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  •  What exactly are you saying? (0+ / 0-)

    Is it as bad as it seems?

    "We the People of the United States...." -U.S. Constitution

    by elwior on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 11:14:25 AM PST

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    •  I'm saying (0+ / 0-)

      I am saying I would encourage Israel to build in the area known as E-1 to connect Maale Adumim to the capital. The land was not privately held and so I support Israel's right to build on it.

      Language professors HATE me!

      by Zornorph on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 11:25:46 AM PST

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    •  Yes. It is as bad as it seems. (6+ / 0-)

      "He who fights monsters should see to it that he himself does not become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you."

      by Hayate Yagami on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 11:58:04 AM PST

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    •  Simple wiki explanation: (5+ / 0-)
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      Mr Robert, elwior, Emmy, Laconic Lib, poco

      http://en.wikipedia.org/..._(Jerusalem)

      There are Israeli plans for construction in E1, frozen since at least 2009 under international pressure. The international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes this. Construction in E1 is controversial as it would effectively complete a crescent of Israeli settlements around East Jerusalem dividing it from the rest of the West Bank and its Palestinian population centres and create a continuous Jewish population between Jerusalem and Ma'ale Adumim. It would also nearly bisect the West Bank jeopardizing the prospects of a contiguous Palestinian state.

      "He who fights monsters should see to it that he himself does not become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you."

      by Hayate Yagami on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 12:02:54 PM PST

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      •  Palestinian state is close to being history... (1+ / 0-)
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        And if they build in E1 it will be closer to the dust bin.  The Israeli leadership is not considering the long run outcome of their actions.  

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