Arutz Sheva reports:
The United States on Wednesday responded to Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon’s statement that a building freeze in Judea and Samaria was due to pressure from the Obama administration.
Speaking to reporters in Washington, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said that objection to “settlements” was longstanding and would not change after President Barack Obama leaves office in 2017.
“Our policy has been consistent for quite some time,” Psaki told reporters,according to The Associated Press (AP).
Psaki is right but misses the point. Only under Obama was sufficient pressure applied to force Israel to comply. Israel never was forced to freeze construction by any past administrations.