...the approval of 2,612 homes in a move likely to further inflame international criticism of Binyamin Netanyahu's government.Egad! Does this mean the enemies of Israel are going to (gulp) STOP LIKING IT?!?
Critics say it will become part of a chain of settlements in the area, further impeding access between the two biblical cities.Y'know, because there won't be any roads, and besides, no one wants to risk contact with Joooooooooooooooooos.
European diplomats in Jerusalem have warned that the construction of Givat Hamatos is a "game-changer" which could destroy the chance of a viable Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital. A diplomatic source said the approval of the new settlement was "a devastating development for all those who believe in a two-state solution".Yeah, the Palis were really worried about that too.
Bethlehem a Jewish city? Where David was from, where Joseph and Mary went to have a son who would be acclaimed as King of the Jews?
Why, everyone knows that’s part of the ancient Palestinian homeland...(sarc/off)