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The Homes that Shocked the World

The Homes that Shocked the World

Photo Credit: Oren Nahshon / Flash90

A general view of Ramat Shlomo, on December 18 2012, when it was decided that 1,500 new homes will be built.

The world, including the U.S. and the E.U. is shocked, because Israel is daring to build homes east of the armistice line of 1949. Israel suggests that the 1949 line was erased in 1967, in response to a violation, by Jordan, of the 1949 armistice.

Wars have consequences.

They say this construction will threaten the two-state solution.

Let’s hope so.

Meanwhile – look how beautiful these homes look in the Jerusalem sunset. It almost makes up for the threat to the two-state solution.

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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