Sept. 27th, 2010
The ten month West Bank settlement moratorium has come to an end. Some argue it wasn't much of a prohibition in the first place. The administration is scrambling to keep the talks on track.
"Administration officials did not conceal their disappointment, or fear about what Israel’s decision may mean for the peace process. “We knew we faced a gap,” said a senior official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the volatility of the situation."
“With the expiration of the moratorium, we now have a rupture. The question in coming days will be, what combination of action could bridge that rupture?”