Thursday, February 13, 2014

Am I A "Bloc-Head"?

From the Washington Post:-

Roughly three-quarters of Jewish settlers in the West Bank would be included in redrawn Israeli borders envisioned under U.S.-backed peace negotiations, the lead U.S. envoy told American Jewish leaders on Thursday.
The settlement estimate was among details of a closely held plan to frame a peace treaty between Israel and the Palestinians this year, a participant in the conversation between Jewish leaders and U.S. envoy Martin Indyk said...
...About 350,000 Israeli Jews live in settlements strung along the long West Bank border. A peace treaty would adjust the lines to accommodate most settlers — with other land swapped to the Palestinians for a new independent state.

Some of the largest settlement blocs — essentially small cities — have long been assumed to be permanently Israeli. But Indyk’s estimate that 75 to 80 percent of settlers would remain inside Israeli lines suggests that many smaller settlements would also be included.

Somehow, I still don't think Shiloh and environs in our Bloc would be included.

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