Sat Dec 8, 8:34 AM ET
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli minister on Saturday rebuffed criticism by U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice of Israel's plan to build new homes on occupied land in the Jerusalem area, saying nothing should prevent the project.
Rice, who masterminded last week's Annapolis conference to press for an Israeli-Palestinian peace accord before the Bush administration leaves office, on Friday criticized the planned construction, saying it "doesn't help to build confidence."
Where are the public censures by Condi Rice concerning Abbas's aiding and promoting terrorism? The official PLA media outlets continue to air programs that teach and incite hatred as noted by Palestinian Media Watch.
In the holy Road Map the Arabs were supposed to stop terrorism as described below:
"In Phase I, the Palestinians immediately undertake an unconditional cessation of violence according to the steps outlined below; "....
"At the outset of Phase I:
Palestinian leadership issues unequivocal statement reiterating Israel’s right to exist in peace and security and calling for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire to end armed activity and all acts of violence against Israelis anywhere. All official [I guess unofficial Palestinian institution can can terrorism] Palestinian institutions end incitement against Israel. "
Just recently the PA via the official Al Aksa Martyrs murdered an Israeli citizen, Ido Zoldan. Dr. Condi Rice was very quiet about that as was Olmert. Did the murder of an innocent man "help build confidence"? As noted on Daled Amos, Abbas the President of the PA continues to allow the Al Aksa Brigades, which are Foriegn Terrorist Organizations as declared by the US Department of State, to operate and not be dismantled. Then they go and give Abbas more ammunition. In addition they supply Abbas with armored personnel carriers, US dollars and military training. So is the US by dint of this aiding terrorists?