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Rewriting history

In theory, thousands of historical and archaeological sites in Judea & Samaria are protected by explicit international treaties. In practice, the Palestinian Authority continues to destroy the physical record of Jewish connection to the Land of Israel. A few examples of sites the PA has – and continues – to deface and misappropriate: Tel Aromah, one of a chain of ... Read More »

It’s the largest quarry in Israel – and it’s illegal

In its most recent Supreme Court petition, Regavim sues the Ministers of Defense and the Environment, the IDF Commander of Central Command, the Civil Administration and the Israel Police. (JNS Wire, August 14 2020) The Regavim Movement recently petitioned the Jerusalem District Court against the continued operation of the Beit Fajar quarry in eastern Gush Etzion. The quarry currently spans ... Read More »

Sovereignty in reverse: Palestinians have seized 30 percent of Israeli land in territories

Knesset told that authorities are sleeping as the EU funds Palestinian takeover of Israeli-controlled land. By Paul Shindman, World Israel News (August 17 2020) The Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee has been told that the Palestinians have taken over large swaths of Israeli-controlled land in Judea and Samaria while authorities dither on what action to take, Makor Rishon reported Monday. Testifying ... Read More »

Report: The War of Attrition -The Takeover of Area C

In recent years, Regavim has exposed the issue of illegal Palestinian construction and its gargantuan proportions. A decade after the Fayyad Plan became operational, we conducted a comprehensive mapping project, based on comparison of aerial photos documenting illegal structures on the ground in 2008, on the eve of the Fayyad Plan’s launch, with current aerial photos, reflecting the changes that ... Read More »

Defense Minister Appoints Administrator to Spearhead Campaign to Combat Illegal Arab Construction in Area C

“Defense Minister Naftali Bennett on Thursday appointed Kobi Eliraz to head Israel’s campaign against illegal Arab construction in Area C in Judea and Samaria and head off the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) efforts to claim it. The appointment came a day after Bennett launched the campaign to reclaim land in Judea and Samaria that is under full Israeli control, which is being ... Read More »

Regavim Confronts UN Envoy for Supporting Illegal PA Activities in Area C

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s recent announcement of the US government’s reassessment of the legality of Israeli settlement in Judea and Samaria has prompted United Nations Special Envoy to the Middle East Nikolai Mladenov to denounce the “unilateral moves” that “fuel anger and disillusionment” that the American policy supposedly inspires. Regavim’s Director General Meir Deutsch dispatched a sharp-worded response ... Read More »

Khan al-Ahmar: The gift that keeps on giving

Director of the International Division of Regavim Naomi Kahn recently published a column for the Jewish News Syndicate (JNS) on the ongoing saga of the illegal Bedouin outpost Khan al-Ahmar. Khan al-Ahmar is one of more than 170 illegal outposts created by the Palestinian Authority and funded by the European Union to undermine Israeli rule of law and sovereignty. Read all ... Read More »