Israelis would play down the rolr of settlement expansion. They are the only nation in the world building large communities outside their internationally recognized borders and yet they play it off as trivial. What is America's position on Israeli settlement expansion. Obama called for a suspension of settlement expansion and the Israeli leader told him of and shut him up. After this America defended Israeli settlement expansion at the UN. America's position on this issue is unclear and calls out for clarification. Iran has been Israel's most vocal opponent. Is this why American politicians are preparing to go to war with Iran? Is the American government not allowed to broach the topic of settlement expansion?