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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:24 AM

More than 400 Jewish clergy press Netanyahu on E1

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- More than 400 American Jewish clergy asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not to go ahead with new construction in a corridor connecting eastern Jerusalem to the West Bank settlement of Maale Adumim.

"We fear that building settlements in E1 would be the final blow to a peaceful solution," read the letter released Monday and organized by J Street, Americans for Peace Now and Rabbis for Human Rights-North America. "If Israel builds in E1, it will cut East Jerusalem off from its West Bank surroundings and effectively bifurcate the West Bank. In doing so, E1 will literally represent an obstacle to a two-state solution."

Successive American governments have opposed development in E1, concerned that it would interrupt the contiguity of any future Palestinian state. Israeli officials have argued that its development does not necessarily prevent a contiguous Palestinian state.

"As American rabbis and cantors, we also fear that construction in E1 damages the critical relationship between Israel and the United States," the letter states. "Construction in E1 would violate repeated commitments to the United States, dating back to 1994, not to build settlements in the area."

http://www.jta.org/news/article/2012/12/18/3114786/over-400-clergy-press-netanyahu-on-e1

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Reply More than 400 Jewish clergy press Netanyahu on E1 (Original post)
bemildred Dec 2012 OP
geek tragedy Dec 2012 #1
R. Daneel Olivaw Dec 2012 #2
azurnoir Dec 2012 #3
oberliner Dec 2012 #5
azurnoir Dec 2012 #7
LeftishBrit Dec 2012 #4
oberliner Dec 2012 #6

Response to bemildred (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:09 PM

1. According to the Likudniks and Neocons, they must hate Jews. nt

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 02:25 PM

2. Don't worry. A few screamers will be by soon enough to tell you the leaders


never asked for anything of the sort and that an agreement 100 years ago bla bla bla, Palestinians are not the owners bla bla bla, there's no Israeli apartheid of any kind bla bla bla...


So on and so forth until the Palestinians live on a postage stamp or are extinct as a viable nation.

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Response to bemildred (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 02:29 PM

3. geez I did not know there were that many Neturei Karta clergy in the US

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:20 PM

5. You clearly don't know anything about Neturei Karta

They would never support J Street or any of the groups mentioned above.

They find the idea of a two-state solution to be evil.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:26 PM

7. ah choosing to ignore the sarcasm smilie are you

well what else could I have expected actually nothing else

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Response to bemildred (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:26 PM

4. Good for them. I doubt that Netanyahu will listen though.

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Response to bemildred (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:21 PM

6. Well done

Hopefully this will send a message.

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