The Obama administration continues to undermine the peace process, continues to justify Arab and Palestinian anti-Jewish racism, and continues to tell Jewish people just where we may be allowed to live on our ancestral land.
Much to the consternation of the Obama administration, Israel has decided to recognize the three "outposts" of Rehalim, Bruchin and Sansana. Of course, Jews living and thus building on land where Jews originally came from is entirely anathema to the Obama administration. There are no other people on the entire planet wherein the Obama administration believes it has a right to tell them where they may be allowed to live.
Chinese people living and building in Japan? No problem. Protestants living and building in Catholic countries? No problem. Rosicrucians living and building in Piscataway, New Jersey? No problem. Jews living and building in Judea? Now, that cannot be allowed.
Only the Jews and only the Jewish state.
The United States on Tuesday also expressed "concerned" over the move and was seeking clarifications from Israel, according to a State Department statement.
"We are obviously concerned by the reports that we have seen. We have raised this with the Israeli government," US State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters. "We don't think this is helpful to the [peace] process, and we don't accept the legitimacy of continued settlement activity."
What is harmful to the so-called "peace process" is not Jewish people building housing for themselves, but an administration which provides all the excuse that Abbas needs not to negotiate. Every time an Obama administration official complains about Jewish building within "settlements" they make it virtually impossible for Palestinian dictator, Mahmoud Abbas, to sit down at the negotiating table.
It harms the potential for peace (if there is any potential for peace) and it justifies Arab and Palestinian anti-Jewish racism.
The Obama administration has clearly learned nothing and continues to make the very same mistakes that they have made from the beginning. Over and over and over again they continue to make the same mistakes thereby undermining any possibility for peace, while blaming the results of their own mistakes on Israel.
Of course, it is Israel, and not the United States, that must ultimately pay the price for Obama's failures in the "I-P" front and, yet, Israel gets the blame for the predictable results of Obama's own behavior.
The Obama administration has proven itself to be neither just, nor effective, in its engagement of the Arab-Israel conflict. Given this fact, G-d only knows what havoc Barack Obama will create in the region once he gets his second term... that is, if we are so foolish as to allow him a second term.