OU raps Obama on settlements


WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Orthodox Union said it was "deeply troubled" by President Obama’s approach toward Israel’s policy on settlements.

In a letter to the president, Orthodox Union leaders wrote that Obama’s typical "nuanced approach" was "glaringly absent."

"To the contrary, this policy has, to date, reflected a blunderbuss, one-size-fits-all attitude toward everything from building a new house on an empty lot in the midst of the city of Ma’ale Adumim to erecting new houses on an empty hilltop in Samaria," the OU wrote.

The leaders added that the current approach was "not only illogical, it is also counterproductive to your goals since it forces Israelis and their supporters into a defensive posture, as opposed to one open to negotiations and creative solutions."

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