Rabbinic human rights group T’ruah calls for transparency on donor money spent on settlements.17:48 08.10.15 | 0 comments
On the 91st day, settlement building will resume in even greater force than this last time, with the U.S. unable to protest or suggest otherwise. Won't even be surprised if Israel tries to use that guarantee as an implicit approval of the U.S. for its retaining all its settlements in Palestinian territory, which would seriously curtail any viable Palestinian state. On the 91st day there'll be no agreement, no borders outlined, no nothing - it'll just be 91 days later...because actually making progress wasn't part of the deal; was it? And Bibi will NEVER let go of his coalition, or even put it in serious jeopardy, because it's representative of HIS agenda and goals - despite his little facade. This deal will NOT cause any damage to it because if you stop and think about it, it's an easy sell for Bibi - a three month hiatus nets a considerable monetary prize plus guarantees that will END the U.S. ability to pressure Israel over its settlements in the future, and that will prevent the Palestinians from pursuing what is turning out to be their most viable chance for circumventing Israel's stonewalling - via UN recognition. Any opposition to this deal that he faces is for the appearance sake of his coalition partners ONLY, because with no progress in the negotiations required as part of it, it's virtually a given that they're ALL pleased as can possibly be with it...even if they prefer NOT to let this on to their constituents.