"...freeze on settlement construction in the West Bank came only after months of U.S. pressure." What freeze is he freaking talking about. Settlement construction continues! They were empty words, nothing more! Israel's pre-condition to get back to the negotiating table is that it be allowed to continue settlement construction. Israel just worded it in such a way to make it appear it is the Palestinians who allegedly have set a "pre-condition". And the world again fell for the wordsmith that is Israel! You people will never learn!
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from the article: U.S.: Emanuel 'didn't threaten to walk away' from Mideast peace process