(Washington Post blog, Jackson Diehl, 11/8/11): Early on [Netanyahu] announced his acceptance of Palestinian statehood, something he has never done; he responded to Obama's misguided demand for a freeze on Israeli settlements in the West Bank and Jerusalem by imposing a six-month moratorium. . .
For five of the six months of the Israeli settlement moratorium he refused Obamas appeals to begin negotiations . . .
(Posted as of 11/10): The length of the settlement freeze was in fact ten months, not six months.