The Settlements are the greatest impediment to Israeli-Palestinian Peace.



james toney

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Trump and Pompeo giving Apartheid israel the green light to annex large swathes of the West Bank carries zero legitimacy.

'Since Israel became the occupying power over East Jerusalem and the West Bank in June 1967, it has built over 240 Israeli settlements, which are home to 650,000 settlers.'
These settlements have been repeatedly condemned by the UN Security Council as a “flagrant violation” of international law.

 

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Settlements are not and have never been a sticking point. The problem was and is the right of return.
Eniat Wilf has a new book out on it.
 

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The U.S. is brazenly defying UNSCRs agreed to by previous US administrations which specifically outlaw the settlements, including UNSCR 2334. These settlements are replay of the British plantations in Ireland in the 17th century.
 

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The U.S. is brazenly defying UNSCRs agreed to by previous US administrations which specifically outlaw the settlements, including UNSCR 2334. These settlements are replay of the British plantations in Ireland in the 17th century.
Also with a sprinkling of doomsday prophesies influencing decisions in the Trump administration...and pompeo's apocalyptic wet dreams...it becomes a reality within their own crazy and sick minds.
 

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Settlements are not and have never been a sticking point. The problem was and is the right of return.
Eniat Wilf has a new book out on it.
Let’s look to the future. If settlements, and other territory controlled by Israel, make a future Palestinian state impossible (which seems to be Israel’s aim now), then they are very much part of the problem. Isolated, powerless enclaves can never be a country.
 

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Let’s look to the future. If settlements, and other territory controlled by Israel, make a future Palestinian state impossible (which seems to be Israel’s aim now), then they are very much part of the problem. Isolated, powerless enclaves can never be a country.
On the other hand Israel needs secure, recognised and defensible borders.
 

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On the other hand Israel needs secure, recognised and defensible borders.
I'm not sure that a physical border is as important as it once was. The technology of warfare has overtaken land borders. And even a terrorist has access to rocketology these days. The Israelis need an end to the Palestinian fight which is low key but still requires national service.
 

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On the other hand Israel needs secure, recognised and defensible borders.
Every country needs that. If Israel‘s occupation permanently fractures Palestinian territory into shards, there will be nothing left to talk about. Ever. The 1.1 state solution, where Israel gets most of the land and the Palestinians get a lot less than a state, is well on its way to happening.
 
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