Sundown: The West Bank Boom
Huckabee in Jerusalem, wonders of the world, and more
• A new study found that West Bank settlements receive a disproportionately high amount of government subsidies, and that their population grows at three times the rate of Israel proper’s. [Reuters]
• Former Arkansas Governor and Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee will reportedly broadcast his weekly Fox News show Huckabee with Mike Huckabee from an Israeli construction site in Palestinian East Jerusalem. Huckabee will be there in “solidarity”; the U.S. opposes the building. [Haaretz]
• The U.S. State Department is requesting the extradition of 11 Israelis accused of running one of those Nigerian email scams. It is also requesting $10,000 cash wired to an account, in exchange for which it will receive US$50,000,000. [Ynet]
• Jordan revoked the citizenship of thousands of Palestinians living there, with a minister explaining, “Our goal is to prevent Israel from emptying the Palestinian territories of their original inhabitants.” [JTA]
• Don’t forget to vote the Dead Sea as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature. Its 27 formidable competitors include the Amazon, Mt. Kilimanjaro, and the Black Forest. [Arutz Sheva]
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