"The madness of construction in the territories is blinding the government (to) the loss of our country's" dwindling number of friends.
Controversial building assures "serious crisis" building with important allies. At issue is what's hard for them to countenance.
East Jerusalem and E1 construction "seem less for".solving housing problems and more" about entirely Judaizing East Jerusalem, spurning Palestinian self-determination, and preventing real conflict resolution.
Doing so punishes Palestinian officials "for daring to ask (and) receive" upgraded UN non-member international recognition.
Pleasure Netanyahu and likeminded hardliners derive comes at the expense of deteriorated international relations. Palestine's support grows. Boycott calls increase. Spiteful construction assures "colliding with the iceberg hovering over us."
Netanyahu shows no signs of backing off. He represents the worst of hardline governance. He embraces terror state policies. His rap sheet goes way beyond lawless construction. They're bad enough.
Planned E1 construction exceeds how far most observers imagined he'd go. His surprises further expose his dark side. A previous article explained the following:
In 1999, Israel approved an E1 master plan. It covers about 12,000 dunams. Israel declared them "state land." Doing so was illegal.