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    Israel Approves New Building in East Jerusalem

    Israel approves new building in east Jerusalem - Business- msnbc.com

    The Jerusalem municipality has approved 20 new apartments for Jews in an Arab neighborhood of east Jerusalem, the city said Wednesday, in a move that could stir a new diplomatic crisis with the United States just as Israel's leader is in Washington on a fence-mending visit.

    There was no immediate American reaction. But Israeli lawmaker Eitan Cabel accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of unnecessarily provoking the U.S.

    "Is this another 'unfortunate' mistake? Is this another 'misunderstanding?'" said Cabel, a member of the Labor Party, which sits in the governing coalition.

    "Netanyahu decided to spit into Obama's eye, this time from up close. He and his pyromaniac ministers insist on setting the Middle East ablaze."
    Cabel is a member of Netanyahu's own party. Apparently, he's come to the same conclusion that I have...that Netanyahu, for whatever reasons, is actually sabotaging his relationships with western nations.

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    Well, Obama and his administration hasn't been giving Israel exactly what would be called - the warm and fuzzy feelings of past administrations. Politically, this is certainly an escalation to the U.S. and yes, it's a spit in the eye. What will Obama do - turn on Israel in favor of Palestine? Probably not a good political move ... but these escalations have occurred since the 1960's by both Palestine and Israel to bring negotiations back to the table. What better than a crisis to reset the peace process?
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Israel Approves New Building in East Jerusalem

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Well, Obama and his administration hasn't been giving Israel exactly what would be called - the warm and fuzzy feelings of past administrations. Politically, this is certainly an escalation to the U.S. and yes, it's a spit in the eye. What will Obama do - turn on Israel in favor of Palestine? Probably not a good political move ... but these escalations have occurred since the 1960's by both Palestine and Israel to bring negotiations back to the table. What better than a crisis to reset the peace process?
    i am hoping he will execute an executive order prohibiting any financial or military assistance to israel while any settlements are under construction within the disputed territories
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    i am hoping he will execute an executive order prohibiting any financial or military assistance to israel while any settlements are under construction within the disputed territories



    And that would accomplish?
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    Re: Israel Approves New Building in East Jerusalem

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Cabel is a member of Netanyahu's own party. Apparently, he's come to the same conclusion that I have...that Netanyahu, for whatever reasons, is actually sabotaging his relationships with western nations.
    Cabel is a member of the Labor party.

    Netanyahu is a member of the Likud party.

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    The UK Telegraph seems to think he is doing this at this time to try and create a rift between Obama and Congress.
    George Monboit "Neoliberalism is inherently incompatible with democracy, as people will always rebel against the austerity and fiscal tyranny it prescribes. Something has to give, and it must be the people. This is the true road to serfdom: disinventing democracy on behalf of the elite."

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    Re: Israel Approves New Building in East Jerusalem

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    And that would accomplish?
    an indication that there are israeli actions the USA does not condone, such as the settlements within the disputed territories

    confirmation that the tail no longer wags the dog

    an evenhandedness that has not been evident since the Carter administration

    evidence to the Palestinian people and others watching that America's foreign policy is returning to one driven by sound principle
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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    Re: Israel Approves New Building in East Jerusalem

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Cabel is a member of Netanyahu's own party.
    It is my duty to inform that Catz is, as usual, giving false information above.
    While Netanyahu is from the Likud party, Cabel is from Labor.
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    Human stupidity never ceases to amaze me. Why get people killed over a damned apartment building? I'd cheerfully support giving Israel enough aid to pay rent for every single moron living in one of these settlements if they moved out.

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    Re: Israel Approves New Building in East Jerusalem

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    Human stupidity never ceases to amaze me. Why get people killed over a damned apartment building? I'd cheerfully support giving Israel enough aid to pay rent for every single moron living in one of these settlements if they moved out.
    An Israeli section 8, what an awesome idea!.......

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