Lively article with peaks and valleys of journalistic merit. On the whole, this piece contains some whopping biases ill-concealed (see 'quotes'). Some "balance" is achieved by representing opposing viewpoints on the issue. To the writers' credit, even this alone is better than most mainstream media reports.
While it is impossible to do justice to the Israeli occupation of Palestinian Territories in a single, succinct story, this piece may generate some interest to motivate newcomers to a fuller investigation of the facts of the situation. I hope so.
At a Sunday Cabinet meeting, Israeli ministers openly defied the U.S. demands. Israeli Transport Minister Yisrael Katz told Army Radio, “I want to make it clear that ...
there's not quite organized information in this piece about an important event. the role of hamas is hardly mentioned nor is the recent history of settlements. one point here is that the israeli press states that president obama has granted concessions "unfair to israel", but the piece doesn't offer information which either validates or not the statement
Middling account of Israeli opposition to any deal with the Palestinians that would mean uprooting the illegal settlers in the West Bank, and outright rejection of Obama's demand that Israel stop expanding the illegal settlements.
Israel is severely injuring the US and itself with its determination to oppress the Palestinians into perpetuity even if it means permanent war or near-war in the Middle East. Obama needs to tell Israel it will have to get out of the West Bank and the Golan Heights, like it or not. The many Zionist stooges in the US Congress will try to prevent minimum justice for the Palestinians no matter how badly this injures the US.