And Jerusalem is now and forevermore an integral part of Israel.
Why jerk around for another century with this?
US blasts 'counterproductive' Israeli settlementsWhatever.
By Bradley Klapper and Matthew Lee, Associated Press
Washington (AP) — The Obama administration is getting little help from any quarter, let alone its ally Israel, as it pleads for a fresh start in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks that could avert a veto showdown over the Palestinians' unilateral bid for statehood recognition at the United Nations.
Already disappointed by Palestinian distaste for the new U.S.-backed proposal to resume long-stalled negotiations, the administration was taken aback anew on Tuesday when Israel announced plans to construct new Jewish housing units in east Jerusalem.
The Israeli move made a hard job even harder for the United States, which is trying to protect Israel from a U.N. vote on Palestinian statehood that Israel bitterly opposes. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called the housing announcement "counterproductive" to new peace talks — the only path to Palestinian statehood the U.S. and Israel say they will accept. [link]
Statehood. "Peace talks." Like either is going to change anything.
For their own reasons, Palestinians hate Jews. And want them dead. That won't change.
To the Israeli people I say: Stay locked. Stay loaded. Learn to enjoy the only peace you'll ever know. And give no countenance to those who will advise otherwise.