24 Marcheshvan 5775
"...we will never accept the definition of building in Jewish neighborhoods of Jerusalem as settlement activity,” Lieberman told a news conference. 'We won't accept any limitation on building in Jewish areas of [East] Jerusalem.'
...Washington responded to the news negatively, reasserting its opposition to the construction of settlements in East Jerusalem. It stated that Lieberman’s announcement may 'exacerbate this difficult situation on the ground and...will not contribute to efforts to reduce the tension.'"
Europe is next: “The peace process is in deep freeze, but the situation on the ground is not. There is big frustration in Europe and zero tolerance for settlement activity."