The settlement issue is teeny, weeny, and indeed a maleable one. Rember the settlements in Gaza and the Sinai. Did they interefere with Israel's withdrawel. Settlements are an excuse or at the most of symbolic significance to the criminals who spread fear and violence, not only into the land of Israel but throughout their own populations.
Kerry: Pollard's parole not related to Iran deal (Reuters)
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