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Netanyahu Rebuffs Criticism of Jerusalem Construction as “Disconnected from Reality”

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Netanyahu Rebuffs Criticism of Jerusalem Construction as “Disconnected from Reality” – Barak Ravid
(dailyalert.org, Oct. 28, 2014)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday called the condemnations of plans for new housing in Jewish neighborhoods of Jerusalem “statements disconnected from reality.” “The criticism is that it distances us from peace. These statements infuse the empty rhetoric of the Palestinians,” said Netanyahu.

The EU and the U.S. are applying a double standard when it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, he said. “When Abu Mazen [Mahmoud Abbas] incites murder of Jews in Jerusalem, the international community remains silent. And when we build in Jerusalem, they become indignant.”  (Ha’aretz)

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