The British government is stepping up measures against settlements in the West Bank in an effort to stop their further expansion.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown recently instructed the Foreign Office to issue a warning to British citizens against the purchase of houses and real estate in the settlements.
Other measures recently imposed by London on West Bank settlements include tying the upgrade of relations between the European Union and Israel to the cessation of construction in the settlements in the West Bank and putting special labels on products denoting that they were made in West Bank settlements.
As The Bard has it, this Arab-Israel (Jewish-Muslim, Palestinianism-Zionism) conflict is a lasting strife, that has made too many Jews a widow, a widower and an orphan.
And Mr. Brown's spirits grow dull,
while his thinking becomes tedious and, it would appear, sleep rocks his brain which brings us all to mischance.
This is a play I like not at all.
(see Hamlet Act III, Scene 2)