What should have been the freezing deal (and with only internal incentives) - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 20.11.10 | 20:53 (IST)

    Israel should freeze settlement construction (as it did earlier) for as long as it takes to agree with the Palestinians on the border in WB. (Jerusalem may be excluded at this stage.) The two sides will have an incentive to hurry up: The Palestinians, because they want their state, and Israel, because the settlers will be pushing to build. Once the border is known, the settlers can build in the area designated for Israel. There ought to have been no incentives for Israel to follow international law. It is a bad international precedent.

    from the article: Former U.S. envoy to Israel: Washington will regret its settlement freeze bribe
    First published 20:20 20.11.10 | Last updated 20:20 20.11.10
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