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Arutz 7: U. S.: "Settlements" Are Illegitimate
The United States said on Thursday that it was against Israeli approval of new Jewish homes in Judea and Samaria.
The comments were made hours after it was reported that the Civil Administration has authorized construction of 878 housing units in Judea and Samaria. The units were approved for towns in the Binyamin region, the Jordan Valley, and Gush Etzion.
She added that Washington had taken up the issue with the Israelis.
"The Secretary [John Kerry] has made clear that he believes both the negotiating teams are at the table in good faith and are committed to making progress," said Psaki.
In the same press conference, Psaki confirmed that peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority will resume next week and will be held in Jerusalem, followed by another meeting held in Jericho.
Israel has agreed to release 104 terrorist prisoners as a gesture to the PA for its willingness to resume talks.
Water and Energy Minister Silvan Shalom revealed this week that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was prepared to offer the PA a building freeze in Judea and Samaria instead of the terrorist release, but the PA rejected that offer.
Israel previously froze construction in Judea and Samaria for ten months in 2009, when PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas demanded a freeze so talks can resume. At the conclusion of those ten months, however, Abbas refused to come to the negotiating table, demanding instead that the freeze continue and adding more preconditions to talks.
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Esser Agaroth (2¢):
It is only an illusion propped to up in an attempt to fool people into thinking that Israel's government actually has
The reality is that Prime Minister Netanyahu is getting bitch-slapped,...yet again.
All the while, the U. S. demands that Israel...
And while everyone in Israel is in an uproar over what the U. S. thinks, and mourning the loss of "our best friend," for the umteenth time, "our best friend" is meddling a heck of a lot more in Israel's affairs than you think, with its Not So Secret Millitary Involvement, what the Israel government seems to be trying to distract us away from.
Believing that the U. S. is our friend, that the U. S. will stand by us, that the U. S. will protect us, and even that an alliance with the U. S. is our divinely expected hishtadluth (best efforts on the ground), are only some of the mistakes we continue to repeat over and over and over again, expecting different results, in other words, insanity.
Time for us Jews to stand on our own feet,...again, with The Almighty at our side, as in times of old.