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VOA常速英语2007年-Israeli PM Olmert Curbs West Bank Settlement Co

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By Robert Berger
Jerusalem
31 December 2007

Israel is taking steps to curb1 settlement activity in the West Bank. But as Robert Berger reports from VOA's Jerusalem bureau, the Palestinians say it is not enough.

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has sent an official letter to Cabinet ministers ordering them not to authorize2 any West Bank construction without his approval. The move is aimed at giving a boost to peace talks, which have been harmed by disputes over Israeli settlement construction.

Mr. Olmert has been embarrassed by several recent Housing Ministry3 announcements on settlements that have brought charges from the Palestinians and the United States that Israel is violating the "Roadmap" peace plan. The plan, which calls for a settlement freeze, forms the basis of peace talks agreed to at the Annapolis Conference in the United States a month ago.

Mr. Olmert's spokesman Mark Regev says Israel is keeping its commitments under the Roadmap.

"It i s very important that we follow through with actions on the ground, no new settlements, no outward expansion, outward growth, of existing settlements," he said. "And it shows our commitment to moving forward with the Palestinians."

Mr. Olmert's new instructions do not apply to one of the most contentious4 issues, the construction of more than 300 new homes in the Jewish settlement of Har Homa in disputed East Jerusalem, land Israel captured in the 1967 war. Israeli officials say the Roadmap does not apply to Jerusalem because it will remain the capital of the state of Israel in any final peace agreement.

Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayad disagrees. He says Israeli construction in East Jerusalem is illegal and undermines the peace process.

"Those actions have to stop," he said. "They are clearly inconsistent with the overall direction that this process should take if it is to produce an outcome that is satisfactory to all."

Despite the settlement dispute, both sides have agree to move ahead with negotiations5 on the core issues of the conflict, including the status of Jerusalem, refugees and the final borders of a Palestinian state. Talks will move into high gear next week when President Bush visits Israel and the West Bank.


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1 curb LmRyy     
n.场外证券市场,场外交易;vt.制止,抑制
参考例句:
  • I could not curb my anger.我按捺不住我的愤怒。
  • You must curb your daughter when you are in church.你在教堂时必须管住你的女儿。
2 authorize CO1yV     
v.授权,委任;批准,认可
参考例句:
  • He said that he needed to get his supervisor to authorize my refund.他说必须让主管人员批准我的退款。
  • Only the President could authorize the use of the atomic bomb.只有总统才能授权使用原子弹。
3 ministry kD5x2     
n.(政府的)部;牧师
参考例句:
  • They sent a deputation to the ministry to complain.他们派了一个代表团到部里投诉。
  • We probed the Air Ministry statements.我们调查了空军部的记录。
4 contentious fa9yk     
adj.好辩的,善争吵的
参考例句:
  • She was really not of the contentious fighting sort.她委实不是好吵好闹的人。
  • Since then they have tended to steer clear of contentious issues.从那时起,他们总想方设法避开有争议的问题。
5 negotiations af4b5f3e98e178dd3c4bac64b625ecd0     
协商( negotiation的名词复数 ); 谈判; 完成(难事); 通过
参考例句:
  • negotiations for a durable peace 为持久和平而进行的谈判
  • Negotiations have failed to establish any middle ground. 谈判未能达成任何妥协。
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