Issues covered include 'Natural Growth', Settlement 'Blocs', Internal vs. External Expansion, Previously
approved construction, and Subsidies and incentives...
June 19, 2009
A settlement freeze is good for Israel and good for peace. Settlements are bad for Israel. They constitute a burden toIsrael's security services. They create points of friction between Israelis and Palestinians. They drain Israel's financial resources. They create a false impression that Israelis are not interested in a two-state solution.