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U.S. urges Israel to reverse Palestinian land-grab plan

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Yes, we should let our people build houses closer to the other people who are shoot rockets at us.

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According to the Israeli military, the land move was a political decision made after the June killing of three Israeli teenagers snatched in the same area

2,100 deaths and innumerable administrative detentions later, the collective punishment continues.

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I agree with conservatives and Fox News that Israel's decision to make this land grab is all because Emperor Barack Obama is ramming 'Obamacare' down our throats and running America to ruin.  Oh, and because Obama started the Iraq war, and is completely responsible for the botched withdrawal from that country because George W. Bush signed off on the withdrawal strategy - but it's still ALL Obama's fault!

I'm glad I rest easy every night because Fox News tells me the Truth! Really, who needs an education when Fox News tells me everything I need to know?

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@sushi

You're pretty much right on all points. :-)

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@sushi

You're pretty much right on all points. :-)

The fact that you'd completely agree with an absolutely satirical post shows just how ridiculous the 'pubs have become. They are a farce, a parody of themselves.

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The fact that you'd completely agree with an absolutely satirical post shows just how ridiculous the 'pubs have become. They are a farce, a parody of themselves.

No, I meant he was virtually right, behind that satirical post is the truth embedded. Which is a good thing.

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Israel just lost my support.

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And FOX news next day will say : " Hey didnt the Chinese government is doing the same thing in tibet or xinjiang, they were dumping Chinese with heavy military presence there..... Why Mr obama no protesting Beijiang 's aggressions ? Antisemitism is YOU!"

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Israel just lost my support.

Bibi's cynical strategy to weaken Fatah?

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Bass - "No, I meant he was virtually right, behind that satirical post is the truth embedded. Which is a good thing."

I'm happy to see you have a sense of humor.

It would be absolutely incredible if you actually believed half the stuff you write.  Thankfully, it's clear you don't.

Appreciate the laughs! :-)

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It would be absolutely incredible if you actually believed half the stuff you write. Thankfully, it's clear you don't.

I believe that you liberals live in a world of make believe. That's what I believe and to get back on track, I'm usually with Israel on most issues, but this one is a bit too abrasive and it's just going to re-ignite the conflict.

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I'm usually with Israel on most issues, but this one is a bit too abrasive and it's just going to re-ignite the conflict.

Hear, hear, bass. It's screamingly obvious that Bibi, in contrast to most Israelis, doesn't want peace.

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Israel faced increasing pressure Monday, including from the United States, after saying it plans to expropriate 400 hectares (988 acres) of Palestinian land in the Bethlehem area in the south of the occupied West Bank.

Talk about insensitive... just as it looks like the cease fire is holding, they come out with this. Are they trying to provoke another conflict with Hamas?

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Just for reference, when Israel pulled out of Gazah, they forcibly removed all Israeli citizens there and gave their land to Hamas. Did they get peace for it? No.... only more rockets and aggression.

I agree that the current move feeds into the simplistic narrative that the Arab jihad against Israel is somehow about "land". But the narrative itself is wrong. The only land deal which could satsify the Hamas/PLO is one that involves the very existance of Israel.

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And Netanyayu will say no, and then wonder why they are being attacked by Palestinians, and demand more money and weapons from the US while ignoring its suggestions.

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Just for reference, when Israel pulled out of Gazah, they forcibly removed all Israeli citizens...

Just for historical reference, the Gaza strip attained the vast majority of its population when Israel stole lands that were part of the Arab side of the partition -- like the major city of Jaffa -- and expelled the vast majority of it residents by force. Within two weeks, Jaffa went from over 140,000 to less than 5.000. (Zionist settlers in Gaza was minuscule by comparison.)

Also, Israel did not completely pull out of Gaza; they claimed a "buffer zone" which absorbed over 10% of Gaza's available. land.

Did they get peace for it? No...

Israel didn't want peace. They just wanted the settlers out of the way so they could put the entire strip under siege and economic blockade.

The only land deal which could satsify the Hamas/PLO is one that involves the very existance of Israel.

Since its founding, the Zionist aim has been to wipe out the existence of Palestine. It is not going to work. The BDS movement has just been given a major assist.

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Where are the sanctions? Oh well, never mind ..

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This is Israel's largest "land grab" in thirty years. And again, they will need to destroy many MORE olive groves to build these illegal settlements. Last year Israel destroyed over 7500 Palistinian olive trees, what will be the total this year? They are breaking international law and are clearly not interested in peace, now they just have to wait for Palestine to react poorly, (which they will) and then Israel can justify.

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Let's not address smokescreens over the issue. This is about puppet politicians, money to keep them where they are, and waterfront property. It's that simple. The West will never do anything that would choke the flow of campaign finance. Slavery in the US remains very much alive with it's political body owned by Israeli corporate interests that finance personal campaign.

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Stuart Haywart:

" This is Israel's largest "land grab" in thirty years. And again, they will need to destroy many MORE olive groves to build these illegal settlements. "

How wrong can one be on how many levels? If this is the "largest land grab", it should tell you something. 50 hectares is very little; the equivalent of one small farm. And 50 hectares is a fraction of what Israel gave to Hamas when they removed all settlements in Gazah unilaterally... i.e. Hamas offered and gave nothing for it. Only victory cries and more rockets.

Next: Nothing has been "grabbed". This is unclaimed and unused land, and if muslim Arabs can prove ownership, they are invited to do so.

Next: There are not "olive groves", as any look at the photos can tell you. This is unused land.

Why do people keep falling for the Arab muslim narrative?

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And 50 hectares is a fraction of what Israel gave to Hamas when they removed all settlements in Gazah unilaterally..

Zionist settlements in Gaza were illegal to begin with. They were built on stolen land. So if they make a fraction of out 50 hectares (although the article says 400), it just shows how much the Zionists are capable of stealing.

Only Israel's supporters can try to make a virtue of giving back what they stole in the first place.

This is unclaimed and unused land, and if muslim Arabs can prove ownership, they are invited to do so.

Wow. Like that ever meant anything. Prove to whom? You actually believe there's an Israeli office accepting proofs of land ownership so they can put a halt to settlement building? Just how duped can some people be?

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How wrong can one be on how many levels? If this is the "largest land grab", it should tell you something. 50 hectares is very little; the equivalent of one small farm.

It never bodes well when someone starts calling someone else "wrong on so many levels". The article talks about 400 hectares, not 50. A hectare is 100 square meters, so we're dealing with 4 square kilometers of land - hardly a "small farm".

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Anyone that truly believes in peace should realize that you don't get there by not making even small gestures like dismantling settlements instead of adding to them. Israel will never have peace at this rate. It is a self fulfilling prophesy of theirs.

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WilliB: You are 100% wrong! Lol, your only using this picture to come to your conclusion? Check the BBC link on this subject, it's a FACT that this is the largest land grab by Israel, in 30 years, plus it is NOT there land to take. This is an internationally recognized ILLEGAL action. It's also a FACT that there IS several olive groves in this section of land, also confirmed by the BBC.

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