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How Netanyahu Parlays That New Palestinian Housing

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04.08.2019

During an election campaign in which all the candidates are going crazy trying not to be branded leftists, the security cabinet managed to find the time and goodwill to approve a plan to build 715 housing units in Palestinian villages in the West Bank’s Area C, an area under Israeli administrative control. Apparently it was really important to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to approve the construction for the Palestinians. Like a craving for pistachio ice cream in the middle of the night, a craving for Palestinian housing hit him on Tuesday evening.

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In fact, Netanyahu couldn’t restrain himself until the cabinet met. Get the ministers on the phone! He wants to build for the Palestinians, and he wants to build for them now!

Sure enough, the plan was approved unanimously by the telephone ballot. What a coincidence that the very next day Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser on the Middle East, landed here and might soon unveil the “deal of the century” peace plan.

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