Well because the Pals tell us they are and they have managed to convince enough people that they are. OK. So that's why we have Roadmap asking for a freeze then? But then we have Johnboy saying that he doesn't care if there is no freeze in those settlements that are clearly going to end up in Pal hands. JB:"After all, why should anyone really care how much the sacrificial lambs get fattened up before Bibi hands them over to Abbas?" Johnboy only wants to freeze the settlements that will clearly end up in Israel's hands. 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". One argument, although fundamentally flawed, is directed at achieving peace, the other is is just plain antisemitic. Why am I not surprised that you also put your hand up?
Thousands attend an anti-violence and incitement rally at Tel Aviv's Rabin Square (Haaretz)
from the article: Can a U.S.-Israel deal on settlements stop the settlers?