The real scandal of this ongoing story is that the Israeli politicians translate... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • zmogus (Vilnius/Paris)
    • 22.06.10 | 18:23 (IDT)

    ... the 'illegality' into "poor timing", and do it not behind the closed door of the cabinet, but publicly and officially. Over and over again the same broken telephone story (Obama: "Your demolition and construction in EJ is illegal"; Netanyahu in response: "Of course, mister President, you are totally right that our demolition and construction timing was badly chosen". The first notion belongs to the universe of law, the latter belongs to the politics. The latter flourishes where the former is absent. All Israeli government is doing is smoothing its illegal deeds by choosing the suitable timing, except of those frequent cases where it is not doing even that.

    from the article: Mayor defends plan to raze Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem
    First published 09:56 22.06.10 | Last updated 09:56 22.06.10
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