Obama and the Settlement Freeze

A Goldblog reader writes:

I didn't know about Gilo's peculiar "good settlement" situation; thanks for clarifying. But "maximalist conditions"? That seems like a...maximalist use of that term to me. A maximalist position concerning settlements would involve dismantling rather than freezing, wouldn't it?

Point taken. I think the Obama Administration's demand for a building freeze in Gilo may be unprecedented (although I'm sure alert Goldblog readers will correct me if I'm wrong) but it's not maximalist.