September 26th, 2010
10:41 AM ET

Israel's moratorium on settlement building in West Bank set to expire

A contentious issue between Israelis and Palestinians that some say could derail Mideast peace talks is set to reach a milestone on Sunday.

Israel's moratorium on settlement construction in the West Bank is scheduled to end Sunday. Israelis and Palestinians are in the initial rounds of face-to-face peace talks, and Palestinians have said a restart by the Israelis could be reason enough to end talks.

A massive rally of settlers is expected on Sunday to show support for continued building.

Settlers and members of parliament are expected to "break ground" in the area. Bulldozers are also expected at the scene - a gesture to show that settlers are ready to begin building again.


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  1. Numbaoneballa

    What was hitler thinking? These people are wonderful!

    September 26, 2010 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  2. L Donovan

    God*s children STEALING Land. lol

    September 26, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  3. lilly

    The land cost how much?

    September 26, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jonathan

    The Middle East is a particularly complex region with an unimaginably large number of cultures and world views. If peace is possible between Israel and Palestinians, it will require a conference involving all of the hundreds of factions on each side. Everything else has failed already.

    September 26, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  5. kman

    What did the palestineans do for 10 months??? Abbas is threatening to walk away if settlements building are not delayed. He has more to lose than Israel. Obama empowered them with his speach in Cairo. Palesteneans and the arab world are pros at propaganda. Israel needs to act in the best interest of its citizens. Even if a deal is reached, hamas will certainly ruin the day. Abbas needs to deal with gaza before speaking on their behalf.

    September 26, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  6. kman

    Donovan...just by your lame comments, I bet you have a miserable life

    September 26, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  7. kman

    Jonathon you make a good point, although all the fanctions are Arab and have one commun goal...hate the Jews. So a conference to eliminate that behavior is not realistic unless we drop exctacy in the arab's mint tea

    September 26, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  8. kman

    Excuse me Donavon I meant nambaoenmella

    September 26, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  9. kman

    Arabs have been teaching in their schools a bunch of BS just to advance their common goals. Hatred. Typical of Islam. Whoever does not see it must be arab

    September 26, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  10. kman

    One Question. Israel is known to have nukes for decades now. How long do u thinks a nuke would last in arabs hand??? Quicker than u can say south park.

    September 26, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  11. duke

    With this expiration should come the end of all US backing!
    If you feel I'm anti-semetic,so what why are the jews never wrong?
    Since they don't want to compromise,I say leave them to fight their own fight!

    September 26, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  12. TF141

    The jews can do no wrong

    September 26, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  13. way

    free hugs

    September 26, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Wwjd

    God is in control

    September 26, 2010 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  15. phil

    Young king David only needed a sling to send Israel's enemies running for their lives. Modern Israel has nukes, tanks, uzzi machine guns, alliances with fioreign nations...yet for decades they struggle with their enemies. I think God was with David and that is why he easily defeated his, and God's enemies.

    September 26, 2010 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
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