The Pals made an offer that would have legalized those settlements around Jerusalem (bar Har Homa), and the Israelis rejected it because they also wanted Ariel and Ma'aleh Adumim. If these leaked papers tell us anything it is that the Israelis need to have had some arrogance knocked out of them. A Resolution that spells out that those settlements are all very, very illegal would be A Very Good First Step in that direction, because it will remind the Israelis that they aren't ENTITLED TO ANY OF THEM however much they demand that the Pals offer them up as a concession.
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from the article: Palestine papers show true partners for Mideast peace