Palestinian official Hanan Ashrawi sits next to Egyptian tycoon Naguib Sawiris (2nd R) and Kuwait's former foreign minister, Sheikh Mohammed al-Sabah (R), during the opening ceremony of the first international conference of the Council of Arab and International Relations in Kuwait City on February 11, 2013.
The timing is very significant because it's a direct affront to all efforts at trying to revive any kind of peace negotiations. It's an attempt to tell the Americans that Israel calls the shots ... It's also a message about the true nature of this Israeli coalition government. It's an anti-peace government.
This is … not just a dangerous precedent, but it's a deliberate and wilful violation of international law, and it's direct blow to any attempts at peacemaking
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