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Old 10-10-2009, 06:07 PM   #1
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Theocracy Watch: Holy Land Grab 'To Fulfil Jewish Destiny'

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Several weeks of rioting across Jerusalem have led to speculation that a new Palestinian intifada or uprising may be imminent.

The controversial settlement of Maale Zeitim in Ras El Amud, Jerusalem

At the heart of the current tension are efforts by Israelis to claim more Palestinian neighbourhoods for Jewish settlers.

We were the first foreign journalists allowed into the controversial settlement of Maale Zeitim in Ras El Amud for seven years.

Only religious Jews can buy here we were told.
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Plans to move in hundreds of Jewish settlers here have been condemned by the US and Britain.

But Mr Peleg said they are going to carry on regardless.

"Why not? This is Israel, this is not London, this is not Washington. We are free independent residents in Israel. We do what we want to do," he said.

By the end of our tour it is clear the settlers are well advanced in making it impossible to redivide Jerusalem.

The Palestinians' dream of having their own capital in part of the city is looking increasingly unlikely.

That makes the chances of a two-state solution, and with it any hope of peace, equally remote, but Mr Peleg is unrepentant.

"If the Palestinians think that because east Jerusalem will not be the capital of Palestine so there will be no peace I can say that I'm very sorry that this is the attitude for the future of their children and their families," he said.


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Plans to move in hundreds of Jewish settlers here have been condemned by the US and Britain.

But Mr Peleg said they are going to carry on regardless.

"Why not? This is Israel, this is not London, this is not Washington. We are free independent residents in Israel. We do what we want to do," he said.
Then I'm sure he won't mind when the hardworking taxpayers of America cease to remit enormous sums of their hard earned money his way.
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Actually US public funds don't go towards West Bank settlements; that's against US law. The East Jerusalem settlements are largely funded by the same small handful of American multimillionaires--in Maale haZeitim's case, a California casino owner named Irving Moskowitz, whose m.o. is specifically to promote fundamentalist settlers in East Jerusalem. A group of California rabbis has been trying to get the state to prevent these transfers (CA is one of 6 states which doesn't regulate what "nonprofit" casinos do with their money), but I doubt they're ever going to meet with much success, since CA's casino owners have much deeper pockets than they do.
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