NY Times

November 24, 2016 22:59

No one is really surprised that further evidence indicates that Israel is intransigent and belligerent and prefers occupation and war to justice and peace. Supporters of Palestinian rights in Israel and elsewhere have being saying this for decades amidst a cacophony of shouts of 'anti Semitism'.

This in the NY Times:

‘The new details come as the United States is facing unusual pressure from its Arab and European allies, and even from some former top American officials, not to veto a draft Security Council resolution reaffirming the longstanding international view that Israeli settlements on occupied territory are illegal.

Habitually, Security Council members avoid proposing any resolution that might be seen as critical of Israel because the United States vetoes them, almost automatically. But the new resolution reflects widespread frustration that even though President Obama said in a United Nations speech last September that Israel should freeze settlement expansion and that a Palestinian state was achievable within a year; no tangible progress has been made.

Supporters recognize that the resolution, which would most likely win votes from the 14 other members of the council, puts Mr. Obama in the potentially embarrassing position of having to veto a resolution that reflects his position’.--The New York Times, today

This is where blind support for Israel--a country that spies on the US, steals its secrets, embarrasses its politicians (remember that poor cluck Joe Biden?) and ignores its requests and wishes--has left the US looking like fools.

November 24, 2016 22:59

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