to retroactively legitimize what is illegal makes the government part of a cynical game. either Israel subscribes to the genuine peace process and returns land for peace, or commits to a policy of permanent confrontation and hostility with the Palestinians. declaring pork kosher doesn't alter the fact that treif is still treif.
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from the article: Israel hints it may retroactively legalize settlement construction