Why is he dithering on this issue? Why isn't he flat-out telling Israel: "You want to build settlements? Very well. BUT NOT AT AMERICAN TAXPAYERS' EXPENSE!!! Every new house you build on Palestinian territory shall be deducted from the American aid Israel receives annually. For example, if you build a new apartment complex at $3 million, we will deduct that $3 million from the aid. Simple as that." If there is one thing Bibi cares for more than Palestinian land, it is American tax dollars. Believe me, the man has almost a one-track mind. Settlement building will cease and desist faster than you can say "Jack Robinson". But it appears that Obama is scared of Bibi's pitbull - AIPAC. It is, after all, an election year, isn't it?
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from the article: U.S.: Israel plan to build in East Jerusalem harms peace process