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    Israel plans 1,300 East Jerusalem Jewish settler homes

    Israel has revealed plans to build nearly 1,300 housing units for Jewish settlers in occupied East Jerusalem.

    Building settlements is illegal under international law and recent efforts to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks have stalled over the issue.

    The announcement comes as Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is on an official visit to the US.

    Palestinian officials have reportedly described the move as an Israeli attempt to sabotage the talks.

    "We thought that Netanyahu was going to the United States to stop settlement activity and restart negotiations, but it is clear to us that he is determined to destroy the talks," chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat was quoted as saying by the AFP news agency.

    The Interior Ministry said that final approval had been given for almost 1,000 new homes in the East Jerusalem settlement of Har Homa, near the Palestinian town of Bethlehem, and about 300 in an area called Ramot.

    A ministry spokeswoman told the BBC that the plans were being published to invite public comment and that actual construction was likely to be years away.

    East Jerusalem is regarded as occupied Palestinian territory by the international community, but Israel says it is part of its territory.

    The full story available from here : BBC News - Israel plans 1,300 East Jerusalem Jewish settler homes

    Here we go again, Israel showing the world once more that it has no intentions of trying to do more than make a few conciliatory noises regarding peace talks. Their illegal actions here speak far louder than their weasel words round any table
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    Re: Israel plans 1,300 East Jerusalem Jewish settler homes

    Israel claims it wants peace, yet it continues the actions that have created the current situation.
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    Re: Israel plans 1,300 East Jerusalem Jewish settler homes

    They are not settlers, they are Israelis building in Eretz Yisrael.
    I hope they build lots more.

    I don't think Israel wants peace at any cost, as it has already been duped to give over land for false peace in Gaza.
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    Re: Israel plans 1,300 East Jerusalem Jewish settler homes

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    They are not settlers, they are Israelis building in Eretz Yisrael.
    I hope they build lots more.

    I don't think Israel wants peace at any cost, as it has already been duped to give over land for false peace in Gaza.
    This land is occupied East Jerusalem, which belongs to the Palestinian people under international law.
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    Re: Israel plans 1,300 East Jerusalem Jewish settler homes

    Quote Originally Posted by Midas View Post
    This land is occupied East Jerusalem, which belongs to the Palestinian people under international law.
    Actually, Midas, I think you would struggle to prove such an assertion. Please do try.
    If the land belonged to anyone, it was Jordan, but they got their asses wupped, after attacking Israel in the 6 day war, and Jordan don't lay claim to the land any more.
    There are no Palestinian people, they are an invention of the Arabic enemies of Israel, to attempt to break her.
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    Re: Israel plans 1,300 East Jerusalem Jewish settler homes

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Actually, Midas, I think you would struggle to prove such an assertion. Please do try.
    If the land belonged to anyone, it was Jordan, but they got their asses wupped, after attacking Israel in the 6 day war, and Jordan don't lay claim to the land any more.
    Under the UN partition plan Jordan had administration and control of the area now known as the West Bank, but the region was not and never had been part of the country of Jordan (formerly Transjordan under the British Mandate), whose boundary stopped at the Jordan river. If you look at virtually any map of the region from pre-1947 through to 1967 you'll clearly see that the West Bank is shown as being Palestinian territory.

    There are no Palestinian people, they are an invention of the Arabic enemies of Israel, to attempt to break her.
    Now who's trying to change history! Until modern Israel was formed and the proposed Palestinian state which should have been part of that agreement failed to materialise, Palestine had been recognised as a country since pre-biblical times. The Romans called the region "Provincia Syria Palaestina", later shortened to just "Palaestina", from which the modern word "Palestine" is derived. The people of the region have been in continuous residence for thousands of years, much longer than any modern Israelites or Jews have - neither did they need to invent a fictitious history for their country the way that Israel did.
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    Re: Israel plans 1,300 East Jerusalem Jewish settler homes

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Actually, Midas, I think you would struggle to prove such an assertion. Please do try.
    If the land belonged to anyone, it was Jordan, but they got their asses wupped, after attacking Israel in the 6 day war, and Jordan don't lay claim to the land any more.
    There are no Palestinian people, they are an invention of the Arabic enemies of Israel, to attempt to break her.
    If I said what I actually thought about this facile fatuous satement, I'd be accused of cyber bullying again, so I'll choose my words carefully.
    There is a group of people that are the undisputed champions of history denial, they are Zionists and their supporters.
    If there were no Palestinians when the Zionists first arrived in Palestine, why is it that every reputable historian that has ever written on the subject, including many Israeli historians, start by saying that there were aproximately 1.5 million indiginous palestinian Arabs living in the region.

    The land did not belong to Jordan at all. King Abdullah saught an arrangement with Ben Gurian to secure large areas of Palestine, brecause he'd been "fobbed off" with Iraq by the British after WW1. The transjordan was little more than an arid destert. Abdullah wanted the "cultured, densly populated East Jerusalem, home of the Palestinian Arabs" (quote from a letter from Ben Gurian), so that he could settle the Heshamite people there. The only way Abdullah could see of ridding Palestine of indiginous Arabs was to ally himself with Ben Gurion. Ben Gurian of course duped Abdullah into assisting him impliment "Plan Dalet" on March 10th 1948. He had no intention of handing over a single sq foot of Palestinian land to Abdullah.

    You should look up plan dalet Barry, it was the Zionist blue print for ethnically cleansing the region of the 1.5 million Palestinian Arabs, the forced expulsion, the sezure of their land and posessions, the demolition of their villages and towns, instructions to carry out mass killings in need be, the arrest and detainment of all men of "military age" which ranged from 10-50. As if this Nazi style ethnic cleansing an genocide was not enough, plan dalet detailed how the indiginous Palestinians would be erased from the history books by history denial and revision.

    The most detailed account I have found of this hidden holocaust is by the is by the Israeli professor Ilan Pappe.
    Now I believe it was the self proclaiming fascist, and zionist supporter DC that described professor Pappe in his own unique insightful way
    as "a bit of a nut job".
    John Pilger describes him as "Israels bravest most principled most incisive historian"
    Princeton universaty said "Ilan Pappe has written an extraordinary book of profound relevance to the past present and future of Israeli/Palestinian relations."
    His book "The ethnic cleansing of Palestine" is also critically aclaimed by Harvard univesity, the university of Michigan, Oxford university, Hobart and William Smith college, The times litterary supliment, the university of Exeter just to name a few. But, if DC says he's a nut job, who are those giants of accedemia to argue.

    I know why you want them to build more settlements and expell the indiginous populaton completely, and to harbour such a desire based on an ancient myth is contemptable.
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    Re: Israel plans 1,300 East Jerusalem Jewish settler homes

    Quote Originally Posted by Midas View Post
    This land is occupied East Jerusalem, which belongs to the Palestinian people under international law.
    Actually under the partition plan Jerusalem, along with other significant holy sites like Bethlehem, came under international control. This was never realised, as in the war East Jerusalem and the rest of the West Bank were seized by Jordan. As far as international law is concerned it belongs to nobody, in practice it's whoever can conquer it.

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    Re: Israel plans 1,300 East Jerusalem Jewish settler homes

    I think we can all agree on one fact; zionists are ultranationalistic *******s. I'd rather live in a world dominated by Kim Jung then the zionist movement.

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    Re: Israel plans 1,300 East Jerusalem Jewish settler homes

    Quote Originally Posted by AngloChimp12 View Post
    I think we can all agree on one fact; zionists are ultranationalistic *******s. I'd rather live in a world dominated by Kim Jung then the zionist movement.
    Why? Israel is one of the few democracies in the Middle East, perhaps the only true one. It has a high standard of living despite being in an almost constant state of war for the last 60 years. Freedom of both religion and speech are strongly upheld, in comparison to many (all) of its neighbours. It even has one of the Mediterranean's largest gay and lesbian scenes in Tel Aviv. For all intents and purposes Israel is as much a Western Democracy as the UK.

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