Monday, May 18, 2009

Israel Building New Settlement

It didn't take Israeli P.M. Netanyahu long to break his promise to only expand existing settlements. Haaretz reported:

Israel has moved ahead with a plan to build a new settlement in the northern West Bank for the first time in 26 years, pursuing a project the United States has already condemned as an obstacle to peace efforts.

The move comes on the eve of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's first meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama, despite Western calls for Israel to halt its settlement activity.

Israel clearly wants land more than peace. It has over a decade long record in this regard. The U.S. ignores it.