not only the quartet, but virtually every true friend of israel is distressed by the announcement of more housing, which only exacerbates tensions in the region. It is perverse because it will further alienate israel from the world community and build more support for the Palestinian state. Every knowledgeable observer of the situation knows the only rational path begins with negotiations without preconditions, but creating new facts on the ground that are against internastional law guarantees israel with further erode it's own credibilty in pursuit of peace. shame on bibi on all counts.
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from the article: Mideast Quartet 'greatly concerned' by Israel's recent settlement plans