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Gov't issues tenders for 198 new settler homes    Itamar Fleishman
1. Plenty of Building
Is sure good for the economy .
Brick ,   Tiberias, Israel   (01.16.13)
2. Dear Peace Now:
Perhaps you have an idea that can make more land so we can grow our nation on land you consider not to be Jewish.
ecr   (01.16.13)
3. All Part of "Natural Growth" Agreed to In OSLO
Natural Growth of Jewish communities was agreed upon by the PLO, Arafat and insisted on by Rabin. Now we all know that the PLO never intended to uphold their agreements in OSLO and never have, but this does not mean the world and the PLO can pretend that OSLO never existed. If OSLO is to be revoked then the PLO must be disbanded and all areas A, B, and C must revert to Israeli control. They cannot have it both ways.
Chaim Ben Kahan ,   Efrat, Israel   (01.16.13)
4. Money
We have been told we are facing massive cutbacks after the election. Where's the money coming from for all this unnecessary annoy-the-world construction then?
Mike Carmel ,   Rishon le Zion   (01.16.13)
5. Unsubstantiated hearsay.
This is fantastic news. Strengthening the Jewish presence in Judea and Samaria. The statement supposedly made by Obama was never made. It is just a figment of a leftists imagination. I listen to Obama when he speaks directly to an audience, and not to unsubstantiated hearsay.
michael Pielet ,   raanana, Israel   (01.16.13)
6. #3
Israel has never upheld their agreements in oslo, this is well known. netanyahoo even admits this in a youtube clip. Areas ABC should revert to israeli control? Seriously? When has any area in westbank not been under israeli control...
bzr ,   state of palestine   (01.16.13)
7. Question to Left
Netanyahu is doing something to lower housing prices that everyone except the Leftists tycoons wants. What's wrong with that? But more important. Olmerd's negotiations with Abbas broke down because Olmerd agreed to only 60000 Arab immigrants to Israel and Abbas wanted more. What more will Zippy and Yehimovitch give Abbas?
israel israeli ,   tel aviv   (01.16.13)
8. #4 economics 101
A contractor takes a bank loan. The banks profits and pays taxes. The contractor uses the money to build houses and sells them to people at a profit. He pays taxes on the profits. The money comes from people who work hard and buy houses. Some of their money ends up as taxes that goes to paying for Iron Dome to protect people who live in Rishon from Grad rockets.
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9. GO FOR IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Chris Rettenmoser ,   Bayerisch Gmain Germ   (01.16.13)
10. Groovy !
Build baby, build !
Sabine Mallory ,   Palm Springs   (01.16.13)
11. To Mike Carmel
It's coming from buyers. People buy these homes and there is a high demand. Nobody is getting anything for free, and people need a place to live that is reasonably near good schools and places of employment. Chill out.
Aviela ,   Lower Migron, Israel   (01.16.13)
12. Uh...this is the Housing Ministry, aka Ariel Atias, not Bibi
Captain Obvious   (01.16.13)
14. Yep!
tom ,   tel aviv   (01.16.13)
15. Israel would do so much better without Peace Now.
Its time these people new more about the history of the Jewish people and understood about Israels security.
Moshico ,   Jerusalem   (01.16.13)
16. Even if they don't get built....
....calling for the tenders will earn Netanyahu many votes.
Robert ,   Australia   (01.16.13)
17. YIPPEE Y'ALL
BUILD BABY BUILD !!! LIKE THERE'S NO TOMORROW. 2,000 PLUS YEARS IS A LOOOOONG TIME TO WAIT. WAIT NO LONGER..
bad Assed Jew   (01.16.13)
18. not fooled
This is all just an election ploy to get more votes. E1 will not be built up.
not fooled ,   tel aviv   (01.16.13)
19. MASSIVE, HUGE MISTAKE!
Israel   (01.16.13)
20. King Bibi is so afraid of Bennet and Faiglen-
miki ,   tampa   (01.16.13)
21. # 16 Robert they WILL be built!
Best way to assure peace in Israel allow Jews to BUILD BABY BUILD !!!!
bad Assed Jew   (01.16.13)
22. bibi and ehud barak
bibi is better than the whole leftist group as they can't see reality and some of them especially livni is scared of her nose like her twin olmert. Nonetheless, bibi is so insecure he allows barak to do what he wants. This fool shuts down iron dome factory when we need another 6 or 7 units. barak is stupid and vastly overrated and is not the magiician decribed in the new yorker article. if bibi brings barak back to defense in place of yaalon who is a far better soldier, then I am done with bibi and likud. Bennett has mor e leadership skills than all of them together and it is sickening how bibi is so insecure and cann ot take pressure. Can yoiu not bloody overrule barak and keep those god dammned factories of iron dome open, you bloiody fool.
alexi   (01.16.13)
23. # 12
Nope, this is not Ariel Atias. Bibi has the final word. Yay, the more (Jewish) housing units built across J & S, the better.
Birdi ,   Israel is ours.   (01.16.13)
24. The best response to Obama & & good for Israel
Obama clearly has the Islamists interests at heart, not Israel's. Islamist governments have replaced secualr, moderate governments. Defense aid continues because of Congress, NOT Obama. Anyone that thinks an agreement is possible with Abbas, who wants unity with Hamas is dreaming. Settlements secure Israel's future.
Scott ,   Ramat Gan, Israel   (01.16.13)
25. bzr no 6
BZR NO 6. STATE OF PALESTINE NO SUCH EFFING PLACE. PERHAPS ON NEPTUNE.
DANNY TAWIL ,   ENGLAND   (01.16.13)
26. Good for Israel
What is wrong in building in Judea and Samaria-Land of Israel-Israel's Liberated Historic and Biblical Homeland? Israel should be building thousands of homes there. It is your Homeland. Keep on building.
Brod ,   USA   (01.16.13)
27. Obama+EU failed to get Palestinians to make peace
Obama and the EU have failed miserably to get the Palestinians to accept a Jewish Israel so they prefer turning the blame on Israel. Palestinians don't want peace, construction or not. The US and EU sucking up to them doesn't make a difference because what the Palestinians want is for the US and EU to make Israel disappear. It's time the US and EU stopped being so naive in international diplomacy.
Sam ,   Canada   (01.16.13)
28. The apartheid regime is growing nicely
Israel is being devoured by the spreading cancer of settlements and fools are cheering.
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29. Anyone who expects that Jews, only because they are Jewish,
should limit their living space on earth is nothing short but a racist, anti-Jewish racist at that. Sadly, we, Jews, have encountered such people throughout our long history of living among the nations. Forms have changed, methods have not remained the same, even the color of the skin of the racists have been of various shades... But, the essence is the same: Racism, anti-Jewish racism.
Jehudah Ben-Israel ,   Qatzrin, Israel   (01.16.13)
30. Demand UNRESTRICTED Jewish building NOW!
It's way past time to stop playing games. Judea and Samaria legally belong to Israel and are the more than 3,500 year old ancestral heartland of Israel. Let all of Patriotic Israel rise up and demand UNRESTRICTED Jewish building, throughout all of Judea and Samaria, NOW!
Chaim ,   Israel   (01.16.13)
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