Settlers plan burst of quick, 'light' construction as freeze nears end.
Outpost homes planned using cheap, environmentally friendly methods that enable building a house in two months or less for less than NIS 200,000.
There are an estimated 2,000-2,200 housing units in the territories that have all the necessary approvals in order to begin construction. http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/ne ... d-1.315382
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxSettler leaders accuse U.S. President of 'unacceptable intervention' in Israel's affairs; call Netanyahu to resume building in West Bank settlements. ...
"Hussein Obama is an arrogant and racist politician, who probably thinks, out of ignorance, that Israel is another dictatorship, like the rest of the countries in the Middle East." ...
The settlements are deemed by the World Court to be illegal, a finding disputed by Israel. Palestinians fear the enclaves will deny them a viable and contiguous country. http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/se ... e-1.315366
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx‘J-Street’ presses Bibi on Settlement freeze.
WASHINGTON (JTA) -- J Street called on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to freeze settlement growth in a major newspaper ad blitz.
"Israel's long-term security and its survival as the democratic, national home of the Jewish people depend on the success of these talks," ...http://www.jta.org/news/article/2010/09 ... -on-freeze
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxMeasure urging Israel to join Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty rebuffed; outcome of close vote seen as a diplomatic victory for the U.S., Israel.http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-d ... l-1.315519
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxIsrael presses UN to stall debate on 'biased' Gaza flotilla report.http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-d ... t-1.315463
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxNext war will be harshhttp://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340 ... 17,00.html
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxRussian Jewish leader urges textbook pulled.
MOSCOW (JTA) -- A Russian Jewish leader urged the h
ead of Moscow State University to take steps to drop a history textbook considered by many to be anti-Semitic. ... It provides the percentage of Jews in former Soviet governments.
....http://www.jta.org/news/article/2010/09 ... ook-pulled