Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Erdan's Politician Words

The other day I mentioned that Likud's Gilad Erdan, Israel's Minister of Environmental Protection  was going to visit the new Arab city, Rawabi, under construction north of Beit El.  Well, his report, at least in Arutz 7, is all negative, but they're words, words only.

He considers it an ecological disaster in the making.  I'm sure he's right about that, but he also admits that Israel has no real power to stop it.

It's one big Pandora's Box.

"Erdan said that if it were up to him, Rawabi would not have been built, but the decision to allow its construction was taken long before his appointment to the government and he has no choice but to live with it. He also noted the unfairness in allowing Arabs to carry on the construction of Rawabi while Jews were not allowed to build at all for ten months."

Microcosm, macrocosm...  It reminds me of Erdan's boss Bibi Netanyahu's support for a Pseudostinian aka Palestinian sic State.  How are we going to get out of it?  We need more than words...


goyisherebbe said...

Get a group of 10,000 haredi families to petition the Supreme Court for equal rights to buy apartments there.

Batya said...

Great idea! It's a short ride from the airport, Petach Tikva etc.