"Hey, I didn't know about the details because it's so routine I don't even pay attention. A few days ago we did something a lot worse that was completely routine and I had no idea anybody would care about this one. If I had noticed I would have been polite and put off the announcement a little bit. There wasn't anything wrong with the settlements and I'll do it again routinely, but I didn't mean to be rude. I apologise for the distress you feel, though I need no apology for the entirely routine new building permits." I'd kind of like to make an apology like that, but I don't know anybody powerless enough to do it to.
Syria denies targeting refugee camp; UN condemns "murderous attack" (Reuters)
from the article: Yishai: Sorry for distress over East Jerusalem plan