The Obama administration is allegedly giving the Israeli government a headache over its insistence that all settlement building in the West Bank must stop. No ifs, no buts and no exceptions.
Strong words, to be sure, but the Israeli political elite doesn’t seem to be listening:
The most surprising speaker at the conference [in Israel last week] was Netanyahu’s former bureau chief, Uri Elitzur, who said that the best possible option was the annexation of the entire West Bank, making all the Palestinians living there Israeli citizens. He said he recognized the danger of Israel’s eventually becoming a binational state, but it was preferable to withdrawing from Judea and Samaria, or continuing the current situation.