The Israeli colonisation of the Israeli-occupied West Bank rolls on and on and on:
"The Israeli government has approved an additional $18m to pay for West Bank settlements." (Israel approves extra $18m for West Bank settlements, AFP, theguardian.com, 20/6/16)
But wait... what's this?
The formidable, utterly fearless Bill Shorten, armed with federal Labor's awesome July 2015 policy on Israeli settlements is, even as I type these words, on the blower to Netanyahu:
Listen up, Bibi, I'm going to read the riot act to you, OK? Here goes:
"Labor... recognises that settlement building by Israel in the occupied territories... is a roadblock to peace. Labor calls on Israel to cease all such settlement expansion... If... there is no progress in the next round of the peace process, a future Labor government will discuss joining like-minded nations who have already recognised Palestine... "
So stop it, OK?
Bibi? Bibi? Are you there, Bibi?