Monday February 27th 2017

Posts Tagged ‘Binyamin’

Condoleezza Rice Expected in Israel Next Week

Condoleezza Rice Expected in Israel Next Week

by Avi Yellin Condoleezza Rice, who served as secretary of state under United States President George W. Bush, is expected to arrive in Israel next week for the first time since leaving office in January 2009. While the official purpose of her visit is to participate in a conference on home front security, sources close to Prime Minister [...]

EU Fears Israel Resisting Western Agenda

EU Fears Israel Resisting Western Agenda

by Naama Ben-Yaakov A statement on the Middle East released by European Union on Monday expressed outrage over recent Israel moves perceived as a threat to Western interests in the region. The three-page “Conclusions on the Middle East Peace Process” emerged following a monthly meeting by EU foreign ministers in Brussels. The [...]

Gov’t to Discuss Bill for Annexation of Heartland Communities

Gov’t to Discuss Bill for Annexation of Heartland Communities

by Eitam Abadi The Ministerial Law Committee is expected to discuss legislation on Sunday to apply Israeli sovereignty over Jewish communities in the disputed Samaria, Binyamin and Judea regions. According to the bill, initiated by Member of Knesset Miri Regev (Likud), restrictions on construction in Jewish towns and villages shall be [...]

Last Ditch Attempts to Save Ulpana

Last Ditch Attempts to Save Ulpana

by Eitam Abadi In a last ditch attempt to save 30 homes from demolition, two lawmakers plan to present legislation that would retroactively authorize the endangered five apartment buildings located in the ancient Jewish town of Beit El's Ulpana neighborhood. Members of Knesset Yaakov Katz (National Union) and Zevulun Orlev (Jewish Home) plan [...]

Court Rejects Ulpana Appeal

Court Rejects Ulpana Appeal

by Eitam Abadi The Supreme Court on Monday unanimously rejected the state's petition to postpone the demolition of thirty homes in Beit El's Ulpana neighborhood until July 1. Ten days ago, the Attorney-General asked for a three month extension in order for the government to find a way to legalize the five endangered apartment buildings in [...]

EU Proxies Seek to Ensure Ulpana Destruction

EU Proxies Seek to Ensure Ulpana Destruction

by Naama Ben Yaakov Israel's Western-backed Meretz party plans to petition the Supreme Court on Sunday to reject the state’s request that it re-open the case against Beit El's Ulpana neighborhood slated for demolition. The faction, despite representing a miniscule percentage of the Israeli public and possessing only three Knesset seats, [...]

Activists Protest Demolitions at IDF Base

Activists Protest Demolitions at IDF Base

by Eitam Abadi Over a dozen resistance activists held a demonstration on Friday at a military base in the Binyamin region's Gofna hills. The activists, said to range in age between 14 and 16, were protesting plans by the IDF to demolish homes in the nearby village of Ramat Migron. During the demonstration, ten youths reportedly entered [...]

West Outraged over Legalization of Israeli Villages

West Outraged over Legalization of Israeli Villages

by Sagit Levi Western governments and their Middle East proxies condemned Israel on Tuesday for officially legalizing three endangered Jewish villages in the country's disputed heartland. The Brukhin and Rehalim communities in Samaria, as well as the Sansana community in Judea's southern Hebron Hills, were originally built decades ago on [...]

Edelstein Says Ulpana Neighborhood Secure

Edelstein Says Ulpana Neighborhood Secure

by Sagit Levi Minister of Diaspora Affairs Yuli Edelstein (Likud) stated on Sunday that demolishing Beit El's Ulpana neighborhood is not on the government's agenda. “This option is not on the agenda,” Edelstein told journalists. “The Israeli government has expressed its position. The Likud ministers expressed their opinion on this [...]

Minister Visits Endangered Ulpana Neighborhood

Minister Visits Endangered Ulpana Neighborhood

by Naama Ben-Yaakov The government should not demolish any homes in Beit El's Ulpana neighborhood, Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz (Likud) said Friday during a visit to the endangered community. "I came here to express clearly that the houses here should not be destroyed," Katz said in the ancient town nestled in the Gofna hills in [...]

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