‘NYT’ makes excuses for Netanyahu

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Can it be a coincidence that just as Netanyahu is about to visit Obama, reports surface that the the un-frozen settlement ‘freeze’ continues in robust fashion ("Construction begins on 20 homes in Sheikh Jarrah").

I’m not a prophet, but I’m going to guess that this, too, will be chalked up to bureaucratic snafus that Netanyahu had no control over or knowledge of.

And I wonder if that excuse/explanation will make it into the NYT lede if/when they choose to report this. I always appreciate tips on how to think about news developments in the Middle East.

Oh: Isabel Kershner in the NYT:

another example of an awkwardly timed, seemingly bureaucratic Israeli maneuver that could upset fragile peace efforts.

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