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  • Netanyahu uses settlement as backdrop for pre-election vote appeal

    March 16, 2015 | 8:52 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, trailing in opinion polls, used a strategic Jewish settlement he helped found as the backdrop on Monday for an election eve bid to win back right-wing votes.

    His main challenger, Isaac Herzog, leader of the Zionist Union, said on ...

  • New construction approved in East Jerusalem

    December 25, 2014 | 1:21 pm

    Israeli authorities approved hundreds of new homes in Jewish neighborhoods of eastern Jerusalem.

    The approvals were issued Wednesday for the neighborhoods of Ramot and Har Homa, though reports varied on the number of units approved.

    The Times of Israel reported that 243 new...

  • Israel approves 78 new settler homes in East Jerusalem

    November 19, 2014 | 1:17 pm

    Israel on Wednesday approved the construction of 78 new homes in two settlements in the West Bank, likely to aggravate Palestinian anger at a time when violence has flared, including a deadly attack on a synagogue.

    Jerusalem's municipal planning committee authorised 50 new...

  • Plans for hundreds of eastern Jerusalem apartments get city backing

    November 3, 2014 | 11:57 am

    A Jerusalem planning committee approved the construction of hundreds of apartments in a Jewish neighborhood of eastern Jerusalem.

    On Monday, the city’s District Planning and Building Committee backed the building of 500 apartments in the Ramat Shlomo neighborhood. The plan is...

  • U.S. slams Israel’s reported approval of eastern Jerusalem housing plans

    October 27, 2014 | 2:17 pm

    The United States condemned the reported approval by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to plan construction of at least 1,000 new housing units in eastern Jerusalem Jewish neighborhoods.

    “If Israel wants to live in a peaceful society, they need to take steps that will...

  • Netanyahu to expedite plans for 1,000 new settler homes

    October 27, 2014 | 9:27 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will expedite planning for some 1,000 settler homes in East Jerusalem, a government official said on Monday, in a bid to placate a restive coalition ally without further aggravating a dispute with Washington.

    The ultranationalist Jewish...

  • Israel OKs more eastern Jerusalem construction

    June 18, 2014 | 3:15 pm

    Israel approved the construction of 172 new dwellings in Har Homa, a Jewish neighborhood in eastern Jerusalem.

    Jerusalem City Councilman Yosef Pepe Alalu of the Meretz party, who opposes the construction, announced the approval Wednesday morning in an interview with the French...

  • New eastern Jerusalem housing approved on eve of Kerry visit

    June 26, 2013 | 5:51 pm

    The Jerusalem municipality issued construction permits to build 69 new housing units in the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Har Homa.

    Wednesday’s approval comes a day before the planned arrival of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry as he attempts to bring Israel and the...

  • State Department criticizes Israel over E. Jerusalem housing approval

    August 10, 2011 | 9:10 am

    The Obama administration criticized Israel over the approval of a new housing project in eastern Jerusalem.

    “The United States is deeply concerned by continuing Israeli actions with respect to housing construction in Jerusalem,” a State Department official said Tuesday during a...

  • PM’s pressure reportedly tables talks on E. Jerusalem construction

    April 11, 2011 | 2:32 pm

    Discussions on new construction in eastern Jerusalem have been postponed reportedly due to pressure from the Prime Minister’s Office.

    The Jerusalem District Planning and Building Committee tabled its talks scheduled for this week on projects to build nearly 1,000 apartments in Har...

  • Stepping Stones

    By Eric Silver

    May 8, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Israel is preparing a package of gestures designed to revive the Mideast peace negotiations that have been frozen since work began on a contentious Jewish housing project at Har Homa in East Jerusalem two months ago.

    The measures are expected to include firm steps toward building...

  • Renewal and Restraint

    By Edward Sanders

    May 1, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Renewal and Restraint

    By Edward Sanders

    I went to Israel last month as someone who is a supporter of the peace process; as someone who believes in exchange of land for peace; as someone who is dedicated to peace with security for Israel; and as someone disturbed by the construction at...