Secret Settlement Agreement
I thought about posting on the regional implications of this revelation, but I'm not sure there are any. We all knew Israel wanted to keep a number of settlement blocks and was trying to create facts on the ground to do so. Depending on the settlement areas to which Sharon's government applied this, there's nothing meaty there except for the Bush duplicity toward and betrayal of the Palestinians. The biggest issue is what happened in the collar around eastern Jerusalem, which Israel routinely seeks to cut off from its prospective Arab hinterland.