"We also again encourage the parties, and all concerned, to refrain from any statements or actions which may inflame tensions or prejudice the outcome of these talks."
- US envoy George Mitchell, confusing the Palestinians for the Israelis
"On the one hand, it does not violate the moratorium that the Israelis previously announced. On the other hand, this is a the kind of thing that both sides need to be cautious of as we move ahead with these parallel talks."
- State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley, implying this "kind of thing" will happen again