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MK Says New Tenders Part of Bigger Deal

The tenders for Jewish construction announced Sunday by the Ministry of Housing and Construction are only the first drops from “a giant wave” of construction in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, according to Bayit Yehudi MK Nissan Slumiansky. MK Slomiansky, who heads the Knesset’s FinanceCommittee, was quoted by IDF Radio as saying that the tenders are part of a larger deal between his party and the prime minister. “This will, with G-d’s help, be a harbinger of very widespread construction – which is the way things should be,” he said. “There are things that we spoke about, and this is the
The Palestinian Authority (PA) is demanding that Israel cancel its decision to market about 1,200 new housing units in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, even before the next round of “peace talks” scheduled for Wednesday. Voice of Israel public radio quoted an anonymous senior PA official as saying the PA leadership has informed the United States of this decision and is awaiting a response. The official said that if this is the way Israel wants to reach peace, then there is no need for negotiations and “let Netanyahu make peace with [Bayit Yehudi head Naftali] Bennett.”

Deputy Foreign Minister Ze’ev Elkin (Likud) went on the radio Monday to scold Yesh Atid leader and Finance Minister, Yair Lapid, over his criticism of the decision to build 1,200 more homes in the cradle of Jewish national life – Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria. MK Elkin told IDF Radio, “Lapid’s reaction is harsher than that of the Americans. After that, people wonder why the world attacks us.”

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