Tuesday, December 27, 2016

"'We remain unfazed' by the vote"

Israel says it will continue building settlements in defiance of UN resolution

Israel's government said Monday that it planned to approve the construction of nearly 6,000 new homes in the predominantly Palestinian eastern Jerusalem, with 600 settlements due to be approved Wednesday.

Deputy Mayor Meir Turgeman, the committee chairman responsible for planning the expansion, told the newspaper Israel Hayom that the settlement expansion would continue, in defiance of a UN Security Council resolution passed Friday calling on Israel to immediately halt the construction of new homes on Palestinian land.

"We remain unfazed by the UN vote, or by any other entity that tries to dictate what we do in Jerusalem," Turgeman said. "I hope the Israeli government and the new US administration will support us, so we can make up for the lack [of support] during the eight years of the Obama administration."

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12 comments:

AprilApple said...

The word "settlement"-- a leftist bullshit word.

The Israelis are building housing for themselves - in Israel. It offends the precious death cultists. ...and the left.

Lem said...

Whatever it was that was intended by the UN vote, it was self defeating. Israel is more united and got more people behind them, if what I hear is correct.

Lem said...

Big loser? The UN. Krauthamer suggested Trump convert the UN into condos.

Low income housing?

edutcher said...

No, even the Israelis call them settlements. They're out in the middle of nowhere (hence the name) and Israel has been jousting with the UN over it since the Six Day War.

deborah said...

The UN building is in dire need of renovations.

edutcher said...

I take it renovation is synonymous with demolition.

deborah said...

Hadn't thought of it that way, but yeah, that's one way to go.

Lem said...

Kick the UN to a dying Europe.

ndspinelli said...

Turn the UN into a giant titty bar complex.

Lem said...

Studio 45

Chip Ahoy said...

Israel says it remains unfazed about UN vote.

Israel withdraws diplomats from New Zealand and Senegal as it accuses the U.S. of abandoning Israel by the U.S's. U.N. vote.

They mean unfazed in their resolutions about building new settlements, but they still sound fazed to me.

bagoh20 said...

Move the UN to Allepo. There's no international crisis in Manhattan. Got to get in there where the action is.