Israel is in no mood to be lectured over this issue. Not today. Besides, all the permits involve major settlement blocks which even the Palestinians know will never be turned over to them. Bush knew it (thus the 2004 letter of understanding with Sharon), and Abbas knows it (as evidenced in the Palestine Papers). So this both gratuitous and inappropriate.
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from the article: U.S.: Israel's approval of new West Bank homes counters peace efforts