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Interior Minister: Israel will never freeze construction in Jerusalem
haaretZ ^ | 5/16/10 | staff

Posted on 05/16/2010 9:51:16 AM PDT by Nachum

Yishai tells Shas daily that he has clarified this stance to the U.S., and plans to expedite construction in the capital.

Interior Minister Eli Yishai declared Thursday that Israel had not agreed to freeze construction in East Jerusalem, adding that American demands to do so would never be met.

"There is not and never has been a freeze on construction in Jerusalem, nor will there ever be," said Yishai, whose approval of a 1,600 new housing units in East Jerusalem during U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's visit in March sparked tension in U.S.-Israeli ties.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: construction; freeze; interior; minister

1 posted on 05/16/2010 9:51:16 AM PDT by Nachum
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2 posted on 05/16/2010 9:51:34 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Build Bibi, Build!


3 posted on 05/16/2010 10:00:45 AM PDT by Tweeker
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To: Tweeker

They’ve been building in Jerusalem for 3,000 years.


4 posted on 05/16/2010 10:28:12 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Nachum

Good! F* the Palestinians.


5 posted on 05/16/2010 10:42:07 AM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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6 posted on 05/16/2010 1:47:14 PM PDT by SJackson (Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel and it must remain undivided, Barack Hussein Obama)
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