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    [W:58] US says Israeli settlements no longer considered illegal in dramatic shift

    US now stating that they decide International law and not the UN with this statement ... i hope the EU and others treat this statement with the contempt and condemnation that it deserves



    US says Israeli settlements no longer considered illegal in dramatic shift | World news | The Guardian



    US declaration marks rejection of 2016 UN resolution that settlements on the West Bank are a ‘flagrant violation’ of international law

    The US has declared that Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land are not necessarily illegal, in a dramatic break with decades of international law, US policy and the established position of most US allies.



    “Calling the establishment of civilian settlements inconsistent with international law has not advanced the cause of peace,” said Mike Pompeo, the US secretary of state. “The hard truth is that there will never be a judicial resolution to the conflict, and arguments about who is right and who is wrong as a matter of international law will not bring peace.”



    He said the legality of individual settlements should be decided by the Israeli courts, and claimed that the US declaration would not prejudice an ultimate comprehensive settlement between Israelis and Palestinians.



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    re: [W:58] US says Israeli settlements no longer considered illegal in dramatic shift

    This should get the Dem House Anti-Semites good and riled.
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    Pompeo announces Israeli settlements do not violate international law

    Pompeo announces Israeli settlements do not violate international law | TheHill

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday announced that the U.S. will not consider Israeli settlements in the West Bank as illegal under international law, putting the Trump administration in opposition with widely held views and reversing previous administrations that sought to reign in settlement activity to advance peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

    Pompeo said that the decision helps strengthen the U.S.'s position ahead of the expected release of its Mideast peace plan, authored by Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner. The secretary didn't give an update on any expected date for the reveal of the peace plan but that the U.S. will release the plan "when the conditions are right."
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    Well, there goes the 'two-state solution.' What the Palestinians feared when Israel was formed in the late 1940s is coming true despite all the Israeli lies to the contrary.

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    re: [W:58] US says Israeli settlements no longer considered illegal in dramatic shift

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    This should get the Dem House Anti-Semites good and riled.
    If only those Semites weren't doing all that stuff to deserve that "anti".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadvirus View Post
    This should get the Dem House Anti-Semites good and riled.
    Criticizing Israeli policies doesn’t make somebody an automatic anti Semite

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    re: [W:58] US says Israeli settlements no longer considered illegal in dramatic shift

    Quote Originally Posted by Godric1970 View Post
    US now stating that they decide International law and not the UN with this statement ... i hope the EU and others treat this statement with the contempt and condemnation that it deserves



    US says Israeli settlements no longer considered illegal in dramatic shift | World news | The Guardian
    I am not sure the American right wing base respects international law or the UN. I started questioning this when GWB was in office. If every country goes rouge and suggests there are no international laws, we will have WWIII.

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    Re: Pompeo announces Israeli settlements do not violate international law

    Explaining what's behind that announcement.

    Whatever the reason behind the move, the result is the same: the US is providing support for the most radical factions of Israel’s right and making the already-monumental task of negotiating a peace agreement even harder.

    On Monday afternoon, Pompeo essentially took Israel’s side, announcing a formal repudiation of the Hansell Memorandum. He billed this as both the result of a review of the law and an important step towards a peace agreement.

    “Calling the establishment of civilian settlements inconsistent with international law has not advanced the cause of peace,” he said. “The hard truth is that there will never be a judicial resolution to the conflict, and arguments about who is right and who is wrong as a matter of international law will not bring peace.”

    This argument is exceedingly strange. No one seriously believes in a “judicial resolution” to the Israeli-Palestinian situation, that the simple act of declaring the settlements “illegal” would magically get rid of them and bring peace. Rather, the argument is that the settlements are major barriers to peace — a fact which every US administration has recognized at one point or another — and that the US ought to put diplomatic pressure on Israel to limit their growth.

    If you spend significant time in the West Bank, it’s easy to understand the reasoning here. The security bubble Israel maintains around settlements cuts off Palestinian communities from each other and makes a meaningful, economically viable existence for some of them impossible. The very existence of settlements creates an Israeli constituency that opposes any peace deal that involves creating a viable Palestinian state, as this would require the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of settlers from their homes.

    Pompeo’s substantive arguments are not serious. It’s better to understand this is part of a broader set of diplomatic policies, ranging from the administration’s pick of a hardline anti-Palestinian ideologue as ambassador to its decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem, that seem designed to boost Netanyahu’s political fortunes and encourage the expansion of the settlement project with a wink and a nudge. It’s an approach that indulges Israel’s worst instincts, pushing it to cement the worst elements of the occupation and undermine its long-term prospects for survival
    Trump Israel settlements: Mike Pompeo’s big move, briefly explained - Vox
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    re: [W:58] US says Israeli settlements no longer considered illegal in dramatic shift

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    I am not sure the American right wing base respects international law or the UN. I started questioning this when GWB was in office. If every country goes rouge and suggests there are no international laws, we will have WWIII.
    when countries went rogue WW2 started not long after ... the protagonists were Imperial Japan followed by Facist Italy and then Nazi Germany .... Israel and America is going down the same route ...

    does Israel have the right to exist ... of course it does but not at the cost of Palestinians and the Golan ... America seems to believe that everyone should abide by it's sanctions yet flout sanctions imposed by other countries ... America is acting like rogue state ... i don't blame the people of America i blame Washington and the American Military Industrial Complex and in Israel i blame the Israelis governments and especially bibi ... America pulled out of the INF and cited Russia's Iskandar but test launched it's own new system a couple of months later .. these systems take nearly 2 decades to develop ... America is not interested in peace anymore
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    re: [W:58] US says Israeli settlements no longer considered illegal in dramatic shift

    Come on. Let's give this administration credit for knowing exactly the right racial and religious buttons to push. It's brilliant.

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    re: [W:58] US says Israeli settlements no longer considered illegal in dramatic shift

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    I am not sure the American right wing base respects international law or the UN. I started questioning this when GWB was in office. If every country goes rouge and suggests there are no international laws, we will have WWIII.
    I didn't see you whining about Obama blowing up 7 different countries.

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