Monday March 27th 2017

Posts Tagged ‘Binyamin’

Activists Preparing Ulpana Resistance

Activists Preparing Ulpana Resistance

by Eitam Abadi Beit El residents called upon their supporters Thursday night to head up to the endangered Ulpana neighborhood to resist government plans to demolish five apartment buildings by July 1. “We must defend these homes with our bodies,” said Yitzhak Shadmi, who heads the Binyamin Citizens’ Committee. “Everyone for whom [...]

Angry Youth Force Government Officials from Beit El

Angry Youth Force Government Officials from Beit El

by Eitam Abadi There is growing rage in the Binyamin region's Gofna hills, where residents and resistance activists feel that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud) knowingly misled them when promising to build 300 new homes in place of the 30 homes to be demolished in the ancient Jewish town of Beit El. Residents of the five endangered [...]

West Condemns Netanyahu’s Building Plan

West Condemns Netanyahu’s Building Plan

by Sagit Levi Western governments have condemned an announcement by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud) that his government intends to build hundreds of new Jewish homes in Israel's disputed heartland. “We’re very clear that continued Israeli 'settlement activity' in the West Bank undermines peace efforts and contradicts Israeli [...]

Bennett Encourages Ministers to Resist PM on Regulation Law

Bennett Encourages Ministers to Resist PM on Regulation Law

by Sagit Levi Activist Naftali Bennett offered a “safety net” on Tuesday to any ministers fired by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud) for voting in favor of the Regulation Law on Wednesday. Bennett, a successful businessman and former director-general of the Council for Jewish Communities in Judea and Samaria, is currently a [...]

Aumann Visits Hunger Strike in Jerusalem

Aumann Visits Hunger Strike in Jerusalem

by Eitam Abadi Nobel Prize winner Professor Yisrael Aumann told hunger strikers in Jerusalem on Sunday that “it would be an honor” for cabinet ministers to be fired by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud) if they vote to save the homes in Beit El's Ulpana neighborhood. Netanyahu has instructed Likud ministers not to support [...]

Netanyahu Proposes Ulpana Solution

Netanyahu Proposes Ulpana Solution

by Eitam Abadi Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud) decided on Saturday that Beit El's Ulpana neighborhood will be temporarily evacuated but not destroyed. Netanyahu reportedly came up with a plan for the homes to not be demolished but copied to a military area within the ancient Jewish town in Israel's disputed Binyamin [...]

Clinton Urges Israel-PA Talks

Clinton Urges Israel-PA Talks

by Naama Ben-Yaakov American Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday urged Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud) to take advantage of a new political opening to resume negotiations with the Western-backed Palestinian Authority. The objective of such negotiations according to the United States would be an Israeli withdrawal from [...]

Barak Suggests New ‘Disengagement’

Barak Suggests New ‘Disengagement’

by Eitam Abadi Defense Minister Ehud Barak (Atzmaut) suggested on Wednesday that Israel unilaterally withdraw from the Samaria, Binyamin and Judea regions. In a speech to the annual conference of the Institute for National Security Studies, Barak said Jerusalem should consider repeating the "Disengagement" policy in lands won from [...]

Police to Pay Amona Victim

Police to Pay Amona Victim

by Eitam Abadi The Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court ruled Wednesday that police must pay 230,000 Shekels compensation to a man severely beaten by officers during the 2006 demolition of nine homes at the Amona village in Israel's disputed Binyamin region. Amona was the site of mass police violence in February 2006 when government forces [...]

Authorities Demolish Binyamin Homes Overnight

Authorities Demolish Binyamin Homes Overnight

by Sagit Levi Government forces destroyed a home in the Ramat Migron village in Israel's disputed Binyamin region overnight Wednesday. Police said that the demolished house did not have the proper permits. Homes in Ramat Migron have on several occasions been destroyed by authorities and later rebuilt by local villagers and their [...]

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