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Four EU nations to condemn latest Israel settlements
Associated Press ^ | Dec 18, 2012 11:13 AM EST | Jamey Keaten

Posted on 12/18/2012 10:19:54 AM PST by Olog-hai

Germany and three other European members of the U.N. Security Council are preparing a statement condemning Israel’s latest settlement plans in east Jerusalem and the West Bank, a European diplomatic official said Tuesday.

The so-called E4 grouping—permanent council members Britain and France, plus Germany and Portugal—is concerned that such settlements could threaten the possible two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians, the official said. Details of the European statement are being finalized in New York, the diplomat said on condition of anonymity because the work was not yet completed. …

The European Union—Israel’s biggest trading partner—has been increasingly vocal in its criticism of new settlements just as Israel is gearing up for general elections next month. In an unprecedented move, a string of European governments summoned their local Israeli ambassadors to lodge protests following the Israeli settlement announcements. …

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: antisemitism; antizionism; eussr; settlements

1 posted on 12/18/2012 10:20:04 AM PST by Olog-hai
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2 posted on 12/18/2012 10:24:17 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Here comes bama claus here comes bama claus left down bama claus lane!)
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3 posted on 12/18/2012 10:28:44 AM PST by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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The Israeli are just using the same stratagy that the Muslims use. Keep talking, keep stalling, and keep advancing while you do it.

4 posted on 12/18/2012 11:09:59 AM PST by NurdlyPeon (New tag line in progress.)
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It is perfectly fine with the UN that Israel is an independant Nation...

That is, as long as Jews don't live there.

5 posted on 12/18/2012 11:34:49 AM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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From Yahoo News:

In this March 14, 2011, file photo, a general view of a construction site in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Modiin Illit.

My question: other than Jerusalem, is there a more "Jewish" place than Modiin? I mean, isn't Modiin where the Maccabees came from?

7 posted on 12/18/2012 2:19:02 PM PST by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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For reference to the Biblical books of the Maccabees

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

Chapter 16

The 2 biblical books of the Maccabees are about the leaders of the Jewish rebellion against their Greek overlords in the years between 175-150 BC. These were the guys who created the separate Jewish Kingdom and gave the Jews a solid, religious state.

They talk of how the salvation of the Jewish people in this crisis came through Mattathias' family, particularly his sons, Judas Maccabeus, Jonathan Maccabaeus, and Simon Maccabaeus, and Simon's son, John Hyrcanus.

These books were in the original KJV Bible and one can read, enjoy and be inspired by the story of Jude Macchabeus (the Hammer) and the struggle of the Jewish peoples.

8 posted on 12/18/2012 11:30:28 PM PST by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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