Stephen., No it's not a strange statement at all... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 13.11.09 | 20:10 (IST)

    ...it is a precise diplomatic statement that says the US finds any continued building of colonies illegal, without overtly prejudicing final status issue by not making an overt statement about existing colonies. But ask yourself this and follow your logic through, if further building of colonies are illegal, does it not follow that building the existing ones was also illegal? The US certainly wants to tread carefully and this statement of Burns parses perfectly with policy and the idea of final status negotiations. (That will probably only happen of course after Abbas declares Palestine independence, and what a happy day that will be!)

    from the article: Top U.S. official: We won't accept partial settlement freeze
    First published 15:25 13.11.09 | Last updated 19:23 13.11.09
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