Knesset speaker calls inauguration of the Kiryat Arba cultural center a "political and Zionist response" to the pressures of the international community on Israel.
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.
State responds to appeal by Palestinian against construction in Ofra, one the largest West Bank settlements, by ordering the drafting of a plan that would legally define the settlement's jurisdiction.
The delay in funding comes at a time when the Israeli government is expanding its funding for the Birthright program, which focuses on university-aged students.
Peace Now activist targeted with threatening graffiti in latest settler 'price tag' attack.
The 400-seat auditorium, to which the ministry contributed NIS 1.5 million, is scheduled to open next week.
Attack on Israeli army prompts Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino to set up a special investigative task force to deal solely with "price tag' attacks.
More than a dozen army vehicles damaged in first 'price tag' attack carried out by extremist settlers at any IDF base, apparently in retribution for demolition of three illegal homes in Migron outpost.
12 vehicles damaged inside IDF base in West Bank; incident takes place two days after IDF demolished three homes in Migron outpost.
20-year-old man was part of small group detained for coming too close to an ammunition bunker at an army base in Jordan Valley, military says.
First demolition of permanent residences in the outpost since its establishment in 1999; operation involved 1,300 to 1,400 soldiers and police, and a diversion in which settlers told that security presence in area for training in advance of possible recognition of a Palestinian state at the UN.