By Ted Belman
Evidently, US asks Israel for 90-day settlement building moratorium. Israel should refuse the offer.
The only reason given for the freeze is so that negotiations can start with a view to agreeing on borders.
If borders can be agreed upon in three months, whether or not there is a building freeze is totally immaterial. This is all about giving another victory to Arab intransigence. If the Arabs intend to agree on borders within three months, why do they insist on the freeze.
The answer is obvious, borders can’t be agreed upon. But if they get the freeze it will be another victory and will show Netanyahu’s weakness.
Equally interesting is why the US is prepared to give so much, in their view, to get it. Does the US think they can get an agreement on borders? Can’t imagine how they would do it. Do they have a trick up their sleeves. Wouldn’t put it past them.
Israel seems to have the advantage now. They should push it for all its worth. The more the US offers, the more Israel shows its determination to keep the Shomron by refusing it.