Isrel agreed to halt ALL construction back in 2003, and that was ratified by the Knesset. Israel has no excuse for failing to carry out that complete and total freeze, Jason. N.O.N.E. J: "Even abbas agreed israel could keep ramat shlomo" But he did NOT agree that Israel could keep breaking new ground int here even as the two sides were still seeking that final agreement. And because he did NOT agree Israel could do this then Israel is NOT entitled to do this i.e. he hasn't signed anything away, and so the Road Map committments are still binding on Israel. **sheesh** Your logic is this: 1) Because Abbas has suggested that he *will* sign this away THEN 2) Israel is entitled to act *as* *if* he has already signed EVEN THOUGH 3) he *has* *not* signed onto this. Man, that's got "chutzpah" written all over it, hasn't it?
U.S. defense chief tells Congress: Military options remain against Iran (DPA)
from the article: It's time for Netanyahu to say yes to Obama