Settlement expansion is regarded as entirely incompatible with the wider world's objection to make the Pal state a reality , as the 2 state solution to the ME conflict. How can Israel meaningfully talk about forming a Pal state with sincerity while creating facts on the ground that make the formation of the state more difficult or impossible? Logical flaw here, and I can't understand how anyone can claim settlements are NOT a barrier to peace, unless their definition of peace is something alien. The settlement movement is endangering Israel by shifting the conversation from legitimate security concerns like Iran to why Israel is expanding onto the land it is supposed to be talking to the Pals about retreating from to make space for their state!
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