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April 25, 2012 11:12 am

U.S. Criticizes Israel’s Legalization of Three Outposts in Judea and Samaria

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Israel’s decision on Monday to retroactively legalize three outposts in Judea and Samaria drew condemnation Tuesday from the U.S.

The Prime Minister’s office announced on Monday that a decision was made to “regulate the status” of Bruchin, Sansana and Rechelim, three outposts in Judea and Samaria.

The three communities were founded in the 1990s and are home to relatively young, religious families. Some 350 residents live in Bruchin and 240 in Rechelim, both in the northern part of Judea and Samaria, while Sansana, with a population of 240, lies further to the south.

U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland on Tuesday expressed Washington’s concern over settlement activity in Judea and Samaria, continuing the Obama Administration’s line on settlement activity.

Nuland told reporters, “We are, obviously, concerned by the reports that we’ve seen … We don’t think this is helpful to the process and we don’t accept the legitimacy of continued settlement activity.”

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  • Jews who have been lulled into believing that President Obama is a friend of Israel’s and “has Israel’s back,” should view this heavy handed manipulation of every day life in Israel with open eyes and see Obama for the enemy of Israel that he is. How can Israel’s legalization of communities in Judea and Samaria have any effect on world-wide issues, and American economic and national security issues, which should be commanding Obama’s attention? American Jews must wake up and see the President for what he is – a destroyer of life in Israel, and a menace to America.