PLO kvetches about more building projects in Jerusalem
Israeli officials on Thursday tried to douse a diplomatic fire Channel 10 ignited with its report about two building projects in Jewish neighborhoods of east Jerusalem – of 1,100 units – that have been in the pipeline for years.Predictably again, the Obama administration can do nothing more than take the side of the PLO, as usual.
These east Jerusalem housing units are a real and official destruction of US Secretary of State John Kerry’s efforts to revive the peace process, Chief PLO Negotiator Saeb Erekat said Thursday.
In response, Israeli officials noted that no new approvals had been given for east Jerusalem housing and that the Palestinians understood this.
“The Palestinians continue to look for excuses to escape negotiations," the official said. “In this case as well, they have raced to the microphone with old recycled arguments and incorrect data, rather than doing the one basic thing – to sit and talk on all the issues.”
And this is also partly the fault of the 10th channel for publishing the report as nothing more than a way to cause more problems for Israel.