Unfortunately, Israeli leaders and perhaps most Israelis (since they remain silent) are accustomed to occupation. Building in areas which are internationally recognized to be occupied territories is a common practice by any Israeli government. Having said that it is clearly impossible to reach peace with such occupiers. Approving homes to be build in E. Jerusalem is a provocation and a clear denial of peace and the very rights of Palestinians to exist in dignity and independently. The naive arguments that Jews use to justify their belonging to this land and therefore their occupation are not acceptable and the world knows that. It seems, sadly, that war is the only way to peace.
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from the article: Netanyahu approves tenders for 238 homes east of Green Line