"I am saying one thing. There will be no freeze in Jerusalem. There should be no preconditions to talks.”
- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
"Clearly we have asked both sides to take specific actions. That includes the Israelis as well, and this is part of our effort to continue our ongoing discussions on these specific issues. Both sides need to take responsibility and create the atmosphere to allow the process to move forward."
- State Department spokesman Philip Crowley
Meanwhile Israel has begun deporting Palestinians to Gaza rather than the West Bank, part of a larger plan to imprison them and overload Hamas at the same time. But surely we must be the crazy ones, not US or Israeli officials or the media that shields them...