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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 06:16 PM

Israel Poised To Build Thousands Of New Settler Homes

By Agence France-Presse
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 17:23 EST

Israeli authorities on Tuesday rejected a plan to build around 800 new settler homes in annexed east Jerusalem, but were expected to approve more constructions elsewhere, triggering the ire of Washington.

Settlement watchdog Peace Now told AFP that authorities were due to endorse a far larger project on Wednesday and issue tenders for hundreds more buildings next week.

The Jerusalem regional planning committee turned down proposals for 813 housing units to be built under a plan known as “Givat HaMatos B” but approved a separate project for construction of homes for residents of the east Jerusalem Arab neighbourhood of Beit Safafa, the interior ministry said.

“Only one of the two plans discussed was approved, for 700 housing units for the Arabs of Beit Safafa,” spokeswoman Efrat Orbach said in an SMS message to AFP. She did not elaborate.

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dipsydoodle Dec 2012 #1
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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 06:21 PM

1. Obviously quite determined

to make themselves international pariahs.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:27 PM

3. "to make themselves international pariahs"...

"They" have accomplished that long ago...

Too bad for the good people of Israel...but they voted for it, they 'own it'.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 06:27 PM

2. I'm starting to think this is Bibi's way of drawing the line and daring sombodie(s)

to cross it or showing an extended index finger to world

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 01:59 PM

4. Bibi recognizes that the US and Europe will never do anything beyond whining

They will do nothing meaningful such as withholding economic, military, or diplomatic support.

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