Livni whines over Ramat ShlomoLivni had a tantrum.
Speaking to Israel Radio, Livni said "They do this every election. The Likud is exposing Jerusalem to international condemnation for electoral purposes."
For her part, Livni said Israel must reserve the right to build in Jerusalem, Israel's capital city. "I myself built in Jerusalem," she said, referencing her governmental experience in previous Likud- and Kadima-led coalitions. "I built in Jerusalem," she repeated, "and I will protect it in any diplomatic negotiations [with the Palestinians.]"
The difference, she added, was that her construction over the green line was undertaken in conjunction with negotiations. "When we built, there was international silence. Because we were building alongside a diplomatic effort to reach a solution," she said.Actually, that's a load of crap. Ramat Shlomo was completed in 1996 - before Livni took office. The only new neighborhood that has been built in 'east' Jerusalem since has been Har Homa, which was approved and started... during Netanyahu's first term in office. In fact, Livni and her boss, Ehud K. Olmert, spent most of their time in office denying that they agreed to a freeze in 'east' Jerusalem.
The only housing that has been built in 'east' Jerusalem since then has been small projects here and there. There has been nothing as significant as Givat HaMatos, a new neighborhood proposed for the southern end of the city, and no project has been as large as the 1,500 units proposed for Ramat Shlomo.
Israelis aren't dumb enough to be fooled by Livni.