Israeli author A.B. Yehoshua said in a Geneva Initiative convention on Saturday that it was a shame US President Barack Obama didn't require Israel to dismantle the settlements before transferring US aid. Yehoshua claimed that the settlements were "the root of the problem."
He told 250 olim from the former Soviet Union, "Instead of fighting the Palestinians, bring your families from Russia to secure a Jewish majority in Israel." (Attila Somfalvi)