The Quartet and the international community as a whole does not and will not tolerate further construction in the occupied territories. The colonies already existing on land designated for a Palestinian state are all illegal and any negotiation must take that illegality into account. This is not a point for Israel to banter about. The occupied territories do not belong to Israel and their return is inevitable. If this molcho does not attend it makes no difference. If Israel continues on its current path, it will be increasingly isolated from the international community which it continues to defy. The days of coddling and excuses Israel's crimes are gone, over, done with and the world is sick to their stomachs with Israel's conduct, arrogance and sense of entitlement.
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