit Levi The United States on Friday condemned Israel's decision to build 3,000 new homes in its disputed heartland and capital city as "counterproductive" and said it would complicate America's agenda for the Middle East. The US has for decades been pressing Israel to surrender lands won from Jordan during the 1967 Six-Day War to the [...]

Peace Now Accuses PM of Assisting New ‘Outposts’

Peace Now Accuses PM of Assisting New ‘Outposts’

by Naama Ben-Yaakov The European-funded Peace Now organization is reportedly fuming over two new Jewish villages in Israel's disputed heartland that the organization says have been set up with electricity and water, indicating tacit government support. This was the first time since 2005 that "outposts" have been connected to the national [...]

Netanyahu May Back Parts of Levi Report

Netanyahu May Back Parts of Levi Report

by Naama Ben-Yaakov Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud) will recommend that the government support at least part of the controversial Edmund Levi Report. The 89-page report was submitted to a ministerial committee in July by a panel officially established by Netanyahu in January to define the legal status of Jewish communities in the [...]

Knesset Caucus Calls to Implement Levi Report

Knesset Caucus Calls to Implement Levi Report

by Eitam Abadi Members of the Knesset’s Land of Israel Caucus toured Israel's disputed Binyamin region on Sunday, where they called on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud) to formally adopt the government-initiated Levi Report. The 89-page report was submitted to a ministerial committee in July by the panel officially established by [...]

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