After the UN, the EU must lead the way on Israeli settlements

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by Hugh Lovatt Much of the discussion about the UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements over the past week has focused on the U.S. decision to abstain, thus allowing it to pass. But Resolution 2334 also opens the door… Continue Reading  

Has Obama “Betrayed” Israel at the UN?

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by Henry Siegman Has America’s president betrayed Israel, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and members of his government bitterly accused after President Obama failed to veto a UN Security Council resolution that condemned Israel for its settlements in the West… Continue Reading  

Excerpts from John Kerry’s Speech on Israel-Palestine

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by Derek Davison On Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gave a lengthy address laying out the Obama administration’s justification for its decision not to veto UN Security Council Resolution 2334 last week. That resolution condemned Israeli settlement activity… Continue Reading  

The Price of “Policy by Tweet”

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by Robert E. Hunter Every president since Harry S Truman in 1948 has, in one way or another, been bedeviled by the Israeli-Palestinian issue. President-elect Donald J. Trump will be Lucky Number 13. Like Joel Chandler Harris’ tar baby, Trump… Continue Reading  

Understanding the UN Settlements Resolution

Colonos en Palestina, ocupaciones ilegales e ilegítimas. Pequeñas ciudades rodeadas de muros, vallas y armas.

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by Mitchell Plitnick On Friday, the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 2334, which calls on Israel to cease building settlements in territories it occupied in 1967. The Obama administration decided to abstain from the vote, allowing it to pass… Continue Reading