When Netanyahu sent Palin back to the US with the "rezoning" language, the policy had already been decided. This decision's timing was a deliberate and "in your face" assault on US policy to teach Obama where his place is. He apparently was getting uppity. Can't have that.
UN: At least 1,332 Iraqis killed by violence in July (AP)
from the article: U.S. 'deeply concerned' about Israel settlement expansion