‘NYT’ calls new Jerusalem settlements ‘housing bids’

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The Financial Times puts the word “settlers” in the headline and describes East Jerusalem as occupied:

Israel approves new housing for settlers days before peace talks

By John Reed in Jerusalem

Israel has issued tenders for the construction of nearly 1,200 housing units in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank, defying US and Palestinian opposition to expansion of Jewish settlements three days before the scheduled start of peace talks.

New York Times headline calls settlements “housing bids”, and Jerusalem is “contested”:

New Israeli Housing Bids Raise Tensions Before Peace Talks

Isabel Kershner, Jerusalem

Israel published bids on Sunday for the construction of more than 1,000 housing units in contested East Jerusalem and several large West Bank settlements. Hours later, the government announced the names of 26 Palestinian prisoners to be released this week as part of a deal for the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks here on Wednesday.

Thanks to Max Blumenthal.

Oh and NPR says Jerusalem is disputed: “Ahead Of Peace Talks, Israel Expands Settlements.” Host David Greene speaks of “nearly 1200 new housing units for Jewish families on land that’s still subject to negotiations over a new Palestinian state– and settlements like this always infuriate the Palestinians… new housing in disputed areas…” Thanks to BillM.

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