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    • Johnboy
    • 07.09.09 | 06:19 (IDT)

    So there will be no way of stopping construction EAST of the settlement blocks? As far as Obama is concerned that's not really a problem, because everybody knows that such construction is Simply A Waste Of Effort on the part of zealots. The construction that has to be frozen - where the *pain* must be felt - is in those "settlements that Israel expects to keep". From Obama's point of view that's what is important, because it is only THAT SORT OF PAIN that can spur Bibi into negotiating a final deal with Abbas. Not the heartburn of a "freeze" east of those blocks because Bibi will certainly enter into any negotiations having already written off *those* settlements in his mind. After all, why should anyone really care how much the sacrificial lambs get fattened up before Bibi hands them over to Abbas?

    from the article: Can a U.S.-Israel deal on settlements stop the settlers?
    First published 01:47 07.09.09 | Last updated 17:12 07.09.09
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