Thursday, June 04, 2009

This comment on Joe Klein's Swampland blog seems to me the perfect solution to the Israeli settlement issue:
'Israel has to do much more than freeze settlements: it needs to dismantle them ...'
I would like to see Obama insist that the settlements be abandoned, but not dismantled. Destroying the buildings is unnecessary and, for the right wing Israelis, the thought that they might be building future homes for Palestinians would make settlement construction a lot less palatable.