One must bear in mind that if there is no settlement freeze it means that
Surely the right wing government of
It seems as if the Netanyahu government is throwing sand in the eyes of the world. The
If is obvious that if
The continued building and expansion of settlements in the West Bank will illustrate that
Many West Bank settlements were approved while under construction. In fact they were in existence before approval.Ehud Barak, the Defense Minister, is no less to blame for this situation. His Labor Party is part of the right wing coalition and a senior participant in right wing settler motivated decisions on land grabs from the Palestinians.
Benjamin Netanyahu made the decision on illegal housing units to be built on six settlements. The intention is to keep these settlements even after a future agreement with the Palestinians is reached.
This will strengthen the extremists such as Hamas and weaken the Fatah controlled Palestinians Authority in the
According to a survey conducted by the
It is difficult to understand the logic behind the desire not to freeze settlements in the
After more lives will be lost in another intifada for the sake of selling out to the illegal settlers (many of whom are religious fanatic zealots), it may be left to future generations of both Israelis and Palestinians to sort out the mess.
Throwing sand in the eyes of the
The message of the building permits
The government of Israel
Is full of
Tricksters and swindlers
Who do not dream
Of making peace –
That is the clear message
To all those in the world
Who still entertained
The 450 building permits
Will not, of course,
Satisfy the settlers
Who have never enough.
Ad in Haaretz, Sep. 11, 2009