Howdy Colin; The point is that you can freeze some of the Israeli settlers all of the time, all of the Israeli settlers some of the time, but you can't freeze all of the Israeli settlers all of the time. Mother Nature will not allow the latter. It was George Mitchell who first towed his iceberg from the North Atlantic to the Levant in 2003 and now it has melted down to the size of an ice cube because of the heat. The Road Map was supposed to have led to a peace agreement by the end of 2005 so a settlement freeze was reasonable at the time, but to expect that such a freeze can be maintained indefinitely is shear folly.
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from the article: Haaretz probe: 'New' settlement permits aren't really new