The latest as Jerusalem digests the possibility that an American administration may actually mean what it says on illegal West Bank settlements:

"We're disappointed," said one senior official. "All of the understandings reached during the [George W.] Bush administration are worth nothing." Another official said the U.S. administration is refusing every Israeli attempt to reach new agreements on settlement construction. "The United States is taking a line of granting concessions to the Palestinians that is not fair toward Israel," he said.

Israel Today uses stronger rhetoric. If resistance is so strong to even restricting natural growth, can you imagine what will happen if the West Bank settlements are forcibly removed?

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