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vminfla Donating Member (992 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 08:34 AM
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Miami mayor: ‘Settlements’ is wrong word to use
Israel should be describing Jewish communities beyond the Green Line as developments, not settlements, Carlos Gimenez, the recently elected mayor of Miami-Dade County, said on Friday.

Gimenez, on a six-day visit to Israel with four other mayors of large US cities as part of Project Interchange, an educational institute of the American Jewish Committee, said the reality of the settlements – as opposed to the stereotype that the word invokes – was what surprised him most during his first visit to the country.

“You can’t understand the deep feelings, the emotional feelings here, on both sides, and the fact that you live here with the conflict on a daily basis, and that it can touch you on a daily basis,” he said

“We don’t live under that threat,” Gimenez added.


http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=246202
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 08:37 AM
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1. Semantics. They're still illegal.
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azurnoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 09:37 AM
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2. well it's so nice that the Republican Mayor of Miami doesn't think
that settlement should be called that but then again neither do I
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