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.
UN to hold off on separate Afghan bombing probe for now (Reuters)