""It's a strategic mistake to condition an American veto [in the UN Security Council] and diplomatic assistance from Washington on a continuation of the settlement freeze," he added, referring to two elements of the promised American incentive package. "These are things that ought to be self-evident based on the two countries' alliance."" If the two Israeli demands on America are so "self evident" for members of this alliance, why isn't the single American demand on Israel "self evident"?
At least 4 die in clashes between PKK militants, security forces in east Turkey (Reuters)
from the article: Netanyahu poised to win razor-thin support for West Bank freeze