Favorite Children

Translation / Interpretation / Caption Text

Hebrew translation:

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The favorite children

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Israel suffers from housing problems? Settlements enjoy a building boom.

Tuition payments increase? The state offers the settlements huge discounts.

Poverty in the periphery? The cabinet decides to ease things on the isolated settlements.

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Publication of the national priority areas proves again what everyone knows: the settlements, the government's favored sector, continues to celebrate on our expense.


Translation courtesy of Dar Laor

Analysis / Interpretation / Press

"It is most unfortunate that Sixty One, a think tank which aspires to lead the peace and human rights camp in Israel, has chosen the path of populism and de-humanization towards Palestinians. According to Sixty One, the release of Palestinian prisoners by Netanyahu shows that:

"[politically he] is being held hostage by people who care more about building a new neighborhood in the territories than about the security of Israeli citizens.

Sixty One drive home their point with great drama, adding: "In other words, you may come home in a coffin, but they [the settlers] will have Samaria".

[Context: Freezing settlement construction was an alternative goodwill gesture proposed by Kerry; Netanyahu chose the release of prisoners]


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