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  • West Bank Palestinians arrested en route to alleged terror attack

    3 weeks ago

    Two Palestinians were arrested at a West Bank checkpoint for allegedly planning to carry out a terrorist attack.

    Israeli security forces stopped a car near Ariel on Route 5, a major highway that runs from the West Bank to the suburbs of Tel Aviv, after seeing suspicious objects...

  • Israel to announce 5,000 new settler homes

    October 31, 2013 | 9:20 am

    Israel will announce construction plans for about 5,000 new housing units in eastern Jerusalem and the West Bank.

    The plans include the 1,500 housing units announced Tuesday night to be constructed in the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramat Shlomo, Haaretz reported Thursday,...

  • My Palestinian Date in Jericho

    By Orit Arfa

    July 26, 2013 | 12:18 am

    Date-less on Tu B’Av, the Jewish "Valentine’s Day,” I needed something to do. So when a Palestinian man that I met through an Israeli tour guide offered me to take me to Jericho that night, I took him up on it. After all, Jericho is the oldest city in the world, famous for date...

  • Reading Lamentations with Gush Katif Evacuees

    By Orit Arfa

    July 15, 2013 | 1:12 pm

    I couldn’t see his face through the mechitza (the wall separating the men and women), but I heard him, the tears in his voice, the deep sorrow, as the cantor read Jeremiah’s Book of Lamentations poetically remembering the horrific tragedies the Jewish people have suffered.

    His...

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  • J Street Takes a U Turn into Ariel?

    By Orit Arfa

    June 7, 2013 | 7:36 am

    The mission of the lobby J Street is “a two state resolution to the conflict with the Palestinian people.” Decried as an anti-Israel lobby by staunch Israel supporters who view the two-state solution as the Arabs' "Final Solution," J Street focuses much of its efforts on reviving...

  • Israel’s Newest “Settler” Settles In

    By Orit Arfa

    June 5, 2013 | 11:30 am

    Please forgive my hiatus in blogging. I was busy making aliyah and starting my new position as Director of Communications and Visitor Services at Ariel Development Fund, getting settled into a new apartment, buying furniture, etc. Baruch Hashem, Israel's newest "settler" is...

  • Britain’s Hague condemns Israeli gesture on West Bank university in Ariel

    September 10, 2012 | 2:28 pm

    Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague condemned a symbolic decision by the Israeli Cabinet to change the status of the Ariel University Center in the West Bank into a full-fledged university.

    Hague's statement Monday also hinted that Sunday's decision, which is non-binding,...

  • West Bank outpost is legalized

    August 13, 2012 | 11:09 am

    The West Bank outpost of Bruchin received its charter, making it a legal settlement.

    The town, located near Ariel and home to more than 100 families, is now part of the Samaria Regional Council.

    The head of the Israel Defense Forces Central Command, Maj.-Gen. Nitzan Alon, signed an...

  • Report: Israel to subsidize 500 West Bank housing units

    July 16, 2012 | 3:07 pm

    The Israeli government reportedly agreed to subsidize the construction of 500 new living units in the West Bank, despite saying it would not provide incentives to the settlements.

    Sunday’s Associated Press report of the subsidies came hours before U.S. Secretary of State Hillary...

  • Support for Ariel school as university comes before vote

    July 16, 2012 | 11:04 am

    Israel’s Education Minister expressed public support for turning the university center at Ariel into a full university, and the Finance Ministry announced extra funding in advance of a committee vote on the issue.

    Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz announced Sunday that his ministry...

  • Bill would require services to West Bank

    March 9, 2011 | 10:34 am

    A bill making it illegal for companies to discriminate against customers based on where they live, including the West Bank, passed its initial reading in the Knesset.

    The bill presented Wednesday could benefit West Bank cities and citizens, Haaretz reported.

    The measure comes in...

  • Sharon marks five years in coma

    January 4, 2011 | 10:12 am

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon remains in a coma five years after suffering a massive stroke.

    There were no official events Tuesday to mark the five-year anniversary of the stroke, which ended Sharon’s political career. But he was briefly remembered Monday at a Likud Party briefing and in a column written by former colleague Tzachi Hanegbi in The Jerusalem Post.

    Sharon remains hospitalized at the Sheba Medical Center of Tel Hashomer Hospital in Tel Aviv. He has returned home for weekend visits, according to reports.

  • L.A. donors play role in Israeli settlement

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 21, 2010 | 6:17 pm

    The city of Ariel is home to 19,000 Israelis, a university center of 12,000 students and a growing industrial park with 27 factories employing thousands of workers. The city’s backers describe Ariel as beautiful, diverse, peaceful. One repeat American visitor said, “It’s like...

  • iPhone app explores, reveals Israeli settlements

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 20, 2010 | 1:20 pm

    Want to know exactly where in the West Bank the city-sized settlement of oft-discussed Ariel is located? How about when it was established, or how many Israelis live there? There’s an app for that.

    On Monday, Sept. 20, Americans for Peace Now (APN) unveiled “Facts on the...

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