Thursday, November 19, 2009

Israeli housing strategy: Build, Baby, Build!

New U.S. housing starts in October unexpectedly fell to their lowest level in six months, weighed down by a sharp decline in construction activity for both single-family and multi-family dwellings, a government report showed on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the Israeli housing market is booming, with the "construction of 900 additional housing units in a Jewish neighborhood in East Jerusalem, which Palestinians claim for the capital of their future state."

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: The status of Jerusalem is not open for negotiation.

Robert Gibbs: We are dismayed. How can Benny boy expect to keep the peace when he is not bowing to the Palestinians in supplication, weakness, apology, and surrender?


WomanHonorThyself said...

great piece my friend!:)..right on bro..expel all the ungrateful A-rabs!

Chuck said...

I've already written my Sunday quote of the week post, I often do it early when a quote strikes me. It's almost as if you have read it ahead of time.

dmarks said...

I do not actually agree with building in the occupied terrotories, out of general principle.

But as part of a strategy to force the Palestinians to behave in some sort of civilized fashion, it has value:

"Come to the table and deal with us. Honestly, this time! The more you wait, the more you lose [sound of hammers and saws in the background]"

DaBlade said...

WHT- They don't have to go far. Israel is like a broom closet over there. Lots of room in Lebanon or Syria or Jordan.
Chuck- Looking forward to it. Great minds with Flint roots think alike!

dmarks- For some reason, you reminded me of Simon Soundman from Sesame Street.