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Schools and the #BattleforAreaC

In 2009, then-Prime Minister Salaam Fayyad unveiled his plan for the creation of a Palestinian state. Ever since, driven by European funding and the cynical use of the most vulnerable members of society as pawns, the PA has illegally created facts on the ground. While the Israeli government has failed to meet this challenge, the PA has fine-tuned it, building ... Read More »

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 »

A case of self-defeating government & Israel’s eroding sovereignty

Regavim’s petition regarding the UNTSO Compound in Armon HaNatziv continues. In March 2017, Regavim petitioned the Jerusalem Magistrates Court for a temporary injunction requiring the Israeli authorities to issue evacuation and restoration orders against illegal construction at the UNTSO compound in Armon HaNatziv, in southern Jerusalem. This petition was the result of Regavim’s discovery that the UN was carrying out ... Read More »

Polygamy in the Bedouin sector: A ticking time-bomb that nearly exploded

Today (Monday), the Shin Bet security agency announced that it foiled a Hamas bombing attack at Bilu Junction in central Israel. Mahmud Makdad, an Israeli citizen from the Bedouin town of Segev Shalom in the Negev, was apprehended as he attempted to plant an explosive device in a bus stop at the bustling junction. Nine others, nearly all residents of ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

Destruction on Temple Mount – a new and old tragedy

We warned, we explained, we reminded the authorities, and we even went to the High Court of Justice. Yet the national disgrace continues, as the Wakf’s takeover of a 1400-year old structure at the Mercy Gate has allowed it to become a breeding ground for terrorism. Back in February 2019, the Muslim Religious Trust (Wakf) extended their control to an ... Read More »

Bedouin lives could be improved if anti-Israel radicals ignored

Below is an important article in the weekend The Jerusalem Post / JPost.com by David M. Weinberg on how Arab MK’s, anti-Israel activists, EU officials and others are stirring up the Bedouin in the Negev. These entities are discouraging the Bedouin from taking any deals from the government, no matter how generous, on re-settling those living in illegal communities into ... Read More »