News Briefs

  11/26/2009, Kislev 9, 5770

Residents Warned Not to Speak with US Snoops

Veteran settler and ex-MK Elyakim Haetzni warns Judea/Samaria towns against divulging construction information to Obama’s roving representatives.

Emissaries of the Obama Administration have been traveling around Judea and Samaria in recent weeks, asking residents about construction in their towns and passing the information back to Washington. In Efrat, for instance, the “capital” of Gush Etzion, Regional Council head Sha’ul Goldstein met with an American diplomat who asked for a briefing on the pace of construction in the region.

Goldstein said, “I told the residents to tell the truth: that we have come home to build and to remain on our land.”