Culture Minister Miri Regev previously demanded theaters and other cultural institutions sign a form declaring whether or not they had performed in performing in West Bank settlements.
In a rare Q&A with lawmakers, Netanyahu also criticizes the criminal allegations against him and repeats claims that the November fires were caused by terror-motivated arson.
At press briefing, Press Secretary Spicer neither condemned nor supported an Israeli decision on 2,500 new settlement homes in West Bank.
The Yesha council feared not many planned units would wind up being built while Palestinians condemned the policy as a 'flagrant violation of international law.'
Announcement criticized by top settler body, which calls it a 'disappointment.' EU calls Israeli construction plans 'regrettable,' Palestinians term them a 'deliberate provocation.'
To portray construction in the settlements as an exclusive deal between Israel and the American government is misleading and dangerous.
The court had already ordered the current site of the outpost evacuated by February 8, after ruling that the outpost was built on privately owned Palestinian land.
Netanyahu touts personal relationship with U.S. president in closed meeting. Hinting at bill to annex settlement, prime minister warns against 'shooting from the hip' when U.S. administration is involved.
As Ofra builds second illegal site, next-door Amona settlers recommence struggle against planned eviction.
Lifting of restrictions stemming from political pressure was one of the reasons the ministers agreed to postpone a scheduled vote on the annexation of a West Bank settlement.