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    • Avi Rabinowitz
    • 19.02.10 | 02:55 (IST)

    "The issues of settlements and Jerusalem are intrinsically linked. Beautiful stone homes of Beit Jala stand vacant with huge holes in their walls from the shells fired from Israeli helicopters. Shots were fired from nearby at Gilo, an Israeli settlement built on land occupied in 1967 and annexed to Jerusalem. Israel insists on calling Gilo a "neighborhood" in its effort to claim sovereignty over occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank land it calls Jerusalem." Again, this is against the positions of the Israeli mainstream consensus They are not 'anti-Israel', they made statements against suicide bombings, and against Iranian nuclear weapons, but they clearly believe that Israel is far more to blame for the lack of peace than are the Palestinians, and for the majority of Israelis this is 'pro-Palestinian'. The foreign ministry should be careful not to mislabel them.

    from the article: J Street: Criticism of Israel does not make us the enemy
    First published 11:18 19.02.10 | Last updated 11:18 19.02.10
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