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        12/4/2012, Kislev 20, 5773

      Bennett: Nothing Unusual about New Construction


      Building Israeli homes between Jerusalem and Maaleh Adumim is a completely natural thing to do, and should not be taken as “anti-Palestinian,” Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) party head Naftali Bennett said Tuesday. “The area in question is an indivisible part of Jerusalem. It is fifty meters from Hebrew University, and it connects Jerusalem to the Dead Sea,” he said. "Construction in this area does not require any special approval or excuse, it is a natural thing and it does not need to happen as an act of punishment for anything."