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Israel to build 1,600 more settler homes

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posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 11:43 AM
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Israel to build 1,600 more settler homes


english.aljazeera.net

Israel's interior minister has given final approval for the construction of 1,600 new settler homes in occupied East Jerusalem, his spokesman said.

Eli Yishai will also approve 2,700 more homes shortly, Roei Lachmanovich, the spokesman, told the AFP news agency on Thursday.

Palestinians have refused to take part in peace talks while the Israeli government continues to construct settlements in the occupied West Bank.
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posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 11:43 AM
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Here we go again.
Wasn't Netenyahu trying to deflect the Pali's UN bid by suggesting Israel was ready to go back to pre '67 borders not more than a week or so ago.
This doesn't look like they were all that serious.


Lachmanovich said the final approvals were "economic" not political, linking the interior minister's decision to demonstrations over housing prices and the cost of living that have rocked Israel in recent weeks.

Yeah, nice excuse, but I suppose it will garner more international sympathy than "God told us to do it!"

english.aljazeera.net
(visit the link for the full news article)
edit on 11/8/11 by RogerT because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 11:48 AM
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I can't say for sure, but it seems to me that those people authorizing the settlements don't really care about peace talks.... Is Israel overcrowded or something?



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 11:50 AM
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Ahhh the road to a peaceful solution. I do find it ironic that Israelis are demonstrating en mass for their "right" to affordable housing, while barely a whimper is heard about the fact that these affordable homes will be built on the bulldozed remains of Palestinian homes.

Oh wait, I forgot, Palestinians don't exist, and the ones that do are less than human



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 12:14 PM
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Just more of the same from Israel. Is anyone participating in this thread even remotely surprised? When there are ramifications.. which there will be, they'll cry their crocodile tears about Israel's right to exist, the evils of Hamas and the 'unprovoked' attacks upon Israeli citizens... followed shortly after by a highly disproportionate and brutal retaliation against the Palestinians for not loving the Israelis for stealing their land and treating them like dogs.

IRM



posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 03:34 AM
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Can anyone tell me how this is suppose to be a contructive step towards peace? Of course this is probably Hamas's fault.



posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 04:37 AM
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Where's the pro Israeli crowd with their excuses


Maybe awaiting instructions from Tel Aviv on how to paint Israel as the good guys..



posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 09:48 AM
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Yeah, I was wondering where the pro-israel lobby are hiding too. Not many grey-areas here though to discuss, just plain and simple criminal activity as usual.



posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 11:00 AM
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Sorry to tell you but, Jerusalem is in consensus amongst all Israelis (minus a few extreme lefties).
It always has been and always will be. Netanyahoo (and other Israeli leasers) explicitly said numerous times that Jerusalem will never be divided.
And while we're at it, Jerusalem was NEVER a Palestinian city, and surely not a Palestinian or Arab capital, but don't let that little fact disturb you from re writing history. .



posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 11:28 AM
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Originally posted by gravitational
Sorry to tell you but, Jerusalem is in consensus amongst all Israelis (minus a few extreme lefties).
It always has been and always will be. Netanyahoo (and other Israeli leasers) explicitly said numerous times that Jerusalem will never be divided.
And while we're at it, Jerusalem was NEVER a Palestinian city, and surely not a Palestinian or Arab capital, but don't let that little fact disturb you from re writing history. .


I, at least, welcome your response, but was wondering if you might share your sources for the assertions regarding the consensus. Presumably, that consensus you speak of is the reason for the continued development, yes?



posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 12:45 PM
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I appreciate that.
I rely on surveys conducted in Israel many times, and also by the different political parties elected to the Israeli Parliament, which have very clear political platforms regarding the issue of Jerusalem.

In any case, this is a recent survey asking Palestinians regarding the “two state solution”.

6 in 10 Palestinians reject 2-state solution, survey finds...73% of 1,010 Palestinians in W. Bank, Gaza agree with 'hadith' quoted in Hamas Charter about the need to kill Jews hiding behind stones, trees....Sixty-six percent said the Palestinians’ real goal should be to start with a two-state solution BUT THEN move to it all being one Palestinian state.

www.jpost.com...



posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 04:21 PM
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Umm, considering the thread you are in, do you blame Palestinians for disliking Israel??

Israel is "talking" giving land back while actually taking more..

It's what the Palestinians have come to expect, lies.....



posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 04:24 PM
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Wasn't Jeruselem originally the Jews anyways before they were forceably marched out with Palestine swooping in behind and claiming it as their own?

Not sure why they should share it if that is indeed the case.



posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 04:49 PM
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No, I believe it was meant to be under dual control..



posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 05:06 PM
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I may be wrong but wasn't Palestine or the Palestinians just located along coastal regions and once the Romans forced the Jews out Palestine moved into the territory and set up shop so to speak?



posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 05:13 PM
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At least stick to the 20th century mate..
What happened 2000 years ago is irrelevant and we ain't 100% sure anyway..



posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 05:16 PM
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I think it is very relevant.

People often get testy when you bring up facts



posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 05:20 PM
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Originally posted by kro32
reply to post by backinblack
 


I think it is very relevant.

People often get testy when you bring up facts


I didn't see any FACTS in your posts..

In fact, you were very vague..



posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 05:29 PM
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The Zionist Organization provided their definition concerning the boundaries of Palestine in a statement to the Paris Peace Conference in 1919; it also includes a statement about the importance of water resources that the designated area includes.[39][40] On the basis of a League of Nations mandate, the British administered Palestine after World War I, promising to establish a Jewish homeland therein.[41] The original Mandate Palestine included what is now Israel, the West Bank (of the Jordan), and trans-Jordan (the present kingdom of Jordan),although the latter was disattached by an administrative decision of the British in 1922.[42] To the Palestinian people who view Palestine as their homeland, its boundaries are those of Mandate Palestine excluding the Transjordan, as described in the Palestinian National Charter.[43]


en.wikipedia.org...

So basically what I gather by this is that Palestine effectively didn't exist until the British gave them territory in 1919. Then they later gave Israel territory in the same region.

I do not see how Palestine has any right to whine as they should have nothing if it had not been for the British. According to this history Palestine existed off and on depending on who was conquering them and when they were allowed to exist it was only along the coast.

I believe the Jews have a far longer history of being established in this region.
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posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 05:36 PM
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I believe the Jews have a far longer history of being established in this region.


Sadly, your beliefs do not constitute FACTS..

Now how about staying on topic?

What do you think about Israel asking Palestine to hold of on the UN vote and promising to discuss borders/land, while at the same time approving more settlements/land grabs??




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