I guess when Germany says "We are disappointed in Israel" they really mean it and it is not just lip-service. We hear the US and UK say this over and over (How many times you think Hilary Clinton expressed her false disappointment in Israel?) but not once have I hear a Chancellor call and offer direct condemnation and question the legitimacy of sincerity of Israels commitment to the peace process. Any rational human being would say exactly what Merkel said in regards to settlements. Of course she and Germany will get criticism for this because of the pass and the holocaust, the right will liken this to antisemitism. When common sense becomes antisemitic, you lost the entire world. This Israeli government is not interested in the slightest in peace. Merkel needs to turn this into action and vote FOR a Palestinian state.
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from the article: Germany reprimands Israel over new Jerusalem construction