Skip to comments.Israel to speed up settlement building in West Bank
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.
Israels 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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Pray for Israel.
They definitely can use it! Prayers up for Israel.
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.
Israeli Jews to build in Judea...from which the name Jew comes...is somehow a problem. Sheesh.
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