Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A suspicious silence

When Prime Minister Netayahu announced what he called "the settlement construction freeze", there ensued weeks of highly reported riots, and the army's construction inspectors were confronted with rampaging settlers calling them "Nazis".

This is long past. We no longer hear of settlers protesting. A rather suspicious silence. Is it because they have become reconciled to the freeze of construction in their settlements, or because there is no real freeze?

Even before we saw yesterday on Channel 2 TV the construction on 29 settlements going on full steam, the answer was never in any real doubt.