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Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:10 AM

U.S. Rebukes Israeli Plans For New Settlements In East Jerusalem

Source: Washington Post

The Obama administration admonished Israel on Tuesday for approving 1,500 new Jewish homes in Arab East Jerusalem, saying continued building calls into question Israel’s commitment to peace talks and a separate, independent Palestinian state.

“We are deeply disappointed that Israel insists on continuing this pattern of provocative action,” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said.

The unusually harsh rebuke to the closest U.S. ally in the Middle East reveals profound skepticism about whether the leadership of both Israel and the Palestinians in the West Bank has the will to return to substantive talks.

“These repeated announcements and plans of new construction run counter to the cause of peace,” Nuland said. “Israel’s leaders continually say that they support a path toward a two-state solution, yet these actions only put that goal further at risk.”



Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-rebukes-israeli-plans-for-new-settlements-in-east-jerusalem/2012/12/18/277f577a-494b-11e2-b6f0-e851e741d196_story.html

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Reply U.S. Rebukes Israeli Plans For New Settlements In East Jerusalem (Original post)
Purveyor Dec 2012 OP
msongs Dec 2012 #1
R. Daneel Olivaw Dec 2012 #2
DeSwiss Dec 2012 #3
Comrade Grumpy Dec 2012 #4
Ash_F Dec 2012 #5
docgee Dec 2012 #6
dipsydoodle Dec 2012 #7
Eric the Reddish Dec 2012 #8
davidpdx Dec 2012 #9

Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:19 AM

1. just another PR statement with no weight or consequence nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:29 AM

2. Yep. The USA will not do anything to really upset Israel.


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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:48 AM

3. Rebuked AND Admonished!?!?

- Well, that'll show 'em......

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 03:17 AM

4. Put your money where your mouth is, Obama administration.

We could always use an extra $3 billion.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 04:57 AM

5. We joke, but this is a significant shift

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“We are deeply disappointed that Israel insists on continuing this pattern of provocative action,”

Past US State Departments never used to talk like that.

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Response to Ash_F (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:17 AM

6. agreed. nt

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:28 AM

7. Lip service

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:31 AM

8. Hagel for SecDef

 

or this is just talk.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:32 AM

9. Wake me up when we actually do something about it

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