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After UN vote, Netanyahu to withhold $100 million per month tax transfer to Palestinians

After UN vote, Netanyahu to withhold $100 million per month tax transfer to Palestinians

5:56 PM 12/02/2012

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian president returned triumphantly to the West Bank on Sunday, receiving a boisterous welcome from thousands of cheering supporters at a rally celebrating his people’s new acceptance to the United Nations.

An Israeli decision to cut off a cash transfer to the financially troubled Palestinian Authority, following an earlier decision to build thousands of new homes in Jewish settlements, failed to put a damper on the celebrations.

But Palestinian officials acknowledged they were undecided on what to do with their newfound status, and were waiting for upcoming Israeli elections and new ideas from President Barack Obama before deciding how to proceed.

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ytc's picture

I am against government aids to foreign countries, but ALL for

private donations & contributions to suffering people in foreign lands. Read how devastating this latest zionists' attacks on Palestine was! HOW CAN we send our private Christmas relief packages to the victims WITHOUT getting rebuffed by zionists' blockade???

Truth and Trauma in Gaza
by Kathy Kelly, December 03, 2012
http://original.antiwar.com/kelly/2012/12/02/truth-and-traum...

Contributions

Why don't they withhold their UN contributions?

donvino

Sounds about right to me..

Thanks for commenting here..

Sounds fair to me

"On Sunday, the Israeli government delivered another blow, saying it would withhold more than $100 million in funds it transfers to the Palestinians each month.

Instead, it said the money — taxes and customs duties that Israel collects on behalf of the Palestinians — would be used to pay off its debts to Israeli companies, including $200 million owed to the state-run Israel Electric Corp., government officials said."

That is from work some Palestinians do inside Israel (mostly construction workers, they cross the border daily.) From a capitalist prospective, it is fair. With the largest welfare check from the world, Arabs still want to get free supplies. So do our collectivists who would never report about Pallywood on DP:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkASs1MYncU

who cares

none or our business

I agree it's...

...none of our government's business. But as freedom-loving people, we should care about those who are denied their freedom.

Unfortunately our govt makes it our business

when it sends our taxpayer money to such unworthy recipients as the current apartheid regime certainly is.

Stop foreign welfare checks to wealthy countries! We're broke! Can you hear us now DC?

RP R3VOLution

This is going to eventually lead to all-out war.

The Palestinians' population is growing much, much faster than Israel's. Israel knows the only way they're going to be able to hold onto the West Bank is with sheer, brute force. That's going to become increasingly hard to do as the Palestinian population grows in size. If Israel grows too brutal, they'll have to contend with the possibility of its neighbors going to war with it on the side of the Palestinians. That won't be a problem for Israel as long as Iran doesn't get involved. That would explain why Israel is so adamant about taking out Iran, so, when the lead hits the fan, they won't have to worry about Iran.

Your writing is familiar

Do you, by any chance, post your comments on FreeRepublic too? I know I've seen this kind of writing before: i.e. (paraphrasing) "I'm not really for brute force or ethnic cleansing by Israel, but their being 'God's chosen,' they have to do what they have to do."

Nope. Never written on Free Republic.

Speaking of ethnic cleansing, Israel probably wouldn't feel the need to build settlements in Palestinian areas if he international community wasn't so dead set on dividing up their country.

Dividing up whose country?

It was the U.N. that divided up Palestine, thanks in large part to Truman. Now they're trying to rectify their big mistake.

I don't think it's going to work because the Zionists (not to be confused with the indigenous Jews who used to live in relative peace there) want it all, but we'll see.

Israel took Gaza and the West Bank

in 1967 just like we took California in 1847. For practical reasons, I think Israel should consider just letting the Palestinians have it since the Palestinians are reproducing a lot faster than the Israelis. But, the Palestinuans aren't any more entitled to the West Bank than Mexicans are to California (although both groups insist that they are).

Most people...

...would agree that stealing land that belongs to civilians is always wrong. God would agree with that too.

1 Kings 21:1-29 -- maybe you'd like to read that sometime.

I'm not talking about stealing private property

from civilians. I'm talking about the transfer of control over the West Bank from Jordanian hands to Israeli hands in 1967. Sure, Israel shouldn't confiscate any Palestinians' property (at least without just compensation), but, the idea that they somehow have the obligation to completely give up the West Bank and East Jerusalem just because it wasn't a part of the original 1948 Israel and was taken through war makes no sense.

Then why don't...

...we (the U.S.) make Iraq the 51st state? I mean, we "won"; right? We could just take the most fertile parts of the land and move the indigenous Iraqis out of there. Oh, sure, in many instances we can offer them money -- what we think is fair. But if they refuse our offer, then all we have to do is declare their homes "illegal" and bulldose them down so we can build our nice, new communities on the best land. We could ration their water so that there's more water for us. And, of course, we'll have to make them go through checkpoints for "our security."

How about that kind of sense?

You "Christian" Zionists are a piece of work.

I wouldn't support that, but...

that's what the British did many times with their colonies. Remember, a colony isn't any good unless it benefits the mother country. However, that would be between Americans and Iraqis. No other country or international body would have a right to stop us......unless they wanted to get whipped and colonized too.

You see, I don't think it's right what Israel is doing in the West Bank, but, it's a lot different than the example you gave. Iraq doesn't border the U.S. like the WB borders Israel. Anyway, it's none of my business whether or not some foreign country half-way around the works decides to give back or hold onto land they captured through war.

As another poster said...

...our government made it our business by taking our money and giving it to the Israeli Government. They can stop taking my money and work out their own peace treaties from now on. That goes for not just Israel but every other government.

But as a freedom-loving people -- especially as Christians, which I am -- we should never condone such acts by governments, even if such a government gave itself the name "Israel" (which, btw, has nothing to do with the Israel of the Bible).

ytc's picture

Voting up to keep this ugly inhumane act by ZIONIST

Netanyahu in PUBLIC VIEW. When Rand P visits Israel, I hope he tours the open-air-prison Gaza strip and beyond the sequestered posh "jews-only" section of the West Bank.

the only palestinians he'll see

Will be exploited underage Palestinian strippers brought to his hotel room. From Bibi with love.

Ventura 2012

This is just sad. I say we

This is just sad. I say we cut off all money to Israel. Maybe starve them out. The comments on the article are just ignorant, hateful and uneducated.

"and the truth shall make you free"
John 8:32