At least 16,250 of the African migrants from Eritrea and Sudan will be placed in the West.
Philippe de Backer's statement contrasts with his country's official policy of non-recognition pending peace talks.
The Supreme Court granted the government's request for more time to file documents in support of the deportations.
The construction work reported to be necessary on the building includes an escape road and a 10-foot-high security fence around the site.
The Palestinian stabber, who entered Israel on a permit allowing him to seek work, was shot and killed on the scene by a police officer.
The car-ramming comes on a Day of Rage called by Palestinian groups to protest 100 days since U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
A corruption crisis creates an opportunity for sweeping electoral reform, writes an aide to seven Israeli prime ministers.
The country's oddly high piracy rate could now go down.
The Latin American countries said they would proceed with the move on the condition that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu makes an official visit to each of their countries.
Following the closing of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, a Knesset committee postponed discussion of a controversial bill.