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  • Israeli minister backpedals on recommendation for population transfer of stray cats

    November 2, 2015 | 2:59 pm

    Israeli Agricultural Minister Uri Ariel has backpedaled on his controversial recommendation that Israel’s population of stray cats be transferred to a foreign country in order to control their numbers in a way that accords with Jewish law.

    In response to the mass derision of his...

  • A howler? Israeli minister proposes deporting strays

    November 2, 2015 | 10:26 am

    Claws were out on Monday after an Israeli cabinet minister proposed sending stray dogs and cats to another country as an alternative to government-funded efforts to sterilize them.

    "Use the budget to transfer stray dogs and/or cats of one gender (all the males or all the females)...

  • Israeli Housing Minister Uri Ariel’s ironic homage to Yitzhak Rabin

    By Uri Dromi

    November 6, 2014 | 11:00 am

    Housing Minister Uri Ariel is a staunch supporter of Jewish settlements in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria. Unlike his old times as the first mayor of the settlement of Beit El and as the head of the Council of Jewish Settlements, in his ministerial capacity today, he can practically...

  • Israel announces new settlement construction in wake of Palestinian unity government

    June 5, 2014 | 3:12 pm

    Israel issued tenders for the construction of some 1,500 homes and apartments in eastern Jerusalem and the West Bank.

    The announcement Thursday is in retaliation for the formation of a Palestinian unity government that includes the Hamas organization, which has been labeled a...

  • Report: Netanyahu promised Kerry to put ‘hold’ on settlement construction

    May 7, 2013 | 8:39 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that he would put a hold on construction in West Bank settlements until mid-June.

    Housing and Construction Minister Uri Ariel was told to delay the publication of new government tenders for the...

  • New Israel housing minister pledges more settlement building

    March 18, 2013 | 2:24 am

    Israel's new housing minister said on Sunday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's incoming cabinet would keep expanding Jewish settlements to the same extent as his previous government.

    The remarks came two days ahead of a visit by U.S. President Barack Obama who has urged...