Sec State Clinton and Barak Hussein Obama have expressed their outrage over new Israeli "settlements"- The problem- they are not really new settlements- they are apartments being built in Northeast Jerusalem.
Israel captured East Jerusalem in 1967 during the "Six-Day War." This was a legitimate capture of territory in a war of aggression from Egypt and Syria with Iraq and Jordanian involvement. At the beginning of the Six-Day War, it looked like Israel was going to be wiped off the face of the Earth, and the UN stood idle.
While the issue of settlements in the "West Bank" may be an issue, the issue of Jerusalem should not be. Jerusalem is the capital of the nation of Israel.
After all the times the UN and World has turned its back on Israel, the question of Jerusalem should not be on the table. The US needs to back off the attacks on Israel and remember that they are the only democracy in the region, a people who have been oppressed for thousands of years, and remember they are allied with us--
Jerusalem is the rightful capital of Israel-- one would think that the President's Chief of Staff, who had a father in the Irgun would at least remember this.
Israel should not need to prove its commitment to peace-- but perhaps their neighbors who support and defend terrorism, and have vowed to wipe Israel off the face of the earth should.