Israel to build new Arab city

by Kal El on July 22, 2008 · 5 comments

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I bet you would never see any muslim country do the same for Jews.

ISRAEL plans to build a new city for Arab citizens in the Galilee region, the first housing project of its kind since the creation of the Jewish state in 1948.

The proposal for the city, whose location has still to be determined, was made by Interior Minister Meir Sheetrit and approved by the cabinet yesterday, local media reported.

“There is a need to broaden the range of opportunities available to the non-Jewish population,” Sheetrit was quoted as saying.

“My aspiration is for a new Arab city in the Galilee, where young couples can buy a house, just like in any other city in the world.”

Israel’s population of more than seven million people includes about 1.2 million Arabs, most of whom live in the north, in older Arab towns and villages that tend to lack modern infrastructure and
adequate building space.

But while Israel has constructed dozens of Jewish settlements in the West Bank since it occupied the territory in the 1967 war, the development of new Arab housing within its internationally recognised borders has lagged.

“Israel has never built a new Arab or Palestinian village within its borders. It would definitely be the first,” said Suhad Bishara, a lawyer with Adalah, the legal centre for Arab minority rights in Israel.

Read the rest of the article, and decide for yourself if you think it is a gesture in good faith, or something else.

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  • http://www.myspace.com/dm60462 dm60462

    Jenin North?

  • Rudy

    If they were smart, they would build it at the bottom of the dead sea :P

  • jennyjen

    there Israel goes again, trying to be nice to a bunch of assholes-have they learned nothing from the prisoner/corpse trade off??

  • http://www.mosquewatch.blogspot.com Jeff

    That would be like the Black people in South Mississippi in the 1950′s building homes for kkk members.

    INSANITY.

  • http://www.traveLightgame.com carolyne

    ALL OF YOUR COMMENTS ARE TOPS!  purr-fect  Maybe they should name the city – DENIAL CITY.  LOVED THE DEAD SEA – LOCATION – GOOD ONE RUDY!  ‘DYSFUNCTION JUNCTION’  TRULY A ‘FORM OF INSANITY.’