[Avigail, West Bank; June 2. Image via Getty]

A Jewish settler woman walks with her children in the outpost of Avigail in the southern occupied West Bank on June 2, 2009. The new US administration should respect understandings struck by its predecessor on settlements, an Israeli minister said after President Barack Obama vowed a more 'honest' tone with the Jewish state. AFP PHOTO/MENAHEM KAHANA (Photo credit should read MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)