Temporary Construction Freeze: Setting Precedent for Yesha Expulsion?

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The IRIS blog did a piece on Monday treating comments of Arab-American Joseph Farah in his World News Daily where he refers to the Obama administration’s so-called “balanced policy” towards Israel as inherently racist, and that it aims for ethnic cleansing of Jews from the historical Jewish homeland.

According to an Israeli daily Haaretz report, this is the atmosphhere and mindset into which defense minister Ehud Barak has walked in negotiating for a so-called “temporary construction freeze”. over the opposition of 3 of the 6 ministers of the “forum of six” ministers regarding construction in Yehuda and the Shomron: [...]  Click here to read more.

MK Danon: Boycott July 4 Celebration

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The Jerusalem Post reports that Likud MK Danny Danon is calling for a boycott of the July 4 celebration at US Ambassador James Cunningham’s home and that a number of other Likud members have already approached telling him that they wouldn’t be attending:

The annual reception, held at the ambassador’s Herzliya Pituah residence, was described by at least one lawmaker as “a see-and-be-seen event,” to which politicians usually flock.

But this year, said MK Danny Danon who wrote the letter calling on other legislators to stay away from the gathering, “the majority of coalition members will not attend.” [...]  Click here to read more.

Wednesday War News: 2 Mortar Shells Fired From Gaza, Arab Importer Nabbed for Contact with Gaza Terrorists; Stoning of Jewish Vehicles Near Shechem, Hevron, Arabs Toss Molotovs Near Beit Lehem, IDF Nabs 5 Terrorists