Piece Process: West Bank settlement expansion — 1,200 new homes — moves ahead with Obama’s approval

The Associated Press reports: Israel approved building nearly 1,200 more settlement homes Sunday and prepared the release of more than two dozen long-held Palestinian prisoners — highlighting an apparent settlements-for-prisoners trade-off that got both sides back to peace talks after a five-year freeze.

Yet concerns were mounting, especially among Palestinians, that the price is too steep. Sunday’s announcement was Israel’s third in a week on promoting Jewish settlements on war-won lands the Palestinians want for a state. It fueled Palestinian fears of a new Israeli construction spurt under the cover of U.S.-sponsored negotiations.

(Just in case it’s not obvious: “Piece” process is not a typo.)

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1 thought on “Piece Process: West Bank settlement expansion — 1,200 new homes — moves ahead with Obama’s approval

  1. Norman

    How does the “O” face himself in the mirror every day, like the fairy tale about the witch and the magic mirror?

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