Israel annexing East Jerusalem

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    A confidential EU report accuses the Israeli government of using settlement expansion, house demolitions, discriminatory housing policies and the West Bank barrier as a way of "actively pursuing the illegal annexation" of East Jerusalem.

    The document says Israel has accelerated its plans for East Jerusalem, and is undermining the Palestinian Authority's credibility and weakening support for peace talks. "Israel's actions in and around Jerusalem constitute one of the most acute challenges to Israeli-Palestinian peace-making," says the document, EU Heads of Mission Report on East Jerusalem.

    The report, obtained by the Guardian, is dated 15 December 2008. It acknowledges Israel's legitimate security concerns in Jerusalem, but adds: "Many of its current illegal actions in and around the city have limited security justifications."

    "Israeli 'facts on the ground' - including new settlements, construction of the barrier, discriminatory housing policies, house demolitions, restrictive permit regime and continued closure of Palestinian institutions - increase Jewish Israeli presence in East Jerusalem, weaken the Palestinian community in the city, impede Palestinian urban development and separate East Jerusalem from the rest of the West Bank," the report says.

    The document has emerged at a time of mounting concern over Israeli policies in East Jerusalem. Two houses were demolished on Monday just before the arrival of the US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, and a further 88 are scheduled for demolition, all for lack of permits. Clinton described the demolitions as "unhelpful", noting that they violated Israel's obligations under the US "road map" for peace.

    The EU report goes further, saying that the demolitions are "illegal under international law, serve no obvious purpose, have severe humanitarian effects, and fuel bitterness and extremism." The EU raised its concern in a formal diplomatic representation on December 1, it says.

    It notes that although Palestinians in the east represent 34% of the city's residents, only 5%-10% of the municipal budget is spent in their areas, leaving them with poor services and infrastructure.

    Israel issues fewer than 200 permits a year for Palestinian homes and leaves only 12% of East Jerusalem available for Palestinian residential use. As a result many homes are built without Israeli permits. About 400 houses have been demolished since 2004 and a further 1,000 demolition orders have yet to be carried out, it said.

    City officials dismissed criticisms of its housing policy as "a disinformation campaign". "Mayor Nir Barkat continues to promote investments in infrastructure, construction and education in East Jerusalem, while at the same time upholding the law throughout West and East Jerusalem equally without bias," the mayor's office said after Clinton's visit.

    However, the EU says the fourth Geneva convention prevents an occupying power extending its jurisdiction to occupied territory. Israel occupied the east of the city in the 1967 six day war and later annexed it. The Palestinians claim East Jerusalem as the capital of their future state.

    The EU says settlement are being built in the east of the city at a "rapid pace". Since the Annapolis peace talks began in late 2007, nearly 5,500 new settlement housing units have been submitted for public review, with 3,000 so far approved, the report says. There are now about 470,000 settlers in the occupied territories, including 190,000 in East Jerusalem.

    The EU is particularly concerned about settlements inside the Old City, where there were plans to build a Jewish settlement of 35 housing units in the Muslim quarter, as well as expansion plans for Silwan, just outside the Old City walls.

    The goal, it says, is to "create territorial contiguity" between East Jerusalem settlements and the Old City and to "sever" East Jerusalem and its settlement blocks from the West Bank.

    Israel annexing East Jerusalem, says EU | World news | The Guardian



    Say.. let's all wonder in amazement as arabs react to the continued canaanization of their land.... Indeed, if this were happening to jewish communities ANYWHERE in the world every zionist would let you know how evil it is.. But, since this is happening to goyim... dirty arabs, at that!
     
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    Israel is annexing its own land? Is that really even possible?

    Shogun, read your history. Israel captured the entire West Bank from Jordan in the 1967 war. The land is for Israel to do whatever it wants to do.

    I suppose since we never fully annexed the West Bank, though we should have. Again, Jerusalem was won in war. It has belonged to the Jewish people for thousands of years, even under rule from the Ottomans, from the Christians, you name it. We established the Kingdom of Jerusalem 900 years ago only to fall to retchid Mamluks.

    The ruins of the Second Temple pre-date Christianity and Islam. It is our city today and will be our city for eternity. I have said before and I will say again, I have no problem with the Arabs establishing a state in the West Bank as long as the Israeli Jews who live there are given the same freedoms the Arabs in Israel are given. I hope that there won't be an official religion in the West Bank and that government signs and forms for people to fill out are equally in Hebrew as they are Arabic, again just as they are in Israel. Of course that will never happen, but it's nice to dream.

    The days of allowing Arab rule over our city, the city where King David fathered all of his children and where Saul unifed Judah and Eretz Yisrael will once again be ALL Jewish. The Arabs will soon have their state and they can live there with all of the American money being thrown at this peace process.
     
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    "we"? "our"?

    when do you report to the IDF, you cowardly fraud?
     
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    listen, dude.. you can take that jewish bullshit on down the road. You don't own everything you stick your hooked nose into. Sorry. Make any justification as you think will stroke your zionism but, at the end of the day, it's shit like this that CAUSES violent reactions so you can continue feeling like a victim. You think you own ALL THE LAND? Lets see you try and take temple mount.. Any guesses on how long zion would remain after that mistake?


    And no, jew, the land is not for israel to do with whatever it wants. But, i'm glad you are on board when White Americans purge the US of non-whites in similar fashion. It's good to know that you won't react violently when white people do with it's land whatever it wants to do, jews be damned.

    You have about as exclusive claim to that land, city AND state, as Romans OR Arabs. Hell, jews didn't INVENT the fucking land and you sure as hell weren't the first people on it. Burning bush real estate may make your yarmulke hard but it just doesn't impress me.


    so, again, when you get your little hand smacked away from Temple Mount make sure to cry like a victim about jewish mythology and zionist excuses. It won't keep your pet nation from being any less destroyed.
     
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    I am part Israeli you jerk.
     
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    Man, you got lots anger in you.

    You say the land isn't Israel's to do whatever it wants, correct?

    Did you have a problem with England establishing the Thirteen Colonies on Native American land? Do you have any idea how much land Europe annexed from the Native Americans to create this wonderful country we live in now? Do you think that's okay?

    I do.
     
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    No, it wasn't ok. That IS the fucking point, zionist. How many times shall we repeat history that proves nothing more than an excuse for one dominant ethnicity to take land from indigenous people?

    Now, tell me, did you think it was proper for aryan nazis to marginalize and purge themselves of all those jewish unwanteds in some mad rush for an ethnically pure state of Germany? If not, then praytel, what makes your pet nation so righteous when doing the same thing THIS TIME AROUND?

    native americans, indeed.


    and, for a guy who says he DOES find fault with thirteen colonies you sure the fuck ride the irony all the way to zion, don't you? So, apparently, when Euros do it.. then it's bad... but when JEWS do it... well, thats what being chosen is all about, eh?
     
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    of course you are. :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

    i'll amend it to" when do you report to the IDF, you coward?"

    all better, run along.
     
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    I dont think the Palestinians are culturally developed enough to run their own modern day nation. Maybe after another 50 years or so they will catch up with the rest of the world, but until then, we will have to put up with their barbaric nature, which sucks. Given the murderous nature of palestinians in general, they are lucky Israel allows them to stay on Israeli land.
     
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    My solution to the question of Jerusalem is to give it to an International body that governs it that is contributed from the Muslim, Christians and Jews
     
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