Business As Usual. Or Not.

Abby Zimet

Yesterday's clashes in East Jerusalem did nothing to budge an Israel blindly determined to continue expansion, and a spokesman said
building plans were moving ahead: "For us, it is business as usual."
Still, criticism of Israel is escalating, often from unlikely places.
Rafael Reuveny, an Israeli professor of political economy at Indiana
University, blasted
the settlements and U.S funding of "the Israeli colonial project" - on
the university's web site, yet. He said the only solution is for Israel
to dismantle all settlements and return to 1967 borders.

"Obama's idea to freeze settlement expansion in order to
bring about peace is not going to do a thing, similar to if we simply
freeze the level of heroin consumption in order to bring about

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