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  • 4 Palestinians detained by own police after visiting West Bank mayor’s sukkah

    October 25, 2016 | 9:00 am

    10/21/16: Four Palestinians who attended a Sukkot celebration alongside Israelis in the home of a West Bank mayor were arrested by Palestinian security forces.

    [UPDATE 10/25/16: The Palestinians have been released]

    The celebration took place without incident Wednesday at the...

  • Israel approves hundreds of new West Bank housing units

    August 31, 2016 | 10:20 am

    An Israeli planning committee approved the construction of hundreds of housing units in four West Bank settlements.

    The Civil Administration’s High Planning Committee on Wednesday approved construction of 234 living units in Elkana in the northern West Bank, designated to be a...

  • In suburban settlement bloc, kidnapping shakes sense of security

    June 24, 2014 | 1:46 pm

    At a shopping center in the middle of Efrat, families eat pizza, a deliveryman unloads a cart and a barista serves coffee. On a passing bus, a banner reads “Gush Etzion — an Israeli home.”

    In many respects it’s a normal, quiet Monday in this settlement that has grown into a large...

  • In Israel’s abortion debate, pro-choice seems to be the only choice

    February 25, 2014 | 1:19 pm

    A billboard in central Tel Aviv features a black-and-white photo of a distressed woman above a caption in bold red letters that reads, “The pain and remorse from my abortion accompany me every day.”

    The billboard is an advertisement for Efrat, an anti-abortion outfit that dubs...

  • Two injured in West Bank firebomb attack

    November 8, 2013 | 9:43 am

    Two people sustained minor injuries when a firebomb hit their car near the West Bank settlement of Efrat.

    The car was completely burnt in the attack Thursday night, Army Radio reported. The two victims had burns and were taken by ambulance to a hospital in Jerusalem.

    The attack...

  • Orthodoxy and ethics

    By Dennis Prager

    August 14, 2013 | 10:56 am

    One of the most prominent Orthodox rabbis of our time, Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, chief rabbi of Efrat, related the following story in the July 12-18 issue of the International Jerusalem Post:

    “Let me tell you a true incident which for me is a metaphor of our times. A young man...

  • Palestinians demonstrate for independence day

    November 14, 2012 | 11:43 am

    Palestinians demonstrated throughout the West Bank to mark the anniversary of their declaration of independence.

    Hundreds of demonstrators, including foreign activists, blocked West Bank junctions and threw rocks at cars with Israeli license plates. Two Israelis were injured near...

  • 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...

  • Letters to the Editor:  Shul funds, Rabbi funds, Efrat construction

    May 19, 2010 | 12:08 am

    Better Use for Shul Funds

    My husband and I happened to be in Los Angeles this month and saw the article about the revival of the Breed Street Shul (“Breed Street Shul Raising Funds With ‘Fiddler,’” May 14). My grandfather, Gershon Yehuda Wetstein (a.k.a. “Yeedle”), was a...

  • Judge upholds $116 million lawsuit against PLO

    May 15, 2009 | 2:54 pm

    A U.S. judge will not rescind his decision ordering the PLO to pay $116 million to the family of victims of a terrorist attack.

    Ronald Lagueux, a federal judge in Providence, R.I., said Wednesday that the Palestine Liberation Organization was liable because of its refusal during the...