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JERUSALEM — Israel's deputy prime minister said Tuesday that U.S. calls for a freeze on West Bank settlement construction run counter to past agreements between the two nations and could undermine U.S. credibility.
The comments by Dan Meridor underscored the growing rift between Israel and the U.S. over construction in the settlements. Meridor, a respected veteran of Israeli politics, is considered a moderate voice in the new Israeli government.
President Barack Obama has urged Israel to halt all settlement construction as a confidence-building move to restart stalled peace negotiatio
Originally posted by woodwardjnr
A little rich coming from Israel expecting America to honor any deals, considering Israel has never honored any UN resolution in the past 50 years
Israel is planning to remove 23 "illegal outposts" from the West Bank in the course of a single day in response to mounting US demands that it halt all settlement activity, it was reported today.
Tensions have flared in recent days since Netanyahu said the US had no right to demand that Israel halt plans to develop 20 apartments in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah. On Monday, campaigners protesting at the planned eviction of Palestinian families to make way for it appealed to Obama to stop the settlement.
France's foreign minister, Bernard Kouchner, meanwhile summoned the Israeli ambassador to Paris to complain about Jewish settlements. "These activities must be stopped," warned Kouchner, "otherwise there will be no chance to found an independent Palestinian state that administers itself and also guarantees Israel's security."
Britain's foreign office minister, Ivan Lewis, told MPs: "Israel should freeze all settlement activity, including the natural growth of existing settlements, and dismantle all outposts erected since March 2001."
Sweden, current president of the EU, also urged Israel "to refrain from provocative actions in East Jerusalem, including home demolitions and evictions." It added: "Such actions are illegal under international law."
Originally posted by BASSPLYR
your hopeless. go look up those other countries. just because the zionist isrealie state controlled education system taught you something different from the way the rest of the world remembers it. remember repeat a lie enough and soon you accept it as history.
Probably part of that New IDF internet bullying scheme to get people to not discuss or disclose the truth of what is going on over there.
I don't blame you too much though. But self preservation is a priority in life even for something much akin to the grendle.
also what kind of screwed up education do you have if you said your self you haven't a clue as to who sumeria and assyia and akkadia, and babylon were. they were your neighbors. they did have some of the most powerful empires in history, one even had the first empire in history. Oh I forgot history in isreal starts in the 1940's. there was nobody of importance before that except the land of isreal. a speck at the time in most of the worlds cultural and political affairs.
[edit on 21-7-2009 by BASSPLYR]