"'If one settlement is built after the end of the freeze, we will stop direct talks with Israel'" al Maliki told reporters" Is it possible that the Palestinians are finally making a little sense? Building a settlement is not at all the same thing as added building in existing settlements, especially those that, in previous negotiations, have been pretty much agreed will wind up within Israel's borders. Let's hope it is so!
ISIS kills 22 in Yemen's Sanaa, Aden; targets both gov't and Houthi rebels (Reuters)
from the article: Clinton urges Israel: Extend settlement freeze, even for a limited time