Israel Criticizes Preoccupation with Preventing Jews from Building in Yerushalayim

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deputy-foreign-minister-zeev-elkinDuring a visit to Brazil this week, Deputy Foreign Minister Zeev Elkin criticized what he said is a preoccupation with preventing Jews from building in Yerushalayim, O Estado de S. Paulo reported. He said that in any other country it would be considered anti-Semitic to prevent “only” Jews from building.

Elkin noted that Israel and the Palestinian territories are the most stable areas in the Middle East, in comparison with places like Syria, Lebanon, Egypt and Iraq. Settlements are not an obstacle to peace because they take up “only 3%” of the West Bank, he added.

{ Israel News Bureau}



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