The Jerusalem Post reports:
The United States and United Kingdom on Friday both condemned the Israeli government’s plan to issue new tenders for housing units in the West Bank.This constant harassment of Jews by the Obama administration concerning just where we should be allowed to live on the traditional homeland of the Jewish people is about as racist as racism gets.
Israel published tenders on Friday for the construction of 450 new housing units in the West Bank, a move that critics denounced as a political gesture ahead of a March general election.
What's truly disconcerting is the degree to which the PLO and the Obama administration see eye-to-eye on just where the Jewish people should be allowed to reside.
"Once again, Palestinian lives, rights and lands are being violated in the service of Israeli election campaigns," said Hanan Ashrawi, a senior official of the Palestine Liberation Organization.Jews building housing for themselves in Judea can't just be Jews building housing for themselves in Judea.
No. It has to be some sort-of nefarious plot.
In any event, State Department spokeswomen, Jen Psaki, agrees with Hana Ashrawi that Jews have no right to live, and thereby building housing for themselves, where Barack Obama and Mahmoud Abbas have denied us rights to property.
"We believe that settlements are illegitimate and counterproductive to achieving a two-state outcome. We have deep concerns about these highly contentious construction announcements," said State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki.It is true that these announcements are contentious among the kinds of racists that we find in the PLO and the Obama administration and, therefore, I don't think Israel should bother with announcements or if it must make building announcements, those announcements should include a little assertion to the effect that the Jews will build in Judea and Samaria and if anyone does not like it, they can go pound sand.
By any decent ethical standard Jews have every right to build housing for ourselves in the traditional heartland of the Jewish people and should just go ahead and do so.
Anyone who would deny us this right has malice toward the Jewish people.
From the comments:
Daisy Adler • 21 minutes agoI could not agree more.
As Matthew M. Hausman wrote: "Jewish habitation in Judea, Samaria, and Israel proper, including Jerusalem, was a fact from antiquity into modern times -- until Jordan conquered the territories and dispossessed their Jewish inhabitants during Israel's War of Independence. When Jordan (then known as Transjordan) conquered Judea and Samaria in 1948, it expelled the Jews living there, collectively dubbed these territories the "West Bank," and annexed them in violation of international law. Israel's subsequent acquisition of these lands in 1967 in truth effectuated their liberation from foreign occupation; and renewed Jewish habitation thereafter constituted nothing more than repatriation. Israel's liberation and administration of Judea and Samaria were perfectly legitimate under prevailing standards of international law.
Despite international pressure for the creation of a Palestinian state devoid of Jews, Israel must be guided by her own priorities, and must not lose sight of the rights of Jews as indigenous people in their homeland, including those rights recognized at San Remo and reinforced by the Mandate. "
If people still tend to think that what the world needs is a terrorist statelet right in the heart of the Jewish homeland then they will need to explain why such a terrorist statelet must also be Judenfrei.