To CJK (#49) on settlement freezes and Israel's security - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Morris Valentine
    • 07.09.09 | 18:01 (IDT)

    Hello, 'Birdie'! I think the way the push for a settlement freeze was handled by Obama was about the worst 'diplomacy' I'd ever seen from a US president. He made Carter look almost competent. That doesn't negate the fact the settlements are a terrific obstacle to establishing peace between Israel and the Palestinians. There's no question they need to be addressed - diplomatically! - by all parties. The continued building is 'adding insult to injury'. I'm no soldier, but the settlements' contribution to Israel's defence seems puny in an era of jets, rockets, and ballistic missiles. The best defence for Israel is a credible peace with the Palestinians. Shana Tova. MV

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