August 13th, 2009

Chris Keeley

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Date: Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 11:23 AM
Subject: Jerusalem: Historical Disaster in the Making

Jerusalem: Historical Disaster In The Making
  By Terrell E. Arnold  -- 08 August 2009

Note:  The writer is the author of the recently published work, A World Less Safe, now available on Amazon, and he is a regular columnist on, where this piece first appeared. He is a retired Senior Foreign Service Officer of the US Department of State whose overseas service included tours in Egypt, India, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and Brazil. His immediate pre-retirement positions were as Chairman of the Department of International Studies of the National War College and as Deputy Director of the State Office of Counter Terrorism and Emergency Planning. He will welcome comment at

     Benyamin Netanyahu has launched an Israeli effort to achieve the earliest possible end to any Palestinian dreams about statehood. Ignoring US White House and other international pressures to cease and desist, settlers are expanding their grip on the most choice lands-and waters-of the West Bank. Meanwhile, an official Israeli scramble is on to foreclose any prospects of a Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem.

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