Yahoo News carried an AP story claiming that the U.S. put our pledge not to demand further construction freezes in writing. No mention was made of the other elements of the incentive package being reduced to writing. We already know from experience that a vocal promise is not worth the paper it is not written on. I would not put stock in a written promise from President Obama.It turns out that the advanced jet deal is a sale, not a donation and the delivery date is not fixed. That sort of open promise has no value because the Congress may scrap the program before the aircraft are built. The one year limit on the veto promise reduces its value to zero. Abbas & co. need only refuse to negotiate and delay for a year before going to the Security Council. Lets get down to the critical false premises in the article.
They are constructing homes, additions and apartments, not building new settlements. Jews lived on that land for thousands of years prior to caliph Umar's conquest; and prior to Jordan's illegal seizure in 1948; there is no good reason why they should not live there now. There is no good reason why Judea & Samaria should be judenrein.
Recall Arafat's slogan: "One million martyrs marching to Jerusalem." ? Why is that city worth a million lives to them? It ain't Moe's nightmare. Their interest is proscriptive. Islamic conquest is meant to be permanent. Israel's recovery of the city proves that Allah is an impotent idol.
They do not specify east Jerusalem, they demand Jerusalem as their capital. There is no legal, moral or historical basis for that demand. Only the Jews have mxsade that city their capital. From Umar's conquest to 1948, the Muslims never gave a damn about Jerusalem; they never made it a capital. Why now?
Muslims will not negotiate peace with Israel because Muslims want conquest, not peace.
Recall Arafat's slogan: "From the River to the sea."? Those are the borders of Falestine, Israel is to be eliminated. They don't want a state besides Israel, they want a vilayet in a restored caliphate, not a state.
If there are any men left in Israel who are not deracinated, let them rise up as one, shouting with a loud voice: "NO!".