Blaming the problem on the Jews or "Jewish settlements" (as so many so often do) is wrong. Despite this fact, Obama, Jew haters, Islamic terrorists and their supporters, and even many Jews like to blame the lack of peace on Jews. This is why so many put more pressure on Jews in Israel than they do on Islamic terrorists wishing to wipe Jews off the map.
Never forget: the root of obsessive kvetching (complaining) about "Jewish settlements" is pure antisemitism, as it neglects the real reason for the lack of peace: Islamic terrorism and the promotion of hatred and violence throughout the Arab & Muslim world.
As anyone who is paying attention knows, this conflict is not limited to Israel and its terrorist neighbors. Freezing Jewish settlements in Israel will not stop Muslims from murdering Hindus in India or Black Christians in the Sudan.
Thus, build away, Jews! Build and expand the Land, as that is one of the few things that will extinguish our enemy's hope to destroy us! Giving into Obama, international pressure, and even pressure from within will only cause more terror and bloodshed....just as Sharon's "disengagement" did. (Speaking of which, why aren't those who supported it apologizing?)
The "Palestinian" people are overwhelmingly represented by either Hamas or Fatah. Both are terrorist organizations. Both officially call for the destruction of Israel. Abbas is a Holocaust denier and financier of the 1972 Munich Olympic Massacre--the Islamic terrorist murdering of 11 Jewish athletes. Why is the onus of responsibility always on Jews? Why should we sacrifice anything when it is so obvious that there is no peace partner?
(Washington Post) In its scramble to salvage Middle East peace talks, the Obama administration has dangled incentives before the Israeli government that touch on some of the most sensitive issues of final status talks between the two sides, administration sources said.
Among other inducements, the administration has proposed that there be a lengthy "transitional period" for security on the eastern border of a future Palestinian state, a plan that would presumably include Israeli troops. The United States would also promise military hardware and pledge to veto U.N. resolutions relating to Arab-Israeli peace for a year.
As part of the package, Israel would agree to extend a partial freeze on settlement growth for 60 days. A 10-month moratorium expired earlier this week, and Palestinian officials have said they will not return to the talks unless some sort of extension is arranged. Israeli media reports, however, said Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was inclined to reject the U.S. proposal.