Actually, Netanyahu not yet considers settlers a nuisance. He'll do like any former PM did because of continued US pressure and consequent brain-washing but it's just not yet done. Otherwise, he'd be giving the settlements or totally freezing construction. Why is he not doing? 2 reasons: - Jewish Settlements are the secret of Palestinian stability in Samaria like there's none else in the Arab world. My brother is a settler in Ytzhar and watches over the nearby Arab cities from his mount, ready to intervene for any crime or protest. They're also the shield of Jerusalem and the center of the country. - There are 300.000 Jews there and a few millions more Zionists in Israel (that's why they came over to here). Netanyahu doesn't want to leave this public support yet (almost unanimous by now). Obama's pressure helps him say he was forced to do it, letting Zionists calm, for now.
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from the article: What Netanyahu really thinks about settlements