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Sun Dec 2, 2012, 01:34 PM

Israel withholds tax revenues from Palestinian Authority [View all]

Source: Los Angeles Times

JERUSALEM -- Israel said Sunday it would withhold more than $100 million in tax revenue this month from the cash-strapped Palestinian Authority, the latest reaction to last week's U.N. vote recognizing the Palestinian territories as a "nonmember observer state."

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U.S. officials voiced disappointment over the measures Israel has taken in response to the U.N. bid. The Obama administration had asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to avoid taking punitive steps that might weaken Abbas, whom it sees as a moderate Palestinian leader.

American and Israeli anti-settlement groups are particularly alarmed by the possible resuscitation of the proposed E1 settlement project, a controversial development on the outskirts of Jerusalem that would partly divide the West Bank and complicate efforts to create a contiguous Palestinian state.

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During a conference in Washington on Saturday, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert called the government's settlement announcement "the worst slap in the face of a U.S. president."

Read more: http://www.latimes.com/news/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-israel-palestinians-taxes-20121202,0,1179646.story



Much more at the link. Anything they can do to undermine moderate Palestinian leadership. Anything they can do to undermine President Obama. If it wasn't for years of this, I would be surprised.

PB

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