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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Zionist organizations hold conference to discuss strengthening Israel's control of West Bank

PIC- Zionist organizations are gearing to help stage a conference to study options for strengthening Israeli control of the West Bank.

The development comes as Zionist figures have begun to discuss plans to extend the boundaries of Israel's Jerusalem municipality to the east.

The conference, organized by Women for Israel's Tomorrow (Women in Green), aims at exploring “practical steps of asserting Israeli sovereignty, including Jewish, Zionist, political, diplomatic, economic, and legal ramifications,” the Israel National News has reported

Slated for 21 July in a center seized by Jewish settlers near the Ibrahimi Mosque in Al-Khalil, the conference will be attended by Knesset member Tzipi Hotovely, Caroline Glick, Yoram Ettinger, Professor Rafi Yisraeli, Eran Bar-Tal, Att. Elyakim Haetzni, and Gabi Avital.

Meanwhile, MK Hotovely has recently toured Jerusalem and discussed the plan she intends to bring to the Knesset on the expansion of Jerusalem's municipal borders to the east.

Former Israeli governments have tried to execute similar projects amid claims that the West Bank has particular importance in terms of security.
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