Israel approves 90 new settler homes in controversial area north of Jerusalem, ahead of Obama’s visit

If I’m not mistaken, these are the settlements Netanyahu promised in retribution over the Palestinians going to the UN to get their status upgraded. I’m sure, though, that won’t make a difference with Obama because even though the US opposed the Palestinian status upgrade at the UN, settlements are the real issue for him as he only tends to come down on Israel and never the Palestinians:

YAHOO NEWS – Israel gave final approval on Monday for 90 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank, driving another wedge into a rift with Washington ahead of a visit by U.S. President Barack Obama.

The dwellings will be built in Beit El, a major Jewish settlement north of Jerusalem, and will house educational staff, the Defense Ministry said.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged that 300 new homes will eventually be erected in Beit El, where 30 settler families were evicted last June after the Supreme Court ruled they were living illegally on private Palestinian land.

Israel has come under international criticism, including from its main ally, the United States, over its construction policy in the West Bank — territory it captured in the 1967 war and which the Palestinians want for their future state.

Settlement expansion has been an irritant in a testy relationship between Netanyahu and Obama, who is due to visit Israel, the West Bank and Jordan this spring.

Both Israel and the United States have played down speculation that the trip could result in the revival of U.S.-hosted peace talks with the Palestinians that collapsed over the settlement issue in 2010.

“The Palestinian position is clear. There can be no negotiation while settlement continues,” Nabil Abu Rdainah, a spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, said in response to the new Beit El construction.


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  • Joe

    That’s a good “sharp stick in his eye”


  • Conniption Fitz

    The land east of the Jordan River and Dead Sea belong to Israel. It is the Arabs recently calling themselves ‘Palestinians’ who are occupying Israel’s land illegally in the West Bank and Gaza.

    Israel shouldn’t have given back any of the land that they took during the 6 Day war.

    Arabs have all of Jordan, Syria and Saudi Arabia, even Egypt to conduct their Islamic atrocities.

    If they want Sharia, they should leave the US.

    No sane person wants to live under Islamic tyranny, injustice and misogyny.

    • Conniption Fitz

      If Obama wants to yap about Israel building homes for non-violent hard-working citizens, Netanyhu should point him to this site:
      and just quote a few lines from the list of jihad attacks on innocents in Islamic hell-holes.

      Here is just the last few days:

      2013.02.10 (Yala, Thailand) – Islamic militants overturn a truck with a bomb, then shoot five survivors to death.
      2013.02.08 (Nad Ali, Afghanistan) – Two women are among six member of a family torn to shreds by an Islamic bomb.
      2013.02.08 (Kalaya, Pakistan) – Muslim fundamentalists bomb marketplace selling videos and CD’s, killing at least sixteen.
      2013.02.08 (Shomali, Iraq) – Fourteen Iraqis at a bus stop are dismantled by Islamic State of Iraq bombers.
      2013.02.08 (Baghdad, Iraq) – Holy Warriors detonate two car bombs at an animal market popular with Shias, slaughtering at least seventeen.
      2013.02.08 (Kano, Nigeria) – Islamists gun down one male and nine female polio vaccination workers in two attacks after clerics accuse the program of being a conspiracy against Muslim children.

      Here is the last month or so:

      Every single day, Islam(outside of its many wars) attacks innocent people, with 2-300 deaths, 500-1000 injuries per week.

      There have been 20,375 evil murderous jihad attacks since 9/11/01.


      Islam is a putrid scourge and cancer upon the face of the earth.

  • Rshill7

    I think they should build a settlement right on top of Abbas’ hairdo. But first dig a few wells there.

    • Rshill7

      Yay we struck grey matter!


      Keep digging!

      • Thank you Rshill. I’m tired, I’m going to bed, but sure I needed that laugh!

  • Spartan4Palin

    That’s gunna leave a mark. What a bitch slap!

    LOVE IT!!!

  • Conniption Fitz

    Israel may be getting ready to make a move… Netanyhu says Iran’s new centrifuges may shorten path to bomb. –

  • Sober_Thinking


    Bibi is rightfully thumbing his nose at his long time political adversary (Obama).

    I hope he remains strong. Dear Ruler will pout, threaten, throw a tantrum, wet his diapers, blackmail, and point his finger only towards Israel anyway… so… stay strong. Israel has everything to gain.

  • Ray

    Gotta Love BiBi

  • rsfan1

    That pic RS is using for this blog post is scary. It looks like Obama is trying to kill Bibi with his eyes.

  • mike3e4r7

    I’m sure Obama will have some choice words for Netanyahu. That’s alright Bibi. Just humor the a-shole while you go quietly about your business. One Iranian reactor taken out last month, a few more left to go.

  • 57thunderbird

    Bibi is telling Obama to go pound sand.How can you not love that?

  • You’ve got to admire a small country like Israel giving Obama the finger. Just makes me like them more and more each day.

  • 911Infidel

    Way to tell Obama and the death cult members to “cram it”. Jerusalem belongs to the Jews. Get over it Obama.

  • IsraeliRand

    Dear Scoop,

    More and more are using the left’s rhetoric regarding the disputed territory. I would suggest using the words “apartments” or “homes” rather than settlements. I would argue that using our language to describe righteous building puts a more positive spin on the matter for the pro-Israel camp. Just some food for thought, all the best to you.

  • keninil

    The Palestinians should just let Israel “capture” some land from Syria or Egypt for their new state. Problem solved !!

  • 12grace

    G-d gave the land to Israel and they can do anything they want with their land. I don’t know why the wealthy Islamic countries don’t just give the Palestinians land from one of their countries so the Palestinians have a place to call home.

    • rsfan1

      The other Islamic countries don’t care about the Palestinians. They’re just using them, the Isaeli-Palestinian “issue”, to divert attention away from their national issues and further their hatred of the Jews.

      • 12grace

        Yes, that’s my point, r.

        The hatred between Israel and the Arab countries is ancient and biblical and difficult for Americans to understand.

    • Conniption Fitz

      Jordon IS Palestine. It’s the larger portion that was to belong to the Arabs. Everything from the Jordon eastward was to be a homeland for the Jews.

      • 12grace

        Good point, CF.

  • I hope he also orders a 100′ statue of Charles Martel put up, complete with blood-dripping sword, right in the middle of Jerusalem.

  • Two thumbs up for Bibi!!

  • That picture! I could never get over the evil I see in his eyes. It’s so penetrating.

    My suspicion is it remains. Prior too, during, and even after his visit.

  • Godisright

    Who cares what Obama says anymore?
    I hope BIBI runs for POTUS. A valid birth certificate is irrelevant anymore, we can say he was born in Arizona and moved to Israel. At this point, what difference would it make?
    It is sad that a foreign dignitary need to lecture our president on how to conduct business.
    This just shows what a piece of disgrace Obama really is to OUR America and OUR allies.
    Forgive us BIBI for electing such a ….

  • It’s Israel’s place to negotiate with the Arabs, not Obama’s to negotiate with Israel.

  • tinlizzieowner

    Obama isn’t going there to talk WITH Netanyahu. He’s going there to talk AT Netanyahu.
    To talk with somebody is to imply you expect a reply. That’s a skill Obama has yet to learn because we all know he considers himself to be the smartest man in the room. 😉