The White House is officially “dismayed” tonight following the announcement that the Israeli government intends to build 900 new housing units inside of a settlement in Jerusalem.
The hotly disputed territory of Gilo, where the new settlements will be built, lies in East Jerusalem. The region was captured in the 1967 Six Day War, and has been annexed by the Israeli government.
That annexation, according to Israeli officials, puts the settlement construction in a different category than the rest of the West Bank. They maintain, despite a complete lack of international recognition, that Gilo is part of Israel proper and that despite Jerusalem’s planning committee treating it like a settlement expansion, and the international community recognizing it as a settlement, it isn’t technically a settlement.
Rather officials say that Netanyahu’s trademark “restraint,” a euphemism for his hypothetically offered three month freeze in new building permits in the West Bank ex-Jerusalem, doesn’t apply in Gilo, and that the international community has no right to criticize any construction in Jerusalem.
17 thoughts on “US ‘Dismayed,’ but Israel to Build 900 New Settlement Units”
Yeah sure, the U.S. is "dismayed". Yeah right! Of course the U.S. won't ACTUALLY DO ANYTHING TO SHOW ITS DISMAY. It won't stop giving Israel 3 billion dollars a year or running interference for Israel at the U.N. But of course, the U.S. is "dismayed"…..
60 years of the s.o.s.
The USA should bomb israel
The U.S. is "dismayed". That and a quarter will buy the Palestinians a cup of coffee.
Question is DOES ISRAEL WANTS PEACE.?
Evrything BIBI does is AGAINST Peace Process.
Bibi would be wise to accept UDI of Abbas, solving his problems of dealing with fanatical Settlers.
Settlers will then become Palestinians JEWS, just as the
I don't think the word dismayed applies. The first definition in my dictionary is: "To destroy the courage or resolution of by exciting dread or apprehension.". This is oxymoronic when applied to the government of the United States.Craven and spineless come closer to the mark. Just another bitch-slapping from Netanyahu to the feckless one.
Wow, how racist. Israel let's Arabs settle in Israel proper, they even have a mosque in Tel Aviv. But Jews can't settle in areas under the PA"s administration, how racist and xenophobic the PA is is.
Your view is ridiculous on its face. How many Arabs have migrated to Israel from outside the area (say from Jordan or Lebanon) to settle within Israel, other than those Arabs who previously owned property there, subsequently confiscated by Israel ? On the contrary, the settlers are building on land in the West Bank, contrary to UN declarations that state that the settlements are illegal under international law ? Or, perhaps you just can't be bothered about international law ? I believe the truth is more that Israelis would like to rid Israel of all non-Jews.
This may be the most idiotic thing I have ever read on the whole internet. And that's saying a lot.
Bad Israel: Here's your next military welfare check.
A modest proposal: Obama should order Rahm Emanuel to make immediate arrangements to suspend all US military aid – and he should order Susan Rice to support the Palestinian claim of sovereignty when it reaches the UNSC.
'Peace' will come to the Middle East when the U.S. ceases ALL aid to Israel – NO more money; NO more military aid; NO more political aid – NOTHING more to Israel. It is way past time for the U.S. to recognize that the ONLY real enemy that the U.S. has in the Middle East is Israel.
True. Israel is not and never has been a "friend" to America. America would be betterr off in every possible way if it just washed its hands of Israel.
Let me get this straight: any country is aloud to occupy any land, annexed the region, do whatever they want with it and the international community has no right to criticize it because it is "annexed". Why do I always read fairy tales for excuses.
Dismayed. Meaning cannot or do not want to do anything about it. Something like being "dismayed" about Honduras coup. Very "dismayed" that the two guys who did it were trained by us, and that their supporters happen to be the dozen or so families in Honduras that are linked to our business interests. And the crime of the guy who was ousted was the "threat" of a referendum, that would establish an Assembly based on popular vote.
Dismayed we are. But not confused.
dynamo hum or better yet an accidental super collider reactor,antaganist,provocateir,instagator , all in the name of king david's messianic nazi weather FORE CAUST,those snakes sure are an intellgent species in a heirarchial sorta kinda way,politicians and war crimanals first,and PS don't play possum captain courageous
so they push muslims more towards madness more towards cookoness then when they start blowing self up in desperation we all call them terrorists. we should give texas to isreal then see what we say how it feels to have no land like palestinians no passport no airport no sea port wow what a perfect concentration camp zionist have build. they as bad as christian right muslim talibans .
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