Stopping settlement growth means financial collapse - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Joey
    • 08.09.11 | 10:50 (IDT)

    Currently, 25-30% of Israeli food products are produced in "occupied territories". A lot of it is also sold to other countries in Europe. 15% of Israel's real estate growth also happens in the West Bank. Should you decide to stop building a town, it shall automaticly enter recession. (no extra land = no economic development = no investors) A recession would have wide range reprecaussion on Israel, even inside the green lines. It would also deprive thousands of Palestinian workers hired by Israeli contractors. Israel is already having social protests which are harming Israel's economy. Stopping the settlements' growth would damage Israel more than having a non-lasting peace with the Palestinians. (they would never be able to stop all militants from attacking Israel)

    from the article: U.S. Republicans urge Obama to veto Palestinian statehood bid at UN
    First published 09:50 08.09.11 | Last updated 09:50 08.09.11
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