Monday, October 18, 2010
Rhetoric to the contrary, West Bank construction freeze actually continues
JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did allow the self-imposed Israeli building freeze in Judea and Samaria to expire last month. He likely would have lost his ruling coalition had he not done so. But Israel’s largest newspaper revealed on Sunday that despite public announcements, in practice the building freeze remains very much in place, and has in fact spread to Jerusalem.