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  • Hikers Find Human Skull and Bones in Gush Etzion Cave

    04/23/2014 11:06:04 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | Sunday, April 20th, 2014 | Tazpit News Agency
    A surprised group of hikers in Gush Etzion stumbled across human bones in a cave near Ein Tzurim, according to police. The hikers immediately called 100 (Israel’s 911), and the police came to investigate. The police, once on the scene realized that this wasn’t a murder scene and called the Israel Antiquities Authority. A preliminary examination by their experts indicate that the bones are apparently those of Jews from the Second Temple period. Davidi Perl, the mayor of the Gush Etzion Regional Council discussed the discovery with Tazpit, “We’re talking about a very interesting discovery, and in retrospect, an incredibly...
  • Netanyahu reaffirms Israel claim to parts of West Bank

    01/24/2010 12:26:43 PM PST · by ColdOne · 222 replies · 1,818+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 24,2010 | Jeffrey Heller
    Our message is clear: We are planting here, we will stay here, we will build here, this place will be an inseparable part of the State of Israel for eternity," Netanyahu said in the Gush Etzion enclave. Speaking after meeting U.S. President Barack Obama's Middle East envoy in Jerusalem, Netanyahu vowed Israel would also keep its two biggest West Bank settlements, Maale Adumim and Ariel. His comments came as no surprise to the Palestinians, who were put on notice by
  • Minister: 1,000 New Homes to be Built in Judea

    06/14/2013 9:09:03 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/6/13 | Gil Ronen
    One thousand new housing units for Jews will be built in the Etzion Bloc, in Judea, the Minister of Construction and Housing annnounced. Minister Uri Ariel (Bayit Yehudi) met Wednesday with the Etzion Bloc Regional Council head Davidi Perl and discussed continued construction in the region, despite international pressure not to build homes for Jews there. The minister decided, in the course of the meeting, to make sure that “meaningful progress” takes place as regards several construction plans in the region. This includes the beginning of the planning process for a new 1,000-home neighborhood in the Gvaot neighborhood in Alon...
  • 3 Armed PA Arabs Caught in Gush Etzion

    05/05/2013 4:20:31 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/5/13
    Israeli security forces caught three Palestinian Authority Arabs near Kibbutz Migdal Oz in Gush Etzion on Sunday night. The three were found to be carrying improvised weapons and knives. .....
  • High Court Halts Destruction of Jewish Homes in Etzion Bloc

    02/13/2013 12:22:06 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/2/13 | Gil Ronen
    Supreme Court President Asher Grunis issued a temporary order Wednesday forbidding the IDF from continuing the demolition of homes at the Jewish community of Maaleh Rechavam in the Etzion Bloc. The order forbidding eviction and demolition activities will stand "until another decision is given." Meanwhile, dozens of nationalist activists demonstrated at the entrance to the Knesset building, to protest demolitions carried out at the community Wednesday morning. A large police force arrived at the spot. Seven protesters were arrested. Special Yassam police and Border Police were among the forces that sealed off approaches to Maaleh Rechavam in the morning, to...
  • Arabs Attempt to Storm Tree Planting, Jewish Town in Gush Etzion

    01/27/2013 2:37:11 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/1/13 | David Lev
    As Israelis in the town of Netzer in Gush Etzion attempted to participate in a tree-planting event organized by Women in Green, a mob of Arab thugs and international anarchists rioted, attempting to physically prevent the tree-planting from taking place. After an extended face-off, with a major riot nearly breaking out, the Arabs and anarchists left the planting site. .....
  • Rocket Hits Gush Etzion

    11/20/2012 5:53:38 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 51 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/11/12 | Tzvi ben Gedalyahu
    A rocket exploded in an open area near an Arab village in Gush Etzion around 2:15 p.m. as sirens wailed in Jerusalem during another barrage of rockets and missiles unleashed by Hamas. The missile exploded in an open area, and no one was injured. Minutes before the sirens rang out, an AFP correspondent in Gaza City reported hearing the loud report of an outgoing rocket. The attack was claimed by Hamas's armed wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, which said it had fired "an M75 rocket at the occupied city of Jerusalem." United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who spent the...
  • Man Bites Dog: Illegal Arab House Destroyed

    07/05/2011 1:23:31 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/7/11 | INN Staff
    The Civil Administration on Tuesday destroyed an Arab-owned house that was illegally erected in the heart of Gush Etzion. After the building's destruction Council Chairman Shaul Goldstein said it was "too little." "We encourage the civil administration personnel for persevering in the enforcement policy towards illegal Arab construction. In our opinion it is too little, but even this little serves as a most important deterrent in the struggle against the Arab takeover of our lands. The council will continue supervising the lands in its municipal boundaries and will prompt the civil administration to act on behalf of their preservation," Goldstein...
  • PA Arab Attacks Jewish Farmer with Hoe

    04/02/2011 2:48:11 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/4/11 | Maayana Miskin
    A group of Palestinian Arab men attacked Jewish farmers on Friday morning near the town of Netzer in Gush Etzion. The attack, reported by Women for Israel's Future (formerly Women in Green) activists, was one in a series of similar incidents in the area. Six Arab men approached the farmers as they went about their work, and demanded that they leave, claiming that the land they were cultivating belongs to Arabs. When the farmers refused a fight broke out during which one of the PA men attacked a Jew with a hoe, causing him injuries. Police later arrested one of...
  • Carter on Settlements: Gush Etzion Will Remain Israeli “Forever”

    06/15/2009 11:35:08 AM PDT · by anotherview · 15 replies · 637+ views
    Blogs of Zion ^ | 15 June 2009 | Chana Martin
    Carter on Settlements: Gush Etzion Will Remain Israeli “Forever” Posted by Chana on Mon 15 Jun 2009 Yesterday former U.S. President Jimmy Carter visited Neveh Daniel and met with Shaul Goldstien, who leads the Gush Etzion Regional Council, in Goldstien’s home. Here are some of President Carter’s comments as reported by The Jerusalem Post:"This particular settlement area is not one I ever envision being abandoned or changed over into Palestinian territory.” He added that the Jewish communities in Gush Etzion are among a number of West Bank settlements “…that I think will be here forever.” The former President also thanked...
  • 55 minutes from Tel Aviv [Jews Everywhere! Arabs "Oppressed"]

    10/09/2006 7:06:03 AM PDT · by Alouette · 11 replies · 572+ views
    YNet ^ | Oct. 9, 2006 | Yehuda Litani
    Expansion of Gush Etzion continues unabated; Arabs pay price Once every few hours in recent days, Army Radio has been broadcasting commercials calling on Israeli citizens to visit the Gush Etzion area during the Sukkoth holiday to enjoy the various festivities being held there, such as treading grapes, a kite festival and jeep safaris. And all this, the commercial says, is just 55 minutes from Tel Aviv and 15 minutes from Jerusalem. During these pleasure tours over the holidays, participants will get a chance to see to what extent settlements and outposts have expanded (some illegally) in recent years. What...
  • Annexation? Colonies? Inflammatory U.K. Media Bias [Against Israel]

    03/09/2006 12:46:29 PM PST · by anotherview · 4 replies · 216+ views
    Israel, Zionism, and Aliya (blog) ^ | 9 March 2005 | Caitlyn Martin
    Thursday, March 09, 2006 Annexation? Colonies? Inflammatory U.K. Media Bias On March 6th The Scotsman ran a story with the incredible headline Israel 'plans to annex West Bank colonies' in response to Hamas. The story, of course, was about former GSS Chief and Kadima Knesset candidate Avi Dichter's detailing of Prime Minister Olmert's plans for unilateral withdrawal from most of Judea and Samaria. The headline was the most inflammatory part of the piece, of course, and it colors how a reader not intimately familiar with the history of the area and the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians will view...
  • Gov't Silent as Illegal Arab Building Cuts Off Gush Etzion

    01/19/2006 4:14:09 AM PST · by Esther Ruth · 10 replies · 306+ views
    www.arutzsheva.net ^ | 14:02 Jan 19, '06 / 19 Tevet 5766 | Ezra HaLevi
    Gov't Silent as Illegal Arab Building Cuts Off Gush Etzion 14:02 Jan 19, '06 / 19 Tevet 5766 By Ezra HaLevi As the government declares "war" on unauthorized Jewish communities, Arabs, funded by the Palestinian Authority, are deciding Israel's future borders through unhindered illegal building. An investigative report by Erez Tadmor, of the Hebrew weekly Makor Rishon, exposed the massive unauthorized Arab building projects, which are going on all over Gush Etzion, the 'settlement bloc' just south of Jerusalem that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon repeatedly claimed would remain in Jewish hands. Mr. Sharon insisted that a letter he received from...
  • IDF Destroys House in Gush Etzion ´Settlement Bloc´

    01/11/2006 12:35:25 PM PST · by Esther Ruth · 9 replies · 253+ views
    www.israelnationalnews.com ^ | 22:20 Jan 11, '06 / 11 Tevet 5766 | Ezra HaLevi and Hillel Fendel
    IDF Destroys House in Gush Etzion ´Settlement Bloc´ 22:20 Jan 11, '06 / 11 Tevet 5766 By Ezra HaLevi and Hillel Fendel Police used severe violence in Gush Etzion, firing tear-gas grenades into a house sought to destroy, pepper-spraying protestors, and dragging and hitting those who interfered, injuring 12 youths. At the end of the day, the mixed secular/religious community of Sde Boaz saw a small house and stable destroyed, while thwarting the demolition of a large foundation for a future home was saved. Rubble of the home demolished in Sde Boaz, with the cities of Betar Illit and Tzur...
  • IDF Attempts to Destroy Homes in Gush Etzion 'Settlement Bloc'

    01/11/2006 5:00:12 AM PST · by Esther Ruth · 1 replies · 268+ views
    www.arutzsheva.net ^ | 12:54 Jan 11, '06 / 11 Tevet 5766 | Ezra HaLevi
    IDF Attempts to Destroy Homes in Gush Etzion 'Settlement Bloc' 12:54 Jan 11, '06 / 11 Tevet 5766 By Ezra HaLevi Without warning, a small community in the consensus region of Gush Etzion has become the center of the government's demolition efforts. Demolition forces face unexpected opposition. Residents of the community of Sde Boaz, twenty minutes south of Jerusalem, received less that 24 hours' notice that the Civil Administration, on orders from the government, planned to destroy a newly built house, the foundations of a large home and a large stable that were built over the summer. Border police, accompanied...
  • 'Annex Gush Etzion now!'

    11/17/2005 9:48:30 AM PST · by Esther Ruth · 1 replies · 207+ views
    www.jnewswire.com ^ | Thursday, November 17, 2005 20:43 IST | Ryan Jones
    Thursday, November 17, 2005 20:43 IST JNW HEADLINE NEWS 'Annex Gush Etzion now!' By Ryan Jones November 17th, 2005 The security fence Israel is building in Judea and Samaria is not so much a means of fighting terrorism as it is a belated effort to impose the 1948 United Nations Partition Plan on the region, Jewish residents of Israel's biblical heartland say. “If the ‘settlement blocs’ that [Prime Minister Ariel] Sharon speaks about are really to exist and if there really is a consensus regarding Gush Etzion, Israel must assert sovereignty and annex the region into the State of Israel...
  • Mofaz tours E1 area, Gush Etzion, Affirms [Israel] will strengthen large settlement blocks

    11/16/2005 10:40:16 AM PST · by anotherview · 4 replies · 380+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 16 November 2005 | ERICA CHERNOFSKY
    Nov. 16, 2005 19:30 | Updated Nov. 16, 2005 20:03 Mofaz tours E1 area, Gush Etzion By ERICA CHERNOFSKYConstruction of the security fence in the Gush Etzion and Ma'ale Adumim area should begin as soon as possible, Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz said while visiting the West Bank settlements Wednesday. Mofaz met with the heads of the settlements and following his visit affirmed that the government will continue to strengthen the large settlements blocks, according to the Defense Ministry spokeswoman. He added that it would be these settlements that determine the eastern front of the state of Israel. He also said...
  • More Palestinian Terror Attacks - 10/27/2003

    10/27/2003 12:13:59 PM PST · by anotherview · 4 replies · 240+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27 October 2003
    Here are some of the latest headlines about Palestinians terrorist attacks, many against civillians, that are happening today alone. If no Israelis were killed it wasn't because the Palestinians weren't trying. Firebomb & Rock Attacks Continue on Gush Etzion-Hevron Road 20:43 Oct 27, '03 / 1 Cheshvan 5764 (IsraelNN.com) Motorists traveling on the Gush Etzion – Hevron road during the evening rush hour were targeted in a firebomb attack near Beit Omar and rock-throwing attacks near el-Aroub. There were no reports of injuries. Oslo War Running in the Background 15:44 Oct 27, '03 / 1 Cheshvan 5764 Arab gunmen opened...
  • Riskin: Efrat to outlast Yossi Beilin (more on "Swiss Agreement")

    10/13/2003 8:19:36 AM PDT · by anotherview · 2 replies · 144+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 13 October 2003 | GIL HOFFMAN
    Oct. 13, 2003 Riskin: Efrat to outlast Yossi Beilin By GIL HOFFMAN Residents of Efrat are not losing any sleep worrying about the Geneva Initiative, Efrat Chief Rabbi Shlomo Riskin said on Monday. The plan, hammered out by a group of Palestinians and Israeli leftists over the weekend, would leave the 8,000 resident Gush Etzion community outside the borders of the State of Israel as part of a final-status agreement. But Riskin said he does not expect the initiative of former Justice Minister Yossi Beilin and former Palestinian Culture Minister Yasser Abed Rabbo to gain enough legitimacy to threaten Efrat....