Akiva Eldar in Haaretz says that the US signed off on the East Jerusalem Judaization.
To wipe the spit off his face, Biden had to say it was only rain. Therefore, he lauded Netanyahu’s assertion that actual construction in Ramat Shlomo would begin only in another several years.
Thus Israel essentially received an American green light for approving even more building plans in East Jerusalem.
Biden might not know it, but the Palestinians certainly remember that this is exactly how East Jerusalem’s Har Homa neighborhood began: Then, too, Netanyahu persuaded the White House that construction would begin only in another several years.
Oh, and note to readers: Har Homa is a Palestinian village way outside the city of Jerusalem, to the southeast, closer to Bethlehem. Of course Jeffrey Goldberg would say, that’s Jerusalem.