Tuesday, November 19, 2019

West Bank settlements are not illegal

Michelle Goldberg writes in the NY Times:
[Jewish organizations] sent a letter to the White House demanding Miller’s removal, writing, “Supporters of white supremacists and neo-Nazis should not be allowed to serve at any level of government.”
Miller is Jewish, and obviously now a white supremacist or a neo-Nazi. But for the NY Times, stupid name-calling is the order of the day.

The lede story in the paper is
The Trump administration declared on Monday that the United States does not consider Israeli settlements in the West Bank a violation of international law, reversing four decades of American policy and removing what has been an important barrier to annexation of Palestinian territory.
Pres. Trump is the most pro-Jewish president we have ever had, and yet the Jews complain endlessly with idiotic name-calling and false accusations.

Obviously the Israeli Jews want to have their own people in their own territory. And this two-state solution propaganda is never going to work because Israel has offered land for peace to the Palestinian Arabs many times, and it has always been refused.

There was never anything illegal about the settlements. I think that the "illegal" notion comes from either being contrary to some UN General Assembly resolution, or against some international convention against moving civilians into occupied territory in time of war. But the war is over, and Israel won. Get used to it.

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