December 6, 2012

Israel Steps Over the Line

Irish Times, Irish Times

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The forlorn hope that Israel would see the sense of not retaliating over the Palestinian UN statehood vote has been all too swiftly disabused. Restraint and prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu are not, it seems, compatible. Not least in a pre-election period. The decision on Friday to build 3,000 settlement homes in the “E1” corridor near Jerusalem has rightly outraged not only Palestinians but Israel’s best friend internationally, the US, and has driven a new wedge into its relationship with EU states.

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