Diplomacy: Thou Shalt Not Build

Putting muscle behind the U.S. policy against Israeli settlements, Bush for the first time uses money as a weapon against Jerusalem

During the Persian Gulf war, George Bush asked more of Israel than any other President ever had -- to do nothing while Iraqi Scuds screamed down on its cities. That is why it is riveting to watch Bush now in the role of Israel's angry disciplinarian. But just as it took a fierce anticommunist like Richard Nixon to open the door to China, it was Bush, the Commander in Chief of the armed forces that seven months ago routed Israel's enemy from Kuwait, who had to deliver the message no other President has ever delivered so publicly before: Israel can no...

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