"Let me make it clear: The policy of the United States of America with respect to all settlements is that they are illegitimate, and we oppose settlements taking place at any time, not just the time of the peace process.
But – here's the but – that said, Prime Minister Netanyahu was completely upfront with me and with President Abbas that he would be announcing some additional building that would take place in places that will not affect the peace map, that will not have any impact on the capacity to have a peace agreement. That means that it is building within the so-called blocs in areas that many people make a presumption – obviously not some Palestinians or others – will be part of Israel in the future. He has specifically agreed not to disturb what might be the potential for peace going forward.
Now, we still believe it would be better not to be doing it, but there are realities within life in Israel that also have to be taken into account here going forward.
Arutz 7 article: they shocked him again and again http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/170975
Yitzhar couple: we will disobey the expulsion order: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/170836
Please read: Arabs Offer Israel Peace: The Peace of the Grave by VICTOR SHARPEOctober 6, 2011 http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.10524,css.print/pub_detail.asp#ixzz2c7JS9NTH
US Quietly Backed EU Settlement Sanctions http://www.algemeiner.com/2013/08/14/report-us-quietly-backed-eu-settlement-sanctions/
American officials have denied knowing in advance about the EU's plans–which were made public shortly before Secretary of State John Kerry announced the resumption of Israeli negotiations with the Palestinian Authority.
However, according to Ha'aretz, senior State Department officials said that the publication of the guidelines before the restart of negotiations bolstered Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, making it easier for him to agree to hold talks despite Israel's refusal to freeze settlement construction. At the same time, the move pressured Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu into agreeing to talks for fear of Israel's international isolation increasing were he not to do so.
Not to mention the lie being spread throughout the world that Israel is the Occupier and that the settlements are illegitimate.
Activist emails sent to my list are L'Ilui Nishmat Yisrael ben David Aryeh ob"m (Izzy - Kaplan) and Howard Chaim Grief great activists and lovers of Eretz Yisroel, Am Yisroel and the Torah. Yehi Zichronum Baruch. May their memories serve as a blessing.
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