PW: "Johnboy only wants to freeze the settlements that will clearly end up in Israel`s hands." I said that targetting *those* settlements is the only EFFECTIVE way to instigate a freeze. PW: "The only explanation for this variation on Roadmap is that Johnboy`s argument is not motivated by 'impediments to peace'. Johnboy`s arguments are motivated by 'punishment to Israel'. " Follow the bouncing ball, Peter: 1) IF Bibi can continue to grow the large settlement blocks absent a final agreement 2) THEN he has no incentive to negotiate towards that final agreement 3) BECAUSE he achieves his goal by refusing to negotiate. But..... 1) IF the large settlement blocks are frozen 2) AND the only way to unfreeze them is to reach a final agreement 3) THEN Bibi has no choice but to negotiate that agreement. That's not "punishment": it's "commonsense". Something you obviously lack, Peter.
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Mortar shell fired from Gaza at IDF force operating by the border, no injuries reported (Haaretz)
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