VOA常速 以内阁会议讨论遏制定居点问题 09-5-25
大耳朵英语  http://www.bigear.cn  2009-05-25 17:35:07  【打印
Netanyahu: Building in West Bank Settlements Will Continue

以内阁会议讨论遏制定居点问题

 

A U.S. demand to curb settlement activity topped the agenda at Israel's weekly Cabinet meeting. The government is divided over the issue, as we hear from

 

美国要求以色列遏制定居点活动的问题成为以色列每周例行内阁会议的主题。以色列政府在这个问题上存在分歧。

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his Cabinet that Israel will not build new West Bank settlements, but it will continue construction in existing communities to accommodate "natural growth." The announcement follows a White House summit last week, during which U.S. President Barack Obama urged Mr. Netanyahu to halt settlement activity.

 

内塔尼亚胡总理告诉他的内阁说,以色列不会再建设新的约旦河西岸定居点,但将继续建设现已有的社区,以适应“自然增长”。宣布这一决定是在上星期在白宫举行的首脑会议后发表的,在那次首脑会议中,美国总统奥巴马敦促内塔尼亚胡停止定居点活动。

In response, Defense Minister Ehud Barak said he intends to dismantle 22 illegal settlement outposts in the West Bank. and if the settlers resist, he said, they will be removed by force.

 

对于这个问题,国防部长巴拉克说,他打算拆除约旦河西岸的22个非法定居点。他说,如果居民抗拒,他们将被强行撤离。

Cabinet Minister Yitzhak Herzog is from Barak's dovish Labor Party.

 

以色列内阁部长伊扎克.赫尔佐克是来自巴拉克“鸽派”的工党。

Herzog told reporters the outposts, which often consist of just a few trailers and makeshift structures, are a blight on Israel's image. He said they must be removed to show the international community that Israel is serious about advancing the peace process.

 

赫尔佐克对记者说,非法定居点往往只包括几个拖车和临时建筑,它们破坏了以色列的形象。他说,它们必须被拆除,以向国际社会显示以色列在推动和平进程方面是认真的。

The internationally-backed "Roadmap" peace plan demands that Israel remove the outposts as a first step toward a settlement freeze. But key members of Mr. Netanyahu's right-wing government want something in return.

 

国际社会支持的和平“路线图”计划要求以色列拆除非法定居点,作为冻结定居点的第一步。但是在内塔尼亚胡领导右翼政府中,有些主要成员想要得到某些回报。

Nationalist Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said the outposts should not be dismantled until the Palestinians keep their commitments under the Roadmap and crack down on terrorist groups.

 

以色列外交部长利伯曼说,在巴勒斯坦人兑现他们对“路线图”的承诺,镇压恐怖分子之前,不应该拆除定居点。

Cabinet Minister Eli Yishai of the ultra-Orthodox Shas party said the peace process is a two-way street.

 

右翼夏斯党的内阁部长艾里.伊沙依说,中东和平进程是双向的。

He said Israel cannot halt building in the settlements while illegal Palestinian construction, which he described as "rampant," is ignored.

 

他说,在无视巴勒斯坦“猖狂”兴建非法建筑的情况下,以色列不能停止建设定居点。

Palestinian officials say they will not resume peace talks with Israel until Mr. Netanyahu agrees to freeze construction in the settlements.

 

巴勒斯坦官员说,在内塔尼亚胡同意在定居点冻结建筑之前,他们不会和以色列恢复和平谈判。