Israel gives final go ahead for 800 more homes in East Jerusalem
Israel approves settlements in East Jerusalem
After yesterday's announcement of 1200 new settler homes in the occupied West bank and Jerusalem, comes this news of an additional 890 homes in East Jerusalem. These announcements, coming as the Palestinian/Israeli talks are scheduled to commence tomorrow, Wednesday, clearly demonstrate the determination of Israel to scupper any prospect of an agreement with Palestine. Israel is determined to torpedo any opportunity of a Middle East peace and will seek to shift blame for any breakdown onto the Palestinians. How can any right thinking person believe that the duplicitous Israeli government are acting in good faith with their constant hypocritical references to seeking a solution, whilst at the same time continuing and expanding their construction of illegal settlements in occupied Palestine, imposing the blockade of Gaza and their barbaric occupation of Arab lands. This deceitful Israeli government, seek to persuade the world that they are the innocent victims of Palestinian intransigence and are earnestly and sincerely seeking to reach a solution. The evidence of their actions however, clearly demonstrates the exact opposite and the less than enthusiastic support from the Israeli cabinet and Knesset endorses the scepticism of many observers.
The Israeli's do not want a settlement. It is abundantly clear that they do not want a "Two State" solution either. The vision of ארץ ישראל השלמה, Eretz Yisrael Hashlemah is still the primary objective of many Israeli's and that vision will have a tragic and disastrous outcome for us all.