"Despite the settlers' warnings, defense officials said Tuesday that the Shin Bet will devote resources to help the government implement a building freeze in Israeli settlements. " Gosh, that's gracious of them! What are we talking about here, a country or collection of fiefdoms? Is the Shin Bet at the service of the state or Don Corleone's right fist? Sounds like another reason why our protracted sojourns in Lebanon weren't good for us. We thought we were going to sort them out and their sectorial arrangements seem to have ended up inspiring imitation. Or is it emulation?
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from the article: Netanyahu: Settlement freeze is 'one-time, temporary' move