What was expected to be accomplished with announcing these new building plans? Surely before it was announced it was clear that many would be upset. What is Israel looking for? We can clearly see that her relations with others are becoming worse, that further pressure is being put upon her. And yet, we do not see many in Israel treating this with the seriousness it deserves: That this should prompt Israel to now change, to unite as a people, and to remember that the arvut, the mutual guarantee, once held them together as a people. Because the arvut is about more than simply uniting as a people, it is also about sharing this unity with others. When the direction Israel is currently taking only provides the promise of further worsening relationships and further fear of attacks; isn't it about time that unity was again valued above all?
Netanyahu condemns West Bank arson attack, calling it 'terror' (Haaretz)