Israel continues with newly authorized settlement construction even though Netanyahu claimed to have frozen construction. East Jerusalem evictions continue. Netanyahu plants trees in a settlement announcing it will remain part of Israel. New Jewish heritage sites are named. These are not signs of an Israeli nation that wants to negotiate peace. To the contrary, Israel is continuing what has brought violence to the Middle East, namely taking from the Palestinians. Palestinian leaders are ready to negotiate. There is a need for third party mediation to avoid unfounded propaganda about which nation obfuscates. It would be good for Israel to accept the USA as an intermediary and also advance the use of the EU and Russia to asssure more openness in the negotiations.
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