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Israel to speed up settlement building in West Bank
France 24 ^ | 11/1/2011

Posted on 11/01/2011 8:36:02 PM PDT by bruinbirdman

The Israeli government called for the accelerated construction of 2000 settlement homes in the West Bank and Jerusalem on Tuesday. The statement came a day after UNESCO granted the Palestinians full membership of the U.N. cultural agency.

Israel decided on Tuesday to accelerate Jewish settlement building and withhold Palestinian Authority funds, moves likely to further hold up international efforts to revive peace talks.

Israel’s move came a day after UNESCO awarded the Palestinians full membership of the U.N. cultural agency, a diplomatic victory for the Palestinian Authority in its push for recognition as a state at the United Nations.

Israel called the UNESCO decision a “tragedy” and the United States said it would stop its funding of the organisation.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for the accelerated construction of some 2,000 housing units, said an official statement released after he convened his cabinet.

The Palestinian presidency said the decision to speed up settlement construction on land where the Palestinians aim to found a state amounted to a decision to “speed up the destruction of the peace process”.

Nabil Abu Rdainah, the spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, also described as “inhumane” the Israeli decision to temporarily withhold funds collected by Israel on behalf of the Palestinian Authority.

A senior Israeli government official said after the cabinet meeting that the decision to halt money transfers to the Palestinians Authority was a temporary measure until a final decision was

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: israel; palestinians; westbank

1 posted on 11/01/2011 8:36:03 PM PDT by bruinbirdman
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To: bruinbirdman

Pray for Israel.


2 posted on 11/01/2011 8:46:28 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever ( Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: stars & stripes forever

They definitely can use it! Prayers up for Israel.


3 posted on 11/01/2011 8:48:31 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Pimp your blog for hits on Free Republic!)
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To: bruinbirdman

I love how the MSM calls it “settlement building”. Their not “settlements” in their own land. They are building homes due to population growth.

The non-existant “Palestinians” call them “settlements.”

And yes, keep praying for Israel.


4 posted on 11/01/2011 8:52:03 PM PDT by kingpins10
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To: kingpins10

“They’re”. ;)


5 posted on 11/01/2011 8:52:34 PM PDT by kingpins10
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To: bruinbirdman

Israeli Jews to build in Judea...from which the name Jew comes...is somehow a problem. Sheesh.


6 posted on 11/01/2011 9:04:06 PM PDT by blasater1960 (Deut 30, Psalm 111...the Torah and the Law, is attainable past, present and forever.)
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To: bruinbirdman

I recomend the US redirect the discontinued UNESCO funds to Isreal, they can use it to build houses on the West Bank, at least it would do some good there


7 posted on 11/01/2011 9:56:46 PM PDT by munin (Live free or die)
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To: bruinbirdman
Most Americans Support Right of Jews to Live and Build in Judea-Samaria
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/927783/posts
June 10, 2003
"By a margin of nearly five to one, Americans oppose the Bush administration's demand to halt all further Jewish construction in Judea-Samaria (the West Bank) and Gaza . . . The poll, carried out by John McLaughlin & Associates, surveyed a scientific sample of 1,000 American adults on May 21, 2003.

8 posted on 11/01/2011 10:07:02 PM PDT by familyop ("Dry land is not just our destination, it is our destiny!" --Deacon character, "Waterworld")
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To: familyop
I remember sitting in the frat house watching reports on the Six-Day War, June 1967. 44 years (or 63?) little has changed.

yitbos

9 posted on 11/01/2011 10:31:44 PM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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10 posted on 11/02/2011 11:04:39 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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