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?


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

  2. 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.

  3. 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]"

  4. 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.