One must simply stand in awe of such blatant disregard for common sense, the peace-process and the imminent establishment of the Palestinian State. In spite of proclamations to the contrary this amounts to an act of aggression (to put it mildly) prior to the already anticipated unrest - on both sides of the fence - in September. Great timing, Barak! Or perhaps that timing was a Machiavellian move on the government's part.
Shaffir to Herzog: Opposition failed to show leadership in political battles against PM (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel approves 227 new homes in West Bank settlement of Ariel