Israel Political Brief January 1, 2013: National Security Adviser Yaakov Amidror tells envoys ‘Quit or go into politics’

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‘Quit or go into politics,’ senior official tells envoys

Source: JTA, 1-1-13

Israeli diplomats should “quit or go into politics,” Israel’s national security advisor said during an annual conference of senior Israeli envoys….READ MORE

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Israel Political Brief December 25, 2012: Jerusalem building committee approves 1,200 apartments in Gilo

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Jerusalem building committee approves 1,200 apartments in Gilo

Source: JTA, 12-25-12

A Jerusalem building committee has approved the construction of more than 1,200 apartments in the Gilo neighborhood of Jerusalem….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief December 18, 2012: Israel presses on with plan for 6000 new settler homes

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Israel presses on with plan for 6000 new settler homes

Source: Reuters, 12-18-12

Stung by de facto recognition of Palestinian sovereignty in a U.N. General Assembly vote last month, Israel announced it would expand settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief December 17, 2012: Municipal committee advances eastern Jerusalem Ramat Shlomo building project

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Municipal committee advances eastern Jerusalem project

Source: JTA, 12-17-12

A Jerusalem municipal committee advanced a building plan for eastern Jerusalem that stirred a furor when it was approved during a 2010 visit by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief December 10, 2012: European Union draft resolution slams Israeli settlements, carries no sanctions

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EU draft resolution slams Israeli settlements, carries no sanctions

Source: JTA, 12-10-12

A draft of a European Union resolution said the EU was “deeply dismayed” by Israeli plans for new construction in settlements but did not mention sanctions….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief December 10, 2012: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas seeks talks if Israel halts West Bank construction

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Abbas seeks talks if Israel halts West Bank construction

Source: JTA, 12-10-12

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas reportedly said he wanted to negotiate with Israel it if freezes construction for six months in the West Bank and Jerusalem….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief December 6, 2012: Palestinians appeal to UN over Israel’s E1 East Jerusalem housing plan

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Palestinians appeal to U.N. over Israel’s E1 housing plan

Source: JTA, 12-6-12

The Palestinians appealed to the United Nations Security Council to stop Israel from making plans to build 3,000 apartments in a controversial area outside of Jerusalem….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief October 23, 2012: PM Benjamin Netanyahu visits Gilo to defend Jerusalem construction

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Netanyahu visits Gilo to defend Jerusalem construction

Source: JTA, 10-23-12

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo following an international outcry over the approval of nearly 800 apartments there….READ MORE

Full Text Israel Political Brief October 23, 2012: PM Benjamin Netanyahu and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat Visit Jerusalem’s Gilo Neighborhood

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PM Netanyahu and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat Visit Jerusalem’s Gilo Neighborhood

Source: PMO, 10-23-12
Photo by GPO

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat visited the Gilo neighborhood in Jerusalem.

Prime Minister Netanyahu said, “United Jerusalem is Israel’s eternal capital. We have full rights to build in it. We have built in Jerusalem, we are building in Jerusalem and we will continue to build in Jerusalem. This is our policy and I will continue to support building in Jerusalem.”

Mayor Barkat said, “Jerusalem is one united city, which has not been partitioned into tribes and will never be divided. This has always been our obligation and it will remain so in the future. Mr. Prime Minister, you and your government are true friends of Jerusalem. Thank you for the support and the resources that you have allocated to the city’s growth, and for the assistance that you have given to our right and our obligation to build and develop the city. We will continue to build tens of thousands of apartments throughout the city

Israel Political Brief October 21, 2012: PM Benjamin Netanyahu, Avigdor Lieberman defend new Gilo housing

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Netanyahu, Lieberman defend new Gilo housing

Source: JTA, 10-21-12

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended the finalizing of a plan to build nearly 800 apartments in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo….READ MORE

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