Israel OKs 277 new homes in West Bank settlement

One hundred of the apartments will house Israelis evacuated in 2005 from a Gaza Strip settlement.

US criticises Israeli settlement construction plan

Israel plans to build hundreds of new homes in West Bank settlements.

Abbas calls killing of Israeli settlers despicable

Israel has indirectly blamed the Palestinian government for the carnage.

Israel approves settlement construction

The approval came after a Jewish couple, 3 kids were stabbed to death in bed.

Palestinians `kill Israeli settler family in beds`

An attack blamed on Palestinians killed five members of an Israeli family.

Israel OKs new settlement in West Bank: Minister

Israel has given the green light for the building of 112 new homes in a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank despite a partial moratorium on such construction, a minister said on Monday.

Thousands protest in Israel against settlement suspension

Thousands of right-wing Israelis protested in Jerusalem against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu`s decision to partially suspend construction in West Bank settlements.

Netanyahu vows to renew construction activities in West Bank

Israeli PM Netanyahu on Sunday said that the ten-months moratorium on
construction activities in the West Bank is "temporary", a decision seen as an attempt to allay fears of settler leaders who have threatened to expand their protests against the move.

Settlers resist Israeli building freeze order

Settlers leaders say they will continue to defy an Israeli government order to freeze West Bank settlement construction.

Israel says enforcing West Bank settlement moratorium

Israeli inspectors armed with aerial maps and empowered to confiscate construction equipment have begun enforcing a limited government moratorium on new building in West Bank settlements, officials said on Monday.

Israel seeks more settlement freeze enforcers

Israel`s defense minister is expanding his force of West Bank construction inspectors to enforce a settlement freeze declared by the government.

Israeli settlement freeze not enough: Abbas

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas dismissed an Israeli plan to halt new construction of West Bank settlements as insufficient on Friday, saying it won`t be enough to restart peace talks.

Israel offers 10-month West Bank settlement freeze

Israel`s PM on Wednesday proposed a 10-month freeze on new West Bank settlement construction in what he said was an attempt to jump-start Mideast peace talks.

Israel not to halt West Bank construction fully: Netanyahu

Israel will not completely freeze all construction in its West Bank settlements, as the United States and the Palestinians have demanded, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday.

Israel OKs hundreds of new West Bank apartments

Israel on Monday officially approved the construction of hundreds of new homes in the West Bank, deepening an already unprecedented rift with the US over Israeli settlement expansion.

Israel PM to OK 100s of new settlements: Minister

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will soon authorise hundreds of new homes to be built in the occupied West Bank despite US calls for a settlement freeze, a senior minister said on Sunday.

US harshly rebukes Israel on settlement plans

Alarmed by Israeli plans to build new housing units in settlements and dimming prospects for American peace efforts, the Obama administration on Friday put out a rare and harsh public rebuke of its main Mideast ally.

US wants one-year Israeli settlement halt: Report

The United States has asked Israel to commit to a one-year freeze of West Bank settlement to prod Arab countries to take steps toward normalising relations with the Jewish state, an Israeli newspaper said on Thursday.

`No crisis between Israel and US`

Brushing aside the report that Israel and the US are on a "collision course" over constructions in the West Bank settlements, the Jewish state has said that there is "no crisis between the two close allies".