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Stung by U.N. defeat, Israel doubles down on ethnic cleansing


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JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Hours after the United Nations voted overwhelmingly to grant de-facto statehood to Palestine, Israel responded on Friday by announcing it was authorizing 3,000 new settler homes in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

An official, who declined to be named, said the government had also decided to expedite planning work for thousands more homes in a geographically sensitive area close to Jerusalem that critics say would kill off Palestinian hopes of a viable state.







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tigeraddict
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Isreal said if they went the route of the UN they would respond negatively...

we found out elections have consequences...

now we find out actions have consequences...

Knowing Israel's past propensity for "action" 3000 new settler homes is minor...






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BugAC
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Well, the Palestinians did purposely subvert peace talks by doing this.

Even the Obama administration said that this move by the palestinians will damage the peace talks.

And by the way, since when has the UN ever had credibility in the last 10 years?






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TN Bhoy
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kill off Palestinian hopes of a viable state.



A divided Palestine (West Bank and Gaza separated by Israel) is not a viable state. Gaza should work on getting Egypt to annex them.






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Joshjrn
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Well, the Palestinians did purposely subvert peace talks by doing this.

Even the Obama administration said that this move by the palestinians will damage the peace talks.


I find this to be interesting. By asking to be recognized as an observer, they are damaging peace talks? For all the grandstanding (falsely, in my opinion, but nonetheless) people do about Iran "not believing Israel has the right to exist", it certainly seems like Israel doesn't hold Palestine's existence in high esteem.






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Cold Pizza
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Might as well get it over with. That festering shithole won't be right until one side or the other wins.





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TrueTiger
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Who is scared of the UN?

What are they going to do, sanctions? BFD







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SammyTiger
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I find this to be interesting. By asking to be recognized as an observer, they are damaging peace talks? For all the grandstanding (falsely, in my opinion, but nonetheless) people do about Iran "not believing Israel has the right to exist", it certainly seems like Israel doesn't hold Palestine's existence in high esteem.


It is a mutual feeling






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Turbeauxdog
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I find this to be interesting. By asking to be recognized as an observer, they are damaging peace talks? For all the grandstanding (falsely, in my opinion, but nonetheless) people do about Iran "not believing Israel has the right to exist", it certainly seems like Israel doesn't hold Palestine's existence in high esteem.


Palestine wants to exist on Israeli territory.






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Geauxrilla Ballz
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Israel wants to exist on Palestinian territory.


Fixed.






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Turbeauxdog
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quote: Israel wants to exist on Palestinian territory. Fixed.


Weird, there sure are a lot Israelis living there






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tigeraddict
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Israel wants to exist on Palestinian territory.



Fixed.



history tells us, to the victor goes the spoils and the victor right the history....






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long4life
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Israel wants to exist on Palestinian territory.
Palestine wants to steal land from Israel. FIFY.






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Joshjrn
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history tells us, to the victor goes the spoils and the victor right the history....


If we are taking the "might makes right" tact, it sounds like the Palestinians played the only card left in their hand. What was their alternative option, wait for table scraps?






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tigeraddict
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If we are taking the "might makes right" tact, it sounds like the Palestinians played the only card left in their hand. What was their alternative option, wait for table scraps?


not justifying it either way, but when you hold all the cards the other side only gets the scraps. But, as bad as it is, things can always be worse....






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Joshjrn
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not justifying it either way, but when you hold all the cards the other side only gets the scraps. But, as bad as it is, things can always be worse....


I think you are overestimating the goodwill the world has for Israel. For better or worse, we no longer live in an age of empires and conquest. Borders have, for the most part, been locked into place. If Israel plays this incorrectly, I believe that they will find out what it feels like to be on the wrong side of those sanctions they so enjoy laying on Iran, et all.



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Hours after the United Nations voted overwhelmingly to grant de-facto statehood to Palestine,


Hamas: Look! Our missiles can now reach Tel Aviv

UN: Welcome to being your own country!






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blueboy
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Palestine wants to steal land from Israel. FIFY.

wow. that's fricking rich.






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LSURussian
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Please point out where in your link any ethnic group is being "cleansed" by Israel's actions.





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RockyMtnTigerWDE
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Good let Israel wipe the earth of those bastards.





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