If the Jewish community loves to build settlements- let them- construction is certainly better than destruction. Plus " stopping " them is a prerequisite for what? Whether there will be two friendly, secure states or one united state with Jews the dominant majority is undecided- totally " up in the air". Personally I would like to see them attempting to hammer out codes of decent behaviour within ONE security state BEFORE any Palestinian Authority asserts its own " Independence"... since the reality is exactly as Karen Armstrong knows- from her intensive study of religious history which is unfortunately obviously NOT the province of politicians- " Interdependence"- and an acknowledgement of THIS factor is the key to an enduring regional peace.
Magnitude 4.2 quake strikes near Grand Coulee Dam in Washington (Reuters)
from the article: There's no substitute for Washington