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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:16 PM


Israel Undermines Kerry’s Peace Visit With More Settlement Building

US Secretary of State John Kerry’s push to revive Middle East peace talks has taken a blow, with Israel announcing more settlement building.

It came ahead of Kerry’s arrival in the region for more key discussions.

Israel said it had approved the construction of 69 housing units in East Jerusalem along with building permits for 22 homes in two Palestinian-populated districts.

Peace activists such as Hagit Ofran from the NGO “Peace Now” have strongly criticised the move.

“If Netanyahu was really a peace-seeking prime minister he would have made sure that no construction in settlements would take place, because any construction in settlements is destroying the chances for peace. This is the welcome that the government of Israel is making for Kerry.”



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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 02:01 PM

1. Netanyahu's own word's undermine and IMO show his actual intent

Speaking at a ceremony in the Barkan settlement, Netanyahu said his father Benzion, a professor of Jewish history who died last year at the age of 102, always stressed the "link to our land."

"The most important thing is to deepen the roots — because from these everything grows," Netanyahu told a class of schoolchildren. "Today, we are here deepening our roots."


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