A rose by any other name is still a rose. A construction start freeze is not a construction freeze. The continuation of ongoing construction, much of which has been started during the discussions of the last few months in anticipation of such a reduction, ensures settlement expansion. Moreover, Israel continues to change the demographics of E Jerusalem to secure its theft. The Israelis dont want peace - except on their own terms, which are rejected by the entire world. They're just playing games, trying to look like they're trying. I hope Obama's not fooled. As much as I would like to see peace talks go forward, I can't blame the Pals for not talking until the stealing/expansion has stopped. Israel knows what it has to do.
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from the article: Netanyahu declares 10-month settlement freeze 'to restart peace talks'