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Posts Tagged ‘Binyamin’

Binyamin Community Leader Calls for Full Annexation

Binyamin Community Leader Calls for Full Annexation

by Sagit Levi The deputy chairman of the Binyamin Regional Council, Motti Yogel, has called on Israel's government to legally annex all lands won from Jordan during the 1967 Six-Day War. Yogev issued the statement in response to recent threats by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who said he was considering canceling the Oslo [...]

Chief Rabbi Fails to Save Migron Synagogue

Chief Rabbi Fails to Save Migron Synagogue

by Eitam Abadi Government forces demolished the synagogue at the Jewish village of Migron on Wednesday, despite a request by the Chief Sephardi Rabbi Shlomo Amar to spare the structure. Rabbi Amar had sent a letter to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud) asking that the synagogue and mikveh (ritual bath) be spared from destruction, [...]

Migron Evacuated by Government Forces

Migron Evacuated by Government Forces

by Eitam Abadi Government forces completed the expulsion of residents from the Jewish village of Migron on Sunday, culminating years of legal wrangling in a case that has become a rallying cry for resistance activists opposed to the Middle East agendas of Western powers. By midday, all of Migron's roughly 300 villagers had left, authorities [...]

Early Morning Demolitions in Binyamin

Early Morning Demolitions in Binyamin

by Eitam Abadi Large numbers of Border Patrol officers and Yassam special forces arrived in the Ramat Migron village early Friday morning to destroy several structures at the site. Access roads were blocked during the demolition and Tatzpit reported an unusually large Border Patrol presence in Israel's disputed Binyamin region. A total [...]

Legal Establishment Dragging Feet on Beit El Growth

Legal Establishment Dragging Feet on Beit El Growth

by Eitam Abadi While Israel's government has promised to approve new homes in the ancient Jewish town of Beit El, the legal system is allegedly working to prevent that commitment from being met. Last week, the Central District Commander signed documents adding new territory to the community located in Israel's Binyamin region. As per the [...]

Beit El Boundaries Officially Expand

Beit El Boundaries Officially Expand

by Eitam Abadi The IDF this week signed an order expanding the municipal boundaries of the ancient Jewish town of Beit El in the Binyamin region to make way for the construction of new homes. News of the expansion order signed by OC Central Command Major-General Nitzan Alon was made public only on Thursday. The expansion Beit El, located [...]

20 Day Reprieve for Migron

20 Day Reprieve for Migron

by Eitam Abadi Israeli Supreme Court President Asher Dan Grunis ruled Friday that the planned demolition of the Migron village will be postponed by at least 20 days. The court had previously ordered the government to destroy Migron by August 1. Friday's ruling extended the deadline to August 21. The State Prosecutor had submitted on [...]

US Blasts Levi Report

US Blasts Levi Report

by Naama Ben-Yaakov The United States on Monday condemned an official Israeli report for concluding that Jewish communities in Israel's disputed heartland do not violate international law. The 89-page Edmund Levi Report was submitted to a ministerial committee on Sunday by the panel officially established by Prime Minister Binyamin [...]

Mofaz to Meet Abbas Next Week

Mofaz to Meet Abbas Next Week

by Sagit Levi Deputy Premier Shaul Mofaz (Kadima) will meet Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas next week, Channel 2 News reported on Tuesday. The report said that Mofaz will arrive in Ramallah on Sunday for the meeting, which would be Abbas’s first meeting in months with an Israeli cabinet minister. The meeting comes [...]

Ross Suggests Payment to Jews for Leaving Heartland

Ross Suggests Payment to Jews for Leaving Heartland

by Sagit Levi Dennis Ross demanded on Wednesday that Israel take concrete steps to demonstrate its commitment to implementing America's "two-state solution" policy objective for the region. Ross, who left his position as the White House last November after two years as a senior director of the National Security Council, suggested Jerusalem [...]

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