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... ground. During the reporting period, Israeli authorities have advanced, approved or tendered over 3,100 housing units planned in Area C settlements, including plans for some 2,500 units, which were...

...or its part, Israel has granted only “permanent residency” to East Jerusalemites, while Jewish housing has expanded in Palestinian neighborhoods. Any casual observer will instantly note ...

...e Advisory Board  Carla A. Hills, former United States Trade Representative and former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Daniel C. Kurtzer, former United States Ambassador to Egypt a...

...sp; The Palestinians reportedly discussed Israel’s decision to recently allow for thousands of new housing units throughout the West Bank and Jerusalem. The Palestinians, the report said, espe...

...ldquo;hold back on settlements for a little bit” appears to have been disregarded. Since then, 8,000 housing units in West Bank settlements have been approved – the most in a six-month per...

...the two-state solution.” Israel, in January and February, announced more than 5,500 new settlement housing units and the Knesset passed a law last month that legalizes settlement outposts buil...

...st Bank live in these two cities, which provide a cynical solution to the ultra-Orthodox community’s housing crisis and whose residents see themselves as "settlers against their will.&rdquo...

...e fule article)   Israel's parliament passed legislation Monday that aims to legalize about 3,000 housing units built on private Palestinian land in the West Bank.   The so-called &q...

...struction, in July calling it “provocative and counterproductive.” Since then, more than 2,600 housing units have been built in settlements.   Still, the United States agreed this...

10. Is Israel annexing West Bank Area C?
(News Room/News - 2016)
...akes up 42% of the West Bank, has been designated Israeli land. He said that between 2009 and 2013 only 44 housing permits have been granted to Area C Palestinians.   A senior PLO official to...

...stration. In March 2010, during a visit by Vice President Biden, a tender issued for the construction of a housing project in Gilo sparked a mini-crisis between the two allies. Additional constructi...

...r Palestinian civil authority contemplated by prior agreements.   ”Progress in the areas of housing, water, energy, communications, agriculture, and natural resources, along with signif...

... West Bank locales: Betar Ilit and Modi’in Ilit. These towns were established as a cheap solution to housing shortages in Haredi communities and their growth is due to two factors: their proximi...

...Over the last decade, Israel created some 80,000 jobs annually. There will also be the need for 30,000 new housing units over five years. As of now, Israel’s potential for additional housing, ba...

15. The Settlement Enterprise Has Failed
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...Over the last decade, Israel created some 80,000 jobs annually. There will also be the need for 30,000 new housing units over five years. As of now, Israel’s potential for additional housing, ba...

16. Why Jerusalem Can and Must Be Divided
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...companied by the presence of Israeli MKs and ministers, some of whom [then-Likud MK Moshe Feiglin and then-Housing Minister Uri Ariel] give media interviews on the Mount and/or authorize Jewish prayer...

17. New Knesset supports two-state solution
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...n the State of Israel.”   Gen. (Ret.) Yoav Galant, Kulanu’s candidate for the role of housing minister, said in February, “It was through Zionist activity that we created th...

18. Meet the new MK: Nurit Koren
(News Room/News - 2015)
...e who want to get married in that way in Israel and not abroad. What can be done to lower the cost of housing? In order to solve the housing crisis, the government must increase the supply of hom...

...kely to get harsher in the run up to election day. His people will hail their construction of thousands of housing units in the West Bank during his term in office as though it were a daring move behi...

20. Two Israels
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...nding less on settlements, the Left will create a new national order of priorities – with education, housing and health at the center. The flagship of the Left is a peace agreement with the...

...een the Civil Administration and the settlement division until its head (today the Director General of the Housing Ministry) would agree to follow the laws and work in full cooperation. Needless to sa...

...estion of politics will decide the future of Israel. It will not be the technical question of how to lower housing prices or even whether a more correct way to lower the price of food is price control...

...conomy Minister Naftali Bennett to indicate something slightly painful that can be lived with 2 Israel's housing and construction minister recently called for more settlement building as an "ap...

...tlements.   Unfortunately, these good people have lost hope in light of the smokescreen put up by housing and construction minister Uri Ariel and his friends, in the form of isolated settleme...

25. A bad peace is better than a good war
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...ns and the running to protected spaces. And we will once again deal with political corruption, the cost of housing and singer Ninet Tayeb’s pregnancy.   We live in a permanent Catch-22 ...

...the U.S. administration. To the architect who’s dividing the city, the addition of another few dozen housing units in the Gilo or Pisgat Ze’ev neighborhoods is insignificant. The real prob...

...building settlements on the territory meant for that state. We're talking about the announcement of 14,000 housing units, no less. Only now, after talks blew up, did we learn that this is also about e...

...els are sometimes blocked. Similar rules also apply to East Jerusalem, which is in more urgent need of new housing and land for the Palestinian population.   Israel’s planning policy co...

29. My Jewish State
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...me word that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government will likely announce plans for 1,400 new housing units in the West Bank, just as Kerry arrives for his 10th peace-seeking visit. This ...

...es that more than 6,000 acres on the West Bank were transferred to Israeli control in 2012, and 36,000 new housing units in Israeli settlements were approved. Palestinians live in constant fear that I...

... The Right also understands the importance of the haredim and their votes in the Knesset. Construction and Housing Minister Uri Ariel (Bayit Yehudi) said Wednesday that he would advance building proje...

32. One-State Dream, One-State Nightmare
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...ed a statement criticizing Israel’s decision to publish construction bids Sunday for more than 1,000 housing units in contested East Jerusalem and several West Bank settlements. “To poke s...

... diplomatic process. When others worked to establish a Knesset lobby to address the cost of living and the housing crisis, Bar started the “Lobby for the Promotion of a Solution for the Israeli-...

...future peace accord and has rejected Abbas's demands as preconditions. But it has also quietly slowed down housing starts in settlements. Netanyahu is concerned that the Palestinians, in the absence o...

...Ma'ale Adumim and Jerusalem.   Last week Israel announced the construction of an additional 3,000 housing units in Jerusalem and the West Bank. But it was the decision to advance the planning...

36. The protest of absolute suckers
(News Room/Op Ed - 2012)
...he Palestinian issue is addressed, there can be no meaningful change in the areas of health, education and housing. To the assessment of this senior economist we can add that unless the Palestinian is...

37. How Did They Let it Happen?
(News Room/Op Ed - 2012)
... the planned changes to the construction industry that Netanyahu announced a year and a half ago, when the housing crisis had just started to gain momentum, is bad indeed - as bad as had been expected...

...e a Palestinian shift toward negotiation. On the contrary, Israel recently moved ahead on thousands of new housing units in the settlements around Jerusalem. Limited by his own right-wing coalition, b...

...r Russian Jews – often viewed as right wing – found themselves speaking about economic issues, housing and human rights.   Before they knew it, they were asking questions about th...

... become like sand thrown into our eyes.   42 Members of Knesset called for Netanyahu to solve the housing crisis by building in the Territories. The construction of a house in Beit Aryeh may ...

41. US Condemns Ariel Construction
(News Room/News - 2011)
...   The Interior Ministry's Planning and Construction Committee has approved the building of 277 new housing units in Ariel, defying international criticism of continued construction on land the...

42. Beilin: Abbas is a Man of Peace
(News Room/News - 2011)
...in the West Bank for ideological reasons. The settlers who were attracted by economic incentives and cheap housing were in the minority, Beilin added.   Regarding the growing social movement ...

...the petition by 42 Ministers and Members of Knesset calling for settlement construction in response to the housing crisis, Geneva Intiaitive-Israel's Spokeswoman Gilly Harpaz issued the following comm...

...or original)   MKs, cabinet ministers call on Netanyahu to consider all possible options to solve housing crisis, including settling of 'tens of thousands of citizens in Judea and Samaria, as...

By Ynet 31.7.2011 via Ynet (translated from Hebrew by Geneva Initiative staff, click here for Hebrew original)   EXCERPT     A spokesperson on behalf of Prime Minister Netan

...nited Nations.   Gadi Baltiansky, Geneva Initaitive's Israel Director General: We see the current housing crisis, which everyone predicted, but did nothing to prevent. It is the same with the...

...ns of shekels more hidden among the different clauses of the bill.   According to the budget, 200 housing units will be marketed in Maaleh Adumim next year, with NIS 58 million allocated to t...

48. There is a Real Partner
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...so that it can continue to devote itself to the obsession of the settlers to build a few more thousands of housing units in the territories. Israeli society is apathetic, cynical and does not sense th...

49. Why I’m building Palestine
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...ave completed more than 1,500 projects, including the establishment of dozens of new schools, clinics, and housing projects and the construction of new roads throughout Palestine. Building a Palestini...

...eze.   If Yosef were to instruct Shas's two security cabinet members, Yishai and Construction and Housing Minister Ariel Attias, to vote against the moratorium, it would likely be defeated. ...

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