FB: "I live in Switzerland. If I were to cross the border and start building blocks of flats in France I would be removed immediately by the French authorities. " Important point: "Authority" inside France is held by.... the govt of France. FB: "What gives Israelies the right to do the exact same thing in Palestine ???" They have no "right" at all, but the Palestinians can't do anything about it because "authority" inside Israeli-occupied territory resides with.... Israel. Or, put another way: Israel is insisting on treating this territory *AS* *IF* it already owns it, on the assumption that if it does that for long enough then it *WILL* end up owning it. Or, in short: "squatters rights".
from the article: Obama offered Netanyahu a gentlemen's agreement on Jerusalem