Whether the buildings are legal or illegal is of no consequence when dealing with the place of Israel in the world. Without US support it would be completely isolated. Barak is in Washington and can measure the attitude of Israel's only ally, and will know what has and has not to be done. We don't need the comments of an armchair amateur at this sensitive time.
Former ruling party in Yemen says it accepts UN-brokered peace plan (Reuters)
from the article: Mayor defends plan to raze Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem