"Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will announce a freeze in West Bank settlement expansion as a gesture towards the Palestinians at a US peace meeting this month, a senior official said Thursday. The move is one of several gestures towards Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that the Israeli premier plans to make during the one-day meeting expected to take place in Annapolis, Maryland, on November 27." That was written on November 16. Why is it that the Israeli leaders have such an aversion to honesty? Frequently launching balloons (aka lying) does not serve their credibility. Or don't they care, knowing that their audience is the ignorant 'understanding' kind? How are we, interested readers, supposed to regard US/Israel-Palestine consultations? One could laugh and weep at the same time about the wasting of reporters' time.
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