Who Will Stop Israel's Craziest Settlement Plan Ever?

A new mega-settlement would be the death sentence for a viable future Palestinian state. But with the shameful silence of the 'pro-peace,' two state supporters in Israel's coalition government, the only hope for halting the plan rests with Biden and Blinken

Hagit Ofran
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Hagit Ofran

The story of this new Israeli settlement is almost too wild and fantastical to be believed.

What is planned for the Palestinian neighborhood of Qalandiya ("Atarot" in official Israelispeak), north of Jerusalem, is a new settlement the size of an entire city. It would be an enclave surrounded by a dense Palestinian urban continuum and detached from any existing Israeli settlement. Perhaps its most delusional attribute is that it could soon be established by an Israeli government basing its decision on maintaining what it calls the "status quo" for the settlement project.

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