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New Masterplan Approved for Druze Township in Galilee

(JewishPress, October 13 2020) Israel’s Regional Planning and Construction Board (Northern District) has approved the publication of a new municipal masterplan for Julis, a Druze township in the Galilee. The new masterplan paves the way for construction of some 3,000 new housing units, providing residential opportunities that will allow the township to double its population to 12,5000 residents while enabling ... Read More »

Latest Illegal Palestinian Authority School Built Overnight, This Time in Jordan Valley

(Jewish Press, September 23 2020) One more illegal school joins the rapidly growing roster of similar structures built by the Palestinian Authority at lightning speed. The newest to join the ranks is an illegal school built overnight – literally – in the Jordan Valley. Regavim, meanwhile, is clear about the problem: “While the Israeli government chatters about sovereignty in the ... Read More »

MK Ofer Cassif’s crocodile tears are also green

The sad truth is that Cassif’s objections have very little to do with ecology and environmental protection, and everything to do with a scorched-earth policy of anti-normalization in the West Bank. A recent Knesset hearing on the proposed Sha’ar Shomron Commercial Centre was an invaluable lesson in Israeli politics and its ills. MK Ofer Cassif of the United Arab List, ... 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 »

What is the major battle happening over the future of Kafr Kassem?

Officials from Kafr Kassem and the state’s land use enforcement authorities have acknowledged that there is significant illegal building in the area in question. By Yonah Jeremy Bob (Jerusalem Post, July 15 2020) The organization Regavim has sued a range of local and national agencies and ministries in the Central District Court for allegedly failing to enforce land use laws ... 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 »

In Ramla, law enforcement goes “six feet under”

(July 29, 2020, Ramla, JNS Wire) The Regavim Movement has submitted a formal complaint to the Mayor of Ramla, Michael Vidal, demanding enforcement of the Construction and Planning Law against an illegal structure built by members of the city’s Islamic Movement – in a local Muslim cemetery. The new structure stands just meters away from the ‘White Tower,’ an archeological ... Read More »

EU thumbs nose at Israel, funds illegal Arab building in Judea, Samaria

The EU, Denmark, and the PA launched on Tuesday a €5.8 million agreement to build 16 social and public infrastructure projects in Area C. By Aryeh Savir, TPS The European Union (EU) announced that it will continue to fund the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) construction in Area C, which is under full Israeli control. The EU, Denmark, and the PA launched ... Read More »

Dangers of Proposed Unity Government

President Reuven Rivlin, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Blue and White leader Benny Gantz

Proposed Unity Government a Real Threat to the Jewish State of Israel Regavim: The government presently taking shape under Netanyahu endangers the Land of IsraelThe Regavim Movement is deeply concerned by the agreements that are being formulated between the Likud, Blue and White and Labor, which include the repeal of the Kaminitz Law, placing the Bedouin Authority in the Labor ... Read More »