Emperor Misha notes a change of tune from the State Department in response to the continuing violence in Judea and Samaria. He quotes a Jerusalem Post article:
The Bush administration is disappointed with Israel's failure to halt settlement activity, US Secretary of State Colin Powell said Monday but he also said that the US could not pressure Israel to limit settlement expansion unless Palestinian terrorism ceases.
He follows it up with some of his trademark pointed commentary. It is a subtle but significant change, and it is probably linked to the very public decision by Hamas to refuse to disarm or negotiate. It's an overdue but welcome revision of policy from State.