I should have added that Kerry's explicit mention of Gilo and Ramot was a direct response to Israel's plans to expand these settlements just at this moment- a clear illustration of my earlier point. The system of expanding 'suburbs' to eat further into the West Bank is a classic Israeli ploy. No one falls for it - save perhaps David Landau? Those who went to live in these suburbs knew perfectly well where they were going.- including many of our best friends. If they did so for economic reasons it is understandable, but they also closed their eyes to the political implications of the move.
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