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Which Prime Minister Built the Most Homes in the Settlements?

Rhetoric aside, real data can answer the question as to who built the most in the Settlements.
PM New Housing Construction

A Channel 10 report on Thursday ranked the various Israeli Prime Ministers, since 1991, based on the amount of actual housing construction that began during their respective terms, inside the Israel’s Settlements.

Who Built the Most and When?**
Rank  Prime Minister            Party    Years      Construction  
1 Ehud Barak Labor   1999-2001 4,292
2 Benjamin Netanyahu Likud   1996-1999 3,194
3 Shimon Peres Labor   1995-1996 2,443
4 Ariel Sharon* Likud   2001-2006 1,826
5 Ehud Olmert Kadima   2006-2009 1,741
6 Benjamin Netanyahu Likud   2009-2012 1,168

*Also destroyed thousands of buildings and homes.
** This chart doesn’t include infrastructure construction, only homes.

Based on information collected by Peace Now, below are the number of government tenders for new settlement housing that were issued, by year for the past decase. We then correlated that information according to who was Prime Minister at the time.

Who issued the most Housing Construction Tenders? 
Year   Prime Minister   Party   Tenders   Subtotal  
2002 Ariel Sharon Likud 689
2003 Ariel Sharon Likud 2508
2004 Ariel Sharon Likud 912
2005 Ariel Sharon Likud 1184  Ariel Sharon
5293
2006 Ehud Olmert Kadima 919
2007 Ehud Olmert Kadima 65
2008 Ehud Olmert Kadima 539  Ehud Olmert
1523
2009 Benjamin Netanyahu Likud 0
2010 Benjamin Netanyahu Likud 0
2011 Benjamin Netanyahu Likud 1009
2012 Benjamin Netanyahu Likud 660  Benjamin Netanyahu 
1669

Again, the information above is for new homes only. It does not include the infrastructure development in the settlements, which Netanyahu, for instance, did a lot of (exact data unavailable at the moment) during this last term as Prime Minister.

Updated:

According to Peace Now, the Netanyahu government also approved dozens of “outposts”, though what Peace Now calls “outposts” are actually neighborhoods of existing Settlements.

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5 Responses to “Which Prime Minister Built the Most Homes in the Settlements?”

  1. since Shamir was still PM in 1991, I think he deserves at least a mention as one who set a very high benchmark. in any case, I have a suspicion that many of those tenders are either cumulative or repetitive as the amount of tenders and the amount of units of construction nowhere match.

  2. Stephen Leavitt says:

    We're looking for the data from when Rabin was PM, which we suspect is very interesting, and would upset the apple cart.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Shamir built by far the most; Ariel Sharon was his housing minister at least for a time. That is when Sharon made his famous "grab the hilltops" phrase. I think Shamir was leader until 1992. It might be a nice point of comparison to show just how many Shamir built during his 2 terms compared to the relatively paltry numbers of these more recent PMs. Plus during his administration a number of new settlements were actually founded whereas nowadays it seems that PMs satisfy themselves adding to existing communities.

  4. Liad Bar-el says:

    To be fair on this issue, it should be noted as to who destroyed the most homes. Building is one side of the coin but then to destroy what you built, the other side of the coin, puts things in a more truthful and balanced perspective.

  5. Edith Spitz says:

    As long as Jewish publications like the Jewish Press and Jewish and Israeli leaders refer to Judea and Shimron cities/ towns as "settlements" the world will not understand that they cannot be torn down.
    Allthough the Hebrew word yeshoov may translate as settlement: the Rambam said, when you want to make a point in another language the meaning of direct translation often is askewed from what you really mean.
    The world correctly understands Israeli "settlements" as temporary villages.
    They will never understand their permanence as long as respected Jews like yourselves refer to them as "settlements.

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