Weekday News Wrap: Thursday, December 20, 2012

Weekday News Wrap: Thursday, December 20, 2012

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Patrick S. O'Donnell

My country’s refusal to go along with the UN Security Council members’ condemnation of Israel’s latest plans to construct thousands of settlement homes in the West Bank and Jerusalem is not surprising: saying one thing and doing another is a tired refrain on this score for the State Department. Alas, it is as helpful and revealing as Israel’s policy of “nuclear ambiguity/opacity” (amimut).