“If you don’t understand that stealing property from people, especially people that cannot defend their rights because they are at the bottom of the food chain [is wrong], then you have a moral and personal problem.”
Bill would “retroactively legalize” thousands of Jewish houses built on private Palestinian property
By Ben Lynfield
A controversial bill that would legalise the seizure of Palestinian private property and cripple hopes for a two-state peace solution is expected to easily pass in a Knesset vote next week.
By Richard Edmondson
Caroline Glick is an editor at the Jerusalem Post. In the talk above, she seems to have forgotten who is occupying whom. Glick obviously believes it is Palestinians who are discriminating against Jews, rather than the other way around.
“From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first, America first. Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs will be made to benefit American workers and American families.”
–President Donald Trump, from his inauguration speech
[ Ed. note – I’m not sure exactly how Trump’s pledge to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem squares exactly with his insistence in his inauguration speech that “every decision” on “foreign affairs” under his administration “will be made to benefit American workers and American families.” The underlying presumption seems to be that Americans have something to gain from a relocation of the embassy and the continued expansion of Israeli settlements–which of course is not true.
By Jim Michaels
Israel plans Wednesday to approve construction of more than 600 housing units in East Jerusalem, a move that defies last week’s United Nationsresolution condemning Israeli settlements on land Palestinians claim for an independent state.
On Monday of this week Nickolay Mladenov, UN envoy to the Middle East, reported to the UN Security Council that Israel continues to ignore international calls to halt its settlement building on Palestinian lands. Israel responded in the way it typically does in the face of such pressure–by announcing more settlements. 463 to be exact.
The announcement came just two days after Mladenov’s presentation at the UN.
Rep. Hank Johnson of Georgia has repeatedly apologized for his remarks on Israeli settlements, remarks in which he likened settlements popping up all over the West Bank to a termite infestation.
Lo and behold just three days after the release of the Quartet report, Israel took the opportunity to announce the construction of 800 new settlement units in East Jerusalem and the West Bank.