Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Lieberman: Gov`t can't discuss outposts, ignore Negev building


Livni is such an idiot. I can’t believe she can actually stand there and say the lies she says without absolutely fainting away from embarrassment.

To suggest that the rule of law does not apply equally is to admit the government is discriminating against its own Jewish residents—something we already knew, but it is nice to get Livni’s cooperation in clarifying the issue for the purposes of law.

Now sue. Wrap her up so tight in the red tape of lawsuits that she can’t move.


Last update - 14:22 11/12/2007
By Barak Ravid, Haaretz Correspondent
Tags: Outposts, West Bank, Negev

Strategic Affairs Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Wednesday that Israel cannot discuss the issue of illegal settlement outposts in the West Bank, while ignoring illegal construction in the Negev and Galilee.

The Yisrael Beiteinu minister, who made the remarks at a session of the Ministerial Committee on Unauthorized Outposts, was alluding to the large number of unrecognized Arab villages in those areas of the country.

The committee was working on a draft procedure for planning and construction in the West Bank.

Lierberman said Israel does not treat the two issues equally, and added that "according to the operations coordinator in the territories, 65 percent of the illegal construction in Area C is Palestinian." He was speaking of the territory in the West Bank under Israeli security and civil control, as agreed to in the Oslo Accords.

Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni told Lieberman his argument was inadmissible. "The fact that the law is not enforced in one place is not an excuse for not enforcing it in another," she said.

Livni continued: "We need to remember that for every decision on the issue of construction activity in the West Bank, there is both a clear legal and a political side. To say that the meaning of a decision on this issue is politically identical to [decisions] elsewhere - is simply not correct."

Minister Itzhak Cohen (Shas) criticized the draft, which was presented by Deputy Attorney General Mike Blass. "This is an upside-down world: People are taking legal mechanisms and attempting to build policy around them, instead of making policy and building legal tools around them."

The aim of the session was to formulate a planning and construction procedure for the West Bank, against which illegal settler outposts would be examined.

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