Housing Minister argues that it's a "technical" matter regarding - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Smadar
    • 18.11.09 | 18:38 (IST)

    construction in the areas surrounding Jerusalem but that's a technical matter to be resolved with the Palestinians in exchanging territories Israel settled and developed over decades. The suburb of Gilo is amongst the other communities surrounding Jerusalem. Why not negotiate the boundaries before proceeding with further developments in a region which is highly important to both people? We must acknowledge that the significance of this region is unlike any other real estate in the world and besides the fact that all U.N. resolutions refer to resolving concerns over Jerusalem as a final status issue, it's morally correct to confer with future neighbours proposals to making compromises. It seems that current activities in Jerusalem construction is towards high-end marketing - a sector which can easily afford a delay or find other housing in the Holy Land if there's urgency.

    from the article: ANALYSIS / Netanyahu senses Obama's weakness on Jerusalem
    First published 02:50 18.11.09 | Last updated 18:38 18.11.09
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