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The Settlements

Israelis still don't seem to get it. And with distressing acts of forced removal of Palestinians from homes they have lived in for decades to accommodate Jewish activists, they are making things worse. Tom Friedman has some tough love:

President Obama is not some outlier when it comes to Israel. His call for a settlements freeze reflects attitudes that have been building in America for a long time.

For a very helpful guide to the online debate about this, check out the Atlantic Wire, our new, smart aggregator feature.