A freeze on settlement construction may or not bring Peace. But it will, at the very least, diffuse tensions, and score a propaganda victory for Israel. Since the Settlements do not contribute to the security of the State of Israel, then why not do that? What is the risk? Unless, of course, the real agenda is to keep the land and ignore the human rights issues of perpetual "occupation."
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from the article: Like Obama's Afghan surge, Netanyahu's freeze is doomed to fail