Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Ha'aretz today

IDF stands aside as settlers build new outpost
By Chaim Levinson

Some 200 people, mostly children, arrived near the West Bank town of Tul Karm Monday to establish a new illegal outpost. The Israel Defense Forces did not stop them or interfere.

The outpost, Tzur Ya, is one of 11 set up Monday and the day before by the militant Youth for Israel movement.

'Obama is a racist,' settler rabbi tells protestors in Jerusalem
By Chaim Levinson, Haaretz Correspondent

The Yesha Council of settlements organized a demonstration in which some 1,500 rightists gathered near the home of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Monday to protest the Obama administration's demand for a total freeze on Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank.

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