Friday, March 31, 2017

Israel ... consistent if nothing else

Oh thank goodness .... for a while there (you know, a day or two), I thought perhaps Israel might lay back on its building and other activities that would ignore the Palestinians. But trust Israel not to disappoint:
Israel has indicated it will pursue a unilateral policy of largely unconstrained settlement expansion in the occupied Palestinian territories, as it announced the first new settlement in two decades....
Naturally, the Palestinians were not pleased:
Responding to the announcement of the new settlement on Thursday night, senior Palestinian official Hanan Ashrawi said the move showed the government was pushing ahead with “their systematic policies of settler colonialism, apartheid and ethnic cleansing, showing a total and blatant disregard for Palestinian human rights”.
And the U.N. piled on to peace-loving Israel:
“The secretary general has consistently stressed that there is no plan B for Israelis and Palestinians to live together in peace and security. He condemns all unilateral actions that, like the present one, threaten peace and undermine the two-state solution,” Stephane Dujarric said in a statement.
Government by narcissism is hardly foreign to the U.S.

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