building freeze

Caught Between A Freeze And A Thaw

As new poll shows support for continued settlement building, Israelis guessing about Netanyahu’s motives and what’s next.
10/04/2010 - 20:00
Israel Correspondent

News this week that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was seriously considering President Barack Obama’s request for an additional 60-day building freeze in return for several guarantees from the U.S. administration came as a surprise to many Israelis who had considered the West Bank building thaw a done deal.

To some, Netanyahu’s move was all the more surprising given the public’s mood since the freeze ended.

Netanyahu, center, at Sunday’s cabinet meeting. Photos by Getty Images
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