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oberliner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 05:05 PM
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Jewish housing in E. Jerusalem gets panelís backing
JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Jerusalem's planning commission approved the construction of 124 apartments in two Jewish eastern Jerusalem neighborhoods located over the Green Line.

The approvals issued Monday are for 92 apartments in a 12-story building in the Talipiot East neighborhood and 32 apartments in four buildings in Pisgat Zeev East

Meanwhile, the committee is expected to approve a plan next week to build 1,400 homes in Gilo, a Jewish neighborhood located over the Green Line in southwest Jerusalem. The plan will come before the commission on Jan. 24, according to reports.

"This is a confirmation of the death of the peace process," Jerusalem Council member Meir Margalit of the Meretz Party told Army Radio on Sunday.

http://www.jta.org/news/article/2011/01/17/2742574/plan-to-build-1400-homes-in-gilo-on-table
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 05:20 PM
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1. Israelis out of Palestine.
Seriously - this has to be the case if anyone's moving forward
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houstonintc Donating Member (202 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 05:21 PM
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2. Was the peace process ever...
really alive to start with?
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Donald Ian Rankin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 05:39 PM
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3. Ish. If Barack had gone a little further at Camp David, it might well have worked.
Edited on Mon Jan-17-11 05:40 PM by Donald Ian Rankin
But I don't think there's been a serious attempt at peace on the Israeli side since then. The nearest thing was probably Olmert's desperate offer in his dying days. And there was a period between the death of Arafat and Abbas shoring up his power when the old Israeli cry of "we don't have a partner" was actually true.
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houstonintc Donating Member (202 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 06:04 PM
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4. I don't think..
When it comes to peace I don't see it working out primarily because in these sorts of things people have taken sides pretty strongly.

If you have taken up the Palestinian cause, I see a great demand for sacrifices being made on the part of the Israeli's without consideration for the Israeli's or similar demands of the Palestinians.

Likewise those being pro-Israel want a whole host of concessions from the Palestinians without giving an inch themselves.

Honestly however I don't see any acceptable "peace plan" that could be tolerated by both sides at the same time.
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