Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman confirms that constructions in Jerusalem was frozen to please Obama.
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman seemed to confirm on Wednesday that despite the government’s statements that it did not stop building in Jerusalem during the 10-month settlement moratorium, construction in the capital’s Jewish neighborhoods beyond the Green Line has indeed been frozen.
Lieberman said that this situation should not continue after the settlement construction moratorium ends on September 26.
When he was asked in an Israel Radio interview for his position on extending the settlement housing-start moratorium so as not to derail the direct talks set to begin next week in Washington with the Palestinian Authority, Lieberman talked about the need to continue plans to develop 1,600 units in Jerusalem.
“Presently there are 1,000 housing units on the table in Ramot, another 600 housing units in neighborhoods like Gilo, east Talpiot, Har Homa and Pisgat Ze’ev. What, does someone expect that we will continue to freeze 1,600 housing units that went through all the [bureaucratic] procedures?” he asked.
Source: Jerusalem Post.
I have earlier said that there was a De Facto building freeze in Jerusalem.
I have also claimed that Benjamin Netanyhau will be forced by Barack Obama to continue the building freeze after 26th of September.
On 27th of September we will come to know.