But let's face it, all this doesn't compare to the fact that over the last 10 years or so, over half of Israel's public construction was in the settlements... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • UnsavoryEcho
    • 26.07.11 | 05:57 (IDT)

    for a tiny fraction of the Israeli population which shouldn't even be where they're at! And if that investment had instead been made in the core areas of Israel proper, then the situation wouldn't be as it is now. When Israel's colonists are being prioritized to the great extent that they are, at the expense of Israelis who actually reside in Israel - and with THEIR tax money - there's something terribly wrong with what's happening in Israel! Add to that the money and resources expended for settlement infrastructure, roads, the IDF's military presense, etc, etc...one has to really question the government's priorities when the needs of the public aren't being met in Israel proper. Environmental concerns and tight control of land availability aren't really what lies behind the problem...

    from the article: Israeli housing protesters are missing the point
    First published 01:50 26.07.11 | Last updated 01:50 26.07.11
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