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  • Pres. Peres Calls for 100,000 Yesha Jews to Migrate to the Negev

    07/28/2013 11:00:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    INN ^ | 7/28/2013, 9:29 AM | Chana Ya’ar
    President Shimon Peres called on Jews from Judea and Samaria last week to send a cohort with their strength and skills to settle the Negev. Addressing an event to mark the 70th anniversary of Kibbutz Revivim—located deep in the Negev—Peres noted that at present, there are only 6,500 residents in the Ramat Hanegev region. … In the Negev, which comprises some 60 percent of the land mass of Israel, there are few Jewish communities and bus routes are still relatively sparse. …
  • Gilad Altman Appointed DM's Yesha Deputy

    04/22/2013 3:29:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/4/13
    DM Moshe Ya'alon chose Gilad Altman, of Kibbutz Maale HaHamisha as his advisor on Yesha towns. Altman served as an IDF commando, and later as Chief of the 'Green Commandos', responsible for preservation of national real estate against Arab land theft. Altman, of strong right wing affiliation, was preferred over Mt Hebron Council Chairman Tzviki bar-Hai...
  • Restraining Order Forces Activist to Stay Out of Yesha

    12/03/2012 3:00:57 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/12/12
    Right-wing activist Moshe Auerbach recieved a restraining order Monday to keep out of Judea and Samaria for 12 months. The reason for the order, as written by the commanding officer Nitzan Alon is "for security reasons which require it, and because it is necessary and essential to maintaining regional security and public ...
  • (Defense Minister Ehud) Barak: Get Out of Most of Yesha or Accept PA Rule

    09/24/2012 10:01:00 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/9/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Defense Minister Ehud Barak has proposed a unilateral withdrawal from most of Judea and Samaria, with tens of thousands of Jews outside of population centers in Judea and Samaria to leave or remain under a Palestinian Authority government. He issued the suggestion of another one-sided move in an interview with the Yisrael HaYom newspaper. Excerpts were published Monday and the full interview will be published Tuesday, the day before Yom Kippur. Jews in Ariel, located in Samaria (Shomron), Maaleh Adumim -- a large city between Jerusalem and the Dead Sea -- and in Gush Etzion, south of Jerusalem, would remain...
  • Op-Ed: Official Yesha Population Stats - Yossi Sarid Responds

    09/10/2012 2:29:35 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/9/12 | Boruch Gordon
    The numbers which appear below in the Official Population Statistics of Judea and Samaria (Yesha), aka the West Bank, are not readily accessible to the general public. They come directly from the Population Registry of Israel's Interior Ministry and are painstakingly gathered and formulated by the office of Knesset Member Yaakov “Ketzaleh” Katz. The growing number of Jews in Judea and Samaria is getting the attention of influential people. Despite headlines of world leaders planning a Palestinian State on Jew-free turf, a slow and quiet Jewish population explosion there has already rendered these designs wholly unrealistic. As of June 30,...
  • Roadside Campaign for Israeli Sovereignty in Yesha

    06/10/2012 3:25:43 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/6/12
    On Thursday evening, the Women in Green for Israel's tomorrow undertook an operation to put up signs on Highway 60 from the southern Hevron Hills to Elon Moreh, urging the application of Israeli sovereignty over all of Judea and Samaria. A statement released by the group on Sunday said "Women in Green" has long understood that we must pass to initiative rather than trudge through an endless defensive." Women in Green has scheduled its second annual conference on starting Israeli sovereignty in the region for July 12th in Hevron. ...
  • PA Furious at EU for Hosting ‘Terrorist’ Yesha Leader

    06/03/2012 7:32:58 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/6/12 | Tzvi ben Gedalyahu
    Gershon Mesika in Europe Shomron Regional CouncilA Palestinian Authority minister has blasted the European Union for hosting Shomron leader Gershon Mesika, whom it called a “terrorist.” Mesika two weeks spoke to the EU Foreign Affairs Commission of the Parliament in an unprecedented visit to the Brussels-based EU parliament. It was the first time a leader of Judea and Samaria spoke at an official parliamentary meeting, and it clearly infuriated the Palestinian Authority, which is heavily dependent on EU financing. An official letter to European Union members from the Foreign Affairs Ministry of the PA stated that "The Ministry of Foreign...
  • High Quality of Life in Judea and Samaria, Say Gov’t Statistics

    05/21/2012 12:53:30 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/5/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    More than 80 percent of 304,000 Jews in Judea and Samaria own their own homes, nearly 15 percent more than the national average, according to government statistics. The official population figures, higher by up to 20 percent than numbers reported by several left-wing groups, do not include young people living in “illegal” communities. Information from the Central Bureau of Statistics, reported by Globes, paints a picture of quality of life not enjoyed by Israelis living in urban communities. The statistics do not include other factors such as education, which is a high priority in most towns in Judea and Samaria...
  • Cabinet Hammers Nail in Migron’s Future at Present Site

    The Cabinet Sunday approved a nearby temporary housing site for residents of Migron, over whose heads hangs an expulsion order. Nationalist Knesset Members in the coalition have insisted that Migron must remain in its current location, and the High Court has rejected a government petition to defer the scheduled expulsion beyond a July 15 deadline. The unanimous vote by the Cabinet approved a temporary housing site on Givat HaYekev in Kochav Yaakov, located in central Samaria. This was part of an agreement negotiated between the residents and the government as a site for the town if the present location is...
  • Jordan, France Slam Normalization Decision

    04/24/2012 12:07:33 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/4/12 | Gabe Kahn
    France and Jordan on Tuesday condemned Israel's decision to normalize the status of three communities in Judea and Samaria. The communities of Rechilim, Bruchin, and Sansana were built in the 1990's with government approval. The Foreign Ministry in Paris issued a statement that the move "sends a negative message, which is an obstacle to peace." According to France, all Israeli construction in Judea, Samaria, and eastern Jerusalem is illegal. Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh also condemned Israel for "legalization of three settlements and unilateral activity." Nonetheless, a special Ministerial team appointed by the government to determine the status of Israel's...
  • Mofaz: Give the Palestinians 100% of Yesha

    04/07/2012 3:40:38 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/4/12 | Gabe Kahn
    Opposition leader Shaul Mofaz (Kadima) told the The New York Times that he would "respond to 100% of the territorial demands of the Palestinians" if elected Prime Minister. “I intend to replace Netanyahu,” Mr. Mofaz, 63, said. “I will not join his government.” Mofaz said that he believed Israel should keep the main settlement blocs, but that he would give the Palestinian Authority as much land from sovereign Israeli ground as he kept from Judea and Samaria. He added that he believes it is possible to reach an agreement on the borders and security within one year. When asked about...
  • ‘Gov’t Psychological Warfare a Prelude to Mass Expulsions’

    01/21/2012 11:02:07 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/1/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Recent demolitions of outposts are part of psychological warfare to prepare the public for mass expulsions, warns a Yesha leader. Sarah Eliyash, deputy chairman of the Council of Jewish Communities in Judea and Samaria (Yesha), said she is calling for an urgent conference of Yesha leaders to break off relations with the government as a response to the recent wave of demolitions of Jewish homes and the expulsion of families, including women and babies, in the middle of the night. “We plan to break off all contact with Cabinet ministers and Knesset Members, the army and the Civil Lands Administration”...
  • Yesha Human Rights: Stop Persecution of Right Wing

    01/15/2012 4:24:22 AM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/1/12
    Orit Struk, Director of the Yesha Human Rights organization responded to the decision of the High Court to release the five right wing detainees to house arrest. “We call upon the PM and Justice Minister to seriously internalize the criticism of High Court Judge Amit about applying outdated charges against demonstration organizers. Stop the unbridled wild oppression of the right wing detainees at the hands of the State Attorney’s Office, that deals a fatal blow to the principles of democracy and...
  • Debate on Bill to Normalize Most Yesha Communities Sunday

    12/15/2011 12:36:13 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/12/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    The Ministerial Committee on Legislation on Sunday will discuss a bill proposed by Minister of Welfare and Social Services Zevulun Orlev (Jewish Home) seeking to normalize the status of most Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria. In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of third-party petitions filed by left-wing NGOs seeking to destroy Israel's settlement enterprise in Judea and Samaria by demanding the destruction of communities and neighborhoods they claim were built on privately owned Arab land. The Justice Ministry, Civil Administration, and Supreme Court have maintained the exclusive remedy in these cases is the demolition...
  • Op-Ed: Army Base Incident: Media Reports are Exaggerated

    12/14/2011 1:57:37 PM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/12/11
    Rabbi Eliezer Melamed makes clear in response to an inquiry that the media reports concerning violent incidents in the Shomron are an example of the media's notorious hyperbole. Question: Rabbi, what is your reaction to the violent incidents which took place Monday night in the Shomron against the Brigadier Commander, Deputy Brigadier Commander, and soldiers? Answer: I don't know exactly what happened, but of one thing I am sure: Whatever the media reports is extremely exaggerated. The mainstream media and IDF spokesmen's reputation for this - and I do not mean the soldiers themselves and their dedicated field officers -...
  • Law Would Require Govt. to Allow Yesha Building

    11/16/2011 4:07:52 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/11/11 | David Lev
    The government claims to be in favor of allowing Jewish towns in Judea and Samaria to grow “naturally,” expanding incrementally to ensure that children and grandchildren are able to remain in the towns where they grew up, if they so wish. In reality, though, no practical steps have ever been taken to ensure this minimum growth in Yesha, with the result being that many Yesha towns are experiencing severe housing shortages, since the government will not allow wide-scale expansion in these towns, despite the huge demand for housing by young couples. MKs Ya'akov Katz (Ketzaleh), chairman of the National Union,...
  • Rabbis Asked to Intervene in IDF’s No-Fire Orders

    09/23/2011 7:43:29 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/9/11 | Maayana Miskin
    Frustrated by the restrictive no-fire orders handed down by IDF attorneys, local rabbis and leaders are asking the Chief Rabbis of Israel to take the rare step of issuing a direct contradiction. While the Rabbinate avoids involvement in military affairs, the rabbis said that in this case, the orders are a case of “pikuach nefesh,” life and death. A letter from Rabbi Shalom Dov Wolpe, Rabbi Yisrael Ariel, and Professor Hillel Weiss reads: To the Honorable Chief Rabbis of Israel, Rabbi Shlomo Amar, And Rabbi Yona Metzger As the new year begins, we wish you a good and sweet year,...
  • Beinisch Rules: If It's Not State Land - Demolish It

    09/15/2011 11:38:14 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/9/11 | Elad Benari
    Supreme Court President Dorit Beinisch has ruled, not for the first time, that any area in Judea and Samaria that has not been declared state land is considered private Arab land by default and all buildings in such areas must be demolished. She could just as well have ruled that this land is not claimed and therefore could be settled by Jews according to the law that land that is worked on for ten years without prior proven ownership can become the property of those working it, or that unclaimed land can be given to Jews outright. It is a...
  • Op-Ed: Yesha: Not What You Think, Not What You Are Told

    09/11/2011 2:35:40 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/9/11 | Marc Prowisor
    Not what you would think, Not what you are being told… I was walking through the campus listening to the sounds of the various instruments being played by young musicians. It was like a bouquet of sounds, not really mixed well as the variety of types of music being played was as diverse as the students playing. Jazz, Classical, Rock, an Oud playing classic Arabic tunes, and the whispers of Klezmer seeping through. Long hair, Short hair, Shorts, Sandals, like I said…as diverse as the students playing. Another first day of classes, this is obviously notyour “regular” educational program… the...
  • Op-Ed: A Dirty Jewish Business

    09/10/2011 3:02:38 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Giuleo Meotti
    The choice of companies to boycott reveals extremism and hatred for the existence of the Jewish state in any borders. Giulio Meotti The writer, a journalist with Il Foglio, writes a weekly column for INN. He is the author of the book "A New Shoah", that researched the personal stories of Israel's terror vicitms, published by Encounter. He lives in Italy. His writing has appeared in publications, such as the Wall Street Journal, Frontpage and Commentary. â–º More from this writer European pension funds, Western universities, major labor unions, food coops, industrial companies, shopping mallsÂ… The boycott movement is growing...
  • Yaalon: Also Build In Yesha

    08/10/2011 1:00:17 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/8/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    Vice Premier Moshe "Bogie" Yaalon rejected Wednesday the claims of some housing protest demonstrators that communities in Judea and Samaria are linked to Israel's housing woes. "Construction in Judea and Samaria is not related to the problems protesters complain about, although if we build more in Judea and Samaria there will be more affordable housing [in Israel]," Yaalon said. Yaalon singled out the slander of the radical left that money for social programs and housing in Tel Aviv ended up in Judea and Samaria. "I do not accept the claim of the protest leaders that the problem is the settlements,"...
  • Restraining Orders Issued Against Yitzhar Residents

    08/02/2011 2:49:19 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/8/11 | Elad Benari
    Police handed out administrative restraining orders early Tuesday morning against some residents of the Samaria Jewish community of Yitzhar. The orders were signed by Central Command Chief Maj.-Gen. Avi Mizrahi. Mizrahi has had a long running vendetta against Yitzhar, and several weeks ago called to close its yeshiva. Mizrahi made the comments in an interview on Channel 2 News, saying that some of the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria have “centers out of which terrorist elements come,” and adding that “the yeshiva in Yitzhar has several people whose norms are not consistent with democracy and this yeshiva should be...
  • Yesha Reservists Write PM Requesting Housing Plan

    07/19/2011 4:22:31 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/7/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    As Israel's housing crisis comes to a head in the press, a group of resevists, second and third generation residents of Judea and Samaria, have written Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu demanding a solution to the region's housing shortage, which they term "the quiet freeze." The letter states, "we are reserve soldiers and officers, members of the second and third generation born in Judea and Samaria, and we plan to build our homes near our parents in the communities that reared us. We protest your government's construction policy in Judea and Samaria. "Although the freeze officially ended long ago, the truth...
  • Zionists to Mark Products of Judea and Samaria

    07/14/2011 1:41:20 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/7/11 | Gil Ronen
    “My Israel,” a grassroots Zionist group that boasts a membership in the tens of thousands, announced Thursday its activists will mark products of Judea and Samaria with stickers. The stickers will be placed on the products on the shelves of retailer outlets nationwide, the group promised. The move is a response to an initiative by far-left Meretz activists, who entered stores in Tel Aviv Wednesday and placed stickers on products made in Judea and Samaria. There is no difference in the wording of the stickers – only in the graphic design. Meretz’s stickers say “produced in the settlements” against a...
  • Eitan: Blocs to be Annexed; Rest of Yesha to be Abandoned

    07/05/2011 3:03:13 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/7/11 | David Lev
    For perhaps the first time, a minister in Binyamin Netanyahu's government has admitted that the Prime Minister plans to give away most of Judea and Samaria to an incipient Arab state, with Israel retaining only the settlement blocs. During a tour of Gush Etzion, Michael Eitan, whose title is Minister for Improvement of Government Services, said that “enacting the Prime Minister's policies will lead to the annexation of the settlement blocs, including Gush Etzion, with the intent of giving up other parts of Judea and Samaria for the benefit of a Palestinian state.” Gush Etzion Council head Shaul Goldstein, who...
  • Yesha Council to Clinton: Jerusalem is Ours

    03/18/2010 9:42:44 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 330+ views
    INN ^ | 3/18/10 | Archy Cary
    (IsraelNN.com) In a letter to US. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Jewish leaders in Judea and Samaria explain the unshakeable historic and religious bonds between the Jewish People and Jerusalem. The letter was written in response to President Obama’s and Clinton’s criticism of Israel’s intentions to build in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramat Shlomo. The neighborhood is a part of Jerusalem-proper, and is surrounded nearly completely by Jewish-populated areas. Though it is part of area liberated by Israel in the 1967 Six Day War, it was not recaptured from Jordan, but was rather considered no-man’s land between 1949 and 1967.
  • Israel to build 50 West Bank homes for outpost evacuees

    06/30/2009 12:15:34 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 1 replies · 275+ views
    Ha'aretz ^ | 29/06/2009 | Tomer Zarchin
    Israel will build 50 new homes in an existing West Bank settlement as part of a wider plan to absorb residents slated to be evicted from the illegal outpost of Migron. The complete plan calls for the construction of 1,450 homes in the settlement of Adam. The State Prosecutor's Office informed the High Court on Friday that 190 housing units will be built in the settlement of Adam in the first stage, in accordance with the plan, which was approved by the Defense Ministry in May. However, only 50 of the units can be erected without further approval from the...
  • Israel ‘Fed Up' with US Declarations against Jewish Building in Judea and Samaria

    06/29/2009 2:29:38 AM PDT · by Tzvi INN.com · 8 replies · 702+ views
    Israel National News ^ | June 29, 2009 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    A senior Israeli government official said that Israel is “fed up” with American statements against Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, the Hebrew-language Yisrael HaYom (Israel Today) newspaper reported Monday. As Defense Minister Ehud Barak flies to Washington for meetings with U.S. Middle East envoy George Mitchell, the unnamed senior official stated, “Israel will demand that any compromise be part of a wider program of regional peace, and only after agreement on the basic principles outlines by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in his [recent] speech at Bar-Ilan University.”
  • Netanyahu: No Palestine without demilitarization (New Pictures!)

    06/24/2009 2:21:11 PM PDT · by Cinnamon Girl · 34 replies · 8,292+ views
    Ha'aretz ^ | 6/24/09
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday that his suggestion of a demilitarized Palestinian state was gaining international ground and was the only solution for Middle East peace. "The idea of a demilitarized state will in course become accepted," Netanyahu said after meeting the leaders of France and Italy. "If it is not accepted, there will not be an agreement," he told following his meeting in Paris with French President Nicolas Sarkozy. "It cannot be that there is a Palestinian state and the struggle will continue within it." Sarkozy, meanwhile, said that Israel must take immediate confidence-building measures for Middle...
  • Biden, Kerry at AIPAC: Israel Must Stop Building in Yesha

    05/05/2009 2:25:11 PM PDT · by Tzvi INN.com · 15 replies · 603+ views
    Israel National News ^ | May 5, 2009 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Vice President Joe Biden and Democratic Senator John Kerry told the pro-Israel AIPAC lobby Tuesday that Israel must freeze all building in Judea and Samaria and make further concessions to the Palestinian Authority.
  • 'Peace Now' to Bring Jews to Yesha

    07/06/2008 2:24:20 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 3 replies · 133+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 07/06/08 | Hillel Fendel
    Peace Now finds that 73% of Israelis - including Arabs - have not visited Jewish Yesha in five years, and has therefore begun to organize trips. Meanwhile, three left-wing MKs were praised by European Union leaders for their proposal to move all Jews out of Judea and Samaria (see below). The radical left-wing Peace Now organization claims it has found that 73% of Israelis - including Arabs - have not visited Jewish towns in Judea and Samaria (Yesha) in the past five years. To rectify this, and to promote the cause of separating Jews from their Biblical homeland areas of...
  • Jewish Presence in Yesha Threatened Once Again (West Back)

    09/02/2007 8:51:03 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 178+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | September 2, '07 | Jewish Presence in Yesha Threatened Once Again
    (IsraelNN.com) Over 100 unauthorized Judea/Samaria outposts - slated to be tomorrow's new Jewish towns - are on a ministerial committee's agenda today (Sunday). The committee's chairman, Minister Chaim Ramon (Kadima), says that at least 26 outposts should be destroyed immediately. The timing of the session is acute, in that the State is due to give a response this week to the Supreme Court on a suit brought by Peace Now and a group of Arabs against the Jewish outpost/community of Migron. Peace Now, which has been working since 1978 to uproot all Jewish presence in Judea, Samaria and Gaza and...
  • Female Soldier Punished for Talking With Yesha Girls

    02/16/2006 6:33:15 AM PST · by Esther Ruth · 20 replies · 843+ views
    www.arutzsheva.net ^ | 16:05 Feb 16, '06 / 18 Shevat 5766 | Hana Levi Julian
    Female Soldier Punished for Talking With Yesha Girls 16:05 Feb 16, '06 / 18 Shevat 5766 By Hana Levi Julian A female IDF soldier has been disciplined for answering a group of girls who criticized soldiers. The incident in question occurred as they rode together on a civilian bus towards Beit El. The soldier was talking with a group of girls who were returning from last week's demonstration in Jerusalem protesting the vicious manner in which the Amona outpost had been evacuated. The soldier was warned by a female IDF officer, who was also on the bus, not to talk...
  • (New Israeli Labor leader) Peretz fronts bill to pay off settlers (to leave Judea, Samaria)

    11/14/2005 11:13:42 AM PST · by anotherview · 15 replies · 580+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 14 November 2005 | SHEERA CLAIRE FRENKEL
    Nov. 14, 2005 18:38 | Updated Nov. 14, 2005 18:45 Peretz fronts bill to pay off settlers By SHEERA CLAIRE FRENKEL In a move that stirred controversy among MKs of all parties, newly elected Labor Party chairman Amir Peretz submitted a Knesset bill Monday that would grant compensation to West Bank settlements where 60% of the residents left voluntarily. In a statement accompanying the bill Peretz wrote that he intended to create "incentives for the continuation of voluntary evacuation of the Israeli citizens located in Judea and Samaria.” "[The disengagement] was a concrete example of the nation's ability to establish...
  • American Jewish donors save Gaza greenhouse for Palestinians

    08/18/2005 11:07:29 AM PDT · by SJackson · 46 replies · 956+ views
    Newsday ^ | August 18, 2005
    NEW YORK (AP) _ In the days leading up to Israel's pullout from the Gaza Strip, American Jewish philanthropists donated some $14 million to ensure Israeli greenhouses would pass into Palestinian hands unharmed, one of the donors said. While the Israeli government has paid for the land and buildings settlers are leaving behind, the American donation is meant to purchase the equipment that keeps the greenhouses running. The move could preserve some 3,500 Palestinian jobs, as well as one of the region's main sources of export income. The donors included billionaire Mortimer Zuckerman, who publishes the New York Daily News,...
  • Violent Expulsion in N´vei Dekalim Synagogue

    08/18/2005 9:45:10 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 534+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Aug 18, '05 | Hillel Fendel
    Following hours of waiting, the army/police have nearly completed the violent expulsion of over 1,000 youths from N'vei Dekalim's main synagogue. At 3:20 PM, the local police commander announced by megaphone, "Your stay here is illegal. In ten minutes, we will enter and remove you. Buses will take you to Merkaz Shapira and Jerusalem." The large forces began to enter from two, possibly three, different sides some 15 minutes later. The intense prayers continued inside all the while. In the boys' synagogue - the Sephardic one - several of them linked arms and legs in a last attempt to make...
  • Netanyahu resigns in protest.

    08/07/2005 6:07:29 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 182 replies · 6,233+ views
    Per foxnews alert. Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu resigns after Gaza pullout.
  • Israel threatens Gaza offensive 'within hours'

    07/16/2005 9:44:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 905+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/16/05 | Reuters
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel could launch a ground offensive in the occupied Gaza Strip "within hours" unless the Palestinian Authority cracks down on Islamic militants there, a senior government official was quoted as saying on Sunday. Israel Radio quoted Deputy Defense Minister Zeev Boim as saying tanks and troops that massed near Gaza over the weekend would begin a sweep of the coastal strip "within hours" if Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas failed to meet the crackdown demand. Abbas urged Hamas and kindred Islamic militants on Saturday to halt attacks on Israel and return to a ceasefire seen as key to...
  • PA Arabs Readying for Combat

    06/30/2005 6:55:52 PM PDT · by M. Espinola · 5 replies · 399+ views
    IDF intelligence sources have learned that the Arabs of Judea/Samaria are at the height of general preparations for the battles widely expected to follow the planned expulsion/abandonment of Gaza. The reports say that food and medicine - and weapons - are being stockpiled in villages and cities throughout the PA-controlled areas in Judea and Samaria. The Arabs expect the increased terror and other attacks against Israeli civilians and soldiers to lead to army-imposed closures and encirclements around the cities and centers of combat. This stockpiling is of special concern, army elements say, because it is reminiscent of the measures...
  • Israel closes Gaza settlements

    06/30/2005 3:51:10 AM PDT · by Now_is_The_Time · 38 replies · 1,196+ views
    CNN ^ | Thursday, June 30, 2005
    The Israeli army Thursday declared all settlements in Gaza a closed military zone, following recurring disturbances with Israeli settlers and ultra-nationalists that have injured Israeli security personnel and Palestinians. According to Israel Defense Forces (IDF), the area is closed to Israeli civilians except residents of Gaza settlements. The move comes a day after a Palestinian was seriously wounded and two Israelis suffered minor injuries amid a stone-throwing melee between Palestinians and Israeli settlers upset over arrests at an illegal settlement outpost.
  • Sharon on Record: Sinai Precedent Was a Mistake

    06/28/2005 5:28:05 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies · 338+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6-27-05
    Prime Minister Sharon is on record as saying that the evacuation of the Jewish towns in Sinai was a mistake in that they led to talk of evacuation of other towns in Judea, Samaria, Gaza and Golan. Eleven years ago, on the 12th anniversary of Israel's pullout from the Sinai and the expulsion of the Jewish residents there, Arutz-7 interviewed Ariel Sharon - the man who is most closely associated with that evacuation. He said that in light of the developments since then - which included at the time only the "consideration" of dismantling Jewish communities in Judea, Samaria and...
  • Videos of "GUSH KATIF" A must see !!!!

    06/28/2005 6:21:56 AM PDT · by ElisabethInCincy · 6 replies · 1,066+ views
    israel reporter ^ | 06/28/05 | israel reporter
    A new movie has been put out by the Ichud Haleumi - the National Union Party. It is approximately 30 minutes long, and we strongly advise watching it in high quality. The movie is in Hebrew with English subtitles. It deals with the Gush Katif issue in depth, explaining in detail why the pullout is dangerous for Israel’s security and future. The producers use clips from Palestinian TV to show us what the Palestinians want, and what will happen if the Disenagagement occurs. http://www.machonmeir.org.il/leumi/sakin_balev_english_300.wmv
  • IDF, police preparing to raid Gush Katif hotel housing extremists

    06/24/2005 6:14:52 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 1 replies · 178+ views
    Haaretz ^ | Last update - 14:03 24/06/2005 | By Amos Harel and Nadav Shragai
    Last update - 14:03 24/06/2005 IDF, police preparing to raid Gush Katif hotel housing extremists By Amos Harel and Nadav Shragai, Haaretz Correspondent The security establishment has decided to raid the Maoz Yam Hotel in the Gaza Strip settlement of Neveh Dekalim soon, rather than wait until the disengagement plan is under way. Leaders of the approximately 30 families and singles who have moved to the hotel to express their opposition to the pullout said Thursday they have begun preparing for an anticipated nighttime raid, after having been informed that several police units met to discuss the raid on Thursday....
  • Sharon Tells NY: Most of Yesha Up For Grabs

    05/23/2005 9:53:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies · 551+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | May 24, '05 | staff
    Prime Minister Ariel Sharon told American Jewish leaders that Maaleh Adumim, Gush Etzion and Ariel will stay in the hands of Israel forever but the rest of Yesha is negotiable. After guards evicted hecklers who interrupted his speech to 1,500 fund-raisers, Sharon said that the status of other areas of Judea and Samaria are subject to the "final phase of the permanent agreement negotiations and talks." Most media reports on his speech ignored Sharon's implication that leaves in doubt the future of communities of about 1,000 families, such as Beit El, Ginot Shomron, and Kedumim. Sharon added that disarming terrorists...
  • Mofaz to recommend settlers' homes be handed over to PA [Rewarding Terrorism]

    04/07/2005 10:26:21 AM PDT · by Alouette · 66 replies · 828+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Apr. 7, 2005 | Margot Dudkevich
    Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz decided Thursday that the security establishment would recommend that settlers' homes in the Gaza Strip be handed over to the Palestinians, and not dismantled. The cabinet is to decide on the matter next month. In addition, Mofaz ordered the defense establishment to prepare to dismantle the synagogues and mikves [ritual bath], which would be transferred to the areas in which the settlers will relocate. Mofaz made the decision in meetings with the heads of the security establishment, as well as officials from the Justice and Environment Ministries. The defense minister also instructed the army that the...
  • Training to Expel Jews [Operation Judenrein]

    01/31/2005 9:52:55 AM PST · by sarah_f · 25 replies · 612+ views
    Training to Expel Jews 14:40 Jan 31, '05 / 21 Shevat 5765 A Border Guard police base near Beit Horon in the Binyamin region – northwest of Jerusalem – is being turned into an expulsion training school. Thousands of Border Guardsmen will be trained there to carry out the mission of removing close to 9,000 Jews from their homes in northern Samaria and Gush Katif. The training course includes breaking into houses, isolating homes in which opponents of the plan have holed themselves up, and dealing with those inside. Destroying buildings and arresting groups of resisters are also featured in...
  • Organizers: 200,000 Attending Yesha Rally

    01/30/2005 2:43:45 PM PST · by sarah_f · 1 replies · 222+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 1/29/2005 | Staff
    Organizers: 200,000 Attending Yesha Rally 21:50 Jan 30, '05 / 20 Shevat 5765 (IsraelNN.com) Yesha Council officials, the organizers of the ongoing rally opposite the government complex in Jerusalem, are reporting over 200,000 persons are taking part in the protest against the government’s Gaza Disengagement Plan. News agencies are reporting different numbers, over 100,000 (Ma’ariv) and 130,000 (Ha’aretz). Israel Police has not yet released an official number.
  • Prosecution to probe whether (Israeli) settler leader incited to rebellion

    12/20/2004 1:07:14 PM PST · by anotherview · 5 replies · 288+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 20 December 2004 | YAAKOV KATZ
    Dec. 19, 2004 21:38 | Updated Dec. 20, 2004 22:40 Prosecution to probe whether settler leader incited to rebellion By YAAKOV KATZThe Justice Ministry will 'look into' statements made by Binyamin Regional Council head Pinchas Wallerstein, calling for civil disobedience against the Gaza pullout, to decide whether he will be charged for incitement to rebellion. After the probe, the folder will be passed on to the Attorney General, who will make a final decision whether or not to open a criminal investigation. The decision was made Monday night at an emergency meeting called by Attorney General Menahem Mazuz with the...
  • Yesha (settler's council) endorses Wallerstein's call to resist pullout (from Gaza, n. Samaria)

    12/20/2004 9:47:50 AM PST · by anotherview · 3 replies · 371+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 20 December 2004 | YAAKOV KATZ
    Dec. 19, 2004 21:38 | Updated Dec. 20, 2004 18:47 Yesha endorses Wallerstein's call to resist pullout By YAAKOV KATZ Yesha Council head Benzi LiebermanBenzi Lieberman, left, and Pinchas Wallerstein Photo: Ariel Jerozolimski (File)Advertisement Lower Your Blood Pressure The Council of Jewish Communities in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip (Yesha) convened Monday evening and released a statement supporting Wallerstein's call to break the law and go to jail if necessary to resist the evacuation of settlements. "The Yesha Council repeats Mr. Wallerstein's statements that the proposed law to remove Jews from their homes is immoral, violates human rights, and...
  • Yesha, far-right meet to join powers

    12/12/2004 6:29:41 PM PST · by Alouette · 6 replies · 456+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Dec. 12, 2004 | Yaakov Katz
    The Council of Jewish Communities in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip (Yesha Council) met recently with activists associated with the extreme right and expressed interest in intensifying and uniting their mutual struggle against Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's Gaza Strip disengagement plan. "Until now the council was considered the moderate voice among the different right-wing groups opposed to Sharon's plan," one right-wing activist who participated in the series of meetings said Sunday. "They have however realized that slogans such as 'We have love and it will win' are not achieving their goal." The meetings, three of which took place in...