To amend Abba Eban, the Netanyahu government never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity to make their international image even uglier. Apart from angering and embarrassing their best friends, the U.S. with their decisionn to build overf 1500 new homes in east Jerusalem, Mr.Netanyahu's statement hat he was unaware of the decision makes him look either incompetent or disingenous. President Obama should make consequences flow from this Israeli blunder: either a reduction in the $billion dollar a year military aid to Israel or a total cut. Not an easy choice for a Democratic president with a large Jewish following. I alo forsee te EEC Parliament moving to recognize a Palestinian State.
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from the article: The U.S. will no longer turn a blind eye to Israeli settlements