Huh? First off, it was a only partial freeze -- limited to the West Bank and only to new (not existing) previously approved starts -- as a gesture that would allow the Palestinians to save some face. But, in any event, what difference does it make if it took two months or nine months? Once the negotiations were underway and proceeding on a good track, why would Israel refuse to continue this moratorium? Why the obsession to resume building? That's like saying to your enemy: we'll stop firing bullets at you for ten months if you come to the negotiating table. Your enemy comes to the negotiating table, negotiaions get underway and seem to be proceeding on a good track. Then month ten comes and you start firing bullets again. Why? Well, we said ten months and ten months only. We're not trying to be provocative, we just want to keep our word.
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from the article: Does Israel want peace or to play the blame game?