Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continues believing that Barack Obama is a black version of George Bush who will actually believe the hogwash the Israel leader spouts concerning ending west bank housing construction. Even as he indicated Israel might agree to institute a temporary freeze on housing construction, Netanyahu approved hundreds of new housing units! White House press secretary Robert Gibbs issued a strong response. “We regret the reports of Israel’s plans to approve additional settlement construction. As the president has said before, the United States does not accept the legitimacy of continued settlement expansion and we urge that it stop.!
On one hand, Netanyahu says his government is ready to adhere to the road map toward peace, but his actions speak louder than his words. President Abbas of the Palestinian Authority made clear he can not deal with peace negotiations if Netanyahu regards agreements as a scrap of paper to be tossed into the waste basket of turmoil.
What exactly do Israel political leaders expect Palestinians to do if agreements are constantly ignored?