Minx projection: Release of child-murdering terrorists to be accompanied by major new building starts (build baby, build)
On Sunday, Israel will release 26 terrorists as a ‘goodwill gesture’ as part of the ‘let’s play like the Palestinians really want to negotiate’ thing. We aren’t talking about people arrested for throwing rocks (which is not to be sniffed if you look at the trail of dead people from thrown rocks) but seriously bad dude terrorists who slaughtered innocent civilian men, women, and children wholesale. There is a significant degree of pissed-offedness here about the terrorists who are slated to be released.
In the past year, every time terrorists are released, their release is accompanied by the announcement of a couple thousand new building permits issued in Jerusalem and Israeli communities over the green line. Because many of the terrorists slated to be released this time are in the baddest of the bad category and are going to cause a major stir here, I’m projecting that the government will approve a larger than usual number of new building starts. Personally, anything less than 50,000 (which won’t happen) would be too few considering the child-murderers they are going to release. I’m betting it will be at least 5,000, however.
IMHO if they would approve 100,000 of the waiting permits the government would solve multiple problems facing folks here: Apartment prices across the country would come down so that an average middle class person could afford to buy one. We’d shore up the communities that will be on the front lines should any agreement actually be reached (none of the communities building permits are granted in are up for negotiation). Major jobs would be created not only for Israelis but also for Palestinians. There would be new entrepreneurship opened for both Israelis and Palestinians — every neighbourhood created needs grocery stores, vegetable stands, bodegas, hair salons, etc., etc.
Don’t look for a massive one-time announcement, it will happen in smaller chunks announced over the next couple of months and I think we’ll get to about 5,000, maybe more, this time around.