U.S. Government Criticises Israel Over New Subsidy Plan

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Wednesday February 01, 2012 16:43 by Circarre Parrhesia – IMEMC & Agencies

The U.S. Government has criticised, on Tuesday, the recent announcement by the State of Israel’s inclusion of 70 West Bank settlements in its list of areas to received subsidies towards development costs.


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netenyahu announced, on Sunday, that 557 rural areas would receive government subsidies that could reach upwards of 70% of the cost to develop these areas. Included were 70 settlements in the West Bank.

The Israeli government stated that their intention is to encourage migration to these areas.

U.S. State Department spokesman Mark Toner reiterated that stance of the U.S. government has not changed and that the continued expansion of settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territorries harms prospects of the Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority returning to peace talks.

Recent preliminary talks between the two parties in Amman, Jordan, failed to progress as Israel did not meet the deadline to propose a route for the potential borders necessary for a two state solution to progress. Since its inception in 1948. the State of Israel has never declared its borders, and is the only sovereign state in the world not to have a set boundary in place.

P.A. President Mahmoud Abbas has stated that settlement construction must stop for peace talks to continue seriously.

Source and more at the  International Middle East Media Center

Watch Caught on Camera: Ethnic Cleansing

Netanyahu’s Likud on it’s website: “The Jordan River as a Permanent Border”
The Jordan Valley and the territories that dominate it shall be under Israeli sovereignty. The Jordan river will be the permanent eastern border of the State of Israel. The Kingdom of Jordan is a desirable partner in the permanent status arrangement between Israel and the Palestinians in matters that will be agreed upon.


The Government of Israel flatly rejects the establishment of a Palestinian Arab state west of the Jordan river.
Source: Likud platform

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Israel’s Jerusalem municipality plans to build more than 50,000 (updated Dec 3, 2011: 85.000) new homes in the city’s occupied eastern sector over two decades:

  • 23,628 homes have already been approved, 20,263 in East Jerusalem and 3,365 in the west.
  • 13,824 are pending review, 12,819 in East Jerusalem and 1,005 in the west.
  • 23,266 housing units are still in planning stages, 19,281 in the east and 3,985 in the west.

Of these, the municipality plans:

  • 10,366 homes in northern East Jerusalem, including illegal Israeli settlement Pisgat Zeev and Palestinian town Beit Hanina.
  • 5,239 homes in southern East Jerusalem, including Gilo settlement and Palestinian district Beit Safafa.
  • 4,886 new units in central eastern Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan and Jerusalem’s Old City.

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