outside its major bloc of colonies and greater Jerusalem (metropolitan vs municipal). This reduced greatly the terriotry open for negotiations with Palestinans from 22% to 15% in disjointed cantons. Further, we now, for the first time, hear a new demand of Israel. No longer is it enough to recognise Israel,as they did in 1988, the Palestinians must know publicaaly announce their recognition of it as a "Jewish" State. This of course prejudices 20% of Israel's population which prepares the way for ethnic cleansing. Then too you have the stipulation, declared before olmert went to Annapolis, that any change on Jerusalem would require a 2/3 majority. Delay, postpone as long as you can while making verbal statements supporting the process, create facts on the ground as fast as you can, and demand first a "transitional" Palestine, which of course allows Israel to expand further, claiming its colonies are negotiable, hence transforming an occupation in permanent political fact.
UN says bombing of Aleppo among 'the worst' of Syrian war (AP)
from the article: Report warns against proposal for funding of W. Bank outposts