Wisdom and diplomacy - a rare commodity in the land of the prophets - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • S. Lahat
    • 17.07.12 | 12:08 (IDT)

    This flagrant breach of a promise made to to the U.S. and in contravention of U.N. and international guidelines and requests - particularly coming in the wake of Secretary Clinton's visit to Israel - presents a blatant affront to the U.S. as well as an extremely undiplomatic and ill-advised move at a time when Israel needs the good-will of the United States and its collaboration more than ever in view of the Iranian specter looming large over the region. In addition it drives a further wedge between the Palestinian Authority and Israel, making a travesty of Israels declaration of its willingness to resume negotiations.

    from the article: Defense Ministry hires architect to resume construction of illegal West Bank outpost
    First published 02:59 17.07.12 | Last updated 02:59 17.07.12
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