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Gush Etzion Regional Council holds conference regarding ‘Arab’ land theft

“Land that will be taken over [by Palestinians] will not only be lost for 7-10 years, but will be lost for many more years ahead,” he said. One of the main speakers at the conference – Coordinator of the Regavim, Yishai Hamo, presented troubling data regarding land and agricultural theft that has been obtained by the council over the last ... Read More »

Waking Up to a Nightmare of Violence and Palestinian Flags

“Protests, Violence, and Palestinian flags waving on your roads. What would you do if this is what met you on the highway? Israelis are experiencing this TODAY.” Tamar Yonah speaks with our Director of the International Division, Naomi Linder Kahn, about the message behind Regavim raising hundreds of Palestinian flags as a wake-up call regarding what is happening in Judea ... Read More »

Palestinians are taking over Israeli-controlled West Bank

More than 28,000 illegal Palestinian structures have been built in Israeli-controlled area C in the West Bank in the past decade. This construction and the use of land for agriculture is part of a  carefully-orchestrated and meticulously executed takeover by the Palestinians. Naomi Kahn,the Director of Regavim’s International Department, sat down with KAN’s Mark Weiss to discuss the issue. Listen to ... Read More »

EU involvement in Illegal Building in Area C – Position Paper

Over many years, the Palestinian Authority (PA) has benefited from the virtually unqualified support of the European Union.  In recent years, European support has moved from passive diplomatic and financial assistance to a situation of active cooperation in illegal building which the Palestinian Authority has been advancing unilaterally since 2009, as part of its strategic plan to create a Palestinian ... Read More »

Regavim’s work bears fruit with passing of Knesset Regulation Bill

Regavim’s Josh Hasten penned an op-ed in the February 14 Jerusalem Post explaining how Israel’s Regulation Bill came about, which passed into law last week with 60 votes in the Knesset. The bill became necessary as a result of the redrawing of the “Blue Lines” around communities in Judea and Samaria, where residents woke up one day only to find ... Read More »

The Facts about the Arab encampment near Susiya

A historical village? Not really!    The claim that this is an Arab village which existed hundreds of years, or even decades, is completely false. According to travelers in the 19th century, and from surveys of villages and population conducted by the British mandatory powers in 1945, which mention all of the villages in the area and even some of the ... Read More »

REGAVIM SLAMS HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH FOR DENIGRATING & DELEGITIMIZING THE ISRAELI LEGAL SYSTEM

For immediate release: 21st May 2015 REGAVIM SLAMS HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH FOR DENIGRATING & DELEGITIMIZING THE ISRAELI LEGAL SYSTEM. Regavim a legal advocacy organization in Israel strongly condemns Human Rights Watch (HRW) for its attack on and blatant attempt to undermine the Israeli legal system. Regavim is responding to a report issued by HRW Middle East and North Africa director ... Read More »

Media Reports on Regavim’s report on EU Illegal building in Jerusalem and Area C

You may be familiar with the fact that we recently released an extensive report documenting illegal activity of the European Union  in Jerusalem and the surrounding areas.   Channel 2 News did an exclusive expose on the issue which warranted a response from PM Netanyahu instructing the Defence Minister to ensure the law is upheld and the illegal structures are torn down.     ... Read More »

Shana Tova from Judea & Samaria

This year the Supreme Court issued a number of decisions to our petitions, that set significant precedents in the defense of Jewish settlement. In the parliamentary field, we initiated many discussions in Knesset committees that dealt with a variety of topics: illegal Arab construction, “quiet annexation” by the Palestinian Authority, illegal activities by foreign countries, selective law enforcement by the ... Read More »