Simple question. Why the rush to settle in Jerusalem? Right now Israel is in a delicate conflict with lives on the lines. The continuation of settlements hinders the peace process and as such risk extending the conflict and the bloodshed. Would it not be wise to hold off settlement until AFTER peace has been established? Wait until after you have established clear borders and peace. Even if you need cheap homes for the housing crisis you can build homes deep within israel far away from land that is under dispute and where you won't piss off anyone else.