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The reported plans for the controversial E-1 area are part of a design for 55,000 new homes in Judea and Samaria.
Thousands of people marched towards the “E-1” area of Maaleh Adumim east of Jerusalem Thursday night to demand that the government deliver on promises to build in the area.
Move over Uri Ariel. Netanyahu has replaced you with John Kerry. No new homes for Jews in Judea and Samaria are approved without the confirmation of the Obama administration.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu publicly stated on Wednesday that he ordered Housing Ministry Uri Ariel to retract his plans for development of the controversial...
Kerry warned Israel faces a new intifada if it does not choke itself to death. A lone PA terrorist, on cue, killed a soldier, and everyone screams ‘Third Intifada.’ It won’t happen – unless Kerry continues to incite.
Netanyahu again plays chess, or poker, with the United States. Kerry wants a building freeze to satisfy Abbas’ conditions for resuming talks. Netanyahu reportedly agreed – but for only five weeks.
Four Bedouin families from the area, claiming ownership of the land, petitioned the High Court to prevent the demolition.
Even after the New York Times issued a remarkable correction, the paper's bureau chief claims she was essentially correct in writing that construction in E-1 would cut Judea and Samaria in two.
With the international community barely having finished expressing its outrage over Israel's decision to build in E-1, between Jerusalem and Maaleh Adumim (reported at length in last week's column), two other similar decisions have been made that are sure to re-ignite the flames.
Israel this week took an important step toward strengthening Jerusalem and preventing any chance of its future division. Despite increasingly strident objections from the U.S., Europe and the Palestinians, the Jewish state is moving forward with plans to expand the capital’s Jewish population.
"In any conceivable political arrangement, Israel will not cede control of E-1."
As cheerleaders shake their pom poms, top-dollar players hone their victory dances, and marketers prepare to rake in the dough raised through advertising and sales, Super Bowl XLVII will not just showcase a rivalry between this year’s best winningest football teams, but stands to highlight a burgeoning campaign against Israeli life in the biblical heartland.
His former employer The Israel Project is focused on helping Israel improve its image, and so it's a mystery how Elsner lasted there for two years.