US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton has adopted the hardest line to date against Jewish settlement growth of any US government.
Speaking on "Al Jazeera" (how convenient and sycophantic) she firmly stated US President Obama's policy:
"We want to see a stop to settlement construction - additions, natural growth, any kind of settlement activity - that is what the president has called for"Natural Growth?
Since when does one country interfere with another's natural growth? Who does Obama and Hillary think they are?
I'm reminded of the decrees of Pharaoh in Egypt millennia ago, who demanded the cessation of Jewish births, and decreed that all Jewish male babies had to be thrown into the Nile River.
Even Israel's President Shimon Peres (who I am not a great fan of) told Obama when they met 2 weeks ago, that "these [natural growth settler] children are not going to live on the roofs"
We need to expand our communities!
Israel's embassy stated in response to Clinton's decree: Israel would stand by its pledge not to establish new settlements but as Israel sees it, this clearly does not include construction of housing to accommodate natural increases.
In the words of the commenter on the previous thread:
"Im appaled and disgusted the Jameel put this baseless garbage on his blog and embaressed that the predictable Barak Bashers jumped on board without any self reflection. Im also disgusted to see so many of you acting like weak ghetto Jews. Obama is the president of America, not Israel. He has neither the power not the authority to "make" Israel do anything."Well then Mr. Anonymous Commenter, if Obama and Hillary don't have the "authority" to do anything, why are they demanding that Jews to stop natural settlement growth?
I guess Obama didn't pay that much attention when he celebrated the "Passover seder" this year, because he missed the line from Shmot/Exodus 1:12: "But the more they [the Jews] were oppressed, the more they multiplied."
When I moved to the Shomron 16 years ago, there were 120,000 Jews in the West Bank and Gaza. We're not in Gaza anymore (for the time being), but we're now at 250,000 and growing strong.
With or without Hillary Clinton and Barak Obama.
Wherever I am, my blog turns towards Eretz Yisrael טובה הארץ מאד מאד