There can now be no denying it: no matter how obscenely generous the "package deal", this Israeli government will not stop settlement construction. And without that halt to settlement construction then there can be no negotiations, because that Israeli refusal demonstrates that its word is worthless. After all, it gave its written word in 2003 that it would halt ALL settlement construction......
Roadside bomb kills five border officers in western Iraq (AP)
from the article: U.S. to meet with Israeli, PA officials in bid to save peace talks