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New Homes for the Jewish Pioneers!
by Helen Mitchell | October 16, 2020 | Israel

The Israeli government is set to approve the building of 5,000 new houses in Judea and Samaria.

This is great news for the Jewish communities living in these biblical heartlands because there is a desperate shortage of housing there.

Right now, the pioneers who risked their lives to establish settlements in the ancient Jewish homelands cannot promise their children homes of their own when they grow up, without having to leave the region.

And Jewish people who want to move to Judea and Samaria and join in the vision of developing the land are not able to do so for lack of housing.

So now, in a move that couldn't come soon enough for these Jewish communities, the government is set to call a planning meeting to advance the building work.

Few people realize what a colossal task it is just getting permission to build a house in the Jewish heartlands of Judea and Samaria. Because many nations don't recognize that these ancient biblical territories belong to Israel (or they deliberately choose to deny it), all construction in these regions needs to go through a rigorous process of approval that can take years.

It's already been more than 8 months since any new building work was authorized in Judea and Samaria.

These restrictions pose a deep and painful barrier for the Jewish families and individuals living on the frontline, longing to develop and build up the land, as the Bible commands.

The news that 5,000 new houses are about to be approved truly is an answer to prayer!

According to government plans, many of the new homes will be built in existing settlement blocs. But there's also a vision to develop more remote areas, such as the South Hebron Hills.

As more Jewish pioneers move into Judea and Samaria and take up the biblical mandate to develop the land, there's a greater need than ever to strengthen local businesses so they can offer jobs to the new arrivals.

That's where our worldwide family of Lev Haolam subscribers comes into the picture. When you sign up to receive our monthly packages of quality, local products, you're directly coming alongside the pioneers, providing jobs and helping develop communities in Judea and Samaria.

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