Friday, July 24, 2009

And What Is Haaretz's Source?

The U.S. administration has issued a stiff warning to Israel not to build in the area known as E-1, which lies between Jerusalem and the West Bank settlement of Ma'aleh Adumim. Any change in the status quo in E-1 would be "extremely damaging," even "corrosive," the message said.

Is this another Ha-Ha-Haaretz plant?

It appears in this Tapei newspaper site, but without attribution.

And from Denver comes this:

Obama anger stimulates Israeli settlement expansion.

Obama’s attempt to freeze building for Jews in Judea and Samaria appears to be backfiring according to a real estate agency report, which finds a boom in new home sales in Maaleh Adumim (located several minutes east of Jerusalem) further increasing the number of Jews living in the West Bank. The price of a three-bedroom apartment in Maaleh Adumin was $215,000 before Obama’s campaign against Israel. The price for the same unit now is $244,000. The city’s mayor Benny Kashriel said that all 450 apartments under construction are almost sold out. Maaleh Adumim resident and American native Beth Gordon, who has been discussing buying property for her children, laughed at President Obama’s description of her city as a (mere) settlement.

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