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Monday, August 12, 2013

State Department criticizes Israeli housing approval

At the State Department on Monday, spokeswoman Marie Harf criticized Israel's approval of 1,187 new Jewish housing units in 'east' Jerusalem and environs as 'illegitimate,' but she was careful not to call them 'illegal.'
“These announcements do come at a particularly sensitive time, and we have made our serious concerns about this recent announcement known to the government of Israel,” Harf said. “We do not accept the legitimacy of continued settlement activity.”
Harf stopped short of labeling the settlement activity “illegal” or of saying it undermines the peace process, as the European Union has. She also declined to say if the State Department had urged the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to put the construction on hold.
The new construction was announced Sunday by Housing Minister Uri Ariel, The Associated Press reported, while a government spokesman said the new homes are in areas Israel expects to retain in any peace deal.
Harf went on to praise Israel for agreeing to release 104 Palestinian prisoners, some of whom are accused of attacking Israelis.
“I would point out to you that the Israeli government is also taking a very difficult but necessary step as part of the peace negotiations to release a number of prisoners as well,” she said.
Sounds like the apartment announcement was cleared in advance with the State Department. Hmmm.

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At 12:03 AM, Blogger Sunlight said...

Right. And the by-parcel plots of GIS title history, by year, with links to treaties,etc., can be found at:


That way, your supporters can call out any number of ignoramuses, like Hillary2016's recently-turned-over-to-KhmerRougeKerry State Dept with ACTUAL DATA.

But, since this just goes on to infinity and beyond, with no organized data link, I have lost the belief that the Israeli govt actually wants anyone in the US to take on these murderous lying liars. Why, I wonder? I have suspicions that I rant about frequently in these comments, but maybe there is some other thing that is completely outside my imagining. Because what I think it is is for sure not worth tossing away a country over.

At 12:09 AM, Blogger Lois Koenig said...

The more they complain the better I like it. What is wrong with Bibi?? That he would even try to stop Israelis from building in Israel to make the 'Palestinians' happy? The more I dislike him.Moshe Feiglin would know what to do, as he puts Israel first.


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