Netanyahu halted outpost bill, but not world’s diplomatic wrath

09.06.2012                      19.Siwan. 5772                      Beha'alotcha


Netanyahu halted outpost bill, but not world's diplomatic wrath

A seemingly coordinated wave of condemnations arrived as soon as the Prime Minister promised settlers 851 new housing units in the West Bank.

As part of his attempts to press Likud ministers to vote against a bill geared at sanctioning West Bank settlements, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stressed the possible Israel could suffer is the legislation passed.

While Netanyahu managed to stop the bill, the compensation he offered settlers, in the form of 851 new West Bank housing units has triggered a wave of recent and severe condemnations….