Did the Americans know about Israel's intention to build? How long will the freeze last? These are the main questions everyone is focused on. And as long as people are focused on these issues, the settlments will go on expanding in spite of the arguments up front. Will Israel give up its main strategy to build Greater Israel? The answer is no. The settlements will continue, hopeful expectations notwithstanding. There will be no deal between Israel and the USA, except one which favors Greater Israel and the American arms manufacturers. Why? Basic principle of economics. There is no better way to end a severe recession than by making war. Germany proved that in 1939. And what Israel is doing is the next best thing. After all, Americans are not responsible for what the Israeli government does with the war materiel we give them. And as long as the American people foot the bill, Onward! Onward, Greater Israel!
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