U.S. 'dismayed' at Israel plan to build 900 homes beyond Green Line.
... "The U.S. also objects to other Israeli practices in Jerusalem related to housing, including the continuing pattern of evictions and demolitions of Palestinian homes," the statement continued. ...http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1128814.html
Regional committee approves construction of 900 new housing units in south Jerusalem, neighborhood located beyond Green Line, on backdrop of new demand made by American special envoy to halt building in area. 'The United States is not a factor,' committee member tells Ynet. ...http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340 ... 91,00.html
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxU.S. politician wants American Jews to buy West Bank homes.
... "Our goal is to send a clear message to Washington and President Obama that Jews will continue to live in Judea and Samaria and the ultimate commitment American Jews can make is to actually come and buy property in these areas as this will ensure these communities" security and growth," said Dov Hikind, 59, who has been representing Brooklyn's 48th district since 1983. ...http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1128732.htmlhttp://jta.org/news/article/2009/11/17/ ... ettlements
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxIsrael keeps up Palestinian evictions
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xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxInterview / Reporter Helen Thomas criticizes Obama's Mideast peace efforts
... "It's quite neglected because of Afghanistan and Iraq and the healthcare. It was right to push for a total settlements freeze, and it's wrong for President Obama to say there is no longer ban on settlements until they start negotiations - then what you get is [a] fait accompli. I don't think Obama should have caved on that." ...
"I think people in Palestine are fighting for their land. Little by little, incursions and kicking people from their homes - who on earth would ever accept that without a fight? No American would and probably no Israeli would either. ...
"I think the average Israeli is very fine, very fair and straightforward. But I think their treatment of the Palestinians in Jerusalem, where they continue to take their land, is wrong. It would be wrong in France, it would be wrong anywhere in the world. No one would accept that; I wouldn't. ...http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1128823.html
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxNetanyahu’s Fear Mongering
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Tuesday that Iran's nuclear program posed a threat not just to Israel, but to the entire world, during a visit to a submarine* that underscored Israel's military might. http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1128810.html
* Shnorred from Germany.