derek; I agree the land does belong to Israel by right of conquest. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • GeneG USA
    • 19.12.12 | 02:48 (IST)

    However, Israel is not building, only planning to build. Building can be stopped by a working agreement between the West Bank leaders and Israel. Israel should announce that it won't build anything so long as there are active peace discussions with West Bank Arab leadership. Active means at least 25 meetings per year; not just a very few. Israel is not blocking peace discussions. Abbas is. He thinks he can get something from the UN. The US is stupid to even comment on this. It cannot force discussions that Abbas & Co. don't want. Israel is not at fault.

    from the article: U.S. slams Israeli 'pattern of provocation'
    First published 23:03 18.12.12 | Last updated 23:03 18.12.12
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