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Netanyahu misleads again on settlement expansion

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Published: 19 April 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Netanyahu claimed that new building plans wouldn't expand Israeli settlements; aerial photos prove otherwise – Chaim Levinson – Haaretz 14.04.16
Netanyahu's office claimed that plans he and Defence Minister Ya’alon recently approved for hundreds of new housing units in the West Bank, including in isolated outposts, were almost all for renovation of existing buildings - but that is not the case. Hagit Ofran of Peace Now - Netanyahu is seeking to mislead the public by denying his true policy, ‘giving Israel and its government a bad name and severely harming its credibility.’
See report and aerial photographs here

And see:

Brushing aside PM's denial, US raps Israel for new settlement homes - The Times of Israel 16.04.16
‘All settlement activity is counterproductive,’ says State Department, after Netanyahu claimed, misleadingly, that most of 229 purported new West Bank homes are ‘upgrades only’. [Note: the original Haaretz report identified 299 new homes, in addition to 122 approved in March and 153 in January.]

Netanyahu’s sleight of hand on settlements
November 3, 2015

Opposition MKs join forces to stop Netanyahu reelection
– The Times of Israel 17.04.16
MK Merav Michaeli’s bill seeks to introduce two-term limit for prime ministers, states ’Democracy is not a monarchy, and it is vital to not create long years of rule by a single person.’


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