The settlements are illegal. It's past time to say so.
Israel's land-grabs in the West Bank are illegal under international treaties that Israel has signed, and--as Israel's strongest ally and closest friend--the US needs to say so.
President Obama, the subtle condemnations aren't working. It's time to make it plain to the Israeli government that continued settlement expansion isn't just an obstacle to peace, it's against American interests, American policy, and the Geneva Convention.1
1. Learn more about the history of US policy on the illegality of settlements under international law here.