Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Kever Benjamin to become American Territory
April 1, 2008 (AP) Senator Ted Kennedy put forward legislation in the US Senate today calling for a 10 square mile area in Israel (Kever Benjamin, Tel Mond and Raanana) to become a territory of the United States.
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert welcomed the move stating that this area would then act as an Democratic Free Trade Zone creating countless jobs for both Israelis and Palestinians.
"A US territory placed in the middle of Israel would also become an
influential defense and economic boost for both the US military and the IDF as it has become policy for America to establish military bases on its territories, " said an Israeli defense official.
"Kever Benjamin would be no different than Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands or Guam in becoming American soil as a territory," said Mayor Ben Hamo. "We already have as many Americans living in the town as those who presently live on Long Island. The adjustment back to US law, taxes and social benefits would be an easy one."
(taken tongue-in-cheek from Leyden)