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EU report says Israel illegally annexing east Jerusalem

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posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 10:14 AM
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EU report says Israel illegally annexing east Jerusalem


www.eubusiness.com

"Israel is, by practical means, actively pursuing its illegal annexation of east Jerusalem by weakening the Palestinian community in the city, impeding Palestinian urban developments and ultimately separating east Jerusalem from the rest of the West Bank."
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posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 10:14 AM
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Some highlights from the article:


The annual report drafted by the EU heads of missions in Jerusalem accused Israel of implementing in 2009 an intricate policy which includes expanding Jewish settlements and demolishing Palestinian homes in east Jerusalem.

"Developments in east Jerusalem in 2009 were marked by the continued expansion of Israeli settlements and a considerable number of Palestinian house demolitions and eviction orders," said the report, published first by Israel's liberal Haaretz daily.



Israel occupied and annexed east Jerusalem in 1967 and considers it its "eternal indivisible capital" in a move never recognised by the international community.

"Israel is, by practical means, actively pursuing its illegal annexation of east Jerusalem by weakening the Palestinian community in the city, impeding Palestinian urban developments and ultimately separating east Jerusalem from the rest of the West Bank."



The EU report said that the Jewish state's policies in east Jerusalem "are undermining prospects for a Palestinian capital in east Jerusalem and incrementally render a sustainable two-state solution unfeasible."

The 14-page report dated November 23 said that Israel's policy in east Jerusalem is "an integral part of a broader Israeli strategy."

It goes on to accuse the Israeli government and Jerusalem municipality of supporting and assisting private right-wing Jewish organisations of strengthening the Jewish hold in and around the Old City.



It said the municipality places severe restrictions on issuing building permits for Palestinian houses in east Jerusalem, forcing them to construct without permits.

As a result, over 600 Palestinian-owned structures have been demolished since the year 2000, it said.



Foreign ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor branded the report as "dishonest."

"This report is based exclusively on Palestinian versions and figures. It reflects the Palestinian propaganda," he told AFP.


So now we have US/ UK/ China / Brazil/ Egypt and EU who have asked Israel to immediately halt the "illegal settlements". However, in face of no concrete steps I would call it a mere eyewash. Unless these countries act in for resolution at the UN meet, it's just a choir.

How many more reports and studies are these guys going to do? Why have they not taken any concrete steps in this direction is any body's guess as is mine.

www.eubusiness.com
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posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 11:20 AM
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Well, before the usual suspects get here to derail the debate by telling us that this is simply evidence of EU anti-semitism, I'll say that the reason Israel gets away with having been in breach of UN resolutions for decades is that, regardless of various US administration's peace-talk rhetoric, the USA will support Israel no matter what it does. The reason is simply that by doing so, they maintain an unsinkable base of operations close to Middle Eastern oil.



posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 11:39 AM
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Originally posted by Bunken Drum
I'll say that the reason Israel gets away with having been in breach of UN resolutions for decades is that, regardless of various US administration's peace-talk rhetoric, the USA will support Israel no matter what it does. The reason is simply that by doing so, they maintain an unsinkable base of operations close to Middle Eastern oil.


I'll take it one step further. Lots of our higher ups are duel citizens with Israel and are extreme Zionists.

www.viewzone.com...



posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 02:50 PM
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I'll take it one step further. Lots of our higher ups are duel citizens with Israel and are extreme Zionists.
I'll be honest, I was prepared to be pretty dismissive of your post, because I've always found that, in politics, ideology & religion take a poor 2nd place to money. After reading the article you linked tho, I realise there is money in Zionism & a great potential for nepotism to get even more. Thanks for opening my eyes to that



posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 09:35 PM
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Good for Israel! They have, as much as any and more than most, title to the land and I say we support a country that has the balls to stand up for itself, look to its own self defense in a region rife with enemies. Its about time the US started doing the same thing. I would bet euros to a doughnut that if the attacks on Israel stopped then Israel would quit responding. They deserve Jeurs. simply for the crap they have had to put up with.



posted on Dec, 9 2009 @ 06:55 AM
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Even the Nazis had balls to stand on their own and do somethings, we all know where it led them too.



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