Israel Approves 800 New Settlement Units in Bethlehem

Keep this in mind when, using the pretext of negotiation, the U.S., under both Democratic and Republican presidents, keeps blocking UN resolutions that condemn the apartheid state or try to recognize Palestinian statehood, as Israel continues to build settlements on occupied and stolen land in defiance of more than two hundred UN resolutions and all international laws and norms. Not only does the U.S. keep silent about continued settlement building, it keeps defending the apartheid state and arming it to its teeth. This latest announcement that it will build an additional 800 settlements on occupied land comes right after Obama announced he will increase aid to Israel by $1.5 billion to $4.5 billion per year, which given the population of Israel, is an enormous amount of money.

Is there any doubt in anyone’s mind anymore that the U.S. and its close allies are partners and participants to this ongoing genocide and crime? Is there any more doubt in anyone’s mind that they lie – all of them from Hillary Clinton to Elizabeth Warren to Bernie Sanders to Jeb Bush and all the representatives and senators in U.S. Congress, both Democrats and Republicans, and their friends in Europe from Merkel to Hollande to Cameron – when they say they want a peaceful solution and the creation of a Palestinian state? The so-called negotiations are nothing but an excuse to buy time and let the Israeli war criminals finish the Palestinians off with the help of the U.S. They don’t want peace. They want the genocide to continue. They see what’s happening. They know what’s happening. They’re not blind or stupid. What they want is neither peace nor justice. If they really wanted peace and justice, all they’d have to do is tell them to stop. Israel can’t exist without the help of the U.S. and its allies. Israel wouldn’t be where it is and couldn’t have occupied those lands and committed all the massacres it’s committed without the U.S. All they have to do to stop the genocide is to cut the aid, not give us a one sentence disingenuous comment, such as “this is counterproductive” or “we expressed our concern to Israeli government” or “we don’t agree with this action and the President made that clear” and then continue to send aid and military equipment to them. That’s all hogwash. They take us for fools when they say such nonsense. 

If you haven’t done so yet, join the international movement of boycotting Israel. Learn about and join the BDS movement. We can and are making a difference. If we didn’t, they wouldn’t tell us to stop. 


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