Israel to Approve Over 1,000 New Illegal Settlements Beyond the Green Line in Jerusalem
I guess unilateral actions that violate international law, change the facts on the ground and make a two state solution near impossible aren’t as bad as the unilateral action of going to the UN to obtain token state recognition?:
The Jerusalem District Planning Committee is set to approve 1,100 new housing units in Jerusalem’s contested Gilo neighborhood on Tuesday, despite past U.S. objections concerning any construction that expanded Gilo further across the Green Line.
The plan was submitted by a subsidiary to the Jewish National Fund, and must pass 60 days in which the public may oppose it before being finally approved by Jerusalem’s planning authorities.
The announcement of the possible approval of construction in Gilo comes amid U.S. attempts to push Israel and the Palestinians back to the negotiations table following a Palestinian statehood bid at the United Nations. A key Palestinian condition ahead of resumed talks has been the complete freeze of all Israeli settlement construction.
Of course, this underscores part of the reason the Palestinians went to the UN to begin with.