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The Real Danger of the US Normalizing Israeli Settlements

t is hardly shocking that the United States government has finally decreed that illegal Jewish settlements which have been built in defiance of international law, are, somehow, "consistent" with international law.

US foreign policy has been edging closer towards this conclusion for some time. Since his advent to the White House in January 2017, President Donald Trump has unleashed a total and complete reversal of his country’s foreign policy regarding Palestine and Israel.

Let us not have any illusion regarding the American approach to the so-called ‘Israeli-Palestinian conflict’ prior to Trump’s Presidency. The US has never, not even once, stood up for Palestinians or Arabs since the establishment of the State of Israel over the ruins of historic Palestine in 1948. Moreover, Washington has bankrolled the Israeli occupation of Palestine in every possible way, including the subsidizing of the illegal Jewish settlements.

However, Pompeo’s statement at a State Department press conference on November 18 that, "the establishment of Israeli civilian settlements is not, per se, inconsistent with international law," is still very dangerous and it does, in fact, constitute a political departure from previous US policies. How?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

International law, and US law relating to Israel, is a "pick and choose" affair, writ large, by the American government.

According to the Symington Amendment to the Constitution, any country which refuses to join the NPPT, and will not allow its nuclear sites to be inspected, should get utterly no US aid, either militarily, or financially; when it comes to Israel, however, that requirement is flagged, and all bets are off, making Israel the most intense recipient of US foreign aid, both military and financial.

And no matter HOW much aid is given, it is "never enough" to suit either Israel's politicians or military personnel.

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