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Israel and US row on settlements

Posted by on Jun. 19, 2009 at 10:16 PM
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 Same old same old we say what we want and they do what ever they want......but the money keeps going to them....

Senior Israeli and the US officials have disagreed in public over Israeli settlement building in the West Bank.

On a visit to Washington, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said again that Israel could not accept a complete freeze on settlements.

Standing next to him, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reiterated that the US wanted a complete halt.

She went on to say that Israeli leaders had often in the past staked out positions that had changed over time.

"We want to see a stop to the settlements. We think that is an important and essential part of pursuing the efforts leading to a comprehensive peace agreement and the creation of a Palestinian state next to an Israeli Jewish state that is secure in its borders," Mrs Clinton said.

Mr Lieberman insisted that "natural growth" - settlement construction with in the boundaries of existing settlements - would continue despite specific US calls for this to end.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8106580.stm

by on Jun. 19, 2009 at 10:16 PM
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Gypsyuma
by Gold Member on Jun. 20, 2009 at 1:05 AM

The gift that keeps on giving? 

More like the pain in the ass that keep ramping it up.


 

Goodwoman614
by Satan on Jun. 20, 2009 at 1:49 AM

"Natural growth?"  WTF?  Why discuss that when the REAL question is whether or not their should have been ANY "GROWTH" at all in the territories.  They were all illegal.

What is the rationale I keep hearing from Israel & supporters...the "well, these settlements have been here too long to dismantle now" and the "well, these settlements are too big to take down..."

So, like, now we have the *ahem* "natural growth" quick-hurry-up-and-build-up-the-wazoo-outta-dis-here-settlement-so-we-can-claim-we're-too-big-to-dismantle supporters heading the Israeli government now. 

Everything old is new again...



                                                                                                       

Gypsyuma
by Gold Member on Jun. 20, 2009 at 2:20 AM


Quoting Goodwoman614:

"Natural growth?"  WTF?  Why discuss that when the REAL question is whether or not their should have been ANY "GROWTH" at all in the territories.  They were all illegal.

What is the rationale I keep hearing from Israel & supporters...the "well, these settlements have been here too long to dismantle now" and the "well, these settlements are too big to take down..."

So, like, now we have the *ahem* "natural growth" quick-hurry-up-and-build-up-the-wazoo-outta-dis-here-settlement-so-we-can-claim-we're-too-big-to-dismantle supporters heading the Israeli government now. 

Everything old is new again...

 


Notice too how they have their bulldozers out destroying as many Palestinian homes as possible too.


 

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