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Diplomatic Sources: Gestures to PA Might Push Bennett Out

Jewish Home Minister Orbach: Nonsense.
The PM's office would not confirm or deny the news that housing construction is to be resumed in the Jewish neighborhood of Har Homa in east Jerusalem

The PM's office would not confirm or deny the news that housing construction is to be resumed in the Jewish neighborhood of Har Homa in east Jerusalem
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While in Egypt millions are getting ready for a clash that could bring down the Morsi government and wash Egypt in rivers of blood, and while Syria and Iraq are already awash in blood, and Turkey is about to implode, Secretary of State John Kerry is focusing all his efforts on the truly important thing – making sure that Jews who live in East Jerusalem won’t be allowed to close up their porch, as this would violate the Prime Minister’s decree against settlement construction.

Still, someone in Jerusalem is trying to use the opportunity of the extended Kerry visit while all around him the Middle East is burning (he stayed for one Shabbat meal – next week could he come for kiddush?), and turned the supposed Netanyahu concessions to Mahmoud Abbas into a stick with which to poke Naftali Bennett.

Hopefully not in the shrapnel area…

Diplomatic sources in Jerusalem told Reshet Bet that Prime Minister Netanyahu’s upcoming gestures which are needed in order to kickstart the talks with the Palestinians might force Naftali Bennett’s party to quit the government.

Those same sources said that Secretary of State John Kerry signaled that even if no progress is made round the current talks would continue with the talks.

Jewish Home Minister Uri Orbach this morning told The Jewish Press that the above news, regarding Bennett et al quitting was sheer nonsense.

“We’re not leaving the government so quickly,” Orbach stated.

He was delighted, however, with the news—unconfirmed as of this morning by the office of the Prime Minister—that the government is currently promoting the construction of 930 housing units in Har Homa in Jerusalem.

Meanwhile, a senior official in Jordan’s King Abdullah inner circle told Al-Hayat that at the moment there is no information on a four-way conference with Israel, the PA, the U.S. and Jordan, and that the king’s schedule this week does not include meetings with Israelis, Americans or Palestinians.

Meanwhile, on Saturday, Hamas said that peace negotiations with Israel were ‘futile,’ Ma’an reported. Hamas warned Fatah and the Palestinian Authority against the “mirage” of negotiations, and called on the PA to reject U.S. pressure to accept economic initiatives and instead focus on implementing national unity between Palestinian factions.

“We in Hamas look carefully at U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s efforts to re-launch the so-called peace process, which is based upon an American-Zionist agenda which sees settlements devour land and the Judaization of Jerusalem and holy sites.”

Hamas warned that the negotiations will not bring anything new, and will only perpetuate national divisions.

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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13 Responses to “Diplomatic Sources: Gestures to PA Might Push Bennett Out”

  1. Ken Kelso says:

    Israel must stop the Arabization of Jerusalem.
    From 48 to 67, the Arabs kicked out all the Jews from East Jerusalem, burned 58 temples and barred Jews from the Wailing Wall.

  2. Ken Kelso says:

    When did Jerusalem serve as a capital to any Arab Country? Never.
    When did Jerusalem serve as a Palestinian capital? Never.
    Only Israel have had Jerusalem as there capital in Ancient and modern times. Jerusalem was never in history an Arab capital and never will be one.
    How many times is Jerusalem mentioned in the Koran? Zero. Was Mohammed to so badly educated, he could not utter the word “J-e-r-u-s-a-l-e-m”.

  3. Ken Kelso says:


    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/126403
    Israeli on Arab TV: J'lem Was Ours When Moslems Worshipped Idols.
    A Bar Ilan Univ. researcher told Al Jazeera, "Jews were in Jerusalem while Muslims were drinking wine; we don’t need your permission to build."
    Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu.
    6/4/2008,

  4. Ken Kelso says:


    Dr. Mordechai Kedar reveals: “Moslems fabricated myths to make Jerusalem holy for politics”.

  5. Ken Kelso says:

    Netanyahu will cave again to Islamo fascists.

    http://www.palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=5490
    PA TV: Western Wall area to be turned into Arab housing neighborhood.
    Palestinian Authority TV:
    Western Wall area to be turned into Arab housing neighborhood -Jewish presence in Jerusalem will be erased from history.
    Aug. 17, 2011

  6. Ken Kelso says:

    Jerusalem has had a Jewish population majority since the late 1850s – that's 130 years already, before 'Palestinianism' was invented:
    Jews were expelled from East-Jerusalem by the Jordanian occupation at 1948. They lived in East-Jerusalem for thousands of years. They returned to their homes after Israel liberated the city in 67.

    ISRAEL which is defending itself against Pan-Arabism, Arab imperialism and Arabization of the Middle East – that is the "problem the Pals don't like.
    The real problem is global Arab/Moslem insistence to spread hate, violence, wars, terrorism, lies, false accusations against Jews and reducing Jews to subhumans or second class citizens – slaves or servants – without any human rights.

  7. Ken Kelso says:

    By not building, Netanyahu is basically saying I will surrender to Palestinian liars.

    http://www.palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=8258
    PA: Jews have no connection to Western Wall.
    Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik.
    Jan. 15, 2013

    PA: "The Western Wall… no person besides Muslims ever used it as a place of worship, throughout all of history".
    The Palestinian Authority Minister of Religious Affairs, Mahmoud Al-Habbash, said recently that all of Jerusalem and the Western Wall are "the sole right of Palestinians."

  8. Ken Kelso says:

    A very good video.


    Dr. Mordechai Kedar: Politics, not liturgy, deemed Jerusalem "holy" to Muslims.

  9. הודיה גוטליב says:

    Netanyahu is freezing Jewish construction in Yehuda and Shomron – and parts of Jerusalem- while allowing the Arabs to build massively on stolen land, establishing facts on the ground that will lead to a de facto recognition of a Palestian entity within the 1967 borders. Netanyahu's game if it is a game is extremely dangerous.

  10. Cody Flecker says:

    Israel by the nature of its people, mainly the Jews are weak. Just look at the Jews in America. They voted overwhelmingly for a known anti semite, not once but twice. How weak can you get. On top of that, these same Jews donated hundreds of millions of dollars to the Democratic Party. Now that is really lame. In Israel, the Jews cannot run fast enough to placate the so called Palestinians, even as the so called Palestinians throw rocks daily at the Jews, and launch daily rockets into Israel. Truly a weak and lame set of people.

  11. Benjamin Fox says:

    Don't expect Arab liar's to help in any way, the sons and daughters of Satan himself and tell them to pound dirt as you serve the real God.

  12. Don't put your faith in Bennett he just gave away the Negev to Arabs. He can not be trusted.

  13. Avi Perez says:

    agreed

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