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    • r cummings
    • 02.07.10 | 12:45 (IDT)

    Planning here is too problematic," deputy Civil Administration head Ahvat Ben-Hur said at the meeting. "The existing master plan doesn't allow for the construction of new access roads, parking spaces, as well as public and service structures." Amazing how this sort of infrastructure happens miraculously quickly when there's settlers involved! Of course the Jewish religious authorities and Zionists don't want competing claims from a rival religion that does not think Jerusalem is the centre of the planet. This is just Jewish cultural hegemony of the worst kind. Israel can open up two Jewish religious sites in Palestine, despite all the bother it caused, but can't see its way to opening an historical gem like Mt Gerizim? This is cultural imperialism and state misuse of its powers, for naked ethnic-religious reasons.

    from the article: Ancient site near Nablus 'too problematic' to open
    First published 05:20 02.07.10 | Last updated 05:20 02.07.10
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