RE: Israel OKs new homes in East Jerusalem, raising doubts about peace talks, The planned 238 houses on disputed land end a de facto construction freeze and lead Palestinian officials to accuse Israeli leaders of trying to sabotage negotiations. http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-jerusalem-homes-20101016,0,842905.story
Imagine if, as of today, right here in America you can get a permit to build a new home, live in your home, renovate your home, add an addition to your home, leave and return to your home - but only if you have been deemed the "right" religion.
Imagine if, as of today, the USA forced all American taxpayers to fund Christian construction projects, religious scholars, schools, propaganda and "security".... and made all new immigrants pledge an oath affirming the Christian nature of our country.
And imagine if the USA decided to ignore its own borders- annexing both Canada and Mexico, but refusing to give the Canadians and Mexicans anything but grief: No citizenship rights, no freedom, no peace, no justice, no future- no hope.
Seems to me Israel's ongoing and flagrant violations of international law and the Palestinians basic human rights are very much aimed at getting Palestinians too angry, too frustrated and too disenfranchised to think clearly, in hopes that Palestinians will turn on each other - and America.
Anne Selden Annab