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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:52 AM

Netanyahu brushes off world condemnation of settlement plans

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Source: Reuters

"We will carry on building in Jerusalem and in all the places that are on the map of Israel's strategic interests," a defiant Netanyahu said at the weekly cabinet meeting.

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An Israeli official said the government also ordered "preliminary zoning and planning work" for thousands of housing units in areas including the so-called "E1" zone near Jerusalem.

Such construction could divide the West Bank in two and further dim Palestinian hopes, backed by the United States and other international sponsors of the Middle East peace process, for a contiguous country.

"It would represent an almost fatal blow to remaining chances of securing a two-state solution," United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement on Sunday.



Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/03/us-palestinians-israel-idUSBRE8B106S20121203



Israel has chosen to thumb its nose at the rest of the planet. Including its supplicant sponsor, the United States, whose weak mews of protest get treated with the appropriate level of contempt by the Israeli government.

Note by the way that Likud and Netanyahu will pay no political or diplomatic price for trying to interfere with our elections, and with repeatedly expressing contempt towards President Obama. We are Israel's servant, and a despised one.

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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 12:01 PM

2. Locking - duplicate thread

of http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014324359 . Please continue discussion there. Thanks.

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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 12:01 PM

3. "We are Israel's servant, and a despised one."

How is garbage like this allowed to be posted here?

Is this actually a common sentiment?

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