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If it becomes law, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be unable to accept the US proposal to put the Jordan Valley under Palestinian control.
Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, who leads negotiations with the Palestinian Authority, challenged the motion, saying she would use her powers to block the legislation from being voted on in the parliament.
Israel occupied and then annexed the West Bank and East al-Quds in the Six-Day War of 1967, but the move has never been recognized by the international community.
Meanwhile, an Israeli official said on Friday that Tel Aviv would reveal plans to build 1,400 settler units in the occupied West Bank after releasing a group of Palestinian prisoners.
The official, who was speaking on condition of anonymity, said that the plans would be announced next week after the release of two dozen Palestinians from Israeli jails.
About 600 units would be built in the illegal settlement of Ramat, while another 800 would be constructed in other settlements of the occupied West Bank, the official said.
The presence and continued expansion of Israeli settlements in occupied Palestine has created a major obstacle for the efforts to establish peace in the Middle East.
More than half a million Israelis live in over 120 illegal settlements built since Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories 46 years ago.
The United Nations and most countries regard the Israeli settlements as illegal because the territories were captured by Israel in 1967 and are hence subject to the Geneva Conventions, which forbids construction on occupied lands.
Chomsky: World racing towards nuclear war in 2014 ~ link ~ Renowned American linguist, philosopher and political commentator Noam Chomsky warns that the world is racing towards “environmental catastrophe” and “nuclear war” in 2014.
Saudi Arabia 'to give Lebanon Army $3 billion grant' - with video ~ link ~ link ~ link ~ Also see: Hollande in Saudi Arabia for talks ~ link ~ This is one of the latest attempts by the Saudis and the GCC states and Israel to keep events in and near the Syrian War going, even as the so-called rebels (mostly foreign mercenaries) continue to have their butts kicked by the Syrian Army fighting on its own soil and for its own people! The grants will go to purchasing French arms and the French Army will train the Lebanon Army. That France has a well hated (by Frenchmen - see this link) Jewish/Zionist Rothschild puppet for its President has nothing to do with this...NOT! Lighting a blow torch in a power keg is NOT a smart thing to do but the globalists and Zionists and their GCC allies are NOT operating by rational/logical human rules and good sense...they are operating according to a demonic agenda!!! Stirling
The Israeli army, however, says it is unaware of any such attack.
Israel has recently intensified its military operations on the enclave.
Last week, Israeli warplanes bombarded the territory, killing at least two Palestinians, including a three-year-old girl, and wounding several others.
Another Palestinian was wounded by Israeli troops in southern Gaza nearly 10 days ago.
The Israeli military often targets Palestinians along the border with the Gaza Strip, which remains literally cut off from the outside world by a crippling Israeli blockade. The siege has turned the densely-populated coastal sliver, home to some 1.7 million Palestinians, into the largest open-air prison in the world.
USA completely infiltrated by Israeli spies ~ link ~ When I was a consultant to a West Coast high tech aerospace design firm, I saw this up close. The Israel's are EVERYWHERE when it comes to military high technology!!! Stirling
"Syria is committed to Iran joining the peace conference," said Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem on Sunday.
"It is illogical that the United States or the so-called opposition exclude this country from the conference for political reasons," the foreign minister said.At a press conference held after a meeting with US and Russian officials in the Swiss city of Geneva on December 20, UN-Arab League Special Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi said that there was no agreement on participation of Iran yet.
Israel shells Lebanon after "rocket attack" ~ link ~ Making the Saudi 'grant' to Lebanon's Army (with French arms and troops) look good!!! Stirling
The Coming Chinese Invasion of America ~ link ~ Interesting but I don't think it will actually happen this way. Stirling
Contrary to what the power brokers would have you believe in order that you’ll give up your pension, cut your wages, and settle for the life that people live in a third world country, the globalists want you to believe that your nation is broke and there is nothing you can do about it.
America is not broke, in fact the opposite is true. The United States of America is awash in an unimaginable amount of mineral wealth. What belongs to the people has been transferred, in the greatest theft in world history, from the workers and consumers to the government as well as the banks and the portfolios of the criminal elite gangsters which control the politicians with insider-trading and outright bribes. The banks are able to loan against the value at a ratio of 9 to 1 in this modern day version of fractional reserve banking. However, the biggest theft of American assets is literally happening right below our noses. The banks will soon forsake their holdings as the government, as I am being told, will move to nationalize every bit of mineral resource wealth in this country under Executive Order 13603.
Today just 400 Americans have more wealth than half of all Americans combined. Despite this grim statistic which reveals the wealth imbalance in this country, our nation has never been wealthier.
Russia's New Year Card sent to NATO - photo ~ link ~ Yep, you want to see this one! Stirling
AIPAC's FED Candidate Stanley Fischer on a warpath against Iran ~link ~ The rushed campaign to insert Stanley Fischer straight from his position leading Israel’s central bank into the number two spot at the Federal Reserve has allowed little time for research into the appointee’s career or for informed public debate about his record. Like the failed recent Obama administration-Israel lobby pincer move to ram approval for U.S. military strikes on Syria through Congress, avoiding such due diligence through velocity may actually be the only means for successful Senate confirmation.
The research ship left New Zealand on November 28. The Akademik Shokalskiy got stuck after a blizzard's up-to-70-kilometers-per-hour whipping winds hemmed the sea ice in around it. As things stand, the vessel isn't in danger of sinking and has weeks' worth of supplies, but it cannot move. The medium-sized vessel was in danger of being hit by a large iceberg, the Sydney Morning Herald reported on Wednesday.
Lord Foster said: 'Cycling is one of my great passions – particularly with a group of friends. And I believe that cities where you can walk or cycle, rather than drive, are more congenial places in which to live.