The Quartet published a report in which it blasted Israel for building in Judea and Samaria, comparing it to Palestinian terror. It also criticized the Palestinians for inciting to terrorism. PA officials claim the Quartet is biased in Israel's favor and has ceased to serve as an impartial mediator.
The plans were announced as a response to the recent wave of Palestinian terror attacks. As usual, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon denounced Israel's decision thought he made no such statement against Palestinian incitement or terror.
The Quartet of Mideast negotiators - the UN, US, EU and Russia - published its latest report in which it blasts Israel for building in Judea and Samaria and compares such construction to terrorism. On the flip-side, and in a first-ever for the Quartet, the report focused heavily on Palestinian incitement.
In a meeting with Israeli Jewish and Arab regional council heads from the Galilee, Palestinian Authority (PA) head Mahmoud Abbas declared he would judge newly-appointed Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman by what he does and not by what he says or has said in the past.