Monday, August 11, 2008

Was Anyone Surprised?

Yesha Council Accepts Compromise on Migron

( The Council of Jewish Communities in Judea and Samaria (Yesha) decided Monday night to unanimously accept a proposal to transfer the community of Migron in Samaria to a nearby location. The decision comes one week after the Binyamin Regional Council rejected the idea.
Migron is the largest community in Judea and Samaria that the government calls illegal, claiming that it was built after a 2001 agreement with the United States that called for no additional towns in the area. Migron officials have said that the government had approved plans for the community before the agreement.
Arabs and Peace Now appealed to the High Court to force the government to destroy Migron, and the court set this month as a deadline to carry out the order. It later stated it would allow more time if the government and Migron could reach a non-violent solution.

They have to earn their keep, don't they?

Think about it. Olmert barely permits building in Jerusalem neighborhoods, and official building projects in the yishuvim are "antiques," nothing new. What will happen to Migron? Will they get permanent buildings? Or will they just be another "caravilla" neighborhood?

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