This charade is an embarrassment to the United States. Why even issue such statements? What is required (whether behind closed doors or in public) is a clear warning that these actions will have serious consequences regarding the relationship between the two countries (including the annual $3billion pay-off). Until that happens, the US should quit disgracing itself by issuing the same rote "condemnation." This is a bad joke.
from the article: U.S.: Israel plan to build in East Jerusalem harms peace process