Decision marks change in Defense Minister's position from 2000 Camp David talks, when he offered the Palestinians most of the West Bank and parts of East Jerusalem.
Chaim Levinson is a Haaretz correspondent, covering the Jewish settlements in the West Bank.
Previously, he was the Yedioth Ahoronot correspondent for Religious Affairs and the Orthodox communities.
Levinson received his B.A. in Social and Humanities Studies at the Open University and is currently studying for his M.A. in Interdisciplinary Democracy Studies.
AG's fear of legal action against Israeli officials at The Hague also reason for state's hesitance regarding authorization of the Ulpana Hill West Bank outpost.
The government reverses its position on the construction of a new neighborhood in the Alei Zahav settlement, as Ulpana residents file petition against the High Court.
Likud's right wing has had plenty of successes. The next challenge is to keep Shaul Mofaz and Ehud Barak out of the party.
CEO of the company that built the neighborhood in the West Bank settlement of Beit El told police three years ago that land purchases were never finalized.
The political earthquake took the West Bank settlers by surprise - they expected the Likud primaries to work in their favor.
Residents of West Bank outpost argue that state must solve their problem; Yesha Settlement Council to convene Tuesday.
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Testimony by commander of the Israeli Prison Service's elite 'Masada' unit sheds light on IDF methods in countering demonstrations against barrier.
Hagai Amir, brother of late PM's assassin Yigal Amir, released after over 16 years in prison; Shavei Shomron resident: We can't prevent the visit, but we're not happy.