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Warren: ‘I Will Reverse the Trump Administration’s New Policy on Settlements’

"If Israel’s government continues with steps to annex the West Bank, the U.S. should make clear that none of our aid should be used to support annexation," Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) told the New York Times in a recent survey of candidates' policy positions.

Vulgar Gush Katif Eviction Policeman Gets 10 months for Sex Offenses

Shaham ordered the Border Guard commander to use open violence against the Gush Katif demonstrators.

Did Anyone Say No Settler Will Be Uprooted? Someone Should Tell Bibi

The 150 soldiers and police officers demolished two, count them, two, structures, one of which had been home to a young couple and their baby.

Interior Ministry Preparing for New Council Elections following Annexation

The heads of councils in Judea and Samaria were elected democratically, but their power stems from the defense ministry.

World’s Reaction to Trump’s Peace Plan Iffy to Outright Hostile

The fact is, the world is not interested in innovative peace plans, they don't want to read them and they certainly don't wish to appear as if they support it.

The President Gambles with Israeli Lives in Pursuit of an Impossible Dream

While the plan is currently being offered by Israel's greatest friend in the White House, ever, we must wonder how things would look like under, say, President Bernie Sanders.

US and Israeli leaders Announce Major Policy Changes at Kohelet Policy Forum Conference

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo opened the conference by announcing that the United States is “disavowing” the 1978 Hansell Memorandum, a State Department memo that claimed Israeli settlements violate international law.

Somebody Tell Bibi: Soldiers Uproot Jewish-Owned Vineyard in Shiloh

A number of residents who protested the government-sanctioned vandalism were arrested.
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2,370 Arab Terror Attacks Against Jews You Never Heard About in 2019

Some of these were fatal. And mainstream media do not report them.

Geula Cohen Was Right

Geula Cohen, brave woman, you were right and so many of us were dead wrong. Which is why so many of us are dead, before our time.

US House of Representatives Passes Resolution Reaffirming Support for Two-State Solution

The final tally was 226 in favor, 188 against, and two present—with most Democrats voting for it, and most Republicans voting against it.
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Jews Have Rights in Judea

The new promises of new construction for the Jews of Hebron offered by Defense Minister Naftali Bennett.

Al Akhbar: Pompeo’s Declaration Spelled Hell Week in the PA

It's a brave, new world, folks, and for some unexplained reason, our side is on the giving, not the receiving end. We could get used to this.

US Rabbis Call on Democrats to Withdraw Vicious Anti-Settlements Letter

The Coalition for Jewish Values said the letter took a consistently hostile position towards Israel, misstated historical facts, and called on the administration to violate US law.

Hesder Yeshiva Dean to Rabbi Drukman: Bibi Is No Alfred Dreyfus

"Blue&White and Labor-Gesher are not anti-Semites and we can establish with them a government that would preserve the unifying national bond. "

Positive Responses to the Upcoming US Recognition of Israeli Settlements as Legal

There were strong reactions to the expected US declaration on the legality of Jewish settlement activity in Judea and Samaria.

Europe’s Top Court: Israeli Products from Judea and Samaria, Eastern Jerusalem, Golan Heights Must...

International law expert Prof. Eugene Kontorovich added the ECJ’s ruling “is putting a new ‘Yellow Star’ on Jewish-made products."

Anti-Israel Native American Congresswoman Spends ‘Intense’ Visit in Ofra

Haaland was described by an Israeli leftwing blog after her 2018 election as one of eight new congresswomen of color who were certain to cause Israel problems.

Pre-Sovereignty Move: Civil Administration Takes Over ‘Tabu’ Land Registry in Judea, Samaria

Efrat Council Chairman Oded Ravivi said this move "must be followed with the application of Israeli law in Judea and Samaria."

Bernie Sanders Promises to Break US Law by Diverting Aid to Gaza

"United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018" ensures that presidents would not be able to suspend US aid as a means of pressuring Israel.

J Street Pressuring Democratic Candidates to Use Aid in Fighting Settlements

God bless Senator Klobuchar who told her hosts: "I am so wedded right now to make sure we are actually continuing the aid.”

Samaria Resident Takes Gold in 2019 European Acrobatics Championship

Friedman receives an athletic scholarship from the Samaria Regional Council, as well as funding for his flights abroad to participate in competitions.

Report: Mandelblit to Allow Settlers’ Private Land Purchases in Judea, Samaria

"Prohibition of real estate transactions on the basis of national affiliation causes some discomfort," seeing as it's hard to find a more racist exercise of apartheid against a specific ethnicity in purchasing land.
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The Ultimate Givers of Yitzhar

Over the past five years, ten Yitzhar residents donated their kidneys, and they did it to save perfect strangers.

AP: Israeli Homes Surging in Eastern Jerusalem

The AP cites Hagit Ofran, head of the Peace Now Settlement Monitoring Team who complained that “when you build illegally ... there’s always a chance your house will be demolished.”

Ad Kan Forces Meretz Leader to Beg Forgiveness from Settlement Security Chief

"I apologize from the bottom of my heart and ask for his forgiveness."

United Hatzalah Graduates First NREMT Course in Efrat, in Ari Fuld’s Memory

United Hatzalah now has 18 new EMTs in the beautiful rolling hills of Judea.

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