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  • 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,...

  • Building plan for eastern Jerusalem’s Gilo advances

    August 13, 2013 | 10:22 am

    A plan to build nearly 900 apartments in the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo was approved on the eve of scheduled peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

    The final approval by the Interior Ministry came late Monday. The plan now goes to the Housing Ministry and...

  • Housing Bubble

    By Steve Greenberg

    August 8, 2013 | 11:59 am


  • Germany commits to additional $800 million for home care for Holocaust survivors

    May 28, 2013 | 1:32 pm

    The German government agreed to significantly expand its funding of home care for infirm Holocaust survivors and relax eligibility criteria for restitution programs to include Jews who spent time in so-called open ghettos.

    The agreement, reached after negotiations in Israel with...

  • Israel approves 1,500 more settler homes in East Jerusalem

    December 17, 2012 | 1:32 pm

    Israel approved plans to build 1,500 more Jewish settler homes in East Jerusalem on Monday, an official said, days after provoking international protests against a project for another 3,000 such homes.

    Washington had condemned the latest plans, for Orthodox neighborhood Ramat...

  • Israeli court orders army to find living solution for Palestinian villagers

    July 30, 2012 | 10:22 am

    Israel has 30 days to arrange a living situation for 27 Palestinian families whose homes are set to be demolished, the Israeli Surpeme Court ruled.

    The village of Zanuta, located in the southern Hebron Hills in the West Bank, is scheduled for demolition by the Israel Defense Forces...

  • Eco-friendly home reveals ‘greener’ pastures ahead [SLIDESHOW]

    July 25, 2012 | 5:34 pm

    As scientists continue to warn us that our over-consumption of natural resources is putting too great a strain on our planet, the idea of sustainability — of reducing one’s carbon footprint, recycling and finding a cleaner, greener future — has never been more popular. And...

  • State slams new West Bank housing approval

    June 7, 2012 | 10:44 am

    The Obama administration “does not accept the legitimacy” of announced plans for up to 851 new housing units for West Bank settlements.

    “We’re very clear that continued Israeli settlement activity in the West Bank undermines peace efforts and contradicts Israeli commitments and...

  • Palestinians evicted from eastern Jerusalem homes, Jews move in

    April 19, 2012 | 10:19 am

    Jewish families moved into two homes in an eastern Jerusalem neighborhood following the eviction of its Palestinian residents.

    The families who moved into the homes on Thursday in Beit Hanina, a well-off Arab neighborhood in the northern quadrant of eastern Jerusalem, are the first...

  • Conn. legislation will allow mezuzahs on condo doorframes

    April 10, 2012 | 10:39 am

    Connecticut State Senate Majority Leader Martin Looney is expected to announce legislation to protect citizens’ rights to display religious symbols.

    Looney is scheduled to announce the legislation on Tuesday morning, joined by representatives of the Connecticut Regional Office of...

  • Israeli delegation dedicates housing in eastern Turkey

    February 15, 2012 | 10:36 am

    A delegation from Israel’s Defense Ministry visited eastern Turkey to dedicate a student village built with Israeli assistance.

    The student village in Turkey’s Van district was built from 130 prefabricated buildings sent by Israel as a humanitarian gesture following an earthquake...

  • Jerusalem committee approves new Gilo housing

    December 28, 2011 | 2:25 pm

    A Jerusalem building committee has approved the construction of 130 new apartments in the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo.

    The construction must still be approved by the government’s Interior Ministry. It will be about three years before ground will be broken on the project,...

  • Agreement will prevent outpost razing

    December 28, 2011 | 1:06 pm

    The Israeli government and residents of the Ramat Gilad outpost in the West Bank reportedly have reached an agreement that will prevent the destruction of the illegal outpost.

    Under the agreement, the outpost in the northern West Bank would become part of the Karnei Shomron...

  • U.N. Security Council states condemn Israel over housing

    December 21, 2011 | 9:20 am

    Members of the U.N. Security Council criticized Israel’s decision to construct additional housing in the settlements and the United States for blocking a vote to condemn the action.

    The four European Union nations on the council—Britain, France, Germany and Portugal—issued a joint...

  • Israel publishes tenders for West Bank housing

    December 19, 2011 | 10:17 am

    Israel’s Construction and Housing Ministry published tenders for more than 1,000 housing units in communities located in the West Bank near Jerusalem.

    The communities, which include Beitar Illit, Har Homa and Givat Ze’ev, are part of 6,000 tenders for across the country.

  • Israel provides housing aid to Turkey

    November 18, 2011 | 10:31 am

    Israel sent housing assistance for up to 1,000 people in Turkey afected by two earthquakes that hit the country in October.

    The mobile homes, which were requested by the government in Ankara, were delivered by the Defense Ministry on Friday morning, the Jerusalem Post reported.


  • Gilo building plan gets go-ahead

    September 27, 2011 | 12:05 pm

    Jerusalem’s district planning committee has approved a construction plan to build 1,100 housing units in Gilo, a Jewish neighborhood of 40,000 in eastern Jerusalem.

    The plan also includes public buildings, a school and an industrial zone, Ynet reported. The public has 60 days to...

  • Israel social protesters arrested in first violence

    September 7, 2011 | 5:47 pm

    Israeli police arrested some 40 demonstrators in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, police said, after the first violence seen during weeks of social protests that have called for lower living and housing costs.

    Protesters held up traffic on a main street and broke into city hall after...

  • Mideast Quartet ‘greatly concerned’ by Israel’s recent settlement plans

    August 16, 2011 | 10:53 am

    The Middle East Quartet said Tuesday that they were alarmed by Israel’s latest announcements about new settlement plans in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

    The so-called quartet, made up of the United States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations, released a statement...

  • Barak approves 277 apartments in Ariel settlement

    August 15, 2011 | 1:16 pm

    Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak approved a plan to build 277 apartments in the West Bank settlement of Ariel, including 100 for families evacuated from the Gaza Strip.

    Barak approved the marketing of the apartments last week, the Defense Ministry announced Monday. Building...

  • Israeli plan set to provide more affordable housing

    August 11, 2011 | 12:32 pm

    The Israel Lands Administration Council has approved a plan to offer more affordable housing to some Israelis.

    The plan, which comes after four weeks of protests throughout Israel calling for affordable housing, would provide discounts to developers building more affordable housing...

  • Israel approves more eastern Jerusalem housing

    August 11, 2011 | 12:14 pm

    Israel’s interior minister gave final approval to a project to build 1,600 housing units in a Jewish neighborhood of eastern Jerusalem.

    Eli Yishai late Wednesday night approved the housing plan for Ramat Shlomo. In March 2010, the Jerusalem municipality’s approval of the project...

  • Marches held across Israel as social protests enter fourth week

    August 10, 2011 | 4:27 pm

    Protests against the rising costs of living marched on Wednesday in several cities across Israel. In Holon, protesters in the Jesse Cohen neighborhood burned tires and blocked roads after city inspectors ordered them to dismantle their tent compound within 24 hours. Most of the...

  • Can’t afford life here

    August 10, 2011 | 10:15 am


  • 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...

  • Reform movement backing Israeli protests

    August 8, 2011 | 1:27 pm

    The Reform movement’s international arm is supporting social justice protesters in Israel.

    The World Union for Progressive Judaism in a statement Monday said it “stands with all in the streets of Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and every tent city established to say that the Israel for which we...

  • Knesset to meet during recess over protests

    August 8, 2011 | 10:27 am

    Israel’s Knesset will meet in a special session on the rash of protests sweeping the nation despite being on summer recess.

    The debate scheduled for next week was announced Monday, after 50 opposition lawmakers signed a petition calling for the session titled “Netanyahu’s tax...

  • Committee to review protesters’ demands set up after mass demonstration

    August 7, 2011 | 11:27 am

    Israel’s prime minister established a committee to examine the demands of leaders of the social justice protest movement following one of the largest demonstrations in Israel’s history.

    An estimated 300,000 demonstrators protesting the rising costs of living gathered in Tel Aviv...

  • With protests, Israelis are seeking the revival of welfare state

    August 2, 2011 | 10:45 am

    The wave of protests sweeping Israel is about much more than the lack of affordable housing: It’s a grass-roots demand for the major redistribution of the nation’s wealth.

    In social terms, protesters are calling for a more caring government attuned to the needs of young,...

  • Housing protests roil Israel as tent cities pop up

    July 26, 2011 | 12:44 pm

    On Rothschild Boulevard, Tel Aviv’s version of Park Avenue, a burgeoning tent city has sprung up amid crowded cafes and its canopy of ficus trees.

    The squatters are protesting soaring housing prices in the country, and they have galvanized a sudden full-scale national protest,...

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